The Ks: The Other Couple in the Case of Freud’s “Dora”
Andrew W. Ellis, Oliver Raitmayr, and Christian Herbst
Hans and Peppina Zellenka featured prominently in Freud’s case study of the teenage girl “Dora,” in which they were anonymized as “the Ks.” Much has been written about Dora, but until recently, little has been known about the Ks. This article describes the upbringings of Hans and Peppina in the Jewish communities of Vienna and the South Tirol and their coming together at the health resort of Meran (where Peppina’s father was a bank director and where Peppina began an affair with Dora’s father). The article also describes the Ks’ move to Vienna in 1900 and their continuing involvement with the Bauers there. Hans Zellenka died in 1928. Dora escaped from Vienna in 1938, but Peppina remained and was deported to the Theresienstadt concentration camp in 1942, at the age of seventy-two. She survived thirty months in the camp before being released. Peppina Zellenka died in Mayrhofen in 1949, having told no one of her involvement in the Dora story.
Planetary Alienation: Negation of the Whole Earth in 1970s Austrian Prose
This article examines the reception of the “Whole Earth” paradigm in the late 1970s novels of Peter Handke (Langsame Heimkehr), Gerhard Roth (Winterreise) and Peter Rosei (Von hier nach dort). In histories of German and Austrian literature, the themes of planet earth and planetary crisis around 1980 have been understood as indications of a “catastrophe literature” that hyperbolically (and uncritically) reproduced contemporary fears of ecological and nuclear crisis. This article argues that the planetary images in Handke’s, Roth’s, and Rosei’s novels do not simply function as the endorsement (or refutation) of an ecological-alarmist attitude but rather serve as a reflections on the processes of identification and understanding triggered by the mass dissemination of the “Whole Earth” photographs around 1970. Handke’s, Roth’s, and Rosei’s novels perform a social critique function by narrating the ways in which the alienated consciousness of a male loner is affected by a confrontation with the earth-image.
000 Expert on Poland and Enemy of Prussia: Leopold von Andrian as Austro-Hungarian Envoy in Warsaw from 1911 to 1917
The Austro-Hungarian poet and diplomat Leopold Freiherr von Andrian zu Werburg was a key figure in the Dual Monarchy’s foreign policy toward occupied Poland during the First World War. From 1911 to late 1916, Andrian was active in the Polish capital Warsaw, first as consul general and then, after a short pause at the outbreak of the war, as an envoy to the German Generalgouvernement Warschau. In these positions, he developed a significant influence on the Austro-Hungarian policy toward Poland, especially with respect to rival Prussian ambitions. The article examines Andrian’s discourse strategies toward Vienna, through which he aimed to put forward his own views. Andrian’s views were typical of the conservative elite of the Dual Monarchy, but he did not act very diplomatically, which led to many troubles with the ally. In the end, he and the Ballhausplatz failed to understand the dynamics of nationalism and world war.
000 Platos and Woman-Haters: Male-Male Love in the Fiction of Fin-de-Siècle Austria: Emerich von Stadion’s “Leonor” (1868) and Leopold von Sacher-Masoch’s Die Liebe des Plato (1870)
James P. Wilper
This essay examines two late nineteenth-century works of fiction that thematize love and desire between men. The first of these is Emerich von Stadion’s short story “Leonor.” This tale of a young man being hoodwinked by a cross-dressing woman inspired Leopold von Sacher-Masoch’s Die Liebe des Plato. Although the two works are similar, there is a key difference between the two texts with regard to how they portray male-male love.
000 Martin Anton Müller, Claus Pias, and Gottfried Schnödl, eds., Hermann Bahr: Österreichischer Kritiker europäischer Avantgarden. Jahrbuch für Internationale Germanistik 118. Bern: Peter Lang, 2014. 214 pp.
Raymond L. Burt
000 Silvio J. dos Santos, Narratives of Identity in Alban Berg’s Lulu. Rochester: U of Rochester P, 2014. 226 pp.
000 Chris Walton, Lies and Epiphanies: Composers and Their Inspiration from Wagner to Berg. Rochester: U of Rochester P, 2014. 168 pp.
000 Teona Djibouti, Aufnehmen und Verwandeln. Hugo von Hofmannsthal und der Orient. München: Iudicium, 2014. 224 S.
000 Christian Kiening, Das Mittelalter der Moderne: Rilke—Pound—Borchardt. Göttingen: Wallstein, 2014. 195 pp.
Robert Weldon Whalen
000 Christa Hämmerle, Heimat/Front. Geschlechtergeschichte/n des Ersten Weltkriegs in Österreich-Ungarn. Wien: Böhlau, 2014. 279 S.
Helga W. Kraft
000 Hartmut Krones, ed., Geächtet, verboten, vertrieben: Österreichische Musiker 1934–1938–1945. Schriften des Wissenschaftzentrums Arnold Schönberg 1. Vienna: Böhlau, 2013. 608 pp.
000 Frank König, Vertieftes Sein: Wahrnehmung und Körperlichkeit bei Paul Celan and Maurice Merleau-Ponty. Heidelberg: Winter, 2014. 628 pp.
Dagmar C. G. Lorenz
000 Lisa Peschel, ed., Performing Captivity, Performing Escape: Cabaret and Plays from the Terezin/Theressienstadt Ghetto. London: Seagull Books, 2014. 420 pp.
Laura A. Detre
000 Kim Teubner, “Celans Gedichte wollen das äußerste Entsetzen durch Verschweigen sagen:” Zu Paul Celan und Theodor W. Adorno. Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann, 2014. 603 pp.
Francis Michael Sharp
000 Pia Janke, Hrsg., Jelinek Handbuch. Stuttgart: Metzler, 2013. 432 S.
000 Clemens Aigner, Gerhard Fritz and Constantin Staus-Rausch, eds., Das Habsburger-Trauma: Das schwierige Verhältnis der Republik Österreich zu ihrer Geschichte. Vienna: Böhlau, 2014. 147 pp.
000 Walter Manoschek, “Dann bin ich ja ein Mörder!” Adolf Storms und das Massaker an Juden in Deutsch Schützen. Göttingen: Wallstein, 2015. 219 pp. & DVD
Joseph W. Moser
000 Brigitta Schmidt-Lauber, Klara Löffler, Ana Rogojanu, and Jens Wietschorke, eds., Wiener Urbanitäten: Kulturwissenschaftliche Ansichten einer Stadt. Ethnographie des Alltags 1. Vienna: Böhlau, 2013. 389 pp.
Peter Höyng & Hiram Maxim
000 Alois Hotschnig, Ludwig’s Room. Translation by Tess Lewis. London: Seagull Books, 2014. 146 pp.
Pamela S. Saur