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Literatur in Österreich 1938-1945. Band 4: Wien

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ISBN: 9783205204923 Year: Pages: 968 Seiten Language: German
Publisher: Böhlau Grant: Austrian Science Fund (FWF) - PUB 419
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The present book about Vienna is volume 4 of an encyclopedic reference work that, as the result of basic research in literary studies, represents the first systematic attempt towards a comprehensive documentation of the literary life of Austria during the Nazi era. From its methodological approach, it is intended to make the literary events that took place within the official system of the Third Reich as promoted, or at least tolerated, by the decision-makers in the cultural industry more accessible, without resorting to limiting, biased attempts to define a canon.

Diskurse des Kalten Krieges

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ISBN: 9783205203803 Year: Pages: 742 Seiten Language: German
Publisher: Böhlau Grant: Austrian Science Fund - PUB 420
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The study analyses Cold War discourses in Austrian post-war literature, a subject that so far has been neglected in Austrian literary history. Through extensive research, 50 mainly unknown or little acknowledged novels, stories, plays and scenes were discovered which discuss phenomena of the Cold War that defined the first post-war decades. The theoretical focus on New Historicism allows an analysis of a broad spectrum of thematic clusters, images, discursive constellations and narratives which are contextualised both in national and international Cold War discourse./ In 15 chapters, the study discusses the discursive patterns of more than 50 rather unknown books from Austrian literature from the period 1945 to 1966, such as constructions and imaginations of borders, fictive travels behind the Iron Curtain, the Gulag, and metaphors of disease and narratives of espionage. These discourse patterns are positioned within the context of the Cold War.

Bairisch-österreichische Dialektliteratur vor 1800

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ISBN: 9783205206309 Year: Pages: 652 Seiten Language: German
Publisher: Böhlau Grant: Austrian Science Fund - PUB 537
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These days, it is commonly forgotten that Bavarian-Austrian dialect art flourished in elite culture and even more in popular counterculture before 1800. The book makes the amazing variety of forms and modes of operation visible again. In eight chapters, the most important, predominantly unedited texts and their authors are presented, contextualized, and related to current research fields using an interdisciplinary approach.

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