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I am currently guest-editing various scholarly volumes positioned at the intersection of Austrian studies, Habsburg studies, and Jewish studies, two of which are appearing as special issues of the Journal of Austrian Studies and one of which will appear as the 2023 edition of PaRDeS: Journal of the Association for Jewish Studies in Germany. These volumes showcase the work of around forty scholars working in multiple countries and various interdisciplinary fields.

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Empire and (Post-)Colonialism in Austrian Studies

Journal of Austrian Studies 56/2 (Summer 2023), Special Issue: Empire and (Post-)Colonialism in Austrian Studies, 146 pp.

Globalisation, migration, transnationalism, empire/imperialism,
(post-)colonialism/decolonisation, heterogeneity, diversity, interculturality, cosmopolitanism: These are some of the most influential concepts that have shaped not only academic research but also public and political discourses across the globe in recent years. The field of Austrian studies has already been engaging innovatively and productively with these issues for quite some time now. This special issue of the Journal of Austrian Studies, the first of two volumes broadly dedicated to “New Directions in Austrian Studies”, showcases numerous disciplinary and methodological approaches to the issue of empire and (post-)colonialism in Austrian Studies.

Table of Contents:

Tim Corbett
“Introduction: Empire and (Post-) Colonialism in Austrian Studies”

Dirk Rupnow & Jonathan Singerton
“Habsburg Colonial Redux: Reconsidering Colonialism and Postcolonialism in Habsburg/Austrian History”

Orel Beilinson
“What is Austro-Hungarian History to the Eurasianist?”

Mathieu Gotteland
“Austro-Hungarian Informal Imperialism in China, 1869-1917”

Amy Millet
“Global Connections and Culinary Conceptions of Cultural Identity in Nineteenth-Century Austrian Food Literature”

Lida Maria Dodou
“Emigration to the Habsburg Empire: The Case of Salonica Jews, 1867-1918”

Salvatore Pappalardo & Saskia Elizabeth Ziolkowski
“The Emergence of Austro-Italian Literary Studies”

Christian S. Davis
“Hugo Bettauer, Feminism, and the Non-White World in Interwar Vienna”

Dylan Price
“In the Presence of ‘Gypsiness’: Dvořák, Ecocriticism, Stimmung

Christian Hütterer

“From Idealistic Legacy to Pragmatic Cooperation? Central Europe, the European Union and Austrian Foreign Policy”


You can view the full table of contents including abstracts of the individual articles here. The full volume is available on Muse.

Cover image of Journal of Austrian Studies 56/2 (Summer 2023), Special Issue: Empire & (Post )Colonialism in Austrian Studies

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