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By Dagmar C. G. Lorenz

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This quantity of specifically commissioned essays takes a clean examine the Viennese Jewish dramatist and prose author Arthur Schnitzler. Fascinatingly, Schnitzler's efficient years spanned the ultimate part of the Habsburg monarchy, global struggle I, the 1st Austrian Republic, and the increase of nationwide Socialism, and he discovered prior to lots of his contemporaries the hazard that racist anti-Semitism posed to the then virtually whole assimilation of Austrian Jews. His writings additionally mirror the irresolvable clash among rising feminism and the relentless ''scientific'' discourse of misogyny, and he chronicles the cave in of conventional social buildings on the finish of the Habsburg monarchy and the struggles of the newly based republic. within the Fifties Schnitzler's strong literary list assumed version personality for Viennese Jewish intellectuals born after the Shoah, and his portrayal of gender kinfolk and function expectancies and informal intercourse are got with an identical fascination this day as they have been by way of the audiences of his personal time. Schnitzler is still a tremendous determine in modern eu tradition, as his works are nonetheless largely learn, played, and tailored -- witness Stanley Kubrick's variation of Schnitzler's Traumnovelle because the 1999 movie Eyes extensive close. during this quantity a workforce of foreign students explores Schnitzler's dramas and prose works from modern severe vantage issues, yet in the context of Austria's multicultural society at a time of unheard of swap. individuals: Gerd Schneider, Evelyn Deutsch-Schreiner, Elizabeth Loentz, Iris Bruce, Felix Tweraser, Elizabeth Ametsbichler, Hillary desire Herzog, Katherine Arens, John Neubauer, Imke Meyer, Susan C. Anderson, Eva Kuttenberg, and Matthias Konzett.Dagmar C. G. Lorenz is professor of German on the college of Illinois-Chicago.

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Feuchtwanger in Die Geschwister Oppenheim (1933), takes up the same theme to explain the outrages of the years 1932–1933, and Wolf’s drama Professor Mamlock, written in 1933, combines themes familiar from Schnitzler’s Professor Bernhardi with the tragedy of the all-too-patriotic Jewish doctor who cannot or will not recognize his enemies. 16 Schwarz, 61. , ed. Werner Welzig (Vienna: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1987–2000). 18 Daniel Boyarin, Unheroic Conduct. The Rise of Heterosexuality and the Invention of the Jewish Man (Berkeley: U of California P, 1997); Sander Gilman, The Jew’s Body (New York: New York UP, 1991).

Kaum . . Die Frage ist nun: gehören so freie erotische Dinge auf die Schaubühne? ” Schnitzler selbst hielt sein Stück ein Vierteljahrhundert von jedem Theater fern. Wer Gesundung und ethische Säuberung will, wird erklären: Fort mit all diesen Kitzlichkeiten . . die im Scheinwerfer der Rampen wirklich nichts anderes bewirken als Schönheitstänze in Animierkneipen . . Den Zensor rufen wir nicht. Auch vor sittlichem Niedergang braucht man nicht gleich zu sprechen. ” Mit den 41 erotischen Reigentänzen mag endlich Schluß gemacht werden.

Advances made in technology allowed the transmission of news items across national borders without any great loss of time, and sometimes the same journalists wrote for papers in Austria as well as Germany. Since there was no television to propagate the political platform and agenda, newspapers had a strong impact on reporting events, and at the same time, publicizing their political stand. It was, therefore, not surprising that the Viennese followed the events in Germany quite closely, just as the German newspaper-reading public was well informed about the sequence of events in Austria.

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