MAKING AUSTRIAN: CULTURAL MEMORY, NATIONALISM, AND PERFORMING IDENTITY POLITICS IN LATE IMPERIAL VIENNA

dc.contributor.advisorKirk, Keith B.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberReitz, Anne
dc.contributor.committeeMemberShimko, Robert B.
dc.creatorTwardowski, James Weston
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-04T22:19:32Z
dc.date.available2016-09-04T22:19:32Z
dc.date.createdMay 2016
dc.date.issued2016-05
dc.date.updated2016-09-04T22:19:32Z
dc.description.abstractSince Carl Schorske’s seminal Fin-de-Siècle Vienna, an explosion of scholarship has focused on the capital city’s years leading to the Austro-Hungarian Empire’s collapse. While the veritable Petrie dish of nationalism in the city has been commonly addressed in scholarship, the interplay between performances of cultural memory, indeed often a fabrication of shared memory, and the theatrical contributions to nationalist aims, has been largely overlooked. This thesis aims to examine the evolution of two interrelated performances: First, the development of anti-Semitism as key to shared cultural memory in the rhetoric and political rallies of opposing but predominant political leaders Karl Lueger and Georg Schönerer, and second, how this development gave rise to an increased awareness and discussion of nationalism and Zionism. It examines these veiled themes in Viennese theatrical writings and stage productions leading to the conclusion of the First World War, with special attention to the works of the two leading, and largely divergent, authors, Karl Kraus and Arthur Schnitzler.
dc.description.departmentTheatre Program
dc.format.digitalOriginborn digital
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10657/1513
dc.language.isoeng
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dc.subjectAustria
dc.subjectVienna
dc.subjectCultural Memory
dc.subjectPolitics
dc.subjectTheatre
dc.subjectPerformance
dc.subjectDrama
dc.subjectSchorske
dc.subjectJoseph, Franz
dc.subjectKraus, Karl
dc.subjectSchnitzler, Arthur
dc.subjectProfessor Bernhardi
dc.subjectLueger, Karl
dc.subjectSchonerer, Georg
dc.subjectBahr, Hermann
dc.subjectHerzl, Theodor
dc.subjectJudaism
dc.subjectAnti-Semitism
dc.subjectReligion
dc.subjectCatholicism
dc.titleMAKING AUSTRIAN: CULTURAL MEMORY, NATIONALISM, AND PERFORMING IDENTITY POLITICS IN LATE IMPERIAL VIENNA
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dc.type.genreThesis
thesis.degree.collegeCollege of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
thesis.degree.departmentTheatre Program
thesis.degree.disciplineTheatre
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Houston
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts

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