Out from the Shadows: Essays on Contemporary Austrian Women Writers and Filmmakers

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Literature and films created by women in Austria since 1945 are directed towards social and ethnic consciousness-raising. They are conceived as the writers' responsibility to tell the truth. The texts written in the 1950s and early 1960s went largely unrecognized and remained hidden within the shadows of the body of art by men. The socio-political implications of these works were only understood by the women writers as well as by filmmakers who came of age during the women's movement in the 1960s. During the ...
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Literature and films created by women in Austria since 1945 are directed towards social and ethnic consciousness-raising. They are conceived as the writers' responsibility to tell the truth. The texts written in the 1950s and early 1960s went largely unrecognized and remained hidden within the shadows of the body of art by men. The socio-political implications of these works were only understood by the women writers as well as by filmmakers who came of age during the women's movement in the 1960s. During the 1970s the literary and film texts of the younger generation which slowly emerged from the shadows of Austria's male-dominated artist milieus strongly assert feminist views and pleas. Another decade later, in the wake of the Waldheim affair, reactivating memory became central to many women authors and filmmakers in Austria's society, caught up with forgetting and repressing.
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Table of Contents

Preface 3
Introduction 7
Out from the Shadows! - Ilse Aichinger's Poetic Dreams of the Unfettered Life 17
Murder and Self-Resuscitation in Ingeborg Bachmann's Malina 38
Mayrocker's Fictional Autobiography 55
Doris Muhringer at Seventy-Five: "Reisen wir" 66
Ruth Kluger's weiter leben: eine Jugend: A Jewish Woman's "Letter to Her Mother" 77
History from a Woman's Perspective: Renate Welsh's Lufthaus 88
Barbara Frischmuth's Use of Mythology in Her "Demeter Trilogy" 101
Anna Mitgutsch's Portrayal of Women: Not Only a Feminist Issue 111
The Possibilities and Limitations of Language: Elisabeth Reichart's Fotze 128
Elfriede Gerstl: Understatement 143
Elfriede Czurda: Poison and Play 158
Med Ana Fraundintn: Critical Dialect Poetry. Lesser Known Poetic Ventures by Christine Nostlinger, Annemarie Regensburger, and Anna Nost 172
Writing and Remembering - Acts of Resistance in Ingeborg Bachmann's Malina and Der Fall Franza, and Elfriede Jelinek's Lust and Die Klavierspielerin: Case Studies in Hysteria 192
Bachmann, Jelinek, Schroeter: Malina, From Metaphoric Text to Encoded Cinema 206
Austria's Feminist Avant-Garde: Valie Export's and Elfriede Jelinek's Aesthetic Innovations 229
The Prosthetic Womb: Technology and Reproduction in the Work of Valie Export 242
Out from the Shadows, into the Shadows: Kitty Kino's "Kino" 252
Ruth Beckermann: Re-Activating Memory - In Search of Time Lost 264
From the Shadows into Silence: What Remains of the World of Milena Jesenska. Nadja Seelich's Film Sie sass im Glashaus und warf mit Steinen in Context 277
Interview with Nadja Seelich: August 29, 1994 at 7:30 p.m., Cafe Museum, Vienna, Austria 292
Contributors 300
Name Index 304
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