'Introduction' and 'Travelling Cases: Figures of Displacement in and around Schnitzler's "Das weite Land"''
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Webber, A. (2019). 'Introduction' and 'Travelling Cases: Figures of Displacement in and around Schnitzler's "Das weite Land"''. In Webber, A. Modern Humanities Research Association, Placing Schnitzler. [Book chapter]. https://doi.org/10.17863/CAM.50532
This article considers the possibility of taking Arthur Schnitzler, who is apparently so constitutive of the cultural ‘chronotope’ of fin-de-siècle Vienna, as a paradigmatic figure of displacement. It is argued that his writings — in published and archival form — are populated by a set of fictional figures subject to dislocation and by figures of displacement in the sense of tropes or designs that reference that condition. Particular attention will be given to the Ostjude [Eastern Jew] as a figure that displaces the framework of identity categories that operates in Schnitzler’s texts. The article concludes with a small drawing from the archive and the analysis of a scene from Das weite Land [The Vast Domain, 1911] as allegorical representation of the condition of dislocation.
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