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A political 'brief':performativity and politicians in short works of Austrian satire

Fiddler, Allyson (2010) A political 'brief':performativity and politicians in short works of Austrian satire. In: Aesthetics and politics in modern German culture : Festschrift in honour of Rhys W. Williams. Peter Lang, Oxford, pp. 179-193. ISBN 9783039113552

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Abstract

The primary texts addressed here are very short works of satire: short dramas, or ‘dramolets’, by Antonio Fian, and a comic book by Leo Lukas and Gerhard Haderer, genres of writing that are, arguably, not designed for actual performance. Dramolets are often conceived as resistant to, or at least ironically challenging towards the very notion of performing them. The discussion here uses insights from performativity theory to offer a reading of these works as political, resistance writing. In particular, Fian’s and Lukas/Gerhard’s publications present an ironically deconstructed version of the late, right-wing, Austrian politician and controversial populist leader, Jörg Haider.

Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
Uncontrolled Keywords: satire ; Austrian culture and politics ; Jörg Haider ; Antonio Fian ; Peter Turrini ; Gerhard Haderer ; Leo Lukas ; Jörgi der Drachentöter ; Performativity
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PT Germanic literature
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > European Languages & Cultures
ID Code: 32675
Deposited By: Professor Allyson Fiddler
Deposited On: 13 Apr 2010 09:50
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2013 08:47
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/32675

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