Do the Balkans begin in Vienna? : the geopolitical and imaginary borders between the Balkans and Europe / Ana Foteva.

Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Foteva, Ana, (Author)
Format: Book
Published: New York : Peter Lang, [2014]
Series:Austrian culture ; v. 47.
Table of Contents:
  • The Balkans between imagination and geopolitics
  • Traditions constituting european identity
  • Geographical, geopolitical, and cultural borders of the Balkans
  • Colonial/imperial legacies and postcolonial struggles
  • Setting the stage for the current project
  • 1. Travelogues of war and travelogues of peace
  • Black lamb and grey falcon : the south Slavs and the "imperial" West
  • Balkan ghosts : the Balkans as a wormhole of space-time
  • Milo Dor's larger homeland : a paradigm for an inclusive Europe
  • Once again for Thucydides : narrative islands of peace amidst of war
  • 2. Serbia : the country between the West and the East
  • Serbian identity between conflicting ottoman, habsburg, and Slavic Orthodox influences
  • the role of the theatre in the construction of national identity
  • Vojvodina in the age of linguistic misunderstanding
  • Modernizing Western influences threaten to change Ottoman Serbia
  • Creating the nation in the revolutionary turmoil of 1848
  • 3. Bosnia and Herzegovina : the country of multiple belonging or the place where Orient and Occident face each other
  • Colonialism and imperialism in Bosnia and in the Balkans
  • Bosnia's "uncanny" geography : the sense of national identity
  • The conflict between Habsburg supranational and local national identity
  • Politics in Bosnia
  • Habsburg resonances in the former Yugoslav and present day Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Badger in court : dialogue of misunderstanding between the subaltern and the colonizer
  • Ivo Andric and the Habsburg language politics for Bosnia
  • The bridge on the Drina : a narrative of consolidation or disintegration?
  • Literary reception and political interpretations of Andric's fiction
  • Not a clash of civilizations, but a war between nations
  • 4. Slovenia and Croatia : Central Europe between the Balkans and Europe
  • The Slovenian and Croatian national paradigms in the Habsburg period
  • Habsburg versus national identity
  • Arabella : nineteenth century Slavonia as a utopian chronotopos of an ideal future society
  • The Radetkzy March : Habsburg identity between irony and utopia
  • 5. The Balkans as prolific topic in Western European media
  • The beginning of hostilities between Serbia and austria-Hungary
  • Serbian diary : war between a nation of engineers, painters, and poets and a nation of peasants
  • The last days of mankind : drama as a high court of justice
  • The Austrian spectators become actors in the theater of the First World War
  • Voyage by dugout : the Balkans as a dystopian utopia
  • The Balkans in the axis of utopia and dystopia
  • 6. Political myth and memory in the Habsburg monarchy and in the Balkans
  • Joseph Roth's ambivalent reminiscence of the Habsburg myth
  • Tito and me : a late poetic resistance to idolatry from Habsburg to Tito and beyond
  • What has remained of the Balkans?