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Bozovic, Marijeta, Miller, Matthew (eds.) Watersheds: Poetics and Politics of the Danube River

From the German Black Forest to the Romanian and Ukrainian shores where it flows into the Black Sea, Europe’s second longest river connects ten countries, while its watershed covers four more. The Danube serves as an artery of a culturally diverse geographic region, frustrating attempts to divide Europe from non-Europe, and facilitating the flow of economic and cultural forms of international exchange. Yet the river has attracted surprisingly little scholarly attention, and what exists too often privileges single disciplinary or national perspectives. Adopting a multidisciplinary approach to the river and its cultural imaginaries, the anthology *Watersheds: Poetics and Politics of the Danube River*remedies this neglect and explores the river as a site of transcultural engagement in the New Europe.


Katherine Arens, Micaela Baranello, Marijeta Bozovic, Robert Dassanowsky, Dragan Kujundžić, Jessie Labov, Robert Lemon, Amanda Lerner, Tomislav Longinović, Juliana Maxim, Matthew D. Miller, Robert Nemes, Tanya Richardson, Karl Solibakke, Jennifer Stob, Henry Sussman

Table of Contents:

List of IllustrationsAcknowledgments

River Futures Marijeta Bozovic and Matthew D. Miller

Chapter 1
Danube Limes: The Limits of the Geographic-Cultural Imaginary Katherine Arens

Chapter 2
Taking the Waters: The Danube’s Reception in Austrian and Central/Eastern European Cinema History Robert Dassanowsky

Chapter 3
Viennese Blood: Assimilation and Exclusion in Viennese Popular Music Micaela Baranello

Chapter 4
Caught in the Effluvial Draft: The Fluid Sources of the Folktale Henry Sussman

Chapter 5
New York on the Danube: The Transatlantic Transference of Habsburg Ethnology and Autocracy in Kafka’s Amerika: The Missing Person Robert Lemon

Chapter 6
Private Looking and Collective Memory in The Danube Exodus (1998) Jennifer Stob

Chapter 7
Jelinek and the Roma: A Danubian Tragedy Karl Ivan Solibakke

Chapter 8
Ravaged Empire: Water and Power in Prewar Hungary Robert Nemes

Chapter 9
Cold Days in the Cold War on the Hungarian-Serbian Border Jessie Labov

Chapter 10
Allergic Reactions: Danube and the Ex-centric Imaginary of Europe Tomislav Z. Longinović

Chapter 11
Against the Stream: The Danube, the Video, and the Nonbiodegradables of Europe Dragan Kujundžić

Chapter 12
Deconstructing Claims to (Jewish) Victimhood Amanda Lerner

Chapter 13
Modernization’s Undercurrents: The Folk in Postwar Socialist Romanian Architecture Juliana Maxim

Chapter 14
Where the Water Sheds: Disputed Deposits at the Ends of the Danube Tanya Richardson

BibliographyNotes on Watersheds and Its ContributorsIndex

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