Andreas Weigel (literary scholar)

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Hans Wollschläger's dedication to the Herzgewächse monograph

Andreas Weigel (* 3. October 1961 in Bludenz , Vorarlberg ) is a living in Vienna Austrian private scholar ( literary critic and cultural publicist ), which for its variety of Austria relationships of James Joyce , the criminal case Adolf Loos , the story of the summer Gars am Kamp , Hans Wollschläger's correspondence with Arno and Alice Schmidt as well as Franz von Suppès' biography systematically researched and documented.


After graduating from the “ Higher Federal Teaching and Research Institute for Chemical Industry ” (“Higher Department for Technical Chemistry”), Weigel began a diploma course ( German and theater studies ) at the “University of Vienna” in 1982 , which he began in 1988 with a thesis on Hans Wollschläger's novel " Herzgewächse or The Fall of Adam " concluded. At the beginning of 1990 he completed the subsequent doctoral studies with a dissertation, which was the continuation of his diploma thesis, whereupon both works were published as a two-volume monograph and presented in Vienna by Wendelin Schmidt-Dengler , Hans Wollschläger and Weigel.

After completing his studies, Weigel worked as a Germanist (“ Austrian Academy of Sciences ”) and as a cultural, media and press officer (“ Green Club in Parliament ”, Franz Morak's “culture machine”, “Association of Graduated Occupational Therapists”, “Umbrella Association of upscale medical-technical services ”,“ ÖBB - Rail Cargo Austria ”,“ Vienna University of Economics ”,“ Austrian Veterinary Association ”).

As the cultural advisor of the “Green Club in Parliament”, Weigel and the art historian Walter Koschatzky (chairman of the citizens' initiative “Society of Friends of Schönbrunn Palace ”) successfully campaigned against the privatization variant of Schönbrunn Palace originally planned by the then Minister of Economics, Wolfgang Schüssel, from October 1991 , From which a private operating company (consisting of Do & Co , Erste Österreichische Sparkasse , Kongresszentrum , Mazur, Österreichisches Verkehrsbüro , Wiener Messe , Zentralsparkasse ) would have benefited in particular, with which specific contract negotiations had been going on since spring 1990. On the other hand, the "green" goal from the start was to entrust Schönbrunn Palace to an operating company belonging to the republic, for whom economically and culturally suitable personalities are engaged who run the palace according to modern business principles, taking into account the monument protection requirements, as finally decided by law in 1992 with the "Schönbrunn Palace Kultur- und Betriebsges.mbH" was implemented.

As the project manager of the "umbrella association of the upscale medical-technical services", Weigel planned and implemented a nationwide campaign against the controversial training loans in the field of medical-technical services between 1998 and 2000, and in 1998 also formulated a comprehensive written parliamentary question that was unchanged (the government and the opposition parties ie both) was introduced jointly by the health spokesmen of that time represented in the National five fractions and the first five-party request the II. Republic a Rules premiere was that a joint panel discussion of health spokespersons and health spokesman and The MTD umbrella association was invited to a hearing in the National Council's health committee.

At the beginning of 2008, Andreas Weigel investigated the causes, backgrounds and course of the child abuse trial against the architect Adolf Loos in 1928 for the Ö1 radio program “ Diagonal - Radio for Contemporaries ”, based on around a hundred contemporary newspaper reports and the one in Karl-Kraus -The copy of the final court ruling, which was published in full for the first time on Weigel's website, has been processed. The Ö1 article printed in the “Spectrum” of the “ Press ”, which for the first time provided comprehensive information about the “Loos case” and its well-tinted reception, formed the basis for the Loos part of the official “Commission report to the city councilor for culture” in 2012 und Wissenschaft ”on the“ grave dedications of the Viennese city administration 1934-1938. ”When at the beginning of 2014 the three hundred page long, decades-lost court file of the criminal case against Adolf Loos was found in an estate , Weigel processed it and the result in his own newspaper and magazine articles as well as television and newspaper interviews.

Between 2008 and 2013, Weigel researched and documented numerous neglected “red-white-red spots in James Joyce's life and work” under the working title “James Joyce: Austria (n) matters in his life, letters and works”, relating to Joyce's diverse connections to make known and better known with Austria. Since 2013, Weigel has mainly worked through the neglected history of tourism in the Kamptal -sommerfrische Thunau am Kamp (today zu Gars) and the life of her famous second home, Franz von Suppè. In addition to biographical research on James Joyce, Suppè, Adolph Johannes Fischer , Adolf Loos and Max Riccabona , Weigel's work focuses on Rolf Dieter Brinkmann , Karl Kraus , Arno Schmidt, Hans Wollschläger as well as CD-ROM editions of works and general and literary reference works. His preoccupation with popular culture is for musicians and subjects that, despite their importance, are outside the mainstream : Bob Gibson , Peter Green , Jon Mark , Mark-Almond , John Prine , Billy Lee Riley , Shel Silverstein and others. v. a. m.


Book publications

  • Franz von Suppè (1819–1895). Human. Myth. Musician. Honorary citizen of Gars. Accompanying publication to the anniversary exhibition of the Zeitbrücke Museum Gars. With contributions by Andreas Weigel, Anton Ehrenberger , Ingrid Scherney and Christine Steininger. 424 pages with approx. 200 illustrations. (Gars am Kamp) 2019. ISBN 978-3-9504427-4-8 .
  • Stars in Gars. Create and enjoy. Richly illustrated history of the summer resort Gars-Thunau from its beginnings to the present. In: Stars in Gars. Create and enjoy. Artists in the summer. Published by the Gars Museum Association, Zeitbrücke-Museum Gars (Gars 2017) pp. 9–174. ISBN 978-3-9504427-0-0 .
  • "Jerk against the stream of lines". Reading notes (I) on Hans Wollschläger's “Herzgewächse or The Fall of Adam”. Frankfurt am Main: Bangert & Metzler 1992. ISBN 3-924147-11-6 .
  • "Jerk against the stream of lines". Reading notes (II) on Hans Wollschläger's "Heart plants or The Fall of Adam". Frankfurt am Main / Wiesenbach: Bangert & Metzler 1994. ISBN 3-924147-18-3 .

Selected book chapters

  • Cooking away from soup and falco. What world-famous film directors, composers, writers and visual artists have in common with the Kamptal summer resort. In: praesent . The Austrian Literature Yearbook 2016. Vienna: praesens 2016. pp. 44–64. ISBN 978-3-7069-2016-2 .
  • The summer resort Gars am Kamp through the ages. In: Bettina Marchart and Markus Holzweber (eds.): "Garser Geschichte n ". Gars am Kamp. Thousands of years of cultural landscape (2014). Pp. 521-588. ISBN 978-3-9503541-3-3 .
  • Arnold Schönberg and James Joyce. Biographical evidence of a non-acquaintance. in: Michael Ritter (Ed.): praesent 2014. The Austrian Literature Yearbook. Literary events in Austria from July 2012 to June 2013. Vienna, präsens 2014, pp. 50 - 61. ISBN 978-3-7069-2014-8 .
  • Max Riccabona's James Joyce Münchhausiaden . Correction of his dubious contemporary witness In: Rheticus. Series of publications by the Rheticus Society . No. 55, 2012, ISBN 978-3-902601-31-5 , pp. 92-107.
  • Fragmented biographies. Searching for and securing clues: Adolph Johannes Fischer and Fritz Willy Fischer-Güllern . in: Michael Ritter (Hrsg.): praesent 2011. The Austrian Literature Yearbook. Literary events in Austria from July 2009 to June 2010. Vienna, präsens 2010, pp. 21 - 36. ISBN 978-3-7069-2010-0 .
  • The end of a long-lived legend. Facts about the acquaintance between James Joyce and Stefan Zweig . in: Michael Ritter (Ed.): praesent 2010. The Austrian Literature Yearbook. The literary event in Austria from July 2008 to June 2009. Vienna, präsens 2009, pp. 43 - 55. ISBN 978-3-7069-2010-0 .
  • Lost effort. The joint call by Karl Kraus, Arnold Schönberg, Heinrich Mann , Valéry Larbaud and James Joyce to found an "Adolf Loos School". in: Michael Ritter (Ed.): praesent 2009. The Austrian Literature Yearbook. Literary events in Austria from July 2007 to June 2008. Vienna, präsens 2008, pp. 37 - 54. ISBN 978-3-7069-2009-4 .
  • "Glasses without glasses". Exemplary failed CD-ROM edition of Karl Kraus ' magazine " Die Fackel ". in: Michael Ritter (Ed.): present 2007. The Austrian Literature Yearbook. Literary events in Austria from July 2005 to June 2006. Vienna 2006, pp. 37 - 59. ISBN 978-3-7069-2007-0 .
  • James Joyce's stays in Austria. Innsbruck (1928), Salzburg (1928) and Feldkirch (1915, 1932). in: Michael Ritter (Ed.): present 2006. The Austrian Literature Yearbook. Literary events in Austria from July 2004 to June 2005. Vienna, präsens 2005, pp. 93-105. ISBN 978-3-7069-2006-3 .
  • Once upon a time in Vorarlberg. James Joyce and Feldkirch. in: Marieke Krajenbrink and Joachim Lerchenmueller (Eds.): Yearbook of the Center for Irish-German Studies 2000/01 Trier, Wissenschaftlicher Verlag 2001, pp. 159 - 177. ISBN 3-88476-465-9 .

Selected radio broadcasts

Selected journal articles

  • “Portrait of the artist as a tourist in Austria. James Joyce's summer stays in Austria (1928 and 1932) and other red-white-red spots in Joyce's life and work. ”In:“ Modern languages. Journal of the Association of Austrian New Philologists. ”Edited by Wolfgang Görtschacher, Wolfgang Pöckl and Bernhard Pöll. No. 62, 2. (Vienna) 2020. pp. 133–158. ISSN 0026-8666.
  • Lost by his student. Hans Wollschläger's investigations into Arno Schmidt's wordless rejection. On the correspondence between Alice Schmidt and Hans Wollschläger (January 1975 - July 1983). In: » Bargfelder Bote «, Lfg. 401–403, August 2016. pp. 3–35.
  • Changing turns. Arno Schmidt's Goethe Prize speech in Hans Wollschläger's correspondence with Alice Schmidt. In: »Bargfelder Bote«, volume 400, May 2016. pp. 32–35. ISBN 978-3-921402-50-4 .
  • Wasted effort. How Adolf Loos once couldn't get himself a birthday present. In: heard. The Austria 1 magazine. February 2008. No. 146. pp. 8-9.
  • A Portrait of the Artist as an Adolf Loos Campaigner. In: James Joyce Quarterly. Vol. 42/43. Nos. 1-4 (2007). p. 315–319 (together with Friedhelm Rathjen ).

Selected reviews

  • Meteorite hits branch. About James Joyce and Stefan Zweig and Salzburg, too. In: "Die Presse", "Spectrum", June 13, 2009. S.IV.
  • Pajamas and crime. Vienna 1928: Why Adolf Loos was charged with child abuse and got away with a conditional prison sentence. In: "Die Presse", "Spectrum". August 16, 2008. S.IV. First broadcast of the report in: ORF. Ö1. Diagonal - radio for contemporaries. About Adolf Loos. February 16, 2008. Repetition of the report in: ORF. Ö1. Diagonal - radio for contemporaries. About Adolf Loos. August 23, 2008.
  • The hurdles of PC research. Killy , Kindler , KLG , Wilpert and Zmegac : important German-language reference works on literature are now also available digitally. A comparison. In: "Die Presse", "Spectrum". November 20, 1999. SX
  • If that's on the internet! What are you actually doing, the honorable Members? The parliament homepage provides information: biographies, photos, overviews of the activities of local parliamentarians and much more. In: "Die Presse", "Spectrum". August 22, 1998. S.VIII.
  • Quotes - in bulk and in detail. Arno Schmidt, totally digital: The “ Bargfeld Edition ” of the German author's works is now available on CD-ROM - a small, fine sensation that not only connoisseurs will be happy about. In: "Die Presse", "Spectrum". June 13, 1998. S.VIII.
  • Not on the divan. “ Freud and the child woman”: The memoirs of the Freud student and “ Fackel ” employee Fritz Wittels could be interesting. The mutilated version that Edward Timms has now edited is, however, a frivolous fraudulent label. In: "Die Presse", "Spectrum". February 8, 1997. S.VII.
  • Dream of the electronic note box. Arno Schmidt's work was an obvious choice. But what came out was a problematic, multimedia CD-ROM. In: “Der Standard”, “Album”. April 19, 1996. p. 9.
  • Hans Wollschläger's work on James Joyce's “ Ulysses ”. In: "Wiener Zeitung", "Reading Circle". "Translators and translations". October 28, 1987. p. 8f. (Also “Reading Circle. Literature Magazine Anthology 1987”. “Reading Circle”. 4th year. No. 27. “Translators and Translations”. P. 8f.).

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Franz Simbürger: dispute over the privatization of Schönbrunn Palace by the Minister of Economic Affairs, in which the Greens discover all sorts of irregularities. ORF . Ö1 . Midday journal of October 2, 1991. The amount lasts from minute 21:10 to minute 23:50.
  2. Below is the link to the “Stenographic Protocol” of the “Urgent inquiry to the Federal Minister for Economic Affairs regarding the Schönbrunn privatization fiasco” with which the Green Club's successful Schloss Schönbrunn campaign in parliament, which lasted almost a year, began: “Urgent inquiry of the MPs Dr. Pilz, Voggenhuber and comrades to the Federal Minister for Economic Affairs regarding the Schönbrunn privatization fiasco ”. Shorthand record. National Council XVIII. GP. 40th session. October 2, 1991. pp. 3857-3890.
  3. Mag. Marijana Grandits : “Urgent inquiry regarding the privatization fiasco Schönbrunn”. Shorthand record. National Council XVIII. GP. 40th session. October 2, 1991. pp. 380857-3890. P. 3889.
  4. Stenographic Protocol. 64th session of the National Council of the Republic of Austria. XVIII. Legislative period. Wednesday, April 1 and Thursday, April 2, 1992. Report on Motion 311 / A by Dr. Keimel, Eder and comrades on the Schönbrunn Castle Act and on Petition No. 26 on the privatization of Schönbrunn Palace, presented by Member of Parliament Arthold, as well as on citizens' initiative no. 43 on the privatization of Schönbrunn Palace. Pp. 6672-6695.
  5. Vorarlberger Landtag: Inquiry from MP Angelika Fußenegger to LStH Dr. Hans-Peter Bischof regarding training contracts for qualified occupational therapists (Zl. 910-356). Verbatim minutes of the Landtag session of March 11, 1998. pp. 229–240.
  6. ^ Report on the activities of the Ombudsman Board in 1998 to the National Council and the Federal Council: Financing and reimbursement of training costs in the field of high-level medical-technical services. Pp. 91-94.
  7. Report of the state public prosecutor to the Vorarlberg state parliament on his activities from October 30, 1997 to December 31, 1998: Starting a career with debts. Pp. 44-47.
  8. ^ Written question from the MPs Mag. Walter Guggenberger, Dr. Günther Leiner, Dr. Alois Pumberger, Klara Motter, Theresia Haidlmayr and comrades to the Federal Minister for Labor, Health and Social Affairs regarding the nationwide inconsistent implementation of the training section of the Federal Act on the Regulation of Higher Medical-Technical Services (MTD Act).
  9. APA-OTS: Pumberger: Pleasing agreement for the concerns of all MTD professions. Broad consensus between government and opposition. OTS0137, March 16, 2000.
  10. The full facsimile of the copy of the court judgment in the Kraus estate was only printed in 2013 in Adolf Opel's new edition of the Elsie-Altmann-Loos memoirs. After the comparison of the copy of the judgment in the Kraus estate with the wording of the judgment in the criminal act ( file number 27 Vr 5707/28) has shown that the former is often flawed (e.g. "that the threatened punishment on him [Loos] especially [ instead of correct: ameliorating] ”), Weigel published the legally binding court judgment on his website in 2014 for the first time in the wording of the re-emerged court file.
  11. Andreas Weigel: Pajamas and crime. Vienna 1928: Why Adolf Loos was charged with child abuse and got away with a conditional prison sentence. In: "Die Presse", "Spectrum". August 16, 2008. S.IV. First broadcast of the report in: ORF. Ö1. Diagonal - radio for contemporaries. About Adolf Loos. February 16, 2008. Repetition of the report in: ORF. Ö1. Diagonal - radio for contemporaries. About Adolf Loos. August 23, 2008.
  12. Grave dedications by the Vienna city administration 1934-1938. Commission report to the responsible City Councilor for Culture and Science Vienna. February 2012 pp. 41, 82-89.
  13. ^ Andreas Weigel: New details on the pedophilia process around Adolf Loos. The long-lost court files on the pedophilia and abuse trial against Adolf Loos in 1928 reveal new, spectacular details. profile , accessed April 16, 2015 .
  14. Susanna Schwarzer: File inspection: Adolf Loos, Pederast. In: ORF2 , “Kulturmontag”, (March 2, 2015) and 3sat , “” (March 8, 2015).
  15. ^ Hanno Rauterberg: Architecture and crime. Adolf Loos, one of the greatest modern builders, was convicted as a pedophile offender in Vienna. That was kept secret for a long time. But now the debate finally begins about what actually happened. In: The time. July 30, 2015. Features. P. 40.
  16. ^ Andreas Weigel: James Joyce in Bregenz, Feldkirch and Salzburg. ( Memento of the original from March 4, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. Bloomsday photo exhibition in the VHS Hietzing (32-page exhibition handout). @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /