Clemens Ruthner is Professor of German and European Studies at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. His teaching and research
interests include Austrian and German nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature, Central European studies, images of the
Self and the Other (alterity), postcolonial studies, and literary/ cultural theory. He has published extensively on these
topics, including two volumes within Peter Lang’s Austrian Culture series on the playwright Franz Grillparzer (2007) and on
Austrian sexuality (2011).
Diana Reynolds Cordileone is Professor of History at Point Loma Nazarene University in San
Diego, California. Her research focuses on the exhibitionary cultures of central and southern Europe and their roles in creating
invented traditions and national identities. Her most recent book is Alois Riegl and Vienna 1858–1905: An Institutional
Ursula Reber holds a PhD in German literature and Classics with a dissertation on literary metamorphoses.
She is the chief editor of Kakanien revisited (www.kakanien.ac.at), an internet platform for Central and East European
Studies based in Vienna, Austria.
Raymond Detrez has taught Balkan history at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium,
since 1991. He was also a professor of East European and Modern Greek history/culture and the director of the Center for Southeast
European Studies at Ghent University, 1997–2013. He has published extensively on Eastern European history (particularly Balkan
history), national identities, and Balkan nationalism.