This article is a comprehensive analysis of representative contemporary literature (1990-2005) published by German-speaking minority writers from the northern Italian province of South Tyrol / Alto Adige. It is argued that although the selected works reflect many differing literary genres, themes, and styles, some of the texts converge on one major element: the artistic reaction to the region’s multilingual and multiethnic environment.

Bio Note

Siegrun Wildner, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of German Literature at the University of Northern Iowa. Her research field of interest and publications are in twentieth century and contemporary German and Austrian literature.

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