• Swiss Literary Culture since 1945: Productive Antagonisms and Conflicting Identities

    Author(s):
    MICHAEL BOEHLER (see profile)
    Date:
    2006
    Subject(s):
    German studies
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Swiss-german literature, conflicting identities, productive antagonisms
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6TD9N75J
    Abstract:
    The cultural dynamics of German-Swiss literature may be conceived in terms of the following four basic forces: 1) The multilingualism of Switzerland; 2) The bilingualism of the German-Swiss region; 3) The internally disparate cultural tendencies caused by federalism and regionalism; 4) The external integration into a supranational language-culture leading to a very close yet strongly selective affiliation with one or more neighboring national states and their cultural life. It is the hypothesis of my theoretical framework that the peculiarities of German-Swiss literature rest on a highly differentiated interplay between these four basic forces.
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