About the author: Dr. Wickham received his PhD in German Literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has taught in Germany and is currently Associate Professor at the University of Texas at San Antonio. He has written many articles, edited several books, and published an earlier monograph Diendorf Kr. Nabburg (Oberpfalz) (Tubingen: Niemeyer, 1987).
1999 0-7734-8013-7 This study analyzes the attempts by artists in the Federal Republic of Germany and adjacent regions to reappropriate the notion of "Heimat" from the monopoly of culturally conservative forces. The study examines two areas of cultural activity long associated with "Heimat" ideals, dialect poetry and song.