German literature 2
Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)
L-LIN/13 - GERMAN LITERATURE
I semestre (Lingue e letterature straniere) dal Sep 27, 2021 al Jan 8, 2022.
The course aims at introducing the students to the most important periods and trends of German 19th Century literature: Classic and Romantic literature, “Vormärz”, “Biedermeier”, Realism. At the end of the course students will possess a thourough knowledege of the topics we dealt with during the lessons, with both regard to historical and aesthetic aspects of the texts. Moreover they will be able to read and analyse the texts in German and explain their knowledge in proper German speech.
During the course we will study and analyse literary works by some of the major representatives of 19th-century German literature. Particular attention will be paid to the cultural movements of Biedermeier, Vormärz and Realism.
The following texts will be studied in depth during the lessons:
H. von Kleist: Penthesilea
E.T.A. Hofmann: Der Sandmann
H. Heine: Briefe aus Berlin (selected extracts), Reisebilder (selected extracts), Der Rabbi von Bacharach
G. Büchner: Woyzeck
A. von Droste-Hülshoff: Die Judenbuche
G. Keller: Romeo und Julia aus dem Dorfe
T. Fontane: Effi Briest
F. Nietzsche: Die Geburt der Tragödie (selected extracts), Also sprach Zarathustra (selected extracts)
Extracts from the texts to be read, translated and commented on during the lessons will be available for download on moodle. Students are required to read the texts completely for the exam.
Students will then have to choose one of the following texts to read and prepare autonomously for the exam:
H. von Kleist: Die Marquise von O.
J. von Eichendorff: Aus dem Leben eines Taugenichts
E.T.A. Hoffmann: Meister Floh
G. Büchner: Lenz
A. Stifter: Bergkristall
T. Storm: Immensee
G. Keller: Kleider machen Leute
For a general study of the historical-literary period in question, please refer to the following textbook:
W. Beutin et al., Deutsche Literaturgeschichte. Von den Anfängen bis zur Gegenwart, 8. Auflage, Stuttgart, Metzler, 2013.
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The final exam will be oral and held in German.
The exam will consist in a conversation aimed at testing:
- depth and wideness of the acquired knowledge
- the ability of critical reflection and analysis of the texts included in the programme
- the ability to contextualize texts from a historical and cultural point of view
The final mark will be in 30ths.
ERASMUS students are required to contact the teacher at the beginning of the course to agree upon the exam modality.