GERMAN LITERATURE AND CULTURE I

GERMAN LITERATURE AND CULTURE I

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Code
55896
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
6 credits during the 1st year of 8741 Theories and techniques of interlingual mediation (L-12) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
L-LIN/13
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Theories and techniques of interlingual mediation)
semester
2° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The module covers the period from about 1700 to 1830. This course provides an introduction to literature of this period. In the first part of the course you will learn about techniques of studying fictional texts and understanding them within their social, political and cultural contexts.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of this course you should have:

- Acquired an understanding of a number of important Enlightment/Romantic/Vormärz -texts

- Developed an ability to read and analyse fictional texts

- Developed an ability to understand social, historical and political factors that have influenced Enlightment/Romantic/Vormärz writers

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of this course you should have:

- Acquired an understanding of a number of important Enlightment/Romantic/Vormärz -texts

- Developed an ability to read and analyse fictional texts

- Developed an ability to understand social, historical and political factors that have influenced Enlightment/Romantic/Vormärz writers

Students should have acquired an independent literary judgment.

Teaching methods

36 hours, 3 hours per week in the first semester

Traditional lessons

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The module covers the period from about 1700 to 1830. This course provides an introduction to literature of this period. All the lectures are in the first semester (36 hours, 3 hours per week). In the first part of the course you will learn about techniques of studying fictional texts and understanding them within their social, political and cultural contexts.

This course is taken by all first-year students taking courses in German Studies.

Students will have to read: "Emilia Galotti" di Lessing; "Kabale und Liebe" di Schiller; "Homburg" di Kleist; "Woyzeck" di Büchner.

Some lectures will offer an analysis of: "Der Besuch der alten Dame" (Dürrenmatt). This text is part of the "corso istituzionale".

Lessons and readings in Italian.

Attendance is not obbligatory, but heartily recommended.

The exam will be a written paper.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Reference lists and bibliographies at the beginning of the course

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: See personal page (In: www.lingue.unige.it)

Exam Board

SERENA SPAZZARINI (President)

NICOLETTA DACREMA

LESSONS

Teaching methods

36 hours, 3 hours per week in the first semester

Traditional lessons

LESSONS START

20 February

EXAMS

Exam description

The exam will be a written paper. It will include both essay questions and questions requiring direct answer on the historical-cultural context, on the critical material and on the analysed texts. The exam is 2 hours long.

Assessment methods

The exam will be a written paper. It will include both essay questions and questions requiring direct answer on the historical-cultural context, on the critical material (=general part) and on the analysed texts. The exam is 2 hours long.

The weighting is 40% for the general part and 60% for the analyse and interpretation of the texts.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
02/09/2019 10:00 GENOVA Scritto
26/09/2019 10:00 GENOVA Scritto