GERMAN LITERATURE AND CULTURE III

GERMAN LITERATURE AND CULTURE III

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Last update 09/05/2021 11:13
Code
65316
ACADEMIC YEAR
2021/2022
CREDITS
9 credits during the 3nd year of 8740 Modern languages and cultures (L-11) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
L-LIN/13
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Modern languages and cultures)
semester
Annual
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

German literature comprises the written works of the German-speaking peoples.

The study of “German literature and culture” should not only provide a concise historical survey of German literature, but also give an understanding of the cultural developments of German-speaking countries.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

This course aims to examine literary texts produced in German-speaking countries in their aesthetic value and as powerful instruments to understand the culture of these countries.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of this course you should have:

- Acquired an understanding of German history and culture

- Developed an ability to read and analyse fictional texts

- Developed an ability to understand social, historical and political factors that have influenced the German culture

By the end of this course you should have:

- Acquired an understanding of German history and culture

- Developed an ability to read and analyse fictional texts

- Developed an ability to understand social, historical and political factors that have influenced the German culture

PREREQUISITES

The students have to have finished already the written and oral exams of Lettcult I and Lettcult II, including the part of the Canone, the list of all canonic texts that represent German literature on a whole from its beginnings to the present.

Teaching methods

1. Didactic Unit,  winter semester: 36 hours frontal lecture in German, reading texts in German (6 Cfu)

2. Didactic Unit, summer semester: 18 hours frontal lecture in German, reading texts in German (3 Cfu)

N.B.: 36 hours + 18 hours = 54 hours (9 Cfu)

Attendance is not obbligatory, but heartily recommended

The course is being held in the winter semester online via Teams and Aulaweb and .

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

TITLE:

Aktualität und Geschichte im deutschsprachigen Drama und Theater vom Naturalismus bis zum 21. Jahrhundert.

(Actuality and History in German Drama and Theatre from Naturalism to the 21st century)

 PROGRAMME/CONTENT:

  • After focussing first in a sort of theoretical introduction on different drama and theatre concepts over the past two centuries  we are going to trace, taking the examples of theatre plays with historical or societylinked plots as well as significant theatre productions, the evolution of drama and theatre from Naturalism to the 21st century.

Primary literature:
Frank Wedekind: Frühlungs Erwachen
Gerhard Hauptmann: Die Weber
Karl Kraus: Die letzten Tage der Menschheit
Ödön von Horváth: Italienische Nacht
Bertolt Brecht: Der aufhaltsame Austieg des Arturo Ui
Wolfgang Borchart: Draußen vor der Tor
Peter Weiss: Die Ermittlung
Friedrich Dürrenmatt: Die Physiker
Peter Handke: Publikumsbeschimpfung
Heiner Müller: Die Horatier
Harald Mueller: Totenfloß
Thomas Bernhard: Heldenplatz
Werner Schwab: Volksvernichtung

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Botho Strauß: Gleichgewicht
Elfriede Jelinek : Die Kontrakte des Kaufmanns                                                                        

 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Secondary literature:

Dossier containing parts of

Manfred Pfister: Das Drama (genaue Seitenangabe demnächst) - Biblioteca
Norbert Greiner u.a.: Einführung ins Drama. Handlung – Figur - Szene –Zuschauer (genaue Seitenangabe demnächst) - Biblioteca
Benno von Wiese (Hg.): Deutsche Dramaturgie vom Naturalismus bis zur Gegenwart (genaue Seitenangabe demnächst) - Biblioteca
C. Bernd Sucher (Hg.): Theaterlexikon - Biblioteca

Primary literature:


Frank Wedekind: Frühlungs Erwachen
Gerhard Hauptmann: Die Weber
Karl Kraus: Die letzten Tage der Menschheit
Ödön von Horváth: Italienische Nacht
Bertolt Brecht: Der aufhaltsame Austieg des Arturo Ui
Wolfgang Borchart: Draußen vor der Tor
Peter Weiss: Die Ermittlung
Friedrich Dürrenmatt: Die Physiker
Peter Handke: Publikumsbeschimpfung
Heiner Müller: Die Horatier
Harald Mueller: Totenfloß
Thomas Bernhard: Heldenplatz
Werner Schwab: Volksvernichtung
Botho Strauß: Gleichgewicht
Elfriede Jelinek : Die Kontrakte des Kaufmanns

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Will be comunicated in September 2020.

LESSONS

Teaching methods

1. Didactic Unit,  winter semester: 36 hours frontal lecture in German, reading texts in German (6 Cfu)

2. Didactic Unit, summer semester: 18 hours frontal lecture in German, reading texts in German (3 Cfu)

N.B.: 36 hours + 18 hours = 54 hours (9 Cfu)

Attendance is not obbligatory, but heartily recommended

The course is being held in the winter semester online via Teams and Aulaweb and .

LESSONS START

On the 1st of october 2020, Teams 

 

 

 

 

EXAMS

Exam description

Oral exams

Assessment methods

An exam, the length of which varies according to the programme, held by the professor responsible for the course, during which the level of the student’s knowledge will be assessed according to the following criteria:

a) ability to read, translate and comment on and contextualise critically excerpts from texts examined during the course, plus other supplementary texts read and prepared autonomously, see the list which can be downloaded from the professor’s website, the course on aulaweb and can also be consulted on the notice board outside the professor’s office;

b) ability to respond in Italian and German to questions on topics covered during the course and on supplementary texts prepared for the examination, as well as possibly developing an autonomous critical discourse.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

 

Target group

Students from the 3rd year of LCM

 

Credits

The exam is equivalent to 6 / 9 credit points.

 

Languages

Lessons will be held in German language.