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GERMAN LITERATURE AND CULTURE MOD.2

CODE 65294
ACADEMIC YEAR 2016/2017
CREDITS 6 credits during the 1st year of 9265 MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES FOR CULTURAL SERVICES (LM-37) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR L-LIN/13
LANGUAGE Italiano
TEACHING LOCATION GENOVA (MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES FOR CULTURAL SERVICES)
SEMESTER 2° Semester
MODULES This unit is a module of:

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.

LEARNING OUTCOMES (FURTHER INFO)

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

TEACHING METHODS

36 hours frontal lecture in German, reading texts in German

Attendance is not obbligatory, but heartily recommended

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The course will examine the main linguistic aspects and the cultural background of the three first German translations of Machiavelli's Prince: the one handwritten in 1692 by Albrecht von Lenz for a private purpose, the anonimous one which was published in 1714 but had little circulation, and the translation which appeared 1741 together with Frederick's the Great Anti-Machiavel with explicit anti-Machiavellian purpose.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Readings will be made available on the webcourse, but you can find in the Library of Department (CSB) the critical editions of the two first German translations:

Nicolai Machiavelli Lebens- und Regierungs-Maximen eines Fürsten (1714). Kritisch hrsg. von R. De Pol, Berlin, Weidler 2006

Christian Albrecht von Lenz, Der Fürst des Nicola Machiavell (erste deutsche Übersetzung, 1692). Kritisch herausgegeben von Joachim Gerdes. Mit einem Vorwort von R. De Pol und einem Nachwort von Serena Spazzarini, Sandersdorf-Brehma, edition scriptum 2013

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

MICHAELA BÜRGER-KOFTIS (President)

ROBERTO DE POL (President)

JOACHIM HANS BERND GERDES

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

36 hours frontal lecture in German, reading texts in German

Attendance is not obbligatory, but heartily recommended

Class schedule

All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

oral exam

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.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
07/06/2017 14:00 GENOVA Orale L'appello si fa alle ore 14 nel mio studio al Piano Nobile del Palazzo Serra.
20/06/2017 09:00 GENOVA Orale appello in aula D. Iscrizione on line da 30 a 6 giorni prima dell'appello. Inviare programma elettronico almeno 7 giorni prima dell'appello
20/06/2017 10:00 GENOVA Scritto Sede della prova scritta: 26 gennaio 2017 AULA MAGNA 13 febbraio 2017 AULA MAGNA 20 giugno 2017 Aula 1 presso Albergo dei Poveri 11 luglio 2017 Aula 1 presso Albergo dei Poveri La prova ha una durata massima di 3 ore.
11/07/2017 09:00 GENOVA Orale appello in aula D. Iscrizione on line da 30 a 6 giorni prima dell'appello. Inviare programma elettronico almeno 7 giorni prima dell'appello
11/07/2017 10:00 GENOVA Orale
11/07/2017 14:30 GENOVA Scritto
20/09/2017 09:00 GENOVA Orale appello in aula D. Iscrizione on line fino a 6 giorni prima della data di appello. Inviare programma elettronico almeno 7 giorni PRIMA dell'appello
20/09/2017 10:00 GENOVA Scritto Esame 20 settembre: inizio h. 10. Aula L (polo did) Esame 3 ottobre: inizio h. 10. Aula B (polo did)
21/09/2017 10:00 GENOVA Orale Lingua e traduzione tedesca I - LM37/38 - modulo teorico - Prof.ssa Bürger-Koftis Aula A ore 10
21/09/2017 10:00 GENOVA Orale Lingua e traduzione tedesca II - LM37/38 - modulo teorico - Prof.ssa Bürger-Koftis Aula A ore 10
03/10/2017 09:00 GENOVA Orale appello in aula D. Iscrizione on line fino a 6 giorni prima della data di appello. Inviare programma elettronico almeno 7 giorni PRIMA dell'appello.
03/10/2017 10:00 GENOVA Scritto Esame 20 settembre: inizio h. 10. Aula L (polo did) Esame 3 ottobre: inizio h. 10. Aula B (polo did)
03/10/2017 14:00 GENOVA Orale Lingua e traduzione tedesca I - LM37/38 - modulo teorico - Prof.ssa Bürger-Koftis Aula A ore 14
03/10/2017 14:00 GENOVA Orale Lingua e traduzione tedesca II - LM37/38 - modulo teorico - Prof.ssa Bürger-Koftis Aula A ore 14