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GERMAN LITERATURE AND CULTURE III

CODE 65316
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 9 cfu during the 3nd year of 8740 LINGUE E CULTURE MODERNE (L-11) - GENOVA
  • 6 cfu during the 3nd year of 8740 LINGUE E CULTURE MODERNE (L-11) - GENOVA
  • 6 cfu during the nd year of 8740 LINGUE E CULTURE MODERNE (L-11) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR L-LIN/13
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER Annual
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    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

    LESSONS

    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.