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GERMAN LITERATURE AND CULTURE MOD.1

CODE 65293
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 12 cfu during the 1st year of 9265 LINGUE E LETTERATURE MODERNE PER I SERVIZI CULTURALI(LM-38) - GENOVA
  • 6 cfu during the 1st year of 9265 LINGUE E LETTERATURE MODERNE PER I SERVIZI CULTURALI(LM-38) - GENOVA
  • 12 cfu during the 1st year of 9265 LINGUE E LETTERATURE MODERNE PER I SERVIZI CULTURALI(LM-37) - GENOVA
  • 6 cfu during the 1st year of 9265 LINGUE E LETTERATURE MODERNE PER I SERVIZI CULTURALI(LM-37) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR L-LIN/13
    LANGUAGE German
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 1° Semester
    MODULES This unit is a module of:
    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

    TEACHING METHODS

    36 hours frontal lecture in German, reading texts in German

    Lessons in German, readings in German.

    Attendance is not obbligatory, but heartily recommended

     

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    Title:

    Forms of the Grotesque in Austrian literature from Nestroy to Rabinovici

    The lectures focus on the phenomenon of the grotesque throughout Austrian literature from the 19th to the 21st century. The introductory attempt to provide a concise definition for both phenomena, the Grotesque and Austrian literature, leads to the reading, analysing and interpreting of a  series of selected examples (J.N. Nestroy "Der Zerissene", F. Kafka “Die Verwandlung”, K. Kraus “Die letzten Tage der Menschheit”, E. Canetti “Komödie der Eitelkeit”, “Die Befristeten”, Ö. v.Horváth “Gebrauchsanweisung”, Th. Bernhard “Ein Fest für Boris”, W. Schwab “Volksvernichtung oder Meine Leber ist sinnlos”, E. Jandl “wien: heldenplatz”, D. Rabinovici "Andernorts"). 

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    BIBLIOGRAPHY:

    Secondary literature:

    at disposial in the libary:

    Wolfgang Kayser: Das Groteske. Seine Gestaltung in Dichtung und Malerei. Oldenburg/Hamburg: Stalling 1957. (Material Aulaweb).

    Gerhard Mensching: Das Groteske im modernen Drama. Dargestellt an ausgewählten Beispielen. Phil. Diss. Bonn 1961. [Masch.], S. 36-49. (Fotokopien, MBK)

    Michail M. Bachtin: Die Gestalt des grotesken Leibes. In: Michael M. Bachtin: Literatur und Karneval. Zur Romantheorie und Lachkultur. Aus dem Russischen übersetzt u. mit einem Nachwort versehen v. Alexander Kaempfe. Frankfurt/M.: Fischer 1996, S. 15-23. (Dossier Bibliothek)

    Michail M. Bachtin: Wolfgang Kaysers Theorie des Grotesken. In: Bachtin, a.a.O., S. 24-31. (Dossier Bibliothek)

    Arnold Heidsieck: Das Groteske und das Absurde im modernen Drama. Stuttgart: Kohlhammer 1969, S. 16 – 27; 37 – 46; 95 - 115. (Bibliothek)

    Sowie die gesamte Sekundärliteratur zur Begriffsbestimmung des Grotesken in der Aulaweb (Müller, Kayser, Mensching, Pietzcker) und meine Essays zum Thema:

    Groteske und Sprachgroteske in den Fäkaliendramen von Werner Schwab. (Material Aulaweb)

    Formen des Grotesken in der österreichischen Literatur von Nestroy bis Schwab. (Bibliothek)

      

    Primary literature: 

    Johann Nestroy: Der Zerrissene

    Karl Kraus: Die letzten Tage der Menschheit

    Franz Kafka: Die Verwandlung

    Jura Soyfer: Astoria

    Jura Soyfer: Der Weltuntergang

    Ödön von Horváth: Italienische Nacht

    Ernst Jandl: Gedichte (KriegskrüppelHeldenplatz)

    Thomas Bernhard: Ein Fest für Boris

     Werner Schwab: Volksvernichtung oder Meine Leber ist sinnlos

     Doron Rabinovici: Andernorts (Ital.: Altrove, La Giuntina, 2013)

     

     More material will be uploaded on aulaweb throughout the semester.

    (...will be updated in September...)

     

     

     

     

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    First week of october 2022

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    Oral exam, three questions, each one can be rated with max. 10 points and sum up to the maximum vote of 30/30 adding, eventually the "lode", excellency.

     

    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 LM 37/38 1st year, Comunicazione Internazionale

     

    Credits

    The exam is equivalent to 6 credit points.

     

    Languages

    Lessons will be held in German.