cod. 1000831

Academic year 2011/12
2° year of course - First semester
Academic discipline
Letteratura tedesca (L-LIN/13)
Attività formative affini o integrative
Type of training activity
40 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
course unit
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Learning objectives

The course means to offer an introduction of one the central themes of German literature of the 19th century. The students are asked to identify the general problems of literary realism by studying the individual works, verifying the specifity of the phenomenon according to the literary context. The students participate actively in this learning process by preparing brief reports on given arguments to be presented during the course.


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Course unit content

The course adresses the most caracteristic phenomenon of German literature in the 19th century, realism. By studying some of the main literary works, the origins and the evolution of the phenomenon will be explored in depth.

Full programme

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Wilhelm Raabe, Die Chronik der Sperlingsgasse
Theodor Fontane, Effi Briest
Gottfried Keller, Romeo und Julia auf dem Dorfe
Theodor Storm, Der Schimmelreiter

Sabina Becker, Bürgerlicher Realismus. Tübingen/Basel 2003

Storia della letteratura tedesca, a cura di Miachael Dallapiazza e Ulrike Kindl. 2. vol. Dal Settecento alla prima guerra mondiale, p. 271-321.

Teaching methods

classroom lectures

Assessment methods and criteria

oral exam in German

Other information

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