cod. 1000831

Academic year 2018/19
2° year of course - First semester
Academic discipline
Letteratura tedesca (L-LIN/13)
Lingue e letterature moderne
Type of training activity
54 hours
of face-to-face activities
9 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit
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Learning objectives

The course aims to contextualize the German literature in different periods.
The course aims to:
- consider authors, currents and works in their historical, political, and aesthetic position.
- familiarize with literary texts, appreciating linguistic specificity and structural complexity.
- extend the knowledge of the covered topics by the autonomous use of scientific bibliography.
- identify the salient features of literary texts in order to realise the variety of the concept of "German language".


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Course unit content

The course will be divided into three parts. In the first part we will look at the German literary scene of the baroque age. The second part will focus on German literature after 1989. In the third part we will read the most significant passages of Goethe's Faust.

Full programme

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V. Meid, Barock-Themen. Eine Einführung in die deutsche Literatur des 17. Jahrhunderts, Reclam, Stuttgart 2015
Tendenzen der deutschsprachigen Gegenwartsliteratur seit 1989, in W. Beutin u.a. (Hg.), Deutsche Literaturgeschichte. Von den Anfängen bis zur Gegenwart, Metzler, Stuttgart 2013, pp. 663-740.

Teaching methods

Lectures will be based on texts provided by the lecturer. A plan to an autonomous closer examination of contents will be explained.

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral examination in German with following skills assessment:
- knowledge of movements, authors and works dealt with in regard to their historical and cultural context;
- the ability to process the contents of the course, aiming the formulation of autonomous judgments that should increase the obtained information;
- ability to apply these skills to the analysis of literary texts with the contextualization in their original dimension;
- competence in German language corresponding to level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Other information

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