Austrian Literature (2014/2015)

Course code
4S00885
Name of lecturer
Isolde Schiffermuller
Coordinator
Isolde Schiffermuller
Number of ECTS credits allocated
9
Academic sector
L-LIN/13 - GERMAN LITERATURE
Language of instruction
German
Period
I semestre dal Oct 1, 2014 al Jan 10, 2015.

Lesson timetable

I semestre
Day Time Type Place Note
Monday 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM lesson Lecture Hall T.6  
Tuesday 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM lesson Lecture Hall 2.5  
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM lesson Lecture Hall T.6  

Learning outcomes

The course offers an introduction to the main historical, artistic and literary characteristics of Austrian culture between the Nineteenth and Twentieth century, focusing in particular on its distinctive cultural topography and on the works of the most representative authors of this period

Syllabus

Bibliography:
-Atlante della letteratura tedesca, a cura di F. Fiorentino e G. Sampaolo, Quodlibet: Il Danubio, pp. 46-53, Vienna 1900, pp.171-178, La Praga di Kafka, pp. 342-354, Salisburgo, 335-359.
-E. Timms, La Vienna di Karl Kraus, Il Mulino, cap. 1: Vienna 1900
-W. Schmidt-Dengler, “Jung-Wien”, in: Storia della Civiltà letteraria tedesca, diretta da M. Freschi, Utet, vol. 2, pp. 318-333.
-D. Lorenz, Wiener Moderne, Metzler.
-M. Engel, B. Auerochs (a cura), Kafka-Handbuch. Leben-Werk, Wirkung, Metzler, pp. 1-27, 419-424.
In German:
- H. v. Hofmannsthal, Gedichte: Manche freilich, Ballade des äußeren Lebens, Poesie und Leben (Aus einem Vortrag)
- S. Freud, Brief an Arthur Schnitzler (1922), Die Traumarbeit, in: Traumdeutung
- F. Kafka, Vor dem Gesetz, Eine kaiserliche Botschaft, Ein Landarzt .
- R. M. Rilke, Ich lebe mein Leben, Venezianischer Morgen, Der Panther
- G. Trakl, Elis, Grodek
The students have to read one of the following texts:
- R. Musil, Die Verwirrungen des Zöglings Törleß (I turbamenti del giovane Törleß)
- F. Kafka, Der Proceß (Il processo)
- A. Schnitzler, Traumnovelle (Doppio sogno)
- J. Roth, Die Kapuzinergruft (La cripta dei cappuccini)
- St. Zweig, Schachnovelle (Novella degli scacchi)

Assessment methods and criteria

The final exam will be oral exam and held in German.