The course is meant to deeply examine the major trends of the twentieth-century German Literature (Naturalismus, Symbolismus, Ästhetizismus, Expressionismus, Neue Sachlichkeit, BRD-Literatur, DDR-Literatur, Post-Wende-Literatur, Kanakliteratur), whose aesthetical features and most significant authors will be both accurately described. Biographical informations about the authors, historical and political contexts, artistic and literary querelles, editorial and publishing aspects will also be provided throughout the analysis of single works and lyrics.
The course will be divided into three sections: Fin de Siécle / Early 1900 (1890-1919) and Weimar Republic / End of World War II (1919-1945); “Other” German Language Literatures Austrian Literature, Hapsburg Bohemia (focus on Rilke and Kafka) and Swiss Literature; German and Austrian Literature after 1945 until the post Fall of the Wall (1945-2010 ca.). The bibliography will deal with the three main literary genres – poetry, prose and drama – and will proceed according with the diachronic examination of the German Literary History.
The texts are introduced in Italian; the most significant parts are then analised in the orignal language.
- Thomas Mann, Der Tod in Venedig, Frankfurt am Main, Fischer, 1992.
- Franz Kafka, Die Verwandlung, Stuttgart, Reclam, 2013. Reclam XL – Text und Kontext.
- Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Der Schwierige, Frankfurt am Main, Fischer, 1994.
- Arthur Schnitzler, Fräulein Else, Stuttgart, Reclam, 2001.
- Bertolt Brecht, Die Dreigroschenoper, Frankfurt am Main, Suhrkamp, 2009.
- Peter Weiss, Die Ermittlung, Frankfurt am Main, Suhrkamp, 2010.
- Anton Reininger, La letteratura tedesca dal Settecento ai nostri giorni, Torino, Rosenberg & Sellier, 2005.
- Una scelta di poesie sarà messa a disposizione in forma di fotocopie.
Students who don't attend the lessons are kindly requested to get in touch with the Professor in order to make arrangements.
|Hugo von Hofmannsthal||Der Schwierige||1994|
|Thomas Mann||Der Tod in Venedig||1992|
|Bertolt Brecht||Die Dreigroschenoper||2009|
|Peter Weiss||Die Ermittlung||2010|
|Franz Kafka||Die Verwandlung||2013|
|Arthur Schnitzler||Fräulein Else||2001|
|Anton Reininger||La letteratura tedesca dal Settecento ai nostri giorni||2005|
The final oral exam is in Italian. It is aimed at testing students’ knowledge of all topics dealt with during the course and in particular at testing
- The depth and breadth of students’ knowledge
- Students’ ability to analyse and understand literary texts
- Students’ ability to discuss and connect different topics in different perspectives
The final evaluation is expressed in marks out of thirty.
ERASMUS students are kindly requested to get in touch with the Professor in order to make arrangements.