German literature 3 (2019/2020)

Course code
4S002951
Name of lecturer
Peter Erwin Kofler
Coordinator
Peter Erwin Kofler
Number of ECTS credits allocated
9
Academic sector
L-LIN/13 - GERMAN LITERATURE
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
I semestre (Lingue e letterature straniere) dal Sep 30, 2019 al Jan 11, 2020.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The course is held in German and is aimed at analysing Christoph Martin Wieland’s travel accounts and artworks descriptions published on his magazine Teutscher Merkur (1773-1810). At the end of the course students will have to show to be able to approach Wieland’s texts from an intermedial and intercultural perspective and to properly express their knowledge in German language.

Syllabus

Il Corso è strutturato in un unico modulo (didattica frontale) e si svolge interamente in lingua tedesca. Verranno trattati i seguenti argomenti:
- Gli sviluppi della descrizione di viaggio e dell’ecfrasi in Germania tra Illuminismo e Romanticismo
- Il nesso tra percezione sensoriale, scrittura e lettura
- La capacità del codice verbale di evocare immagini (enargeia)
Bibliografia
- W. Heinse, Düsseldorfer Gemäldebriefe, Frankfurt M., Leipzig, 1996.
- P. Kofler, Wanderschaften durch gedruckte Blätter: Italien in Wielands „Merkur“, Bozen, Innsbruck, Wien, 1997.
Ulteriore bibliografia sarà fornita durante il corso.

Letture canoniche:
- G. E. Lessing, Minna von Barnhelm oder das Soldatenglück. Studienausgabe. Reclam oppure Nathan der Weise. Text und Kontext. Reclam.
- J. W. Goethe, Die Leiden des jungen Werther. Text und Kontext. Reclam.
- Fr. Schiller, Kabale und Liebe. Text und Kontext. Reclam.
- Novalis, Hymnen an die Nacht. Anaconda Verlag.

Manuali di storia della letteratura:
- David Wellbery, Eine neue Geschichte der deutschen Literatur. Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft.
- Wolfgang Beutin, Deutsche Literaturgeschichte von den Anfängen bis zur Gegenwart. Metzler.

Gli studenti non frequentanti avranno la possibilità di concordare con il docente un programma che, tralasciando l’opera di W. Heinse, approfondisce criticamente l’aspetto della letteratura di viaggio.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Wolfgang Beutin et. al. Deutsche Literaturgeschichte. Von den Anfängen bis zur Gegenwart (Edizione 8) Metzler 2013 978-3-476-02453-4
Johann Wolfgang Goethe Die Leiden des jungen Werthers Reclam  
David Wellbery Eine neue Geschichte der deutschen Literatur 2007
Novalis Hymnen an die Nacht  
Friedrich Schiller Kabale und Liebe Reclam  
Peter Kofler Wanderschaften durch gedruckte Blätter 1997

Assessment methods and criteria

The final oral exam is in German. It is aimed at testing the 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 a literary and intersemiotic perspective
- Students’ speaking ability in German
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.