The course aims at presenting a representative topic of the 20th century literature through a selection of texts belonging to the literary canon of the Austrian and Middle-European culture. Literary critical and poetologic aspects will be studied through the reading and commenting of the given texts".
At the end of the course students will have to prove:
-to have acquired a deep knowledge of the authors, the proposed topics and the literary works in programme
-a critical kowledge of the problems concerning modern poetics
-to have developped specific competences in literary text analysis
-to have developped the ability to convey their knowledge in German.
20th century poetry
The course aims to present a selection of poems of a few representative authors of the 20th century belonging to Austrian and Mitteleuropean culture and to deal with the most significant poetological aspects of 20th century poetry through the reading of the texts.
The course consists of a single module and is held entirely in German. After a brief introduction to the works of the selected authors the lessons will focus on the reading and the analysis of the texts.
R. M. Rilke:
Das Stundenbuch: Ich liebe dich, du sanftestes Gesetz
- Neue Gedichte: Archaischer Torso Apollos
- Sonnette an Orpheus: Sei allem Abschied voran
- An den Knaben Elis
- De profundis
- Gesang des Abgeschiedenen
- Der Meridian, Büchnerpreisrede, Gesammelte Schriften 11
- Spindel im Mond: Ich will vom Leiden endlich alles wissen!
- Du steigst als Stern meines Lebensgestirns
- Die gestundete Zeit
- Die Anrufung des grossen Bären
- Frankfurter Vorlesungen (2. Vorlesung)
the critical readings will be assigned during the course.
|Georg Trakl||Dichtungen und Briefe||Otto Mueller|
|Ingeborg Bachmann||Frankfurter Vorlesungen||Piper/Suhrkamp||2011|
|Rainer Maria Rilke||Gedichte|
|Allemann Beda||Rilke und der Mythos||Surhkamp||1976|
|Ingeborg Bachmann||Saemtliche Gedichte||Piper||1993|
|Christine Lavant||Werke in vier Baenden||Wallstein||2014|
The final exam will be oral and held in German. The oral exam will be on the whole programme and it will consist in a conversation aimed at testing:
- the depth and wideness of the acquired knowledge
- the ability to analyse and understand the literary texts in the programme
- the argumentative ability and the ability to link knowledges in a critical-literary reflection on the poetics of modern novels
- the ability to convey the acquired knowledges in German.
The final mark will be in 30ths.
ERASMUS students are required to contact the teacher at the beginning of the course to agree upon the exam modality.
During the course students can present short papers.