28690 - German literature I (second language) L

Academic Year 2023/2024

Learning outcomes

The student knows the basic elements of German literary civilization and is able to identify them in specific literary texts - is able to independently develop further knowledge and cultural-literary skills at a higher level and also apply them to other specific literary texts

Course contents

The short story in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Its form and development

The Course is set up as an introduction to the genre of the short story in Germany. It will cover texts from the end of World War II to the present day. Major writers will be introduced and some of their short stories will be analyzed in depth. The course aims to give students a detailed overview of this literary tradition that is fundamental to Germany's literary history. A further aim of the course will be to develop an appropriate approach to interpreting texts of a given genre and reading them critically. Finally, additional suggestions will be given for further study of the subject.



Verranno letti e interpretati i testi di seguenti autori: Wolfgang Borchert, Elisabeth Langgässer; Heinrich Böll, Hermann Kasack, Siegfried Lenz, Kurt Marti, Marie Luise Kaschnitz, Ilse Aichinger, Thomas Mann, Peter Bichsel, Thomas Bernhard, Jakob Arjouni, Bernhard Schlink.

Barner, Wilfried (ed.) (2006): History of German Literature from 1945 to the Present. Munich.

Durzak, Manfred (2002): The German Short Story of the Present. Author portraits, workshop discussions, interpretations. Würzburg.

Marx, Leonie (2005): The German short story. Stuttgart/Weimar

Teaching methods

The teaching of the course will use in part (especially at the beginning) classroom lectures alternating (at a later stage) with moments of direct experimentation by students obtained through the production of papers to be discussed in the classroom.

The teaching and learning process is dynamic and requires the active participation of the student.

In view of the type of activities and teaching methods adopted, the attendance of this training activity requires the prior participation of all students in modules 1 and 2 of training on safety in the workplace, [https://elearning-sicurezza.unibo.it/] in e-learning mode.

Assessment methods

The exam-which has only an oral mode in all sessions-will cover the topics covered during the semester. The final assessment will check whether the whole and complex activity, as well as the way it was organized and the resources that were employed, enabled the full achievement of predefined goals above.

Teaching tools

Teaching is supported by new media (e.g., audio and video podcasts) and powerpoint presentations. All materials used during lectures and useful for exam preparation will be uploaded as pdf files or Mp3 files and will be accessible online on the IOL platform.

Office hours

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Quality education Gender equality Partnerships for the goals

This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.