German literature 1

A.Y. 2019/2020
9
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
SSD
L-LIN/13
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
This course aims at analysing and interpreting key texts of the German Literature of following literary tendencies: Aufklärung, Empfindsamkeit, Sturm und Drang, Weimarer Klassik and Romantik. It approaches texts and authors with particular regard to the development of the different genres and on the background of introductions to the literary periods. It also offers the possibility to develop skills for the textual analysis of prose, poetry and drama of above mentioned tendencies.
Expected learning outcomes
Knowledge and understanding: essential features of German Literature between 1730 and 1840; fundamental texts, key authors and development of the genres.
Applying knowledge and understanding: ability to read and contextualize the main works of German Literature from Aufklärung to Romantik; skills in individual texual analysis of important texts, including the ability of recognising German versification by the poetry; ability to contextualise authors in an era or a movement; capacity to recognise affinities and differences among literary texts and to explain the peculiarities of literary genres.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
Second semester
Course syllabus
The course (60 hours) is held in the second term and provides 9 ECTS. It is not possible to acquire only 6 ECTS.

Title of the course: La letteratura tedesca dall'età dell'Illuminismo all'epoca classico-romantica. Generi, epoche, intersezioni

The course consists of the following teaching units:

Teaching Unit A (20 hours, 3 ects):
L'età dell'Illuminismo (Moira Paleari)

Teaching Unit B (20 hours, 3 ects):
L'età classico-romantica (Moira Paleari)

Teaching Unit B (20 hours, 3 ects):
Dramma, narrativa e lirica: analisi testuale sulla
base di opere scelte (Alessandra Goggio)

The course programme is valid until July 2021. From the 2021 Autumn session, exclusively the A.A. 2020-21 course programme will be valid.
Prerequisites for admission
None.
Teaching methods
The course adopts the following teaching methods: lectures above literary ages and tendences; textual analysis; theoretical and methodological introductions to literary genres.
Teaching Resources
Bibliography
1) C.M. Buglioni, M. Castellari, A. Goggio, M. Paleari, Letteratura tedesca. Epoche, generi, intersezioni, Milano, Mondadori, 2019 (capp. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, including all reference materials such as Historical introductions and online materials: "schede, testi, glossario, tavola cronologica").
2) Reader (2019-2020) and materials about textual analysis, available on Ariel Letteratura tedesca 1 LT (http://mpalearilt1.ariel.ctu.unimi.it/v1/home/).
3) Complete edition of texts (cfr. bibliography of the single teaching units).

Programme for non-attending students
Teaching Unit A
1) C.M. Buglioni, M. Castellari, A. Goggio, M. Paleari, Letteratura tedesca. Epoche, generi, intersezioni, Milano, Mondadori, 2019 (capp. 3-5).
2) Reader (2019-2020) available in German and in Italian translation on Ariel Letteratura tedesca 1 LT (http://mpalearilt1.ariel.ctu.unimi.it/v1/home/) - parts concerning Aufklärung, Empfindsamkeit, Sturm und Drang.
3) Materials for textual analysis available on Ariel Letteratura tedesca 1.

Teaching Unit B
1) C.M. Buglioni, M. Castellari, A. Goggio, M. Paleari, Letteratura tedesca. Epoche, generi, intersezioni, Milano, Mondadori, 2019 (capp. 6 e 7).
2) Reader (2019-2020) available in German and in Italian translation on Ariel Letteratura tedesca 1 LT
(http://mpalearilt1.ariel.ctu.unimi.it/v1/home/) - parts concerning Weimarer Klassik and Romantik).
3) Materials for textual analysis available on Ariel Letteratura tedesca 1.

For the Teaching Units A and B students have to read one of the following groups of texts (self-reading of the complete edition in German or Italian):
Group A
G.E. Lessing, Nathan der Weise (Nathan il saggio)
Novalis, Heinrich von Ofterdingen
Group B
J.W. Goethe, Faust I
E.T.A. Hoffmann, Der Sandmann
Group C
F. Schiller, Don Karlos
J. Eichendorff, Aus dem Leben eines Taugenichts


Teaching Unit C
H. von Kleist, Prinz Friedrich von Homburg
J.W. Goethe, Die Wahlverwandtschaften
F. Hölderlin, Andenken; Brod und Wein; Hälfte des Lebens;
(text have to be read in a complete edition, in German or in Italian)

Programme for non-attending students
In addition to above mentioned bibliography, non-attending students have to read and analyze the following novel:
J.W. Goethe, Wilhelm Meister Lehrjahre (Gli anni di apprendistato di Wilhelm Meister) - the text can be read in German or Italian, in any complete edition.
Assessment methods and Criteria
The examination, which can be held in Italian or German, as the student prefers, consists in an interview about the studies material aiming at verifying the knowledge of the contents (both literary and methodological ones) and the capacity to analyse a text. Before the interview there will be a written test (30 minutes, for possible examples see Ariel), which will be worth 25% of the final grade. The interview will be worth 75% of the final grade.

The finale grade will be evaluated in thirtieths.

International students or incoming Erasmus students are invited to contact the teacher as soon as possible. The examination procedures for students with disabilities and/or with DSA must be agreed with the teacher, in agreement with the competent office.
Unita' didattica A
L-LIN/13 - GERMAN LITERATURE - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor: Paleari Moira
Unita' didattica B
L-LIN/13 - GERMAN LITERATURE - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor: Paleari Moira
Unita' didattica C
L-LIN/13 - GERMAN LITERATURE - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours