The course has a website on the "Ariel" online teaching platform (https://mcastellarilt2.ariel.ctu.unimi.it
). There one finds materials for attending the course and preparing for the exam as well as further information and material.
Teaching units A, B & C
The program of the three units is unique and consists of four compulsory sections.
1) Handbook of German Literature
- C.M. Buglioni, M. Castellari, A. Goggio, M. Paleari: Letteratura tedesca. Epoche, generi, intersezioni. Vol. 1. Milano: Mondadori 2019. (for "German Literature 2" please read thoroughly Parte terza. Dalla Restaurazione alla Prima guerra mondiale, that is: Prefaces to Part Three and to the single ages, Chapters 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13; all further materials(both in the volume itsels and online): insight boxes, glossary, tables, online texts and insights.
A corpus of lyrical, dramatic, narrative and essays in German where some works presented in the handbook are selected. The Anthology will be made available on ARIEL at the beginning of the course. It will be used in the classroom starting from the second lesson.
3) READING OF ENTIRE WORKS
Each student must choose one of the following groups and read all the works there listed.
Cross-cutting choices are not allowed, as each group is built to collect examples of different ages, genres and authors. It is recommended to read introductions and / or afterwords. The choice between the various existing editions is free as long as they are integral versions. One can read these works in German or in translation; proven reading in German is a title of merit.
- H. Heine, "Die Harzreise";
- A. Stifter, "Brigitta":
- H. v. Hofmannsthal, "Elektra";
- Th. Mann, "Königliche Hoheit"
- F. Kafka, "Das Schloß".
- A. v. Droste-Hülshoff, "Die Judenbuche";
- C.F. Meyer, "Das Amulett";
- F. Wedekind, "Lulu";
- Th. Mann, "Der Tod in Venedig";
- F. Kafka, "Der Prozeß".
- F. Grillparzer, "Medea";
- Th. Fontane, "Effi Briest";
- A. Schnitzler, "Leutnant Gustl";
- Th. Mann, "Tristan";
- F. Kafka, "Amerika".
- E. Mörike, "Mozart auf der Reise nach Prag";
- G. Hauptmann, "Bahnwärter Thiel";
- Th. Mann, "Die Buddenbrooks";
- F. Kafka, "Die Verwandlung";
- G. Kaiser, "Von morgens bis mitternachts".
- C.D. Grabbe, "Don Juan und Faust"
- G. Keller, "Romeo und Julia auf dem Dorfe";
- Th. Mann, "Tonio Kröger";
- R. Musil, "Die Verwirrungen des Zöglings Törleß"
- F. Kafka, "In der Strafkolonie".
4) PHILOLOGICAL AND CRITICAL INSIGHTS
Alongside the anthological readings, the course focuses in depth on three great canonical examples of German Literature of the period 1815-1918, choosing a work of the dramatic genre, one of the lyric genre and one of the narrative genre. This is made in order to provide students with philological and critical tools to face the study of a literary work in its entirety and on the basis of a mature awareness of epochal and gender traits as well as its subsequent critical fortune. The three works and the study materials related to them will be indicated and reported on the ARIEL page of the course. There one finds further tools for the analysis and interpretation of literary texts.
Informations for non-attending students
The attendance of the "German Literature 2" course is highly recommended as it is one of the compulsory exams for those who study German Language and Literature in the context of Foreign Languages and Literatures.
During office hours, non-attending students (i.e. those who do not attend at all and those who attend less than 75% of the lessons) will be given further directions for the preparation of the exam. Anyhow, the number of entire works to be read by non-attending students is 7 (an entire group of 5 + at least 2 chosen from the others). For the rest, the program coincides with that of attending students.