The course has a website on the "Ariel" online teaching platform (https://mcastellarilt1.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 parts A, B & C
The program of the three parts is unique and consists of three sections.
1) HANDBOOK OF GERMAN LITERATURE AND SELECTED TEXTS
C.M. Buglioni, M. Castellari, A. Goggio, M. Paleari: "Letteratura tedesca. Epoche, generi, intersezioni. Dal Medioevo al primo Novecento" (= vol. 1). Milano: Mondadori 2019, pp. 1-292 (from the Middle Ages to Romanticism) + all further materials regarding these contents (both in the volume itself and online): insight boxes, glossary, tables, online texts and insights.
2) READING OF FOUR ENTIRE WORKS
Each student must read four literary works.
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.
A) at least two of the following works by two different authors (XVIIIth century, please choose one drama and one narrative); the works are here listed in a chronological order:
- Ch.M. Wieland, "Musarion oder Die Philosophie der Grazien"
- G.E. Lessing, "Emilia Galotti"
- J.W. Goethe, "Die Leiden des jungen Werther"
- J.M. Lenz. "Die Soldaten"
- G.E. Lessing, "Nathan der Weise"
- F. Schiller, "Kabale und Liebe"
- J.W. Goethe, "Iphigenie auf Tauris"
- J.W. Goethe, "Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre"
- F. Hölderlin, "Hyperion oder der Eremit in Griechenland"
- L. Tieck, "Der blonde Eckbert"
A) at least two of the following works by two different authors (XIXth century, please choose one drama and one narrative); the works are here listed in a chronological order:
- F. Schiller, "Wallenstein"
- F. Schiller, "Maria Stuart"
- F. Schiller, "Wilhelm Tell"
- J.W. Goethe, "Die Wahlverwandtschaften"
- H.v. Kleist, "Penthesilea"
- H.v. Kleist, "Prinz Friedrich von Homburg"
- A.v. Chamisso, "Peter Schlemihls wundersame Geschichte"
- E.T.A. Hoffmann, "Der goldene Topf"
- E.T.A. Hoffmann, "Der Sandmann"
- J.v. Eichendorff, "Aus dem Leben eines Taugenichts"
3) READINGS ON FAUST
- Antologia faustiana (downloadable on ARIEL in the second semester)
- J.W. Goethe, "Faust. Urfaust", traduzione, note e commento di Andrea Casalegno, Milano, Garzanti, varie ristampe.
[This German-Italian edition is suitable for university study thanks to its apparatus. The use of other editions is subject to the approval of the teacher before starting to prepare for the exam]
Programme for non-attending students
The attendance of the 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.
In any case, it is foreseen for non-attendants:
- the extension of the number of individual readings to at least six works (3 of the first group, by three different authors, 3 of the second group, by three different authors, preserving the presence of both dramatic and narrative texts in both cases).
- the study of one of the following volumes:
Paola Del Zoppo, "Faust in Italia. Ricezione, adattamento, traduzione del capolavoro di Goethe", Roma, Artemide, 2009
Luca Zenobi, "Faust. Il mito dalla tradizione orale al post-pop", Roma, Carocci, 2013.
For the rest, the program coincides with that of attending students (the possibility of taking partial tests after taking practical classes in remote teaching is also offered to non-attending students)