Academic year
2018/2019 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
Course code
LM0022 (AF:282434 AR:158578)
On campus classes
ECTS credits
Class 1
Degree level
Master's Degree Programme (DM270)
Educational sector code
1st Semester
Course year
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The course is adressed to the students of the 1st term, 1st year of the MA LLEAP. It's one of the core educational activities and provides advanced knowledge of German language, literature and culture at the end of the 19th and at the beginning of the 20th century and suitable critical tools for reading and interpreting literary texts.
1) A deep knowledge of German prose from late Realism to Expressionism in the context of the cultural context of each period and considering some recurrent textual features. 2) The ability to focus on the complexity of literary texts of Realism and of the transformation of literary communication through semiological analysis; 3) the ability to analyse and recognize textual structural features in the contest of a philological approach; 4) the ability of expressing competent hermeneutic proposals and to report on them during the classes.
As for the rules of the Course of Studies LLEAP (BA in German, with at least 18 credits in German literature, 24 credits in German language).
Between the late 19th and the early 20th century radical paradigmatic changes take place in German culture. Through a contrastive reading of narratives and theatre of late Realism and Expressionism, we will see how such changes modify semiological structures and literary imagination, producing new anthropologies of "overcoming", a fundamental idea in Nietzsche's thought, that shall be the background of our reading.
Theodor Storm, Das Schloss, in Theodor Storm, Erzählungen, Reclam 1988, pp. 73-121.
Theodor Fontane, Effi Briest, Reclam: Stuttgart 1986.
Theodor Fontane, Unwiederbringlich, Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag 2003.
Wilhelm Raabe, Die Akten des Vogelsangs, Reclam 1988.
Wilhelm Raabe, Altershausen, Insel Verlag 2010.
Thomas Mann, Buddenbrooks. Verfall einer Familie, Fischer 2012.
Gottfried Benn, Ithaka, in: Einakter und kleine Dramen des Expressionismus, Reclam 1986, pp. 90-100.
Friedrich W. Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe in 15 Bänden, hg. von Giorgio Colli und Mazzino Montinari (una scelta di testi)

The oral exam will cover all issues included in lectures and assigned
Front lectures, seminars and class discussions in German.
1)Students are required to choose a topic related to the course (after
previous consultation with Prof. Sbarra in her office hours) and discuss it
in an oral presentation.

2) Students from Scienze del linguaggio will focus on the following works:

Theodor Fontane, "Effi Briest", Reclam: Stuttgart 1986; Thomas Mann, "Buddenbrooks. Verfall einer Familie" (Fischer Klassik);
Definitive programme.
Last update of the programme: 12/09/2018