Academic year
2022/2023 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
Course code
LT2110 (AF:330926 AR:210892)
On campus classes
ECTS credits
Degree level
Bachelor's Degree Programme
Educational sector code
2nd Semester
Course year
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The course of History of German Culture is a core educational activity of the Bachelor's Degree Programme in "Languages, Civilisation and Science of Language" (Literary-Cultural curriculum and Political-International curriculum) and provides a a specific knowledge of German Culture, Literature and Language according to the aims of the Bachelor's Degree Programme.
The course promotes knowledge and critical analysis of cultural phenomena related to cinema and literature in the German twentieth century.
German language skills B2.
The subject of the course is German cinema in four fundamental moments of its twentieth-century history: the first phase linked to Expressionism at the beginning of the twentieth century; the second phase of the Weimar film; the two parallel cinemas that develop from the second post-war period respectively in Germany divided between Deutsche Demokratische Republik (DDR) and Bundesrepublik Deutschland (BRD). Particular attention will be paid to the dialogue between literature and cinema and to 3 film reductions from the 1970s: Jakob der Lügner by Frank Beyer (1974) based on the novel of the same name by Jurek Becker; Falsche Bewegung by Wim Wenders (1975), inspired by Goehte's novel "Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre"; Die Blechtrommel (1978/79) by Volker Schlöndorff, based on the novel of the same name by Günter Grass.
Wolfgang Jacobsen, Anton Kaes, Hans Helmut Prinzler (Hrsg.): Geschichte des deutschen Films. Metzler, Stuttgart 2004.

Gian Piero Brunetta (ed.), Storia del cinema mondiale, volume terzo: L’Europa. Le cinematografie nazionali, Torino, Einaudi 2000.

Tomo primo:
Leonardo Quaresima, Cinema tedesco: gli anni di Weimar, pp. 85-117.
Imbert Schenk, Cinema tedesco (occidentale): 1945-1960, pp. 651-679.
Wolfgang Gersch, Immagini da un paese scomparso. Film nella RDT, pp. 1060-1076

Tomo secondo:
Giovanni Spagnoletti, Da Oberhausen a Berlino. La lunga marcia del cinema tedesco, pp. 1017-1058.

Downloadable material provided by the teacher in moodle.
During the oral exam questions will be asked on the topics of the course and the material discussed during the lessons. Furthermore, the student, consulting the teacher in advance, will choose a film from the German cinema canon not covered in class, and will write a short 5-page essay on it.
Lectures and projections of extracts of the films treated.

This subject deals with topics related to the macro-area "International cooperation" and contributes to the achievement of one or more goals of U. N. Agenda for Sustainable Development

Definitive programme.
Last update of the programme: 16/05/2023