GERMAN LITERATURE III

Teachers: 
Credits: 
6
Year of erogation: 
2021/2022
Unit Coordinator: 
Disciplinary Sector: 
German Literature
Semester: 
Second semester
Year of study: 
3
Language of instruction: 

German

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The course aims to contextualize German literature after 1933.
The course aims to:
- consider authors, currents and works in their historical, political, and aesthetic position.
- familiarize with literary texts, appreciating linguistic specificity and structural complexity.
- extend the knowledge of the covered topics by the autonomous use of scientific bibliography.
- identify the salient features of literary texts in order to realise the variety of the concept of "German language".

Course contents summary

The course concerns the most important authors and movements of German language literature after 1933. Narrative texts, poems and plays will be read and examined. The detailed examination program will be provided by the lecturer at the end of the course.

Recommended readings

W. Beutin u.a., Deutsche Literaturgeschichte. Von den Anfängen bis zur Gegenwart, Metzler, Stuttgart 2008
R. Calzoni, La letteratura tedesca del secondo dopoguerra. L'età delle macerie e della ricostruzione (1945-1961), Carocci, Roma 2013

Teaching methods

The course aims to contextualize German literature after 1933.
The course aims to:
- consider authors, currents and works in their historical, political, and aesthetic position.
- familiarize with literary texts, appreciating linguistic specificity and structural complexity.
- extend the knowledge of the covered topics by the autonomous use of scientific bibliography.
- identify the salient features of literary texts in order to realise the variety of the concept of "German language".

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral examination in German with following skills assessment:
- knowledge of movements, authors and works dealt with in regard to their historical and cultural context;
- the ability to process the contents of the course, aiming the formulation of autonomous judgments that should increase the obtained information;
- ability to apply these skills to the analysis of literary texts with the contextualization in their original dimension;
- competence in German language corresponding to level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
In the oral test will be adopted the following evaluation criteria:
- Evaluation insufficient, less than 18/30: lack of knowledge about basic content of the course, inability to articulate a proper Italian expression, to make independent judgments on issues and to recognize the specificity of literary texts, failure to reach the C1 level of the Common European Framework in oral proficiency in German.
- Sufficient assessment, from 18 to 23/30: demonstrated knowledge of the core content of the course, treating it in a proper Italian expression, ability to make independent judgments on the issues discussed recognizing the specificity of the literary text and to retrieve information that expand such content, reached level C1 of the Common European Framework in oral proficiency in German;
- good asessement, 24 to 27/30: fulfillment of the requirements listed above at a discrete level or good;
- High evaluation, between 28 and 30/30 with honors: fulfillment of the requirements listed above to an optimum level or excellent.