608214 Modern literary history: Ernst Toller

winter semester 2016/2017 | Last update: 25.07.2017 Place course on memo list
608214
Modern literary history: Ernst Toller
PS 2
2,5
weekly
each semester
German

Ability to describe literary, historical and cultural contexts of representative authors,  works and genres of literature and their canonization; you can describe the interaction of social, literary and cultural history; interpretation of literary texts according to scientific standards.

To appoint craft, literary and cultural historical contexts the example of representative authors works and genres to describe canonization; they can describe developments the interaction of social, literary and cultural history (among other things gender-specific); they have the skill to interpret literary texts independently according to scientific standards.

The writer and revolutionary Ernst Toller (1893-1939) is one of the paradigmatic figures in the literary field of the interwar period: As a member of the Munich Soviet Republic of 1919 he stands for the political activism of the expressionistic generation. Sentenced to five years of imprisonment he rises to one of the most popular playwrights in the Weimar Republic. With his works for radio, his interest in photography and film and with the staging of his famous drama "Hoppla, such is life!" by Erwin Piscator in 1927 Toller exposed himself as an important voice in the contemporary discourse of the so called "New Objectivity". By reason of his early and clear-sigthed warnings against the rise of Fascism and due to his Jewish ancestry Toller was forced to exile in 1933. A distinguished speaker against Hitler he died by suicide in 1939 in New York.

We will consider Toller's early poetry as well as his famous dramatic works and his later prose writings including political speaches, travel writings from Soviet Russia and the USA and some autobiographical texts.

Talks and presentations, discussions

Participation at discussions, presentation, paper

to be announced in the first lesson

not applicable
06.10.2016
Group 0
Date Time Location
Thu 2016-10-06
10.15 - 11.45 40832 SR 40832 SR Barrier-free
Thu 2016-10-13
10.15 - 11.45 40832 SR 40832 SR Barrier-free
Thu 2016-10-20
10.15 - 11.45 40832 SR 40832 SR Barrier-free
Thu 2016-10-27
10.15 - 11.45 40832 SR 40832 SR Barrier-free
Thu 2016-11-03
10.15 - 11.45 40832 SR 40832 SR Barrier-free
Thu 2016-11-10
10.15 - 11.45 40832 SR 40832 SR Barrier-free
Thu 2016-11-17
10.15 - 11.45 40832 SR 40832 SR Barrier-free
Thu 2016-11-24
10.15 - 11.45 40832 SR 40832 SR Barrier-free
Thu 2016-12-01
10.15 - 11.45 40832 SR 40832 SR Barrier-free
Thu 2016-12-15
10.15 - 11.45 40832 SR 40832 SR Barrier-free
Thu 2017-01-12
10.15 - 11.45 40832 SR 40832 SR Barrier-free
Thu 2017-01-19
10.15 - 11.45 40832 SR 40832 SR Barrier-free
Thu 2017-01-26
10.15 - 11.45 40832 SR 40832 SR Barrier-free
Thu 2017-02-02
10.15 - 11.45 40832 SR 40832 SR Barrier-free