608219 PS Contemporary German Literature II: Drama in the 18th century

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608219
PS Contemporary German Literature II: Drama in the 18th century
PS 2
5
weekly
each semester
German

Students are able to name interrelations of literary and cultural history with the example of representative authors, works and genres, especially from the 18th to the middle of the 19 th century. They are able to describe the processes of canonisation and reception. They can outline the interactions developments in society, literature and cultural history (e.g. gender-specific developments) and are able to independently analyse and interpret literary texts based on scientific standards.

Together with the rise of the bourgeoisie and the associated cultural and political modernisation processes came a change in the concepts of drama that led to its emergence as one of the most important genres of the Enlightenment, Sturm and Drang and Weimar Classicism literary movements. During the introductory seminar course we will analyse and discuss the formal and content-related thematic developments of German drama using selected dramas by C.F. Gellert, G.E. Lessing, J.M. Lenz, F.M. Klinger, F. Schiller, J.W.von Goethe and Heinrich von Kleist and attempt to embed them in their respective contexts in terms of socio-cultural factors and history of ideas. On a related note a further focus of our reflections will be on dramatic theory in tragedy and comedy. In addition, we shall establish connections with 19th and 20th century drama.

The primary texts will be confirmed at the start of term.

Introduction given by members of teaching staff, presentation, team work, plenary discussion

Course participation (knowledge of texts, assignments, contributions to discussions), presentation, written proseminar paper (ca. 15 pages)

Bernhard Asmuth: Einführung in die Dramenanalyse. 8. Aufl. Stuttgart: Metzler 2016.

Franziska Schößler: Einführung in die Dramenanalyse. Stuttgart: Metzler 2012.

Norbert Otto Eke: Das deutsche Drama im Überblick. Darmstadt: WBG 2015.

Norbert Otto Eke: Das deutsche Drama im Überblick. Darmstadt: WBG 2015.

compulsory module 3, 7 Bachelor German Studies

07.03.2017
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Date Time Location
Tue 2017-03-07
15.30 - 17.00 40832 SR 40832 SR Barrier-free
Tue 2017-03-14
15.30 - 17.00 40832 SR 40832 SR Barrier-free
Tue 2017-03-21
15.30 - 17.00 40832 SR 40832 SR Barrier-free
Tue 2017-03-28
15.30 - 17.00 40832 SR 40832 SR Barrier-free
Tue 2017-04-04
15.30 - 17.00 40832 SR 40832 SR Barrier-free
Tue 2017-04-25
15.30 - 17.00 40832 SR 40832 SR Barrier-free
Tue 2017-05-02
15.30 - 17.00 40832 SR 40832 SR Barrier-free
Tue 2017-05-09
15.30 - 17.00 40832 SR 40832 SR Barrier-free
Tue 2017-05-16
15.30 - 17.00 40832 SR 40832 SR Barrier-free
Tue 2017-05-23
15.30 - 17.00 40832 SR 40832 SR Barrier-free
Tue 2017-05-30
15.30 - 17.00 40832 SR 40832 SR Barrier-free
Tue 2017-06-06
15.30 - 17.00 40832 SR 40832 SR Barrier-free
Tue 2017-06-13
15.30 - 17.00 40832 SR 40832 SR Barrier-free
Tue 2017-06-20
15.30 - 17.00 40832 SR 40832 SR Barrier-free
Tue 2017-06-27
15.30 - 17.00 40832 SR 40832 SR Barrier-free