608212 Modern literary history: Literatur um 1900: Naturalismus, Fin de Siècle, Expressionismus

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608212
Modern literary history: Literatur um 1900: Naturalismus, Fin de Siècle, Expressionismus
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 course explores „Modern Literature” between 1885 and 1920. In the years around 1900 an unprecedented plurality of opinions emerged, not only in social matters, but also regarding the role and goals of literature. Should literature aim to change the society? Should it – in its search for truth ‒ be guided by the natural sciences? Or – on the contrary ‒ is the essence of literature purposeless? Is literature elitist, meant only for a select few, or should it reach the masses? Each position had its advocates in famous authors. Through analysis of representative texts we will explore the extraordinary complexity of this literary epoch. In order to illustrate the narrow nexus between historical change and literary pluralism we will consider the literary texts in the context of social conditions, new media, natural sciences, philosophy, psychology and psychoanalysis. We will become acquainted with the central topics: authorship, epistemological optimism, crises concerning language and the self, new ideas in religious matters, and the ‘völkisch’ movement.

Intensive reading and formal analysis; placement in the literary-historical context and critical review of central themes.

Familiarity with texts, presentations and participation in discussions, written paper (ca. 12 p.).

Arno Holz / Johannes Schlaf: Papa Hamlet (1889)

Gerhart Hauptmann: Die Weber (1892)

Arthur Schnitzler: Leutnant Gustl (1900)

Hugo von Hofmannsthal: Ein Brief (1902)

Robert Musil: Die Verwirrungen des Zöglings Törleß (1906)

Rainer Maria Rilke: Die Aufzeichnungen des Malte Laurids Brigge (1910)

Alfred Döblin: Die Ermordung einer Butterblume (1910)

Thomas Mann: Der Tod in Venedig (1912)

Franz Kafka: Das Urteil (1912)

Karl Schönherr: Der Weibsteufel (1914)

Lyrik von Georg Trakl, Else Lasker-Schüler, Rainer Maria Rilke, Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Stefan George, Christian Morgenstern, Hugo Ball

 

 

positive graduation compulsory modul 2

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05.10.2017
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Date Time Location
Thu 2017-10-05
15.30 - 17.00 50105/2 SR 50105/2 SR Barrier-free
Thu 2017-10-12
15.30 - 17.00 50105/2 SR 50105/2 SR Barrier-free
Thu 2017-10-19
15.30 - 17.00 50105/2 SR 50105/2 SR Barrier-free
Thu 2017-11-09
15.30 - 17.00 50105/2 SR 50105/2 SR Barrier-free
Thu 2017-11-16
15.30 - 17.00 50105/2 SR 50105/2 SR Barrier-free
Thu 2017-11-23
15.30 - 17.00 50105/2 SR 50105/2 SR Barrier-free
Thu 2017-11-30
15.30 - 17.00 50105/2 SR 50105/2 SR Barrier-free
Thu 2017-12-07
15.30 - 17.00 50105/2 SR 50105/2 SR Barrier-free
Thu 2017-12-14
15.30 - 17.00 50105/2 SR 50105/2 SR Barrier-free
Thu 2018-01-11
15.30 - 17.00 50105/2 SR 50105/2 SR Barrier-free
Thu 2018-01-18
15.30 - 17.00 50105/2 SR 50105/2 SR Barrier-free
Thu 2018-01-25
15.30 - 17.00 50105/2 SR 50105/2 SR Barrier-free
Thu 2018-02-01
15.30 - 17.00 50105/2 SR 50105/2 SR Barrier-free