608271 PS Literature in Historical Context (Gr. B): Modern Popular Plays

summer semester 2023 | Last update: 25.04.2023 Place course on memo list
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608271
PS Literature in Historical Context (Gr. B): Modern Popular Plays
PS 2
2,5
weekly
each semester
German

Methodically refelcted, text-oriented interpretation of selected plays; ability to identify and to describe the relation between literary and cultural history, institutional aspects as well as the social and political life - with a special focus on the critical subversion of literary traditions.

The folk play - a genre much discussed as early as the 19th century - with its fixed plot patterns and characters seems obsolete after the First World War. However, from the 1930s onwards, several authors take up old traditions and deliberately break their norms in order to criticise the current society on various levels: they point out socio-political grievances and expose the deceptive idyll of the trivial folk play as an illusion.

Short frontal lectures, analysis and discussion of the texts based on kick-off presentations and individual reading of the texts


Participation in class and preparation at home (reading of the texts!), kick-off presentations, contribution to the discussion, short exam (discussion of the texts) at the end of semester, written paper (8 pages)

(a final reading list will be handed out at the beginning of the semester)

Johann Nestroy: Das Mädl aus der Vorstadt (1841)

Marieluise Fleißer: Pioniere in Ingolstadt (1929)

Ödön von Horváth: Geschichten aus dem Wiener Wald (1931)

Karl Zuckmayr: Der Hauptmann von Köpenick (1931)

Bertolt Brecht: Herr Puntila und sein Knacht Matti (1940,1941)

Fritz Hochwälder: Der Himbeerpflücker (1965)

Franz Xaver Kroetz (1971)

Peter Turrini: Sauschlachen (1972)

Elfriede Jelinek: Burgtheater (1982)

Toni Bernhart: Langes afn Zirblhouf (2002)

The requirements for admission prescribed in the respective curriculum must be met.

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Date Time Location
Wed 2023-03-08
12.00 - 13.30 40935 SR 40935 SR Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired
Wed 2023-03-15
12.00 - 13.30 40935 SR 40935 SR Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired
Wed 2023-03-22
12.00 - 13.30 50113 SR 50113 SR Barrier-free
Wed 2023-03-29
12.00 - 13.30 40935 SR 40935 SR Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired
Wed 2023-04-19
12.00 - 13.30 40935 SR 40935 SR Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired
Wed 2023-04-26
12.00 - 13.30 40935 SR 40935 SR Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired
Wed 2023-05-03
12.00 - 13.30 40935 SR 40935 SR Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired
Wed 2023-05-10
12.00 - 13.30 40935 SR 40935 SR Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired
Wed 2023-05-17
12.00 - 13.30 40935 SR 40935 SR Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired
Wed 2023-05-24
12.00 - 13.30 50113 SR 50113 SR Barrier-free
Wed 2023-05-31
12.00 - 13.30 40935 SR 40935 SR Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired
Wed 2023-06-07
12.00 - 13.30 40935 SR 40935 SR Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired
Wed 2023-06-14
12.00 - 13.30 40935 SR 40935 SR Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired
Wed 2023-06-21
12.00 - 13.30 40935 SR 40935 SR Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired
Wed 2023-06-28
12.00 - 13.30 40935 SR 40935 SR Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired