German society, culture, and literature II

Credit points: 6
Contact hours: 60
Type: P

Main Instructor

dr. Andrea Leskovec, Associate Professor

Course Description

Objectives and competences

  • Awareness of the complexity of the notion of culture and perception of one's own and foreign culture and identity.
  • Learning about various phenomena in art, music, and film history.
  • Recognizing canonized authors in the history of literature of the German-speaking area and individual reflection on literature.
  • Familiarization with literature: interpretation of selected works, special features of the standard language.
  • Familiarity with literary movements and events in individual German-speaking countries and in Slovenia: intercultural parallels.
  • Acquiring critical evaluation skills.

Content (Syllabus outline)

The course is divided into two units:

a) German society and culture II

b) German literature II:

German society and culture II :

  • Perceiving one's own and the foreign environment, stereotypes and prejudices, relations between one's homeland and foreign countries, historical overview (Germany from 1871 to the present), current political and social situation in Germany, etc.
  • Overview of some developments in art, music, film, etc.

German literature II:

  • Further overview of literature of the German-speaking area: Post-Romanticism, Realism, Naturalism, Modernism (Symbolism, Impressionism, Expressionism, etc.), literature of the Weimar Republic.

Readings

  • Recker, Marie-Luise: Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland. München: Beck 2009.
  • Schulze, Hagen: Kleine deutsche Geschichte. München 1998.
  • Glaser, Hermann: Deutsche Kultur 1945-2000. Ullstein, Berlin 1999.
  • Kaiser, Hans Joachim: Die Weimarer Republik. Freising 2008.
  • Liepach, Martin: Nationalsozialismus und Zweiter Weltkrieg. Freising 2008.
  • Göbel, Walter: Deutschland nach 1945. Stuttgart 2008.
  • Hertle, Hans-Hermann/Wolle, Stefan: Damals in der DDR. Der Alltag im Arbeiter- und Bauernstaat. München 2006.
  • Vinke, Hermann: Die DDR: eine Dokumentation mit zahlreichen Biografien und Abbildungen. Ravensburg 2009.
  • Mählert, Ulrich: Kleine Geschichte der DDR. München 2009.
  • Beutin, W.: Deutsche Literaturgeschichte. Von den Anfängen bis zur Gegenwart. Stuttgart: J. B. Metzler Verlag, 2008.
  • Stöckmann, Ingo: Naturalismus. Lehrbuch Germanistik. Stuttgart 2011.
  • Kimmich, Dorothee/Wilke, Tobias: Einführung in die Literatur der Jahrhundertwende. Darmstadt 2006.
  • Anz, Thomas: Literatur des Expressionismus. Stuttgart 2010.
  • Schutte, Jürgen: Einführung in die Literaturinterpretation. Stuttgart 1990.
  • Material prepared by the teacher.

For their home reading students have to select at least 7 works from the reading list provided by the lecturer.

Prerequisites

Enrollment in the second year of Interlingual Communication.

Assessment

The final grade consists of the average from the two subjects (German society and culture II & German literature II). To pass, students must get a positive grade in both subjects.

Student responsibilities at both subjects:

-       German society and culture II: Exam (50 % of the final grade).

-       German literature II: Exam (the exam also covers home reading; i.e., at least seven works from the reading list provided by the lecturer – 50 % of the final grade).

Grading scale: 6-10 or A-E (positive grade), 1-5 or F (negative grade). The

Ucitelj

Andrea Leskovec