German texts 2

Course Code :1106FLWTLD
Study domain:Literature
Academic year:2019-2020
Semester:1st semester
Contact hours:30
Study load (hours):84
Contract restrictions: No contract restriction
Language of instruction:German
Exam period:exam in the 1st semester
Lecturer(s)Geert Crauwels

3. Course contents *

This course begins with an overview of the situation of poetry in Germany after 1945 and of the issues involved in the debate about lyrical poetry after Auschwitz. This contextualization constitutes the background for an introduction to some of the major theoretical statements about this topic (Adorno: Erziehung nach Auschwitz, George Steiner: Language and Silence et al.). The main part of the course is devoted to an analysis of individual poems by Paul Celan as well as Nelly Sachs, Marie Luise Kaschnitz, Robert Schindel and others.