History of German literature 2

Course Code :1108FLWTLD
Study domain:Literature
Bi-anuall course:Taught in academic years starting in an even year
Academic year:2020-2021
Semester:2nd semester
Contact hours:30
Study load (hours):84
Contract restrictions: No contract restriction
Language of instruction:German
Exam period:exam in the 2nd semester
Lecturer(s)Thomas Ernst

3. Course contents *

This course offers a systematic survey of German literary history from 1890 until now and treats the following periods: ‚Der Naturalismus und seine Gegenströmungen‘, ‚Der Expressionismus‘, ‚Weimarer Republik und Drittes Reich‘, ‚Literatur zwischen 1945 und 1968‘, ‚Literatur in der DDR‘, ‚Literatur zwischen 1968 und 1990‘, ‚Literatur nach der Wiedervereinigung‘. This survey will critically discuss the forms and functions, possibilities and limitations of literary historiography. Besides studying the main literary periods of German literary history and its primary representatives, the attention is focused on the social, religious, philosophical, and scientific context that shaped German literary history.