Austrian 20th century literature

Course Code :2002FLWTLD
Study domain:Literature
Academic year:2019-2020
Semester:1st semester
Contact hours:45
Study load (hours):168
Contract restrictions: No contract restriction
Language of instruction:German
Exam period:exam in the 1st semester
Lecturer(s)Geert Crauwels
Alex Haider

3. Course contents *

This course will explore Austrian literature from 1900 until the present. Selected texts (by Schnitzler, Horvath, Qualtinger, Handke, Bernhard, Jelinek, Arno Geiger, Aichinger, Jandl, h.c. artmann, Schindel, Rabinovici and others) will be discussed in terms of their literary characteristics as well as in terms of the specific context of Austrian history and society.

We will thereby focus on the following four aspects of Austrian literature:
a) The foundations of the Wiener Moderne
b) The Austrian theater tradition of scandal and provocation (from Schnitzler to Jelinek)
c) Socio-politically engaged authors from the fifties until the present
d) Contemporary Austrian-Jewish authors