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School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage
MODERN LANGUAGES FOR INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATION AND COOPERATION
Course unit
GERMAN LITERATURE
LE05120723, A.A. 2018/19

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2018/19

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
MODERN LANGUAGES FOR INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATION AND COOPERATION
IF0314, Degree course structure A.Y. 2016/17, A.Y. 2018/19
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination GERMAN LITERATURE
Website of the academic structure https://www.disll.unipd.it/
Department of reference Department of Linguistic and Literary Studies
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge MARCO RISPOLI L-LIN/13

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Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code
LE06120723 GERMAN LITERATURE MARCO RISPOLI LE0613

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines L-LIN/13 German Literature 6.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 25/02/2019
End of activities 14/06/2019
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2016 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
10 1920 01/10/2019 30/11/2020 RISPOLI MARCO (Presidente)
MALAGOLI ROBERTA (Membro Effettivo)
FERRON ISABELLA (Supplente)
MARX SONIA (Supplente)
MASIERO FEDERICA (Supplente)
9 1819 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 RISPOLI MARCO (Presidente)
MALAGOLI ROBERTA (Membro Effettivo)
FERRON ISABELLA (Supplente)
MARX SONIA (Supplente)
MASIERO FEDERICA (Supplente)
1 1718 01/10/2017 30/11/2018 RISPOLI MARCO (Presidente)
MALAGOLI ROBERTA (Membro Effettivo)
FERRON ISABELLA (Supplente)
MARX SONIA (Supplente)
MASIERO FEDERICA (Supplente)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Knowledge of modern European history (1789-1945).
Knowledge of German literature and of some of its canonical texts.
Good German language skills
Target skills and knowledge: Through the reading and interpretation of Thomas Mann's novel "Der Zauberberg" students will:
- Deepen their knowledge of German culture, especially of the age of the Weimarer Republik, with its brillant cultural flowering, which precedes the catastrophe of National Socialism.
- Refine their language skills
- Refine their text analysis skills
Examination methods: During the last part of the course, each student will present a paper dealing with a topic or a chapter of the book. A brief oral exam will follow on the scheduled dates.
This oral exam will verify:
- The ability to read and understand the text
- The knowledge of the cultural context within which the narrative unfolds.
Assessment criteria: - Ability to understand and analyze the text
- Knowledge of the context.
- Ability to develop an autonomous research about one aspect of the novel
Course unit contents: A reading of the "Zauberberg" offers the opportunity to observe Thomas Mann's narrative art in one of its highest expressions, and allows to identify some decisive moments in the development of German culture, from the classical-romantic age up to the first decades of the twentieth century.
The dense intertextual network present in the novel will be the object of particular attention: from the references to Goethe or to romanticism, up to the literary reworking of Nietzsche's thought and Freud's psychoanalysis, the text will be analyzed as a summa of the modern German-language culture.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The first part of the course includes lectures, during which students are invited to actively participate with personal contributions and observations.
In the second part of the course each student is required to present a paper about a theme or a section of the novel. This research will therefore be the subject of in-class discussion.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Thomas Mann, Der Zauberberg. Frankfurt am Main: Fischer, 2012. ISBN: 9783596904167 Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Interactive lecturing
  • Questioning
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)
  • Reading

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)

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