Schlüsselwerke der deutschen Literatur von der Klassik bis zur Gegenwart

Schlüsselwerke der deutschen Literatur von der Klassik bis zur Gegenwart

Course dates:
2 June, 2018 to 21 July, 2018
Fee:
1,650 €
Topics:
Language, Social Sciences
Application deadline:
Saturday, 5 May, 2018
University:
Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University (FUBiS)
Berlin, Germany

General information

This course provides an overview of the history of German literature from the 18th to the 21st century. Starting from the knowledge that the psychological sensitivities of an age are reflected in literature, and supported by reading and discussing representative texts - e.g. from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Heinrich Heine, Franz Kafka, Bertolt Brecht or Bernhard Schlink - the focus of the seminar is based on the following questions: What desires, demands and utopias can be found in the literature? How influential are the developments of the history of thought, social upheavals and technological innovations on literary expression? What interplay exists between art, music and literature? Can fiction also be seen as inspiration for social changes? And: how do the respective authors corporate literary legacies into their own works?

A valid and living impression of literary development from the classical period to the present will not only be provided through texts, but also through film clips and field trips. For instance, we will visit the Deutsches Historisches Museum and obtain deeper insight into the art of the Romantic period with a tour through the Alte Nationalgalerie.

The class will be taught in German. Language Requirement: German Intermediate II or better (CEFR B2 / C1)

Accommodation

FUBiS offers the following accommodation options:

  • single room in a shared apartment at the student dorms
  • single occupancy apartment
  • stay with a Berlin host family

For more details on the different accommodation options, please click here.

Registration

The easiest way to register for FUBiS is by using the online registration form. You can find detailed information on how to register here.

Registration deadline is May 5, 2018.

A comprehensive overview on fees and registration can be found here.

ECTS accreditation

6 ECTS

Contact information

Email: fubis@fubis.org

Phone: +49 30 838 73 472