Foreign languages and cultures
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Hermann Dorowin
  • Hermann Dorowin
  • 54 ore - Hermann Dorowin
Course Regulation
Coorte 2022
Learning activities
Letterature straniere
Academic discipline
Type of study-unit
Opzionale (Optional)
Type of learning activities
Attività formativa monodisciplinare
Language of instruction
The Golden Century of German Drama (1750-1850)
Reference texts
Obligatory readings for all students:

GOTTHOLD EPHRAIM LESSING, Nathan der Weise, Reclam, Stuttgart; trad.it. Nathan il saggio, a cura di A. Casalegno, introduzione di E. Bonfatti, Garzanti, Milano 2000 (con testo a fronte);
JOHANN WOLFGANG GOETHE, Faust. Der Tragödie erster Teil, Reclam, Stuttgart; trad. it. Faust, a cura di F.Fortini, Mondadori, Milano, 1982, vol.I° (con testo a fronte);
FRIEDRICH SCHILLER, Maria Stuart, Reclam Stuttgart; trad. it. Maria Stuarda, nota introduttiva e traduzione di M.D.Ponti, Einaudi, Torino 1982;
HEINRICH VON KLEIST, Prinz Friedrich von Homburg, Reclam, Stuttgart; trad.it. Il principe di Homburg, introduzione e traduzione di R.Rossanda, a cura di H.Dorowin, Marsilio, Venezia 1997 (con testo a fronte);
GEORG BÜCHNER, Woyzeck, Reclam, Stuttgart; trad. it Woyzeck, a cura di H.Dorowin, traduzione di C.Magris, Marsilio, Venezia, 1988 (con testo a fronte);

V. ZMEGAC-Z. SKREB-L. SEKULIC, Breve storia della letteratura tedesca. Dalle Origini ai giorni nostri, Einaudi,
Torino 1995, pp. 50-245;

M.FANCELLI, Il Secolo d'Oro della drammaturgia tedesca, in R.Alonge-G.Davico-Bonino (a cura di), Storia del teatro moderno e contemporaneo, Einaudi, Torino, 2000, vol. IV: Il grande teatro borghese, pp.677-779;

Other readings suggested:

M.COMETA, L'età di Goethe, Carocci, Roma, 2006.

M. FRESCHI, La letteratura tedesca, il Mulino, Bologna 2008.

Methodological introduction:
E.SPEDICATO (a cura di), Letteratura tedesca. Manuale per l'università, ETS, Pisa, 2005.
Educational objectives
Knowledge of the German literary history; ability to interpret literary texts in their historical, cultural, philosophical and literary context.
Basic knowledge of history, cultural history and literary criticism.
Teaching methods
Frontal lectures, seminarial discussions, video projections
Other information
For the timetable of the lessons and the exam dates see the official Department calendar.
Learning verification modality
Final oral exam.
Extended program
German Literature takes part in Weltliteratur thanks to the works of the great authors of the second half of the Eighteenth Century: Lessing, Wieland, Herder, Goethe, Schiller, and it expresses all its richness and variety in Romantic and Post-Romantic Era. The course will focus on the developments of the drama of the period, considering that most authors have experimented different forms of playwriting, thus contributing to its radical innovation.
The course is aimed at students of the second year of the Course in Foreign Languages and Cultures as well as at students of Literature and other Degree Courses.
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