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Jelena Ulrike Reinhardt
  • Jelena Ulrike Reinhardt
  • 54 ore - Jelena Ulrike Reinhardt
Course Regulation
Coorte 2023
Learning activities
Letterature straniere
Academic discipline
Type of study-unit
Opzionale (Optional)
Type of learning activities
Attività formativa monodisciplinare
Language of instruction
German literature of the last 120 years.
Reference texts
Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Lettera di Lord Chandos e altri scritti, a cura di Marco Rispoli, con testo a fronte, Marsilio, Venezia 2017.

Franz Kafka, La metamorfosi, a cura di Paola Capriolo, il notes magico, Padova 2011 (Die Verwandlung, Reclam, Stuttgart).

Bertolt Brecht, Vita di Galileo, a cura di G. Oneto, trad. di E. Castellani, con testo a fronte, Einaudi, Torino 1994.

Friedrich Dürrenmatt, La visita della vecchia signora, traduzione di Aloisio Rendi, nota introduttiva di Luigi forte, Einaudi, Torino 1989 (Der Besuch der alten Dame, Reclam, Stuttgart).

Peter Handke, Infelicità senza desideri, a cura di Bruna Bianchi, con una nota critica di Giorgio Cusatelli, Garzanti, Milano 1976 (Wunschloses Unglück, Suhrkamp, Frankfurt a.M. 1972).

Christa Wolf, Cassandra, a cura di Anita Raja, e/o, Roma 2011 (Kassandra, Suhrkamp, Frankfurt a.M./Berlin).

A handout with poetry by R.M. Rilke, G. Benn, B. Brecht, P. Celan, I. Bachmann, H.M. Enzensberger and other authors will be provided.

Critical literature:

Marino Freschi, La letteratura tedesca, il Mulino, Bologna 2008.

Other readings suggested:

Aldo Venturelli, La letteratura tedesca del primo Novecento (1900-1933), Carocci, Roma 2009.

S. Costagli, A. Fambrini, M. Galli, S. Sbarra, Guida alla letteratura tedesca. Percorsi e protagonisti 1945-2017, Odoya, Bologna 2018.

Students with disabilities and/or with DSA, after consultation with the lecturer, may request any educational materials in accessible formats (presentations, handouts, workbooks), provided if necessary in advance of the lectures, as well as the use of other technological facilitation tools in the study phase. For general information, see the University Services at https://lettere.unipg.it/home/disabilita-e-dsa and get in touch with the Contact Person for the Department.
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 and cultural history.
Teaching methods
Frontal lessons, vision of several DVDs.
Other information
For the timetable of the lessons and the exam dates see the official Department calendar.


Students with disabilities and/or DSAs: for any information on the University's services, see https://lettere.unipg.it/home/disabilita-e-dsa and get in touch with the Contact Person for the Department.
Learning verification modality
Final oral exam.

Students with disabilities and/or with DSA: for the way the tests are conducted, students can take advantage of the inclusive technologies, compensatory tools and dispensatory measures provided by the regulations. Technologies, tools and measures should be requested and agreed with the teacher well in advance of the tests. For general information, see the University Services at
home/disabilita-e-dsa e mettersi in contatto con il Referente per il Dipartimento.
Extended program
German literature of the last 120 years allows us to observe, through the eyes of numerous authors the affascinating and complex making of todays German-speaking world, through periods of splendour and vitality, moments of crisis and tragical involution. Hofmannsthal, Kafka, Brecht, Dürrenmatt, Peter Handke, Christa Wolf and many others will be studied within the historical and cultural context, in order to point out their specific contribution to the world literature of our age.
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