A non-refundable programme fee, in addition to the tuition fee, is applicable. The programme fee, which includes the social programme, is to be paid within one week after registration at the latest, along with the tuition fee.
Other than German language sufficiency, there are no further requirements. All students interested in German literature and its historical background are welcome.
Please also visit the FUBiS *free* digital lecture series which offers a broad overview of the programme's academic course offerings: http://www.fubis.org/2_prog/online/index.html
Get to know your FUBiS instructor, Dr Anja Richter ("Schlüsselwerke der deutschen Literatur von der Klassik bis zur Gegenwart"), on our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/Qf7vmvHn7bo
About this course
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 Ferdinand von Schirach – 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 incorporate 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 virtual excursions. For instance, we will obtain deeper insight into the art of the Romantic period with a virtual tour through the Alte Nationalgalerie and will also get a digital impression of the Topography of Terror exhibition (documentation and visitor centre on the topic of National Socialism in German history).