6 ECTS credits
150 h study time

Offer 1 with catalog number 1020466BER for all students in the 1st semester at a (B) Bachelor - advanced level.

Semester
1st semester
Enrollment based on exam contract
Possible
Grading method
Grading (scale from 0 to 20)
Can retake in second session
Yes
Enrollment Requirements
Students must have taken ‘Literatur- und Kulturgeschichte des deutschen Sprachraums’, before they can enroll in this course. If you are enrolled in a preparatory programme you can register this course without restrictions.
Taught in
German
Faculty
Faculty of Languages & Humanities
Department
Linguistics and Literary Studies
Educational team
Inge Arteel (course titular)
Activities and contact hours
26 contact hours Lecture
75 contact hours Independent or External Form of Study
Course Content

The course focuses on developments in modern German language literature of around 1900 in relation to the development of urban environment and capital cities.

The course presents literature from the period 1880-1920. Literary developments such as naturalism, symbolism, expressionism and dadaism are considered, as is the literature of the "Wiener Moderne". The literary texts are read in their relationship with scientific discourses such as darwinism, psychoanalysis and language philosophy, and societal currents such as "Reformpädagogik" and feminism. The urban context of the capital cities of Berlin and Vienna and other major cities such as Munich is analysed in its relation to these developments.

The course is taught in German.

 

Course material
Course text (Required) : Deutschsprachige Literatur der Jahrhundertwende, Novellen des 19. und frühen 20. Jahrhunderts, I. Arteel, VUB, 22201700002682, 2016
Handbook (Required) : Frühlings Erwachen, Frank Wedekind, Reclams Universal-Bibliothek 7951, Reclam, 9783150079515, 2000
Handbook (Required) : Fräulein Else, Studienausgabe, Arthur Schnitzler, Reclams Universal-Bibliothek 18155, Reclam, 9783150181553, 2002
Handbook (Required) : Die Verwandlung, Franz Kafka, Reclams Universal-Bibliothek 9900, Reclam, 9783150099001, 2001
Additional info

The students are expected to prepare each week the selected texts on the program and to engage in the discussions. They are given questions in advance, so as to facilitate the preparation and the disussion. Course attendance is therefore necessary.

The students write a paper focusing on a specific topic in one of the texts on the program. They integrate at least two scholarly articles or books. The papers are individually discussed with the students.

 

 

Learning Outcomes

General competencies

The students can:

- can formulate their insights into the literary and cultural developments of Modernity and urbanity around 1900;

- can analyse literary texts in relation to scientific and societal discourses;

- can discuss their interpretations of the texts with their peers in correct German at an advanced level;

- can write down their analysis making use of scholarly material.

Grading

The final grade is composed based on the following categories:
Oral Exam determines 50% of the final mark.
Other Exam determines 20% of the final mark.
SELF Paper determines 30% of the final mark.

Within the Oral Exam category, the following assignments need to be completed:

  • oral evaluation with a relative weight of 1 which comprises 50% of the final mark.

    Note: assesses knowledge and insight in the course material; students are given 20 minutes time to prepare their answers. No resources allowed

Within the Other Exam category, the following assignments need to be completed:

  • participation with a relative weight of 1 which comprises 20% of the final mark.

    Note: weekly preparation and participation in the seminar

Within the SELF Paper category, the following assignments need to be completed:

  • paper with a relative weight of 1 which comprises 30% of the final mark.

    Note: paper on one of the novellas of the course program

Additional info regarding evaluation

The students have to pass both the oral exam and the paper assignment in order to pass for the course as a whole.

 

 

 

Allowed unsatisfactory mark
The supplementary Teaching and Examination Regulations of your faculty stipulate whether an allowed unsatisfactory mark for this programme unit is permitted.

Academic context

This offer is part of the following study plans:
Bachelor of Philosophy and Moral Sciences: default (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Linguistics and Literary Studies: German-French (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Linguistics and Literary Studies: French-Italian (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Linguistics and Literary Studies: French-Spanish (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Linguistics and Literary Studies: Dutch-English (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Linguistics and Literary Studies: Dutch-French (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Linguistics and Literary Studies: Dutch-Italian (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Linguistics and Literary Studies: Dutch-Spanish (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Linguistics and Literary Studies: Dutch-German (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Linguistics and Literary Studies: Italian-German (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Linguistics and Literary Studies: German-Spanish (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Linguistics and Literary Studies: English-German (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Linguistics and Literary Studies: English-French (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Linguistics and Literary Studies: English-Italian (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Linguistics and Literary Studies: English-Spanish (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Applied Language Studies: Nederlands-Duits (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Applied Language Studies: Frans-Duits (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Applied Language Studies: Engels-Duits (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Applied Language Studies: Duits-Spaans (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Linguistics and LiteraryStudies: Dutch-German
Bachelor of Linguistics and LiteraryStudies: English-German
Bachelor of Linguistics and LiteraryStudies: German-French
Bachelor of Linguistics and LiteraryStudies: German-Italian
Bachelor of Linguistics and LiteraryStudies: German-Spanish
Bridging Programme Master of Arts in Linguistics and Literary Studies: Default track (only offered in Dutch)
Bridging Programme Master of Teaching in Languages: Standaard traject (only offered in Dutch)
Preparatory Programme Master of Arts in Linguistics and Literary Studies: one language - TTK (only offered in Dutch)
Preparatory Programme Master of Arts in Linguistics and Literary Studies: two languages (only offered in Dutch)
Preparatory Programme Master of Arts in Linguistics and Literary Studies: one language (only offered in Dutch)
Preparatory Programme Master of Arts in Linguistics and Literary Studies: one language - after third lng (only offered in Dutch)