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GERMAN LITERATURE
LETTERATURA TEDESCA

Classicism and Romanticism. Raphael's myth in German literature
Classicismo e Romanticismo. Il mito di Raffaello nella Letteratura tedesca

A.Y. Credits
2020/2021 8
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Luca Renzi lunedì, martedì e mercoledì previo appuntamento / Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday by appointment
Teaching in foreign languages
Course partially taught in a foreign language German
This course is taught partially in Italian and partially in a foreign language. Study materials can be provided in the foreign language and the final exam can be taken in the foreign language.

Assigned to the Degree Course

Lingue moderne e interculturalità (LM-37)
Curriculum: DIDATTICA E RICERCA
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Learning Objectives

Starting from a general location in the classical-romantic era, and in conjunction with the Raffaellian year, the works of some representative authors of German literature between the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries will be addressed, who have more dealt with the theme of beauty with reference to the «genius» from Urbino, Illustrating the relationship between Italian art and German literature which also affected the Romantics up to Goethe. Particular attention will be paid to the work of Karl Philipp Moritz, one of the authors of the time most versed in aesthetic aspects. Brief notes will also be made on some works by Wilhelm Heinrich Wackenroder, Friedrich Schlegel and August von Platen.

Program

The classical-romantic era will be initially introduced through the text edited by Michele Cometa, L'età classico-romantica. La cultura letteraria in Germania tra Settecento e Ottocento, Laterza, Bari, 2009

The following works or parts of them will be subsequently examined:

- Wilhelm Heinrich Wackenroder: “La visione di Raffaello”, in Id., “Effusioni di cuore di un monaco amante dell’arte”, in WHW Opere, pp. 106-113

- Federico Schlegel, Pagine su Raffaello, a c. di R. Assunto, trad. di R. Assunto e U. Vogt, Accademia Raffaello, Urbino, 1973

- August von Platen: “Lage von Urbino” (1829), in Id., August Graf von Platen. Sämtliche Werke. Historisch-Kritische Ausgabe mit Einschluß des handschriftlichen Nachlasses, hrsg. von Max Koch und Erich Petzet. Zwölf Teile in sechs Bänden, 6 voll.; qui IV. Band, Dritter Teil “Oden, Festgesänge, Eklogen und Jdyllen. Epigramme”, hrsg. von Max Koch, Epigramma 182, p. 211

Finally, the theme of the "signature of beauty" and its relationship with the notions of "symbol" and "allegory" in Karl Philipp Moritz will be addressed, starting from the sections of L. Lotito's study concerning Raphael relating to the theme of ornament. See L. Lotito, La bellezza tautosemica. Riflessioni sul simbolo e sull’allegoria a partire dall’opera di Karl Philipp Moritz, Mimesis, Milano – Udine, 2009, pp. 20-25, pp. 59-86, pp. 77-79

It will also be referred to the corresponding sections in the work of Karl Philipp Moritz, namely: "Raphaels Stanzen", in "Raphael", in Id., Schriften zur Ästhetik und Poetik. Kritische Ausgabe, hrsg. von Hans Joachim Schrimpf, Niemeyer, Tübingen, 1962, pp. 226-234.

Of Karl Philipp Moritz will be analyzed and deepened following essays:

“Sull’imitazione formatrice del bello”, “La segnatura del bello. In che misura si possono descrivere le opere d’arte?”, “Sull’allegoria”, in Id., Scritti di Estetica, a cura di Paolo D’Angelo, Aesthetica Edizioni, Palermo, 1990, rispettivamente pp. 65-93, pp. 95-104, pp. 115-118.

The corresponding sections are found in the following work: Karl Philipp Moritz: „Über die bildende Nachahmung des Schönen”, “Die Signatur des Schönen. In wie fern Kunstwerke beschrieben werden können?", "Über die Allegorie", respectively pp. 63-93, pp. 93-103, pp. 112-116 in: Karl Philipp Moritz, Schriften zur Ästhetik und Poetik. Kritische Ausgabe, hrsg. von Hans Joachim Schrimpf, Niemeyer, Tübingen, 1962

With regard to the sections of the text Travels of a German in Italy (1786-1788), the sections on Raphael are as follows:

Karl Philipp Moritz: “Raffaello. La battaglia di Costantino”, “Raffaello”, “Raffaello. Parnaso”, “La Scuola di Atene”, “L’incendio”, “Raffaello e Volatera”, “Le Stanze di Raffaello”, “La Villa di Raffaello”, “Raffaello”, in Id., Viaggi di un tedesco in Italia (1786-1788), a cura di e trad. it. a cura di Marco Marchetti, Edizioni del C.I.R.V.I., Moncalieri, 2019, rispettivamente: pp. 313-315, pp. 315-316, p. 354, pp. 354-355, p. 355, pp. 377-378, pp. 388-389, p. 391, pp. 392-393.

The corresponding sections are found in the following work: Karl Philipp Moritz: “Raphael”, in Id., Schriften zur Ästhetik und Poetik. Kritische Ausgabe, hrsg. von Hans Joachim Schrimpf, Niemeyer, Tübingen, 1962, pp. 226-234.

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

- Understanding and critical skills to analyze aspects, historical and cultural events, placing them within a cultural overview of the historical development and their sociological and social repercussions.

- Skills of applying knowledge and understanding: the student will have the cultural and literary skills to the description and analysis of German culture.

- Making judgments: the student will have, through a broad spectrum of readings and references, critical skills that enable him to analyze and evaluate texts and cultural topics and matter autonomous opinions on socio-cultural issues concerning various historical periods.

- Communication skills: ability to come to understand and communicate and convey reality and different ages and use a specific language.

- The acquisition capacity of methodological tools and bibliographical and critical skills to further develop their area of knowledge for the next levels of studies.

Teaching Material

The teaching material prepared by the lecturer in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the lecturer specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

Supporting Activities

Online notes and databases prepared by the teacher.


Didactics, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Didactics

Frontal and seminar lessons

Attendance

There are no requirements, unless the observance of the program handbook

Course books

Primary literature:

Karl Philipp Moritz, Scritti di Estetica, a cura di Paolo D’Angelo, Aesthetica Edizioni, Palermo, 1990 (estratti)

Id., Viaggi di un tedesco in Italia (1786-1788), a cura di e trad. it. a cura di Marco Marchetti, Edizioni del C.I.R.V.I., Moncalieri, 2019 (estratti)

Critical literature:

Michele Cometa (a c. di), L'età classico-romantica. La cultura letteraria in Germania tra Settecento e Ottocento, Laterza, Bari, 2009

Leonardo Lotito, La bellezza tautosemica. Riflessioni sul simbolo e sull’allegoria a partire dall’opera di Karl Philipp Moritz, Mimesis, Milano – Udine, 2009 (estratti)

The following texts will be made available on Moodle:

- Karl Philipp Moritz, Schriften zur Ästhetik und Poetik. Kritische Ausgabe, hrsg. von Hans Joachim Schrimpf, Niemeyer, Tübingen, 1962, pp. 63-93, pp. 93-103, pp. 112-116, pp. 226-234

- Wilhelm Heinrich Wackenroder: “La visione di Raffaello”, in Id., “Effusioni di cuore di un monaco amante dell’arte”, in Opere e lettere. Scritti di arte, estetica e morale. In collaborazione con Ludwig Tieck, Testo tedesco a fronte, a cura di Elena Agazzi, Federica La Manna e Andrea Benedetti, Bompiani, Milano, 2014, pp. 106-113

- August von Platen: “Lage von Urbino” (1829), in Id., August Graf von Platen. Sämtliche Werke. Historisch-Kritische Ausgabe mit Einschluß des handschriftlichen Nachlasses, hrsg. von Max Koch und Erich Petzet. Zwölf Teile in sechs Bänden, 6 voll.; qui IV. Band, Dritter Teil “Oden, Festgesänge, Eklogen und Jdyllen. Epigramme”, hrsg. von Max Koch, Epigramma 182, p. 211

- Federico Schlegel, Pagine su Raffaello, a c. di R. Assunto, trad. di R. Assunto e U. Vogt, Accademia Raffaello, Urbino, 1973

Assessment

Oral examination. Term Paper

Attending students can make use of a term paper, to be carried out in groups or individually during the course or to be delivered at the end of it, according to the criteria described by the teacher. It will be evaluated by the teacher with a mark in thirties and will integrate the oral exam score at 50%. Those who declare they are attending will have to attend at least two thirds of the lessons.

Non-attending students are required to follow the exam program as foreseen by the vademecum.

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

Didactics

Non-attending students are required to observe the program handbook and to verify the historical and cultural contexts through the network or other methods. They are also invited to visit the page on Blended Learning Uniurb for further study materials.

Attendance

There are no requirements, unless the observance of the program handbook

Course books

Same of attending students

Assessment

Oral examination.

Remember that a CFU approximates the measurement of the hours of commitment dedicated by the student to training activities equal to 25 hours (lessons, seminars, practice, work at home). The present course is equivalent to 8 CFU, i.e. 200 hours of total activities: if the hours of class attendance are not included within this number of hours, they should be integrated by autonomous activities of equal duration.

Notes

Part of the course will be taught in German. The students can request to sit the final exam in German with an alternative bibliography

Teil des Kurses wird auf Deutsch gehalten werden. Die StudentInnen können auf Nachfrage die Prüfung in deutscher Sprache mit einer Alternativbibliografie halten

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