History of thoughs and litterature in Germany I

LGERM1314  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

History of thoughs and litterature in Germany I
5.0 credits
30.0 h + 7.5 h

Main themes

This course offers a chronological and critical survey of the literature of the given language area from the Middle Ages to the 17th and 18th centuries. It examines the different movements and genres developed during these periods and places them in their socio-cultural contexts. Excerpts (compulsory reading) are used as illustrations.


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    At the end of the course, students should be able to show insight into the distinctive features of major literary movements and genres. They should be able to situate them in their socio-cultural and historical contexts. Students will become familiar with important literary figures and canonical works of the historical period that is studied. They will be expected to know how to read and interpret some key texts.

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.

Evaluation methods



Deutsche Literaturgeschichte von den Anfängen bis zur Gegenwart. Hrsg. von Wolfgang Beutin et al., 8. aktualisierte und erweiterte Auflage, Stuttgart: Metzler 2013.

Une bibliographie détaillée sera diffusée au cours.

Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Program title
Minor in German Studies

Minor in Literary Studies

Bachelor in Modern Languages and Literatures: German, Dutch and English

Bachelor in Modern Languages and Literatures : General