Reading contemporary literary texts based on themes of globalization and interculturality thereby requiring a brief theoretical introduction to these processes (globalization, intercultural dialog, climatic change, etc.) and in particular to their ethical and esthetical sides and to the role of the intellectual in society. The literary texts studied in this course (novels, plays, etc.) are therefore accompanied by theoretical and scientific texts (essays, studies) related to the respective subjects.
At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :
Participants who complete this course successfully will be able to
- read contemporary literary works which are based on the processes which mark our time in its economic, social, and cultural dimensions and which treat the challenges of our present and future: the globalization and creation of alliances of countries which co-operate economically and politically (Europe and the European Union, for example) and the interaction of different cultures within societies which are more and more subject to migration (intercultural dialog or clash?);
- realize the importance of literary texts as the basis for the public discussion about these questions and of the self-image of the author as an intellectual in modern society.
The theme of the course is linked to the issues covered by the course of the BAC on the civilizations of German speaking countries.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.Practical work: Literary analyses carried out by small groups in collaboration with the professor.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.Continuous evaluation of the work accomplished during the course (oral contributions, discussions).
Written final exam (individual) on the basis of a personalized reading assignment.
Rüdiger Safranski: Wieviel Globalisierung verträgt der Mensch? München; Wien: Hanser 2003.
Une bibliographie détaillée sera diffusée au seminaire.