19th Century German Literature


To identify 19.th century German literature main characteristics by understanding, describing and analysing either literary or theoretical works or excerpts of them, so that students may acquire and produce knowledge to be discussed in class during oral presentations of essays done in class and at home.

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Fernando Jorge de Oliveira Ribeiro


Weekly - 4

Total - 168

Teaching language



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AAVV. (2013). Metzler Lexikon Literatur- und Kulturtheorie: Ansätze – Personen.Stuttgart./AAVV.(1995). Romantik. Stuttg.:Reclam.
AAVV.(1995).Kleine Deutsche Geschichte, Stutt.:Reclam.
AAVV.(1982).Deutsche Literatur.Vom Naturalismus zum Expressionismus 1880-1918.R/H:RORORO./AAVV.(1979). Vormärz.Stuttg.:Reclam
AAVV.(1977). Naturalismus.Stuttg.:Reclam.
 -       .(1977). Bürgerlicher Realismus. Stuttg.:Reclam./-     .(1977).Naturalismus.Stuttg.:Reclam./AAVV.(1989).Literatura Alemã. Textos e contextos (1700-1900).Lisboa:Presença./
Beutin, W. et al.(2013).Deutsche Literatur Geschichte: Von den Anfängen bis zur Gegenwart.Stuttg.:Metzler./Bark, J.(1984).Biedermeier - Vormärz : bürgerlicher Realismus.Stuttg.:Klett./Coyle, M. et al.(2002). Literary Terms and Criticism.Hampshire:Basingstoke./Hamann, R., et al.(1977)Epochen deutscher Kultur. Von 1870 bis zur Gegenwart.F/M:Fischer. /Scheidl,L., et al.(1996).Dois Séculos de história alemã- Textos e documentos dos séculos XIX e XX. Coimbra:Minerva

Teaching method

Teaching methodologies include exposition lectures aiming to critical reading, encouraging the commentary and historical-cultural contextualized synthesis; role-play reading session.

Evaluation method

Método de avaliação - three individual small assignments and qualified participation in class(15%), three open-book tests(85%)

Subject matter

Studying 19th century German literature by means of literary commentary of poetry and drama of Junges Deutschland and Vormärz authors, the Novelle of Bürgerlicher  Realismus writers, the drama and the poetry representative of the Naturalismus German followers and the poetry of the Symbolismus and Jugendstil most representative poets.