During the three-week language and literature course, participants deepen their German language skills in all areas, such as speaking, listening, writing, and reading, in morning classes.
A special focus is placed on reading, analysing, and discussing German literature in the afternoon classes.
Screen adaptations of books are very popular these days. Ranging from classic novels, fantasy novels, novellas, crime series or historical dramas – all genres and topics are brought to the big screens. But how can books actually be turned into movies? What happens to your own "mental cinema" when watching the movie? Based on specific book-film comparisons with a particular focus on contemporary German-language literature, we will be analysing the different special possibilities of expression of books and movies respectively. We will also approach the question of which criteria make a movie a good screen adaptation.
Here are some examples for successful screen adaptations of German literature: Thomas Mann: Death in Venice; Max Frisch: Homo Faber; Bernhard Schlink: The Reader; Uwe Timm: The Invention of Curried Sausage; Otfried Preußler: The Satanic Mill; Patrick Süskind: Perfume; Wolfgang Herrndorf: Why We Took The Car; Volker Kutscher: Babylon Berlin.
Language requirements: German B2-C2