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Literaturgeschichte und Interkulturalität

Festschrift für Maria Sass

Edited By Doris Sava and Stefan Sienerth

Aus Anlass des doppelten Geburtstages – 50 Jahre Germanistik in Hermannstadt und 60. Geburtstag von Maria Sass, der langjährigen Leiterin dieses Lehrstuhls, – greifen die literaturhistorisch, kulturwissenschaftlich und interdisziplinär ausgerichteten Beiträge aus unterschiedlichen Perspektiven die Geschichte und Dokumentation der rumäniendeutschen und deutschen (Gegenwarts-)Literatur auf. Fragen der Rezeptionsgeschichte und der Wechselwirkungen im Bereich der Interkulturalität, der Literaturvermittlung und des deutsch-rumänischen Kulturaustausches bilden thematische Schwerpunkte des Studienbandes und stehen damit im Zeichen der Wahrung von Kontinuität und Konstanz der Hermannstädter Germanistik.

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Eugen Christ: Deutsch – Was sollen wir letztendlich wollen? Eine ästhetische Versuchung


Eugen Christ

Deutsch – Was sollen wir letztendlich wollen? Eine ästhetische Versuchung

Abstract: Thanks to a particularly relevant social, cultural and economic status of German-speaking communities, the German language has fulfilled a mediating function for centuries among the ethnic groups located in the Danube area. World War II as well as the communism put an end to this. German language is nowadays learned widthwise especially in connection with the expectation of finding a job in the German-speaking cultural area. The good reputation of the German-speaking schools is rather associated with a pragmatic language acquisition. As so in many cases also the German Studies. The attempt to make language acquisition or language cultivation attractive by means of communicative language didactics supported by elements of art and experiential learning, would not only increase interest in language acquisition, but also fulfill a cultural contingent, ethical need which is not only missed in Europe and the Danube area, but globally: The more than ever necessary aesthetic education as an attempt to balance a directly pragmatic, technical-utilitarian orientation. Much more: to form the artistic or aesthetic education and the related experience. Across the bridge of the German language and the culture it carries, one could make a contribution to awakening the sense of aesthetics and harmony and making both of them elementary needs, hence making disharmony of any kind and origin a disturbance. This sense of aesthetics and harmony can be taken as self-evident. This could become an important goal of German...

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