Der deutschsprachige Universitätsroman seit 1968
Title in English: German university novel since 1968.Transformation of the underrated genre
The thesis deals with the transformation of the German-language university novel after 1968. The author divides the corpus of 33 novels into four types, according to the way they are written: 1. university criminal novel, 2. university novels that are narrated from the subjective perspective, 3. entertaining and satirical university novels and 4. experimental university novels. The present research has been too narrow and has reduced the German university novel to a couple of writings. Also, due to its limited focus on depicting the association between university and society, the existing research has credited the genre with a low literary level. By contrast, the author of the thesis sees the main measure of the literary quality of the university novel in the mutual escalation of both the selected way of writing and the university topic. The thesis shows that the novels which have so far been ignored or interpreted in an insufficient way (not only experimental and subjective university novels but also some that bear resemblance to these types) evince a higher quality. A more differentiated look at the university novel brought by the thesis should contribute to the fact that the genre is perceived as one of great value.
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