Vol. 22 No. 2 (2019): Anno XXII, 2-2019

Ai prodromi del Neuhumanismus tedesco: letteratura e pedagogia

Anna Kaiser
Associata di Pedagogia generale e sociale - Università degli Studi di Genova

Published 2019-12-17


  • Neuhumanismus,
  • Germanization of culture,
  • Sturm und Drang,
  • literature and pedagogy,
  • German Neuhumanismus

How to Cite

Kaiser, A. (2019). Ai prodromi del Neuhumanismus tedesco: letteratura e pedagogia. Studi Sulla Formazione/Open Journal of Education, 22(2), 299–310. https://doi.org/10.13128/ssf-10804


The relationship of pedagogy with literature emerges as decisive during the Century of Goethe, that of the German Neuhumanismus, which centers on the idea of Bildung. It, like every current of thought and ideas, takes its origin from the visions of the world, from ideals, from the criticalities that, in the previous decades, have been elaborated. In the first half of the eighteenth century, enlightenment and pietism are intertwined, with their pedagogical inspiration that leads to the Germanization of culture; Lessing, Klopstock and Wieland write, bearers of a pedagogical telos station; the German literary revolution begins with the Sturm und Drang, apt to express, albeit chaotically, the anthropological nature in its frankness, even formative


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