University of Lausanne (Switzerland)

University of Lausanne (Switzerland)

University of Lausanne. Institution of higher education and research. Formed by seven faculties where there are approximately 14,500 students and 3,000 researchers. UNIL focuses on various academic disciplines, emphasis is placed on an interdisciplinary approach, with close cooperation between students, teaching staff and research professors. Its main campus is located on the shores of Lake […]

German-speaking Swiss Literature

German-speaking Swiss Literature

Swiss literature, literature on Switzerland in the four national languages. The overarching attempt to constitute the collective identity of a literature with a national attribute is particularly problematic for Swiss literature. For linguistic and territorial reasons, it exists in quadruple distribution with various extra-national relationships that are already manifest in the languages ​​spoken both in […]

Swiss Theaters

Swiss Theaters

Swiss Theater, the theater encompassing the four language regions (German, French, Italian, Romansh) of Switzerland; mostly in the tension between regional identity and the cultures of neighboring countries with the same languages. The theater traditions of German- and French-speaking Switzerland go back to the Middle Ages. The performances of spiritual games in the Rhaeto-Romanic region […]

Swiss Literature - From the late Middle Ages to the 17th Century

Swiss Literature – From the late Middle Ages to the 17th Century

The most interesting work of late medieval literature from the Alemannic-speaking area is the satirical epic “The Ring” by H. Wittenwiler. The extensive, multi-layered poetry handed down in just one manuscript (around 1410), which is conceived as a “negative didax” (teaching) with many allegorical elements and grotesque exaggerations, remained without imitators. The narrative prose literature […]