ENGLISH LITERATURE AND CULTURE II

ENGLISH LITERATURE AND CULTURE II

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Code
61279
ACADEMIC YEAR
2017/2018
CREDITS
9 credits during the 2nd year of 8740 Modern languages and cultures (L-11) GENOVA

9 credits during the 2nd year of 8457 Letters and Humanities (L-10) GENOVA

9 credits during the 1st year of 9918 MODERN LITERATURES AND PERFORMING ART (LM-14) GENOVA

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
L-LIN/10
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Modern languages and cultures)
semester
Annual
sectioning
This unit is divided into 2 sections: A, B. This page refers to the section

OVERVIEW

This is a second-year course taught in the first and second semesters. It introduces to aspects of nineteenth-century literature from Romanticism to the mid- and late-Victorian periods. Language: Italian. Credits: first semester: 3; second semester: 6.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

BA courses aim to provide students with a basic knowledge of British literature and culture from the Renaissance to the present age with special emphasis on the development of modern fiction, post-colonial studies, twentieth-century modernism and post-modernism.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Students who attend this course regularly, and study the prescribed materials, will acquire a detailed knowledge of some aspects of nineteenth-century fiction, theatre and poetry. They will be able to analyse a number of literary texts, describe their main formal features and connect them to specific historical and cultural contexts.

Teaching methods

Lectures in Italian. Attendance is heartily recommended. Students who are unable to attend will have to read some supplementary material. Erasmus students with little knowledge of Italian should contact Professors Colombino and Villa: they will be allowed to take the exam on a slightly different reading list devised for students who are unable to attend and cannot read Italian.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

This course provides an introduction to the literature of the nineteenth century. The first part of the course (first semester, 18 hours/3 credits; Prof. Colombino) will offer a historical and cultural survey of the Romantic period. The remaining lectures (second semester, 36 hours/6 credits; Prof. Villa) will focus on the middle and late Victorian period. 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Students will read the following works in any unabridged edition of their choice.

First semester:

Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

Second semester:

- one novel chosen between Charles Dickens, Great Expectations, and Elizabeth Gaskell, North and South;

- one novel chosen between George Gissing, New Grub Street e Ella Hepworth Dixon, Story of a Modern Woman;

- Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest.

Students will also have to make themselves familiar with the history of English Literature 1785-1900. Other materials (poems, essays, contextual and critical texts) will be made available through aulaweb and/or in the Department library.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: All information and updates on Prof. Colombino's office hours are to be found on her departmental webpage: http://www.lingue.unige.it/?post_type=dipendente&p=2091

Ricevimento: All information and updates on Prof. Villa's office hours are to be found on her departmental webpage: http://www2.lcm.unige.it/wp/?post_type=dipendente&p=2086

Exam Board

LUISA VILLA (President)

LAURA COLOMBINO (President)

MARIA RITA CIFARELLI

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Lectures in Italian. Attendance is heartily recommended. Students who are unable to attend will have to read some supplementary material. Erasmus students with little knowledge of Italian should contact Professors Colombino and Villa: they will be allowed to take the exam on a slightly different reading list devised for students who are unable to attend and cannot read Italian.

LESSONS START

Wednesday 18 October

TIME OF CLASSES: Wednesday 9-11, Aula Magna, Polo Didattico

EXAMS

Exam description

This course is assessed by written examination (the total test time is 4 hrs.) on the contents of the course and the reading list, including the textbook (Crisafulli-Elam) and other compulsory materials. Language of examination: Italian or English (students are free to choose either). 

Assessment methods

The exam paper involves open questions and guided commentary of literary texts (poems, extracts of plays and novels). The open questions test knowledge and comprehension; the guided commentary tests the student's ability to recognise and describe the main formal features of specific texts, and connect them to contextual historical and cultural information; it also tests the student's comprehension of, and ability to respond to, critical essays included in the reading list.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Attendance is heartily recommended. Students who are unable to attend, will have to study some supplementary or different material. Course enrolment via aulaweb is mandatory. Examination enrolment is through the Ateneo website.