ENGLISH LITERATURE AND CULTURE I

ENGLISH LITERATURE AND CULTURE I

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Code
55860
ACADEMIC YEAR
2017/2018
CREDITS
6 credits during the 1st year of 8740 Modern languages and cultures (L-11) GENOVA

6 credits during the 2nd year of 8467 Art History and artistic heritage management (LM-89) GENOVA

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

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
L-LIN/10
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Modern languages and cultures)
semester
2° Semester
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This unit is divided into 4 sections: A, B, C, D. This page refers to the section

OVERVIEW

Title: Literary imagination and the First World War in Great Britain.

The course will examine the variety of literary and artistic responses to World War I and its impact upon modern English fiction and poetry.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims 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 the development of British literature from World War I into post-war England. They will be able to analyze a number of literary texts, describe their main formal features and connect them to specific historical and cultural contexts. 

 

Teaching methods

Interactive lectures in Italian.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

This course provides the students with an introduction to the study of the English novel and poetry of the first half of the twentieth century. The first part will offer an historical-cultural survey of the formal innovations in modernist novels and will contextualize and explain how the new narrative techniques captured the dynamic history of the period. The second part of the course will concentrate mostly on poetry retracing the crucial phases of the critical debate around the construction and reception of the canon. It will show how discussions about the poetic production of war poets have been subject to opposed ideological readings and heated debates over the role, function and language of poetry. The remaining lectures will be dedicated to the analysis of literary texts.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

A complete bibliography and a reading list with critical and reference texts will be provided at the beginning of the course. At the exam students will be expected to know the history of twentieth century English literature.

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

STEFANIA MICHELUCCI (President)

MARIA RITA CIFARELLI (President)

LUISA VILLA

LAURA COLOMBINO

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Interactive lectures in Italian.

ORARI

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ENGLISH LITERATURE AND CULTURE I A

EXAMS

Exam description

This course is assessed by written examination. Language of examination: Italian or English. The exam paper covers all parts of the syllabus.

Assessment methods

The exam paper involves open questions and guided commentary of literary texts. The open questions test knowledge and comprehension; the guided commentary tests the student's ability to recognize 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 strongly recommended. Students must  enroll in the course via Aulaweb and online (www.unige.it)  for the exams.

This syllabus is valid till February 2019.