ENGLISH LITERATURE AND CULTURE I

ENGLISH LITERATURE AND CULTURE I

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Code
61322
ACADEMIC YEAR
2017/2018
CREDITS
6 credits during the 1st year of 8741 Theories and techniques of interlingual mediation (L-12) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
L-LIN/10
LANGUAGE
English
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Theories and techniques of interlingual mediation)
semester
2° Semester

OVERVIEW

This course aims at introducing the students to the crisis of sperimentation and experimentation in Literary Modernism with particular attention to to the interaction between the arts. Within this literary context the course will focus on a particular text caracterized by a multeplicity of styles, genres and points of view, teaching the students how to analyze and solve problems related to the translation of literary texts.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The courses of English literature and culture seek to provide students with a basic knowledge of the development of British literature and culture from the Renaissance to the twentieth century through the study of particularly significant genres and/or periods. The students who attend classes regularly and study the prescribed materials know aspects and problems of a specific literary-historical period, as well as one or more literary works, whose main formal and thematic features they are able to describe and link to specific historical and cultural contexts.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Students who attend this course regularly and study the prescribed materials will acquire a detailed knowledge of some aspects of literary modernism with particular attention to the interaction between the arts. They will be able to analyse aliterary texts, describe their main formal features and connect them to specific historical and cultural contexts. In addition, the course seeks to foster the students’ critical thinking by providing them with the necessary tools towards the interpretation of complex texts and to solve some problems related to their translation.

Teaching methods

Lectures, in English and seminar activities. Attendance is heartily recommended. Students who are unable to attend will have to study some supplementary or different material.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

This course introduces the crisis of representation and experimentation in the European Literature of the early xxth century, with particular attention to British literature and to the interaction between the arts (music, paiting, sculpure, dancing) and their influence on the shaping of literary texts. Part of the course will help the students to discuss and solve problems related to the translation of literary texts which are characterized by a multiplicity of styles, genres, points of view.

 

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RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

D.H. Lawrence, La volpe, a cura di Stefania Michelucci, edizione bilingue, Venezia, Marsilio, 2017. A collection of Modernist Short Stories edited by the teacher, available in aulaweb and at the copysteria copycolor in via Balbi at the beginning of the course.

Leigh Wilson, Modernism, London, Bloomsbury, 2007.

Additional material will be available in aulaweb during the course.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Availabe at www.lingue.unige / Stefania MIchelucci

Exam Board

STEFANIA MICHELUCCI (President)

DOMENICO LOVASCIO

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Lectures, in English and seminar activities. Attendance is heartily recommended. Students who are unable to attend will have to study some supplementary or different material.

LESSONS START

Spring Semester, February- May 2018.

EXAMS

Exam description

This course is assessed by written examination. Language of examination: English. The open-ended-question exam paper covers all parts of the syllabus. 

Assessment methods

The exam paper involves open-ended questions on the program and guided commentary of literary texts. The open-ended questions test knowledge and comprehension; the guided commentary tests the students’ 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 students’ comprehension of, and ability to respond to critical essays included in the reading list.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Enrolment in exams: online on www.unige.it.

Enrolment in the course via aulaweb is mandatory (enrolment is especially important for students who cannot attend their classes regularly).

This exam syllabus expires in February 2019.