ENGLISH LITERATURE AND CULTURE MOD.1

ENGLISH LITERATURE AND CULTURE MOD.1

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Code
65278
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
6 credits during the 1st year of 9265 MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES FOR CULTURAL SERVICES (LM-37) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
L-LIN/10
LANGUAGE
English
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES FOR CULTURAL SERVICES)
semester
1° Semester
modules
This unit is a module of:
Teaching materials

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

MA literary courses involve lectures and workshops; they aim to provide students with an in-depth knowledge of aspects/moments in the history of British literature and culture from the Renaissance to the present age. Students will also learn and discuss all the critical and theoretical issues involved in the establishment of the literary canon and in its recent revisions.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Students who attend classes regularly and actively, and study the prescribed material,

- will increase their historical-cultural awareness of nineteenth-century literature.  

-  will acquire an in-depth knowledge of the literary production of the 1820s & 1830s

- will become aware of the political and cultural frictions within a largely  under-studied corpus of texts.

Their analytical and critical skills will improve.

Teaching methods

Lectures in English, plus optional seminar activities. Attendance is recommended. Students who are unable to attend will have to read supplementary/alternative material. 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Byron among the Novelists aims at familiarizing the student with the complex transition from Romanticism to Victorianism, focussing on the reception of Byron's personality and oeuvre. It deals with aspects of Byron's biography and poetry, and with largely under-studied novels (see bibliography) and it touches on the conflict between aristocratic and middle-class values and life-styles, the flourishing of so-called silver-fork fiction, the persistence of satire and the surfacing of new more "realistic" modes of representation, the dandy,  and the rising culture of celebrity.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

All students will have to study a selection  from Byron's poems (which will be provided by Prof. Villa via aulaweb), Benjamin Disraeli's Venetia, John Polidori's The Vampyre and a selection of extracts from the works of Lady Caroline Lamb, Edward Bulwer Lytton, Catherine Gore, etc.

Critical material will be made available via aulaweb, and/or in the department library.

A slightly different reading list will be devised for students who are unable to attend classes regularly.

The complete reading list, inclusive of information for non-attending students, will be published in aulaweb before Christmas.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

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)

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Lectures in English, plus optional seminar activities. Attendance is recommended. Students who are unable to attend will have to read supplementary/alternative material. 

LESSONS START

Oct. 2, ore 14-15 (aula A, Polo Didattico)

CLASSES: Tuesday, 14-15 (Aula A); Wedn., 9-10 (Aula E); Friday, 9-10 (Aula B).

ORARI

L'orario di tutti gli insegnamenti è consultabile su EasyAcademy.

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ENGLISH LITERATURE AND CULTURE MOD.1

EXAMS

Exam description

This course is assessed by written examination (open questions/3 hours).

Students who regularly attend classes will be offered the opportunity to write reports, or give oral presentations, which will substitute for part of the exam.

 

Assessment methods

Students will be asked to demonstrate their knowledge of primary texts and critical bibliography, their understanding of cultural and theoretical issues and their ability to analyse and contextualise extracts from literary texts. Their ability to write in English will also be taken into account. 

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

Attendance is strongly recommended. At the beginning of the course students will have to enrol in AulaWeb (https://lingue.aulaweb.unige.it/course/view.php?id=918). Enrolment for exams is online (www.unige.it).

This syllabus is valid till February 2020.