ANGLO-AMERICAN LITERATURE AND CULTURE I (TTMI)

ANGLO-AMERICAN LITERATURE AND CULTURE I (TTMI)

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Code
98260
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
6 credits during the 1st year of 8741 Theories and techniques of interlingual mediation (L-12) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
L-LIN/11
LANGUAGE
English
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Theories and techniques of interlingual mediation)
semester
2° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

OVERVIEW

"The American Short Story in the Nineteenth Century. An Introduction to American Literature and Culture"

This is an introductory course on American Culture and Literature. It will provide an overview of American culture focusing on some of the most pivotal moments, among which the initial colonization, the American Renaissance and Realism through the genres of the short story.

 

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Students will acquire a general knowledge of the language, culture, institutions and selectied literary trends and texts of the U.S.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims to familiarize students with major trends of American culture and with important works in different genres (fiction, essay, drama, poetry, film). Students will learn how to analyze such works competently from a historical and generic perspective.

Teaching methods

Lecture course. Three hours per week given in two classes (of 2 hours and 1 hour respectively).

LESSONS ARE IN ENGLISH.

For students who decide to come to lessons the attendance is mandatory for 28 hours out of 36 (75% of the couse). Attendance is checked through signatures. 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

PROGRAM A for students who attend lessons (attendance is mandatory for 75% of the course, 28 hours out of 36)

The list of works that will be examined in class will be communicated with announcements on aulaweb.
Readings of short stories by some of the most relevant American: Edgar A. Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Mark Twain, Herman Melville, Henry James. 

PROGRAM B for students who do NOT ATTEND lessons
History of American Literature: The XIXth century to be studied on manuals that will be listed in the section TEXTS/BIBLIOGRAPHY at the beginning of the course. Additional critical texts will be given before the beginning of summer exams.

Reading of 4 unabridged texts and of some extracts from collections of poems, essays or short stories that will be listed in the section TEXTS/BIBLIOGRAPHY at the beginning of the course.

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Office hours by appointment. Please send a message to paola.nardi@unicatt.it

Exam Board

PAOLA ANNA NARDI (President)

MASSIMO BACIGALUPO

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Lecture course. Three hours per week given in two classes (of 2 hours and 1 hour respectively).

LESSONS ARE IN ENGLISH.

For students who decide to come to lessons the attendance is mandatory for 28 hours out of 36 (75% of the couse). Attendance is checked through signatures. 

LESSONS START

LESSON START

The course will take place in the second semester.

Week of 18 February 2019

EXAMS

Exam description

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Students will take a written exam at the end of the course (June, July, September, October 2019 February 2020). Their work will be evaluated by the lecturer and a colleague in the same subject. 

Assessment methods

EXAMINATION PROCEDURE
There will be a written exam (3 hours), which can be taken in June-July, September-October 2017 or February 2018.
The exam is in three parts:
Part 1 - Fill in the blank (10 questions);
Part 2 - Short Answers (5 questions);
Part 3 - Essay questions (3 questions).

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
13/09/2019 15:00 GENOVA Scritto Polo Didattico aula C. N.B Le date degli esami della dott.ssa Nardi sono solo venerdì 13 settembre e lunedì 23 settembre. Le altre date che appaiono sono relative agli esami del Prof. Bacigalupo MODALITA' D'ESAME PER GLI STUDENTI NON FREQUENTANTI L'esame (2 ore e 1/2) è scritto e si articola in tre sezioni. I “Fill in the Blank” (10 domande su nozioni precise) II “Short Answers” (5 domande su testi e autori a breve risposta aperta, 10-12 righe) III “Essay Question” (1 domanda su temi, periodi ecc., a cui lo studente/la studentessa risponde ampiamente, circa 1 pagina). L'esame è in lingua inglese. Per gli studenti frequentanti L'esame (2 ore ) è scritto e si articola in 2 sezioni. I “Fill in the Blank” (10 domande su nozioni precise) II “Short Answers” (5 domande su testi e autori a breve risposta aperta, 10-12 righe). L'esame è in lingua inglese.
23/09/2019 13:00 GENOVA Scritto Aula 11 AdP. N.Ba Le date degli esami della dott.ssa Nardi sono solo marted' 10 settembre e lunedì 23 settembre. Le altre date che appaiono sono relative agli esami del Prof. Bacigalupo MODALITA' D'ESAME PER GLI STUDENTI NON FREQUENTANTI L'esame (3 ore) è scritto e si articola in tre sezioni. I “Fill in the Blank” (10 domande su nozioni precise) II “Short Answers” (5 domande a breve risposta aperta su testi e autori) III “Essay Question” (1 domanda su temi, periodi ecc., a cui lo studente/la studentessa risponde ampiamente). L'esame è in lingua inglese. Per gli studenti frequentanti le modalità d'esame verranno comunicate a lezione.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Erasmus students are welcomed!