ANGLO-AMERICAN LITERATURE AND CULTURE II

ANGLO-AMERICAN LITERATURE AND CULTURE II

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Code
61273
ACADEMIC YEAR
2020/2021
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 3nd year of 8457 Letters and Humanities (L-10) GENOVA

6 credits during the 2nd year of 8741 Theories and techniques of interlingual mediation (L-12) GENOVA

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

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
L-LIN/11
LANGUAGE
English
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Modern languages and cultures)
semester
2° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

Tradition and innovation in contemporary Anglo-American Poetry

The course focuses on Anglo-American culture and literature of the second half of the xxth century and on its historical context. Literary texts (poetry and fiction) as well as visual and performing arts will be discussed. All texts in the program witness the cultural innovations of the second half of the xxth century in the US.

 

 

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims at  familiarizing students with major trends of American culture and with important works in different genres (fiction, essays, poetry, movies, visual arts). Students will learn how to analyze such works competently from a historical and textual perspective

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the completion of the course the student

- will have become familiar with major American historical and cultural developments, and with some major American writers and texts;

- will be able to interpret these developments in English and Italian with reference to  fiction, poetry, drama and literary theory;

- will be able to contextualize and analyze texts and documents of notable complexity and historical significance and describe their cultural and linguistic peculiarities.

PREREQUISITES

Preferably, students should already have taken an introductory course in American literature. However, personal interest and a good background in reading literature may be sufficient to participate usefully in this course. A fair knowledge of English (B2 or superior level) and an ability to follow complex historical and cultural arguments is also required. Erasmus students are welcome.

Teaching methods

Lectures in English and interactive lessons.

Workshops and  group projects.

Student are invited to enroll in aulaweb where they can find links, material, news, etc.

 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The course focuses on the following topics:

Tradition and Innovation in Anglo-American poetry of the second half of the 20th century.

The Beat Generation.

The revolutionary Sixties.

The interaction USA-UK in art, literature, music, fashion.

 

Part of the program (18 hours) will be taught by Prof. Bellini. It focuses on the contemporary American novel.

 

 

 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

A collection of poems and other texts edited by Stefania Michelucci will be availabe in aulaweb in February 2021.

For Prof. Bellini's part a Reading List will be available in aulaweb.

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

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

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Lectures in English and interactive lessons.

Workshops and  group projects.

Student are invited to enroll in aulaweb where they can find links, material, news, etc.

 

LESSONS START

February 2020

ORARI

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ANGLO-AMERICAN LITERATURE AND CULTURE II

EXAMS

Exam description

The exam will be an oral exam on texts and topics discussed  during the course. Students are invited to apply for individual and group presentations at the end of the course which will cover a third of the exam.

Assessment methods

Ability to interact and discuss literary texts from a critical point of view, ability to work individually or in a team for individual and group presentations