ENGLISH LITERATURE AND CULTURE MOD.2

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Code
65279
ACADEMIC YEAR
2021/2022
CREDITS
6 credits during the 2nd 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
2° Semester
modules
This unit is a module of:
Teaching materials

AIMS AND CONTENT

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

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

- develop the awareness of the themes and evolution of contemporary British literature in an interdisciplinary and 'world literature' perspective.

- identify the genres and forms of rcontemporary poetry and recognise some basic concepts of contemporary theory and philosophy;

- analyse literary texts through the use of critical and theoretical instruments;

- deliver presentations in seminar or symposium-like fashion;

 

 

 

TEACHING METHODS

Lectures in English; delivery of papers/presentations and seminar discussions; introduction to academic writing.

 

 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The course metamorphosis of the body in contemporary Anglo - American poetry focuses on contemporary British culture, involving also texts and discussions of American and European culture and literature in an interdisciplinary perspective with particular attention to the the representation of the body in literary texts from an anthropological point of view.

In the first part of the course students will get acquainted with the main voices of angloamerican poetry from the Sixties onwards as well as with anthropological texts focused on the analysis of "other cultures".

The second part of the course focuses on the analysis of the metamorphosis of the body in Thom Gunn's poetry.

 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

All students will read:

- A collection of poems edited by Stefania Michelucci including the main voices of Anglo-American Poetry from the Sixties on wards. The collection will be available  in Aulaweb from February 2022. 

- Francesco Remotti, Luoghi e corpi. Antropologia dello spazio, del tempo e del potere, Torino, Bollati Boringhieri, 1993.

- Stefania Michelucci, The Poetry of Thom Gunn: A critical Study, Jefferson, McFarland, 2009. Il testo e' disponibile anche in italiano con il titolo La maschera, il corpo e l'anima. Saggio sulla poesia di Thom Gunn, Milano, Unicopli.

Further critical material will be available in aulaweb during the course.

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Office hours: Availabe at www.lingue.unige / Stefania MIchelucci

Exam Board

LUISA VILLA (President)

LAURA COLOMBINO

STEFANIA MICHELUCCI (President Substitute)

DENYS EDWARD JONES (Substitute)

DOMENICO LOVASCIO (Substitute)

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

Lectures in English; delivery of papers/presentations and seminar discussions; introduction to academic writing.

 

 

LESSONS START

March 2022.

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

 

 

Students who attend classes regularly will give an oral presentation and write a report/essay which will count each as 25% of the overall assessment. The remaining 50% will be covered in the final oral exam.

All other students will be assessed by oral examination at the end of the course (open questions and text analysis).

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.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
18/01/2022 08:00 GENOVA Orale Via Teams se a distanza., con inizio appello ore 8.00 Se in presenza Aula E con inizio ore 14.00
08/02/2022 08:00 GENOVA Orale Su Teams se a distanza con inizio alle ore 8.00. Se in presenza aula F con inizio ore 9.00.

FURTHER INFORMATION

  • Attendance is strongly recommended. At the beginning of the course students will have to enrol in AulaWeb. Enrolment for exams is online (www.unige.it).

    This syllabus is valid till July 2023.