ANGLO-AMERICAN LITERATURE

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Code
68630
ACADEMIC YEAR
2021/2022
CREDITS
6 credits during the 1st year of 9265 MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES FOR CULTURAL SERVICES (LM-37) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
L-LIN/11
LANGUAGE
English
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES FOR CULTURAL SERVICES)
semester
2° Semester
modules
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Teaching materials

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

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.

 

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 of the xxth century;

- will be able to interpret these developments in English and Italian with reference to  , poetry, art, fiction, music 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.

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. 

The course is composed of lectures as well as seminars. The latter will involve the active participation of students, who can engage in individual and/or group research and presentations.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The syllabus/content of the 2020-2021 course will be published in aulaweb

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

The course will focus on issues related to space analyzed in the field of African American literature and culture. Lessons will primarily, but not exclusively, deal with two novels of Toni Morriosn winner for the nobel prize for literature in 1993.

Students are highly recommended to read the two novels before the beginning of lessons.

Bibliography

The Bluest Eye (1970)

Home (2012)

Additional bibliography will be given during lessons

 

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

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

Exam Board

PAOLA ANNA NARDI (President)

GABRIELE FERRACCI

STEFANIA MICHELUCCI (Substitute)

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. 

The course is composed of lectures as well as seminars. The latter will involve the active participation of students, who can engage in individual and/or group research and presentations.

LESSONS START

Second semester, February 2021, the precise date will be posted in aulaweb at the end of January 2021.

 

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

For students who will attend the course, the evaluation will be based on their active participation in the lessons (25%), essay/guided report (25%), and the final exam (75%).

For the other students, the evaluation will be based entirely on the final exam (75%) and essay/guided report (25%) 

Exam: 2 hours, 5 questions

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
21/01/2022 15:30 GENOVA Scritto
04/02/2022 15:30 GENOVA Scritto

FURTHER INFORMATION

The course is in English, three hourts per week in two session s of 2+1 hour. A fair knowledge of U.S. culture and literature is a porerìquisite. Erasmus students are welcome.