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ENGLISH LITERATURE AND CULTURE MOD.2

CODE 65279
ACADEMIC YEAR 2021/2022
CREDITS
  • 12 cfu during the 1st year of 9265 LINGUE E LETTERATURE MODERNE PER I SERVIZI CULTURALI(LM-37) - GENOVA
  • 12 cfu during the 1st year of 9265 LINGUE E LETTERATURE MODERNE PER I SERVIZI CULTURALI(LM-38) - GENOVA
  • 12 cfu during the nd year of 9265 LINGUE E LETTERATURE MODERNE PER I SERVIZI CULTURALI(LM-37) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR L-LIN/10
    LANGUAGE English
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 2° Semester
    MODULES This unit is a module of:
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    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

    Exam Board

    LUISA VILLA (President)

    LAURA COLOMBINO

    STEFANIA MICHELUCCI (President Substitute)

    DENYS EDWARD JONES (Substitute)

    DOMENICO LOVASCIO (Substitute)

    LESSONS

    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.
    13/05/2022 12:00 GENOVA Orale On line via Teams, code gjh5ffe Only for laureandi and fuori coso
    10/06/2022 08:30 GENOVA Orale
    15/07/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale Aula B, Polo Didattico
    05/09/2022 11:15 GENOVA Orale Aula E
    22/09/2022 08:30 GENOVA Orale

    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.