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ANGLO-AMERICAN LITERATURE

CODE 68630
ACADEMIC YEAR 2021/2022
CREDITS
  • 12 cfu during the 1st year of 9265 LINGUE E LETTERATURE MODERNE PER I SERVIZI CULTURALI(LM-38) - GENOVA
  • 6 cfu during the 1st year of 9265 LINGUE E LETTERATURE MODERNE PER I SERVIZI CULTURALI(LM-38) - GENOVA
  • 12 cfu during the 1st year of 9265 LINGUE E LETTERATURE MODERNE PER I SERVIZI CULTURALI(LM-37) - GENOVA
  • 6 cfu during the 1st year of 9265 LINGUE E LETTERATURE MODERNE PER I SERVIZI CULTURALI(LM-37) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR L-LIN/11
    LANGUAGE English
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 2° Semester
    MODULES This unit is a module of:
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    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

    Exam Board

    PAOLA ANNA NARDI (President)

    GABRIELE FERRACCI

    STEFANIA MICHELUCCI (Substitute)

    LESSONS

    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
    12/05/2022 12:00 GENOVA Scritto L'esame è scritto e dura due ore secondo le indicazioni su aulaweb. L'esame sarà al Polo in aula E. Iscrizioni aperte da 30 a 8 giorni prima della data. ESAME RISERVATO A STUDENTI LAUREANDI.
    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
    15/06/2022 16:30 GENOVA Scritto L'esame è scritto e dura due ore secondo le indicazioni su aulaweb. L'esame sarà al Polo in aula B in data 15 e il aula E in data 29 giugno. Iscrizioni aperte da 60 a 7 giorni prima della data.
    29/06/2022 16:30 GENOVA Scritto L'esame è scritto e dura due ore secondo le indicazioni su aulaweb. L'esame sarà al Polo in aula B in data 15 e il aula E in data 29 giugno. Iscrizioni aperte da 60 a 7 giorni prima della data.
    15/07/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale Aula B, Polo Didattico
    09/09/2022 11:30 GENOVA Scritto L'esame è scritto e dura due ore secondo le indicazioni su aulaweb. L'esame sarà in aula 11 AdP Iscrizioni aperte da 60 a 7 giorni prima della data.
    23/09/2022 11:30 GENOVA Scritto L'esame è scritto e dura due ore secondo le indicazioni su aulaweb. L'esame sarà al Polo aula A Iscrizioni aperte da 60 a 7 giorni prima della data.

    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.