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ENGLISH LITERATURE AND CULTURE II

CODE 61279
ACADEMIC YEAR 2021/2022
CREDITS
  • 9 cfu during the 2nd year of 8740 LINGUE E CULTURE MODERNE (L-11) - GENOVA
  • 9 cfu during the 2nd year of 8457 LETTERE (L-10) - GENOVA
  • 6 cfu during the nd year of 8740 LINGUE E CULTURE MODERNE (L-11) - GENOVA
  • 9 cfu during the 3nd year of 8459 STORIA (L-42) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR L-LIN/10
    LANGUAGE English
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER Annual
    SECTIONING This unit is divided into 2 sections:
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    This is a second-year course taught in the first and second semesters. It introduces to aspects of nineteenth-century literature from Romanticism to the mid- and late-Victorian periods. Language: English. Credits: 9. This course is also available as a 6-credit option (with a reduced syllabus).

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    BA courses aim to provide students with a basic knowledge of British literature and culture from the Renaissance to the present age with special emphasis on the development of modern fiction, post-colonial studies, twentieth-century modernism and post-modernism.

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Students who attend this course regularly, and study the prescribed materials, will acquire a good knowledge of some aspects of nineteenth-century fiction, theatre and poetry. They will be able to analyse some literary texts, describe their main formal and thematic features and connect them to specific historical and cultural contexts.

    PREREQUISITES

    An acquaintance with literary periodization as customarily deployed in the study of European literatures; ability to understand English, both oral and written.

    TEACHING METHODS

    Lectures in English and workshops (e.g. close reading, collaborative writing, introduction to essay writing). Attendance is heartily recommended. Students who are unable to attend will have to read some supplementary material.

    Teaching will be online or in classroom depending on the evolution of Covid-19.

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    This course provides an introduction to nineteenth century literature, through an historical and cultural survey of the Romantic, the mid-Victorian and the late Victorian periods. Its main focus is on fiction and its transformations.

    For students who choose this course as a 6-credit option the syllabus does not include the Romantic period.

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    RECOMMENDED READING

    Students will read the following works in any unabridged edition of their choice:

    • a selection of Romantic and Victorian poems which will be provided at the beginning of the course;
    • Mary Shelley, Frankenstein (1818 edition);
    • Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre;
    • one novel chosen between Charles Dickens, Great Expectations and Thomas Hardy, Tess of the d'Urbervilles;
    • Robert Louis Stevenson, Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

    Students will also have to make themselves familiar with the history of English Literature 1785-1900. Other materials (poems, essays, contextual and critical texts) will be made available through aulaweb and/or in the Department library.

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    LAURA COLOMBINO (President)

    LUISA VILLA

    DOMENICO LOVASCIO (Substitute)

    STEFANIA MICHELUCCI (Substitute)

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    Thursday 7 October 5.00-7.00 pm. The team code will be posted in the aulaweb course a few days before the beginning of the course.

     

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    This course is assessed by written examination (the total test-time is 4 hrs; 3hrs for the 6-credit option) on the contents of the course and the reading list, including anthological selections, criticism and other materials provided during the lectures. Language of examination: Italian or English (students are free to choose either). 

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    The exam paper involves open questions and guided commentary of literary texts (poems or extracts of novels). The open questions test knowledge and comprehension; the guided commentary tests the student's ability to recognise and describe the main formal features of specific texts, and connect them to contextual historical and cultural information; it also tests the student's comprehension of, and ability to respond to, critical essays included in the reading list.

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    17/01/2022 14:30 GENOVA Scritto Gi appelli invernali di gennaio e febbraio si svolgeranno ancora in forma orale a distanza. 7-10 giorni prima vi sarà chiesto di fornire tempestivamente una serie di informazioni (romanzo scelto, cfu e altro) tramite la compilazione di un modulo online.
    08/02/2022 14:30 GENOVA Scritto Gi appelli invernali di gennaio e febbraio si svolgeranno ancora in forma orale a distanza. 7-10 giorni prima vi sarà chiesto di fornire tempestivamente una serie di informazioni (romanzo scelto, cfu e altro) traminte la compilazione di un modulo online.
    27/04/2022 08:45 GENOVA Orale Questo appello è riservato unicamente a fuori corso o laureandi del terzo anno (i secondi dovranno dimostrare, con una dichiarazione del relatore, di essere in fase di completamento della tesi). NON saranno accettate (e dunque si invita a NON inoltrare) richieste di iscrizione all'appello se non si rientra in questa casistica. L'appello di svolgerà a distanza su TEAMS su chiamata diretta e dunque non si fornirà un codice di accesso. Una decina di giorni prima vi sarà chiesto di compilare un questionario sul programma svolto, dopodiché riceverete una scaletta con l’orario di massima delle chiamate. Coloro che non lo avranno compilato il modulo non saranno chiamati il giorno dell'appello.
    06/06/2022 14:30 GENOVA Scritto Aula Magna, Polo
    29/06/2022 14:30 GENOVA Scritto Aula Magna, Polo didattico.
    14/09/2022 08:50 GENOVA Scritto Aula Magna, Polo didattico. Munirsi di protocolli e di documento di identità o badge con foto riconosciebile. IMPORTANTE: si tenga presente che, qualora le iscrizioni fossero molto numerose, si renderà necessario spostare una parte degli studenti il pomeriggio. Non è il caso che mi scriviate adesso per manifestare eventuali problemi ed esigenze. Valuteremo più avanti solo se sarà il caso.
    27/09/2022 14:30 GENOVA Scritto Aula 15 Albergo dei Poveri.

    FURTHER INFORMATION

    Attendance is heartily recommended. Students who are unable to attend, will have to study some supplementary or different material. Course enrolment via aulaweb is mandatory. Examination enrolment is through the Ateneo website.