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ENGLISH LITERATURE AND CULTURE II

CODE 61323
ACADEMIC YEAR 2021/2022
CREDITS
  • 6 cfu during the 2nd year of 8741 TEORIE E TECNICHE DELLA MEDIAZIONE INTERLINGUISTICA (L-12) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR L-LIN/10
    LANGUAGE English
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 2° Semester
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

     

    Crisis of Repressentation and Experimentation in Modernism

    The course will take place in the second semester. It will analyze the radical innovations of the early 20th century in England and in Europe. Very important texts of English literature of the eraly 20th century wll be discussed an analyzed in an interdisciplinary perspective, with particular attention to the sinergies between the arts (music, dance, visual arts).

     

     

    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

    1. can describe the literary forms and the most important personalities of early 20th century literature.
    2. are familiar with numerous aspects and issues of European Modernism
    3. are acquainted with the main features of 20th century short stories: multiple points of view, break with the tradition.
    4. are able to analyse highly complex texts, recognising the main formal features of the single text and relating it to the historical and cultural context, as well as using the cues and ideas offered by the critical material.

     

     

    PREREQUISITES

    Ability to read literary texts in English

    TEACHING METHODS

     

    Interactive Lectures in English, seminars and group workshops. Some Lessons will focus on literary translation in order to make the students familiar with literary translation as a tool for the critical exploration of texts. 

    Attendance is highly recommended.

    Students who are unable to attend will have to read some supplementary material, which will be made available in aulaweb in February 2022

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    The course aims at introducing the students to the English Literature of the early 20th century. Lessons will focus on the historical, social and cultural British context, analysing it from an European and Extra-European point of view. Particular attention will be devoted to "other cultures", at the poles of Europe, which become a new source of inspiration.

    All "isms" of Modernism will be discussed in detail and in an interdisciplinary perspective, with particular attention to the visual arts (impressionism, expressonism, futurism, surrealism, dadaism), to music and dance.

    All literary texts, from poetry to short stories, to the novel will be read in an interdisciplinary perspective.

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    A collection of British 20th century short stories edited by Stefania Michelucci and it will be available in aulaweb in February 2022.

    For the seminar in literary translation students are expected to read: D.H. Lawrence, La volpe, edizione bilingue, a cura di Stefania Michelucci, Venezia, Marsilio, 2017.

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

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    STEFANIA MICHELUCCI (President)

    DOMENICO LOVASCIO

    LAURA COLOMBINO (Substitute)

    MICHELA COMPAGNONI (Substitute)

    LUISA VILLA (Substitute)

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    March 2022

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    The exam will be an oral exam for all students. There will be open questions on the cultural historical context, on the  texts  as well as on the critical material.

    The exam will be in English.

     

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

     

    The open questions are related to the whole program (historical period, cultural contexts, texts) and are meant to test the students' knowledge and comprehension of the course. They also include the analysis of lterary texts.  Students are expected to be able to recognize and discuss a text with reference to the historical cultural context, using also some suggestions and ideas from the critical material.

     

    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 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.

    This syllabus is valid until July 2023