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ENGLISH LITERATURE AND CULTURE III

CODE 65306
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 9 cfu during the 3nd year of 8740 LINGUE E CULTURE MODERNE (L-11) - GENOVA
  • 6 cfu during the 3nd year of 8740 LINGUE E CULTURE MODERNE (L-11) - GENOVA
  • 6 cfu during the nd year of 8740 LINGUE E CULTURE MODERNE (L-11) - GENOVA
  • 9 cfu during the 1st year of 9918 LETTERATURE MODERNE E SPETTACOLO (LM-14) - GENOVA
  • 6 cfu during the 2nd year of 8467 STORIA DELL'ARTE E VALORIZZAZ. PATRIMONIO ARTISTICO(LM-89) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR L-LIN/10
    LANGUAGE English
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 2° Semester
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    This is a 9-credit course taught in English in the second semester. It is intended for third-year LCM students. It introduces to aspects of twentieth-century literature, focusing on the crisis of representation and experimentation in Modernism and on anglo-american poetry of the second half of the twentieth century, with particular attention to the cultural revolution of the Sixties.

     

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The courses of English literature 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 discuss literary forms and most important personalities of 20th century literature.
    2. are familiar with numerous aspects and issues of European Modernism and of contemporary Anglo-American Poetry.
    3. are acquainted with the main features of 20th century short stories and poems: multiple points of view, break with the tradition, challenge to the principle of authority.
    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 critical material.

    PREREQUISITES

    An intermediate-advanced knowledge of English is required to follow classes and read materials in English.

    TEACHING METHODS

    Lectures in English (54 hours; 5 hours per week; second semester) from an interdisciplinary perspective and with an interactive teaching method.

    Attendance is highly recommended, also because of the active participation of students in the lessons, aiming at refining their critical ability to discuss and analyze literary texts. Students who are unable to attend will have to refer to an ad hoc reading list which will be available in aulaweb from february 2023.

     

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    The course aims at introducing the students to the English Literature of the 20th century. Lessons will focus on the historical, social and cultural Anglo-American 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, cubism, surrealism), to music and dance and to the cultural revolution of the Sixties.

    All literary texts, poetry, short stories, essays will be read in an interdisciplinary perspective.

     

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    A collection of British short stories and Anglo-American poetry of the 20th century edited by Stefania Michelucci. It will be available in aulaweb from February 2023.

    Further critical material on the literary texts and on the historical-cultural context will be available in aulaweb during the course.

    For non-attending students an integrative reading list will be available in aulaweb from February 2023

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    February 2023.

    The exact date will be posted in aulaweb before the beginning of the Second Semester

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    The exam will be an oral exam for all students. There will be open questions on the historical-cultural context, on the literary texts  and 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, literary 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
    25/01/2023 08:45 GENOVA Scritto Prove di esame del corso di Letteratura e cultura inglese III (programma della Prof. Villa, 2021-22: Hamlet etc.). Presentarsi all'esame muniti di fogli protocollo a righe e documento di identità. Aula 15 (Albergo dei Poveri).
    08/02/2023 08:45 GENOVA Scritto Prove di esame del corso di Letteratura e cultura inglese III (programma della Prof. Villa, 2021-22. Hamlet, etc.). Presentarsi all'esame muniti di fogli protocollo a righe e documento di identità. Aula 15 (Albergo dei Poveri).
    05/06/2023 08:45 GENOVA Scritto Prova di esame sul programma 2021-22 della Prof. Luisa Villa (Amleto e Sonetto). Aula 15, Albergo dei Poveri. Presentarsi all'esame muniti di fogli protocollo a righe e documento di identità.
    29/06/2023 08:45 GENOVA Scritto Prova di esame sul programma 2021-22 della Prof. Luisa Villa (Amleto e sonetto). Aula 15, Albergo dei Poveri. Presentarsi all'esame muniti di fogli protocollo a righe e documento di identità.

    FURTHER INFORMATION

    Attendance is heartily recommended. Students who are unable to attend will have to study some supplementary  material. Subscription to the course via aulaweb is mandatory.

    This syllabus is valid until July 2024.

    Studens diagnosed with DSA should contact the professor to discuss an appropiate approach to the exam.