CODE 61279 ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023 CREDITS 9 cfu anno 2 LINGUE E CULTURE MODERNE 8740 (L-11) - GENOVA 6 cfu anno LINGUE E CULTURE MODERNE 8740 (L-11) - GENOVA 6 cfu anno 2 STORIA DELL'ARTE E VALORIZZAZ. PATRIMONIO ARTISTICO 8467 (LM-89) - GENOVA 9 cfu anno 3 STORIA 8459 (L-42) - GENOVA 6 cfu anno 2 LETTERE 8457 (L-10) - GENOVA 9 cfu anno 2 LETTERE 8457 (L-10) - GENOVA SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR L-LIN/10 LANGUAGE English TEACHING LOCATION GENOVA SEMESTER Annual SECTIONING Questo insegnamento è diviso nelle seguenti frazioni: A B 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 and introduction to essay writing). Attendance is heartily recommended. Students who are unable to attend will have to read some supplementary material. 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 (second semester) the syllabus does not include the Romantic period. RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY 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 text); 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 LAURA COLOMBINO Ricevimento: By appointment only. My office is in Santa Sabina, 2, Floor 2. Exam Board LAURA COLOMBINO (President) LUISA VILLA (President) DOMENICO LOVASCIO STEFANIA MICHELUCCI (Substitute) LESSONS LESSONS START The course starts the week of 13 February. Class schedule ENGLISH LITERATURE AND CULTURE II B 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 Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note 25/01/2023 08:45 GENOVA Scritto Aula 15, Polo didattico. Munirsi di protocolli e documento di riconoscimento (C.I. o pass universitario) 08/02/2023 08:45 GENOVA Scritto Aula 15, Polo didattico. Munirsi di protocolli e documento di riconoscimento (C.I. o pass universitario) 05/05/2023 14:00 GENOVA Scritto Aula 7 Albergo dei Poveri. È concesso l'uso del dizionario monolingue o bilingue. Tempo a disposizione per l'esame completo (9 CFU): 4 ore. Per chi sostiene solo la parte sul periodo vittoriano: 2 ore e mezza. Chi ha sostenuto già il parziale dovrà rispondere solo alle domande dalla terza in poi; chi ha scritto l'essay non risponderà alla domanda su Dickens o Hardy. Leggere attentamente le eventuali istruzioni fornite in sede d'esame e attenervisi. 05/06/2023 08:45 GENOVA Scritto Aula 15, Albergo dei Poveri. Munirsi di protocolli. 29/06/2023 08:45 GENOVA Scritto Aula 15, Albergo dei Poveri. Munirsi di protocolli. 14/09/2023 08:45 GENOVA Scritto Aula 15, Albergo dei Poveri. Munirsi di protocolli. 28/09/2023 08:45 GENOVA Scritto Aula 15, Albergo dei Poveri. Munirsi di protocolli. 27/10/2023 14:00 GENOVA Scritto Aula L, Polo didattico. Munirsi di protocolli. Esame riservato esclusivamente a fuori corso (ovvero che abbiano già terminato di seguire i corsi del terzo anno). FURTHER INFORMATION Attendance is heartily recommended. Students who are unable to attend, will have to study some supplementary material. Course enrolment via aulaweb is mandatory. Examination enrolment is through the Ateneo website. The course is valid till July 2024. Students with learning disabilities/disorders (SLD) are warmly invited to contact the teacher at the beginning of the course for further information on their specific needs.