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ENGLISH LITERATURE AND CULTURE MOD.2

CODE 65279
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 12 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
  • 12 cfu during the nd year of 9265 LINGUE E LETTERATURE MODERNE PER I SERVIZI CULTURALI(LM-37) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR L-LIN/10
    LANGUAGE English
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 2° Semester
    MODULES This unit is a module of:
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Students who attend classes regularly and actively, and study the prescribed material, will

    - develop the awareness of the themes and evolution of contemporary British literature in an interdisciplinary and 'world literature' perspective.

    - identify the genres and forms of rcontemporary poetry and recognise some basic concepts of contemporary theory and philosophy;

    - analyse literary texts through the use of critical and theoretical instruments;

    - deliver presentations in seminar or symposium-like fashion;

     

     

     

    TEACHING METHODS

    Interactive Lectures in English.

    Seminars and individual / group presentations

     

     

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    The course metamorphosis of the body in contemporary Anglo - American poetry focuses on contemporary British culture, involving also literary texts and discussions of American and European culture  in an interdisciplinary perspective with particular attention to the the representation of the body in literary texts from an anthropological point of view.

    In the first part of the course students will get acquainted with the main voices of angloamerican poetry from the Sixties onwards as well as with anthropological texts focused on the analysis of "other cultures".

    The second part of the course focuses on the analysis of the metamorphosis of the body in Thom Gunn's poetry.

     

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    All students will read:

    - A collection of poems edited by Stefania Michelucci including the main voices of Anglo-American Poetry from the Sixties on wards. The collection will be available  in Aulaweb from February 2023. 

    - Francesco Remotti, Luoghi e corpi. Antropologia dello spazio, del tempo e del potere, Torino, Bollati Boringhieri, 1993, Chapters "cultura" and  "convenzione'.

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

    For non-attenting students an integrative reading list will be availabe in March 2023.

     

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    LUISA VILLA (President)

    LAURA COLOMBINO

    STEFANIA MICHELUCCI (President Substitute)

    DENYS EDWARD JONES (Substitute)

    ANNA SBORGI (Substitute)

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    February 2023

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

     

    All other students will be assessed by oral examination at the end of the course (open questions and text analysis).

    Students who attend the lessons regularly can engage in an individual/group work which covers part of the exam.

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    Students will be asked to demonstrate their knowledge of primary texts and critical bibliography, their understanding of cultural and theoretical issues and their ability to analyse and contextualise extracts from literary texts. Their ability to write in English will also be taken into account.

    FURTHER INFORMATION

    • Attendance is strongly recommended. At the beginning of the course students will have to enroll in AulaWeb. Enrollment for exams is online (www.unige.it).

      This syllabus is valid till July 2024.

    • Students diagnosed with DSA should contact the professor to discuss an appropriate approach to the exam.