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CODE 61279
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
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).

    Fraz. B: for students L to Z.

    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;
    • * Arthur Symons, ‘The Decadent Movement in Literature’

    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 (President)

    DOMENICO LOVASCIO

    STEFANIA MICHELUCCI (Substitute)

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    Wednesday 21 March 2024

    Wednesday 11-13 [POLO: Aula C]

    Friday 12-13 [ADP: Aula 18]

     

    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
    25/01/2024 08:50 GENOVA Scritto Please bring a couple of protocolli. Paper dictionaries are allowed. Room 3 Albergo dei Poveri.
    08/02/2024 08:50 GENOVA Scritto Please bring a couple of protocolli. Paper dictionaries are allowed. Room 3 Albergo dei Poveri.
    12/04/2024 14:00 GENOVA Scritto Aula Magna, Polo didattico Via delle Fontane. Appello riservato esclusivamente ai fuori corso (quindi coloro che hanno già completato il terzo anno) o laureandi (studenti del terzo anno cui manchino solo gli esami del secondo semestre e il cui relatore/la cui relatrice possa certificare che la tesi è in corso di scrittura).
    13/06/2024 08:45 GENOVA Scritto Aule B & C. Polo didattico, Via delle Fontane.
    01/07/2024 08:45 GENOVA Scritto Aula Magna, Polo didattico Via delle Fontane.
    04/09/2024 08:45 GENOVA Scritto Aula 15 Albergo dei Poveri
    25/09/2024 14:00 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 material. Course enrolment via aulaweb is mandatory. Examination enrolment is through the Ateneo website. The course is valid till July 2025.

    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.

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