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NORTH-AMERICAN LITERATURE (second year)

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American Literature

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Anno accademico 2022/2023

Codice attività didattica
LIN0498
Docente
Sonia Di Loreto (Titolare del corso)
Corso di studio
LINGUE E LETTERATURE MODERNE (Magistrale)
Anno
2° anno
Periodo
Primo semestre
Tipologia
Caratterizzante
Crediti/Valenza
9
SSD attività didattica
L-LIN/11 - lingua e letterature anglo-americane
Erogazione
Tradizionale
Lingua
Inglese
Frequenza
Facoltativa
Tipologia esame
Orale
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Sommario insegnamento

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Obiettivi formativi

 

Approfondire la conoscenza della storia letteraria americana, sviluppare le abilità di analisi testuale e potenziare le abilità di lettura critica di testi letterari attraverso un'analisi approfondita della letteratura e della critica letteraria statunitense. Esercitare la scrittura accademica attraverso l'analisi critica.

 

The primary goals of this course are as follows:

1) to become familiar with the historical, cultural, and ideological circumstances surrounding a given piece of literature, and to also explore the development and expression of some fundamental ideas, assumptions, myths, and beliefs that still influence the ways Americans think about themselvesand their society.

2) to develop our ability to read these texts both carefully and critically, and to use textual evidence to support interpretations or opinions.

 

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Risultati dell'apprendimento attesi

Competenze letterarie e culturali nell'ambito della cultura statunitense. Acquisizione di un lessico specifico alla disciplina. Migliori capacità di lettura e scrittura critica.

 

1.Use critical reading methods practiced in the discipline of literature to analyze novels in their historical and cultural contexts.

2.communicate via oral and written expression scholarly information and insight about the early transatlantic world.

3. demonstrate capacity and agility in the use of primary and secondary research in print and online sources and databases.

 

 

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Programma

BLACK WOMEN WRITERS

L'insegnamento si concentrerà sulla letteratura e cultura prodotta dalle donne afro-americane negli Stati Uniti.

 

 

 

 

 

BLACK WOMEN WRITERS

During the course of the semester, using works by black women writers we will examine some of the ways in which American literature has dealt with racial issues and how women have described and discussed their specific condition. Among the course's concerns are: concepts of racial identity; the images and representations that blacks and whites offer of each other; overt and subtle forms of racism; the intersection of race, gender, class and sexuality, and ways in which the writers reflect and/or transcend the cultures from which they come. We will read a range of literary works - including texts by Phillis Wheatley, Harriet Jacobs, Zora N. Hurston, Toni Morrison - as well as selected recent scholarship, and we will watch movies dealing with racial issues during different periods of American history.

 

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Modalità di insegnamento

Lezioni frontali e discussioni in forma seminariale. Supporto di film, video e altre risorse culturali. Intervento di esperti.
Valutazione in itinere attraverso test.

 

Il corso è erogato IN PRESENZA.

ATTENZIONE: E' fatto divieto registrare in parte o in toto le lezioni. Le lezioni non saranno fruibili in modalità asincrona.

Lecture format and seminar meetings

This course is taught IN PERSON and is not suitable for distant learning.

Recording sessions (even partially) is forbidden. Recordings of lessons will not be made available.

 

 

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Modalità di verifica dell'apprendimento

Esami scritti in itinere
Esame finale orale-

 

 

 

Written exams during the semester

Oral exam -

 

Testi consigliati e bibliografia



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Bibliography:

Toni Morrison, A selection of essays (provided by the instructor)

Claudia Rankine, Citizen. An American Lyric.

Phillis Wheatley, A Selection of Poems (On Being Brought from Africa to America; To the Right Honourable William, Earl of Dartmouth, His Majesty’s Principal Secretary of State for North America, &c.; To the University of Cambridge, in New England; On the Death of the Rev. Mr. George Whitefield, 1770; Thoughts on the Works of Providence; To S. M., a Young African Painter, on Seeing His Works; To His Excellency General Washington)

Harriet Jacobs, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Frances Harper, A Selection of Poems (Ethiopia, Eliza Harris, The Slave Mother, Vashti, A Double Standard), “The Two Offers”

Zora N. Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God

Nella Larsen, Passing

Alice Walker, “In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens”

Toni Morrison, A Mercy

Students are required to own these texts, in print form (no electronic versions).

The following texts will be provided by the instructor:

Hortense Spillers, “Mama’s Baby, Papa’s Maybe: An American Grammar Book” in Diacritics Vol. 17, No. 2, Culture and Countermemory: The “American” Connection (Summer, 1987), pp. 64-81. Available here: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/~cavitch/pdf-library/Spillers_Mamas_Baby.pdf

Christina Sharpe. In the Wake. On Blackness and Being. (2016) (Selection)

Saidiya Hartman, “Venus in Two Acts.” Small Axe, 26, 12:2 (2008): 1-14. Available here: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/research/centres/blackstudies/venus_in_two_acts.pdf

 

 

Bibliography:

Toni Morrison, A selection of essays (provided by the instructor)

Claudia Rankine, Citizen. An American Lyric.

Phillis Wheatley, A Selection of Poems (On Being Brought from Africa to America; To the Right Honourable William, Earl of Dartmouth, His Majesty’s Principal Secretary of State for North America, &c.; To the University of Cambridge, in New England; On the Death of the Rev. Mr. George Whitefield, 1770; Thoughts on the Works of Providence; To S. M., a Young African Painter, on Seeing His Works; To His Excellency General Washington)

Harriet Jacobs, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Frances Harper, A Selection of Poems (Ethiopia, Eliza Harris, The Slave Mother, Vashti, A Double Standard), “The Two Offers”

Zora N. Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God

Nella Larsen, Passing

Alice Walker, “In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens”

Toni Morrison, A Mercy

Students are required to own these texts, in print form (no electronic versions).

The following texts will be provided by the instructor:

Hortense Spillers, “Mama’s Baby, Papa’s Maybe: An American Grammar Book” in Diacritics Vol. 17, No. 2, Culture and Countermemory: The “American” Connection (Summer, 1987), pp. 64-81. Available here: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/~cavitch/pdf-library/Spillers_Mamas_Baby.pdf

Christina Sharpe. In the Wake. On Blackness and Being. (2016) (Selection)

Saidiya Hartman, “Venus in Two Acts.” Small Axe, 26, 12:2 (2008): 1-14. Available here: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/research/centres/blackstudies/venus_in_two_acts.pdf

 

 



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Note

This class is fully taught in English.

All the relevant information about this class can be found here: https://blackwomenwriters.edublogs.org/

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