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LETTERATURA INGLESE (Prima annualità)

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ENGLISH LITERATURE (First Year)

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Anno accademico 2016/2017

Codice dell'attività didattica
LIN0272_0
Docente
Lucia Folena (Titolare del corso)
Corso di studi
LINGUE E LETTERATURE MODERNE (Magistrale)
Anno
1° anno
Tipologia
Caratterizzante
Crediti/Valenza
9
SSD dell'attività didattica
L-LIN/10 - letteratura inglese
Modalità di erogazione
Tradizionale
Lingua di insegnamento
Inglese
Modalità di frequenza
Facoltativa
Tipologia d'esame
Orale
Prerequisiti
A general knowledge of the main periods, historical facts, artistic and literary movements and authors of English literature, such as may be provided by a good history of literature.
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Sommario del corso

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Obiettivi formativi

L’insegnamento di LETTERATURA INGLESE (PRIMA ANNUALITA' MAG) rientra nell’ambito della formazione letteraria magistrale.
La formazione letteraria magistrale, attraverso riflessioni approfondite sulle opere, gli autori e i temi delle differenti tradizioni culturali, con il supporto di sussidi multimediali, è finalizzata all’acquisizione di solide conoscenze nel quadro storico-ideologico di riferimento e di strumenti specifici di analisi e commento critico-letterario dei testi, con approccio comparativo, diacronico e sincronico.

A deeper and more critically aware understanding of literature and its relations with life. The acquisition of indispensable critical tools and of theoretical categories that may be applied to the analysis of texts. A specific preparation offered to those students who are considering writing a thesis on a literary topic. A close look at some fundamental literary productions of the past two centuries. An opportunity to reflect on issues which have always been regarded as central human concerns—the role and limits of reason, the nature and origin of evil, the functions of art, and so forth. 

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Risultati dell'apprendimento attesi

At the end of this course, students are expected to:

—have a good knowledge of English Literature from the Romantic age onwards

—have a clearer understanding of what "studying" literature (as opposed to, e.g., hard sciences) means

—have improved their analytical abilities

—have acquired an aptitude for developing approaches to texts which combine originality and personal contribution with a solid historical and critical structure

—have a better idea of how to research and write an academic essay

—have a clearer view of the interconnections between literature and the other disciplines they study (e.g., history, the arts, languages, etc.).

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Modalità di insegnamento

The course will include 54-60 hours of formal in-class lecture time with the help of digital and multimedia supports, and a few additional in-class hours devoted to seminar-style discussion and presentation of additional materials and issues. Lectures will be in English; seminar discussions may be in both English and Italian.

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Modalità di verifica dell'apprendimento

The course grade (x/30) will be determined by a final oral examination. Grades will be based on:

—knowledge of the topics and issues discussed in the course

—personal and original contributions to reflection on those topics and issues

—expression and organization of thought

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Attività di supporto

During the semester Department members will hold a series of lectures and seminars, connected with topics discussed in the course, which students will be invited to attend

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Programma

An exploration of 19th- and 20th-century texts and what they tell us about the "dark side" of human beings. Rationality vs. the irrational in poetry and fiction. Monstrosity and evil. The Sublime and the Uncanny.

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Testi consigliati e bibliografia

* E. BURKE, selections from A Philosophical Inquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and the Beautiful.
* S. FREUD, Das Unheimliche (The Uncanny / Il Perturbante).

* William BLAKE, selections from Songs of Innocence, Songs of Experience and The Marriage of Heaven and Hell.
* S. T. COLERIDGE, selections from the poems and from Biographia Literaria and The Statesman’s Manual.
* J. KEATS and P.B. SHELLEY, selections from the poems.
Mary SHELLEY, Frankenstein.
R. L. STEVENSON, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
B. STOKER, Dracula.
* W. B. YEATS, selections from the poems.
T. S. ELIOT, The Waste Land.

* T. S. ELIOT, selections from the essays.
W. GOLDING, Lord of the Flies.


Copies of all items indicated as selections (*) will be made available during the course, along with selected critical materials. All texts should be read in the English originals.

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