ENGLISH LITERATURE (FIRST YEAR)
ENGLISH LITERATURE (FIRST YEAR)
Anno accademico 2017/2018
- Codice dell'attività didattica
- Lucia Folena (Titolare del corso)
- Corso di studi
- LINGUE E LETTERATURE MODERNE (Magistrale)
- 1° anno
- SSD dell'attività didattica
- L-LIN/10 - letteratura inglese
- Modalità di erogazione
- Lingua di insegnamento
- Modalità di frequenza
- Tipologia d'esame
- 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.
- Mutuato da
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.
Risultati dell'apprendimento attesi
At the end of this course, students are expected to:
-have a good knowledge of English Literature
-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.).
Modalità di insegnamento
The course will include 54 hours of formal in-class lecture time, 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 will be in both English and Italian.
Modalità di verifica dell'apprendimento
In general, the course grade (x/30) will be determined by a final oral examination. Students who participate actively in the seminar by preparing oral presentations-to be turned in in written form before the end of the course-will receive 33% of their grade on this basis. 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
Ever since antiquity poetry and painting have competed for cultural primacy, and intellectuals from Simonides of Ceos to W. J. T. Mitchell have incessantly renewed the debate over the peculiarities of the two arts and their distinctive features and functions. On the other hand, in the practices of verbal and visual representation the two media, words and images, have always tended to support and supplement each other in a variety of ways, from ekphrasis to its counterpart, illustration. The course will investigate the forms and aspects of this interaction in an assortment of texts and visual objects produced between the early modern age and the early 20th century.
Testi consigliati e bibliografia
* Selections from the Bible, King James Version
* Selections from Ovid, Metamorphoses, Arthur Golding's translation
* Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, Book I
* Selections from William Shakespeare, Sonnets
William Shakespeare, The Winter's Tale
* Selections from John Milton, Paradise Lost
* Romantic poems: "Kubla Khan", "Ozymandias", "Ode on a Grecian Urn"
Oscar Wilde, Dorian Gray
Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness
Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse
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.