English literature

A.Y. 2020/2021
9
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
SSD
L-LIN/10
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course, addressing a variety of programmes within the frame of the Faculty of Studi Umanistici, is meant to propose a specific learning pathway, connecting it to narratological, philosophical, cultural and historical competences, with a specific focus on contaminations and hybridisations between the Anglophone context and the Italian one within the wider European context. The course also aims at facilitating the access to texts in the original version through the occasional mediation of their translation in Italian.
Expected learning outcomes
Knowledge: Within the cultural and critical horizon of English Literature, openly referring to the chosen historical period focussed on each year, students will prove able to read and understand the chosen texts, locating them in their context. They are expected to frame the text with reference to its author (biography and works), its genre (analogies and divergences), its publishing context (culture and history). They are also required to be able to compare the given text with other texts belonging to the English and/or the international context.
Skills: Students are expected to understand a literary text in English (novel, poem or play) and to be able to identify its main thematic guidelines, though they are not required to translate it. Moreover the students are expected to develop the basic skills of textual analysis and show the ability to select and point out the texts' stylistic guidelines in terms of rhetorical choices and analogies/deviations in comparison with the genre they belong to.
Course syllabus and organization

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Lesson period
Second semester
Unita' didattica A
L-LIN/10 - ENGLISH LITERATURE - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica B
L-LIN/10 - ENGLISH LITERATURE - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica C
L-LIN/10 - ENGLISH LITERATURE - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours