The bibliography of the first module consists in a few short stories, 3 compulsory essays and 1 essay to be selected from the list published below, with a view to encourage students to develop individual interests:
· David Herd, Anna Pincus (eds), Refugee Tales, Comma Press, 2016 (The Unaccompanied Minor's Tale, The Lorry Driver's Tale; The Interpreter's Tale);
· John Clarke and Janet Newman, "'People in this country have had enough of experts': Brexit and the paradoxes of populism", Critical Policy Studies, 11:1 (2017), pp. 101-116
· Michael Silk, "'Isle of Wonder': Performing the mythopoeia of utopic multi-ethnic Britain", Media, Culture & Society, 37:1, 2015, pp. 68-84.
· Rebecca Langlands, "Britishness or Englishness? The historical problem of national identity in Britain", Nations and Nationalism, 5:1, 1999, pp. 53-69.
Plus 1 essay to be chosen between
o David Herd, "Calling for an End to Indefinite Detention: The Spatial Politics of Refugee Tales",
o Lidia De Michelis, "Reclaiming Human Movement, Restor(y)ing Hope",
Both are included in the dossier edited by Claudia Gualtieri, "Mobility, Immobility and Encounters along the South-North European Route", published in the November issue, n. 5 (2019), of the open access academic journal From the European South (available at: http://europeansouth.postcolonialitalia.it/
Plus all the files and slides made available on the Ariel Website of the Course
The bibliography is the same for attending and NON-ATTENDING STUDENTS. The latter may choose to replace the slides and files published on the Ariel website with 2 additional short stories from Refugee Tales, edited by David Herd and Anna Pincus.
The bibliography of the second module consists in a novel and two essays:
· Julian Barnes, England, England, 1998 (or any English edition). - novel
· Lidia De Michelis, "Julian Barnes and the Current Political Debate on Englishness", in Cross-cultural encounters: identity, gender, representation, G. Buonanno and Mark Silver (eds.), Roma, Officina Edizioni, 2005, pp. 86-96.
· Vera Nünning, "The Invention of Cultural Traditions: The Construction and Deconstruction of Englishness and Authenticity in Julian Barnes' England, England",www.julianbarnes.com/resources/archive/nunning.pdf
· In addition students will have to prepare all the slides and files available on the Ariel website of the course.
The bibliography is the same for attending and non-attending students. NON-ATTENDING STUDENTS are welcome, if they wish, to replace the files and slides available on the Ariel website with 1 additional essay, to be chosen between:
· Cornelia Macsiniuc, "Post-Tourism and the Motif of Regression in Julian Barnes's England, England", Messages, Sages, and Ages, Vol. 2, No. 2, (2015), pp. 66-75.
· Fanny Delnieppe, "A Past Perfect Rather Than a Perfect Past: Julian Barnes's Reflective Nostalgia in England, England", Études britanniques contemporaines (49, 2015; online), accessibile al link: https://journals.openedition.org/ebc/2620
The bibliography of the third module, based on political-historical and cultural studies approach, consists in 1 novel, 2 essays and a volume of essays.
· Anthony Cartwright, The Cut, Peirene, Londra, 2017 (ed. italiana Il taglio, 66th and 2nd, Roma,
2019) - romanzo
· Owen Jones, Chavs. The demonization of the working class, Verso, London, 2011, chap.7, "Broken Britain," pp. 185-220
· AA.VV., Brexit and Literature. Critical and Cultural Responses, Routledge, Abingdon, 2018, chap.2, "Brexlit", pp. 15-29. N.B.: Students can freely access the ebook of this volume through the University digital library (remember to log in!)
· Perryman, Mark, (a cura di), The Corbyn Effect, Lawrence & Wilshart, London, 2017
· All the files and slides made available on the ARIEL website of the course.
The bibliography is the same for attending and non-attending students. NON-ATTENDING STUDENTS are welcome, if they wish, to replace the ppt presentations and files published on the ARIEL website of the course with 1 more chapter from Chavs: The demonization of the working class, Verso, London, 2011: Ch. V - "We're all middle class now".
Most of the essays included in the syllabus can be downloaded freely from the internet or accessed through the Ariel website or the University Digital Library (don't forget to log in!).