The acronym NA indicates texts from the Norton Anthology of English Literature. Students are required to study eighteenth- and nineteenth-century English literary history on one of the following university manuals: Andrew Sanders, A Short Oxford History of English Literature; alternatively: Arturo Cattaneo, Short History of English Literature. Novels must be read in a critical, unabridged edition (eg., Penguin Classics, Oxford World Classics, Norton Critical Editions). For this reason, "popular classics" series are not suitable. The slides and materials uploaded on Ariel are an integral part of the course syllabus.
Syllabus for attending students
Alexander Pope, The Rape of the Lock (NA)
Samuel Johnson, "London: A Poem" (passages; online)
William Blake, "London" (NA)
William Wordsworth, "Lines Composed upon Westminster Bridge" (NA)
Elizabeth Barrett Browning, "The Cry of the Children" (NA)
Charles Dickens, Hard Times (critical edition OUP, Penguin, Norton)
James 'B.V.' Thomson, "The City of Dreadful Night" (online)
Percy Bysshe Shelley, "England in 1819"; "Song to the Men of England"; "Mont Blanc, Lines Written in the Vale of Chamonix" (NA)
John Keats, "Ode to a Nightingale"; "Ode on a Grecian Urn" (NA)
Robert Louis Stevenson The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (critical edition OUP, Penguin)
Oscar Wilde, De Profundis (critical edition)
All students must read a novel choosing it from each of the following groups:
GRUPPO 1 "Condition of England Question"
Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist; or, The Parish Boy's Progress
Elizabeth Gaskell, North and South
GRUPPO 2 "Women's Voices"
Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility
Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre
Thomas Hardy, Tess of the D'Urbervilles
GRUPPO 3 "Children's Literature"
E. Nesbit, The Railway Children
Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden
Rudyard Kipling, The Jungle Books
Syllabus for non-attending students
Students who are unable to attend the course must contact the teachers prior to the exam. Students are requested to use their @studenti.unimi.it account. In addition to the texts for attending students (including the materials uploaded on Ariel), non-attending students are requested to study:
The Rape of the Lock, from KnowledgeNotes™ Student Guides, gen. ed. Sarah Shute, accessibile tramite il portale ProQuest Literature Online [available via the University Library website]
Marco Canani, Ellenismi britannici. L'ellenismo nella poesia, nelle arti e nella cultura britannica, dagli augustei al Romanticismo, Roma, Aracne, 2014, cap. I (pp. 29-71) ["Anglistica" library]
Michael Ferber, The Cambridge Introduction to British Romantic Poetry, Cambridge, Cambridge UP, 2012, pp. 1-13; 146-152 ["Anglistica" library]
Unità didattica B
Rosemarie Bodenheimer, "Biographical Dickens," in The Oxford Handbook of Charles Dickens, ed. R. L. Patten, J. O. Jordan, C. Waters, Oxford, Oxford UP, 2018, pp. 9-14 ["Anglistica" library]
Grahame Smith, "Hard Times for Our Times", in The Oxford Handbook of Charles Dickens, ed. R. L. Patten, J. O. Jordan, C. Waters, Oxford, Oxford UP, 2018, pp. 233-244 ["Anglistica" library]
Richard Menke, "Dickens, Industry, and Technology", in The Oxford Handbook of Charles Dickens, ed. R. L. Patten, J. O. Jordan, C. Waters, Oxford, Oxford UP, 2018, pp. 436-451 ["Anglistica" library]
Unità didattica C
Marco Canani, "Remediating a Literary Genre: Jane Campion's Bright Star and John Keats's Biographies in the 2010s," in Remediating Imagination. Literatures and Cultures in English from the Renaissance to the Postcolonial, ed. G. Angeletti, G. Buonanno and D. Saglia, Roma, Carocci, 2016, pp. 227-236.
Merlin Holland, "Biography and the Art of Lying", in The Cambridge Companion to Oscar Wilde, ed. P. Raby, Cambridge, Cambridge UP, 1997. pp. 3-17 ["Anglistica" library ]
Richard Ambrosini, R. L. Stevenson, La poetica del romanzo, Roma, Bulzoni, 2001 ["Anglistica" library]
Students are requested to check the Ariel online platform (http://ariel.unimi.it
) regularly as new material will be uploaded during the course. The website also contains general information on the course.
Please do not use email to ask for information that may be found elsewhere (Unimi.it, www.lingue.unimi.it