English Literature 3 (for third-year students)

Marina LOPS English Literature 3 (for third-year students)

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DEPARTMENT OF HUMANISTIC STUDIES
EQF6
FOREIGN LANGUAGES AND CULTURES
2020/2021

YEAR OF COURSE 3
YEAR OF DIDACTIC SYSTEM 2016
SECONDO SEMESTRE
CFUHOURSACTIVITY
630LESSONS
Objectives
THE COURSE WILL GIVE STUDENTS THE ABILITIES TO DISTINGUISH THE MOST IMPORTANT CULTURAL AND LITERARY MOVEMENTS AND THE CANONICAL TEXTS OF THE SOCIO-CULTURAL CONTEXT UNDER EXAMINATION. IT WILL ENHANCE THE STUDENT’S DEVELOPMENT OF THE INSTRUMENTS OF ANALYSIS AND CRITICAL INTERPRETATION OF THE SELECTED TEXTS AND HIS/HER CAPACITY TO COMPARE A LITERARY TEXT WITH ITS ADAPTATIONS INTO DIFFERENT MEDIA.
Prerequisites
STUDENTS MUST HAVE PASSED THE 2ND-YEAR ENGLISH LITERATURE EXAM AND THE 2ND-YEAR ENGLISH LANGUAGE
Contents
THE COURSE IS MAINLY ABOUT THE ELIZABETHAN AND JACOBEAN PERIOD, WITH SPECIFIC ATTENTION BEING PAID TO SHAKESPEARE. THE MAIN THEMES WILL BE AS FOLLOWS:
- HUMANISM AND THE RENAISSANCE; - ITALY-ENGLAND AND THE SONNET TRADITION; - THE THEATRICAL CULTURE OF THE PERIOD;

Teaching Methods
LECTURES. THE CLASSES FOCUS ON THE READING (AND TRANSLATION) OF SPECIFIC TEXTS. STUDENTS WILL BE INVITED TO OFFER PRESENTATIONS IN SMALL GROUPS.
Verification of learning
AN ORAL EXAM WILL ASSESS THE STUDENTS’ KNOWLEDGE AND CAPACITY TO READ AND CRITICALLY INTERPRET COMPLEX LITERARY TEXTS IN ENGLISH
Texts
TESTI PRIMARI
W. SHAKESPEARE, SONNETS (ED. ITALIANA BUR CON TESTO A FRONTE) (SONNETS I, XVIII, XIX, XX,CXXX).
W. SHAKESPEARE, KING LEAR (QUALUNQUE ED. ITALIANA CON TESTO A FRONTE);
W. SHAKESPEARE THE TEMPEST (QUALUNQUE ED. ITALIANA CON TESTO A FRONTE)

STUDI CRITICI:
CATTANEO, ARTURO, A SHORT HISTORY OF ENGLISH LITERATURE: FROM THE MIDDLE AGES TO THE ROMANTICS, MILANO, MONDADORI, 2011 (CAPITOLO SU 'THE RENAISSANCE', PP. 37-101)
GARBER, MARJORIE, SHAKESPEARE AFTER ALL, NEW YORK, ANCHOR, 2005 (CAPITOLI SULLE OPERE SHAKESPEARIANE SCELTE)
MICHELE STANCO (A CURA DI), LA LETTERATURA INGLESE DALL’UMANESIMO AL RINASCIMENTO, ROMA, CAROCCI, 2016
ALTRI TESTI CRITICI OFFERTI IN FOTOCOPIE
More Information
STUDENTS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND CLASSES. A SPECIFIC PROGRAMME FOR ERASMUS STUDENTS WILL BE PROVIDED AT THE BEGINNING OF THE COURSE.
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