ENGLISH LITERATURE 5

Marina LOPS ENGLISH LITERATURE 5

4322100116
DEPARTMENT OF HUMANISTIC STUDIES
EQF7
MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES
2021/2022

YEAR OF COURSE 2
YEAR OF DIDACTIC SYSTEM 2018
SECONDO SEMESTRE
CFUHOURSACTIVITY
630LESSONS
ExamDate
APPELLO GIUGNO01/06/2022 - 09:00
APPELLO LUGLIO04/07/2022 - 09:00
APPELLO SETTEMBRE08/09/2022 - 09:00
APPELLO DICEMBRE19/12/2022 - 09:00
Objectives
THE COURSE AIMS TO DEVELOP:
-ADVANCED KNOWLEDGE OF PARTICULAR ASPECT OF ENGLISH LITERATURE AND CULTURE ALSO INVESTIGATED THROUGH THE COMPARISON WITH OTHER ARTS OR CONTEMPORARY FORMS OF STORY TELLING;
-KNOWLEDGE OF ADVANCED AND DIVERSIFIED METHODOLOGICAL TOOLS;
- CRITICAL AWARENESS.

KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
STUDENTS WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO KNOW IN DEPTH:
-THE CULTURAL CONTEXT AND THE LITERARY WORKS RELATED TO THE COURSE;
-DIFFERENT METHODOLOGIES OF ANALYSIS OF THE LITERARY TEXT;
- THE CONTEMPORARY CRITICAL DEBATE.

APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO:
-SELECT AND APPLY APPROPRIATE ANALYTICAL AND CRITICAL TOOLS TO THE LITERARY TEXT;
-SELECT UPDATED BIBLIOGRAPHICAL TOOLS;
- UNDERTAKE RESEARCH IN THE FIELD OF ENGLISH LITERATURE AND CULTURE.

MAKING JUDGEMENTS
STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO:
-FORMULATE AUTONOMOUS JUDGEMENTS ON ENGLISH LITERATURE AND CULTURE;
-ESTABLISH SIGNIFICANT CONNECTIONS BETWEEN TEXTS AND CULTURAL PHENOMENA BELONGING TO THE FIELD OF STUDY;
-MAKE COMPARISONS BETWEEN DIFFERENT CULTURAL CONTEXTS.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS
STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO PRESENT THE CONTENTS OF THE DISCIPLINE AND THE CRITICAL DISCOURSE WITH FULL MASTERY OF BOTH ITALIAN AND ENGLISH.

LEARNING SKILLS
STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO:
-ADVANCE AN ORIGINAL INTERPRETATION OF A TEXT OR A LITERARY PHENOMENON;
-SELECT THE METHODOLOGICAL TOOL APPROPRIATE TO UPGRADE THEIR KNOWLEDGE;
-DEVELOP AN APTITUDE FOR RESEARCH,
Prerequisites
GOOD KNOWLEDGE OF ENGLISH LITERATURE AND CULTURE. STUDENTS MUST HAVE PASSED THE FOLLOWING EXAMS: ENGLISH LANGUAGE IV AND ENGLISH LITERATURE IV
Contents
THE COURSE WILL FOCUS ON THE REPRESENTATION OF GENDER AND SEXUALITY IN BRITISH CULTURE AND LITERATURE IN THE LATE-VICTORIAN AND EDWARDIAN PERIOD. AT THE FIN DE SIÈCLE THE RISE OF A NEW SCIENCE, SEXOLOGY, AND THE EMERGENCE OF NEW SOCIAL AND CULTURAL ICONS, SUCH AS THE NEW WOMAN AND THE MALE AESTHETE, REDEFINED THE MEANINGS OF FEMININITY AND MASCULINITY AND TESTIFIED TO A GENERAL QUESTIONING OF TRADITIONAL GENDER BOUNDARIES AND IDENTITIES RESULTING IN CONFLICTING DISCOURSES OF SEXUAL POLITICS. AMONG THE TOPICS DISCUSSED WILL BE: 1) THE WOMAN QUESTION AND “THE NEW WOMAN”; 2) SEXOLOGY AND THE INVENTION OF SEXUAL TYPES; 3) MONSTROUS SEXUALITY: SALOME; 4) DANDIES, MALE AESTHETES, HOMOSEXUALS: FROM WILDE TO FORSTER.

Teaching Methods
LECTURES. STUDENTS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND CLASSES. THE LANGUAGE OF TUITION WILL BE ENGLISH. STUDENTS WILL BE ENCOURAGED TO GIVE PRESENTATIONS OR WRITE SHORT ESSAYS ON TOPICS OF THEIR OWN CHOICE RELATED TO THE COURSE.
Verification of learning
FINAL ORAL EXAM IN ENGLISH. STUDENTS WILL BE ASKED TO DISCUSS THE PRIMARY TEXTS INCLUDED IN THE READING LIST USING THE CRITICAL MATERIAL RELATED TO THE TEXTS. SHORT ESSAYS WILL BE ASSESSED DURING THE COURSE.
Texts
PRIMARY TEXTS
SALLY LEDGER-ROGER LOCKHURST (EDS) THE FIN DE SIÈCLE. A READER IN CULTURALE HISTORY, OXFORD UP 2000. I SEGUENTI SAGGI:
DEGENERATION: MAX NORDAU “DEGENERATION” (1895), W. JAMES “REVIEW OF DEGENERATION”
SEXOLOGY: RICHARD VON KRAFFT-EBING “PSYCHOPATIA SEXUALIS WITH ESPECIAL REFERENCE TO ANTIPATHIC SEXUAL INSTINCTS (1886); EDWARD CARPENTER, “THE INTERMEDIATE SEX” (1894); JOHN ADDIGTON SYMONDS, “A PROBLEM IN MODERN ETHICS” (1896); HAVELOCK ELLIS “CASE XVIII” SEXUAL INVERSION (1897);
THE NEW WOMAN: MONA CAIRD “MARRIAGE” (1888); SARAH GRAND “THE NEW ASPECT OF THE WOMAN QUESTION” (1894); MRS HUMPHRY WARDS “AN APPEAL AGAINST FEMALE SUFFRAGE” (1889);
GEORGE EGERTON, “A CROSSLINE” (1893), IN KEYNOTES AND DISCORDS, LONDON, CONTINUUM, 2006
CHARLOTTE PERKINS GILMAN “THE YELLOW WALLPAPER”, IN ELAINE SHOWALTER (ED.), DAUGHTERS OF DECADENCE, VIRAGO PRESS, 1993, PP. 98-118
THOMAS HARDY, JUDE THE OBSCURE (1895) (ANY EDITION)
O. WILDE SALOME (1893) (ANY EDITION)
E M FORSTER MAURICE (1914, PUB. 1971) (ANY EDITION)

CRITICAL READINGS
A, CATTANEO, "A SHORT HISTORY OF ENGLISH LITERATURE. FROM THE VICTORIANS TO THE PRESENT, IN PARTICOLARE I CAPITOLI "THE LATE VICTORIAN NOVEL", PP. 50-72, "AESTHETICISM" PP 83-93 E "THE MODERN AGE": INTRODUCTION" PP. 97-104 E THE NOVEL OF TRANSITION" PP. 128-151
LYN PYKETT, ENGENDERING FICTIONS, LONDON, ARNOLD, 1995, CAPP. 2 E 3
SALLY LEDGER, THE NEW WOMAN. FICTION AND FEMINISM AT THE FIN DE SIÈCLE, MANCHESTER, MANCHESTER UP, 1997 (CAPP. 1, 7)
DENNIS DENISOFF “DECADENCE AND AESTHETICISM”, IN GAIL MARSHALL (ED.), THE CAMBRIDGE COMPANION TO THE FIN DE SIÈCLE, CAMBRIDGE, CUP, 2007
RICHARD A. KAYE “SEXUALITY AT THE FIN DE SIÈCLE” IN GAIL MARSHALL (ED.), THE CAMBRIDGE COMPANION TO THE FIN DE SIÈCLE, CAMBRIDGE, CUP, 2007
ELAINE SHOWALTER, SEXUAL ANARCHY. GENDER AND CULTURE AT THE FIN DE SIÈCLE, LONDON, BLOOMSBURY, 1991 (CAPP. 1, 3. 8)
JOSEPH BRISTOW, SEXUALITY, NEW YORK, ROUTLEDGE, 2011, CAP. 1
M. FOUCAULT, STORIA DELLA SESSUALITÀ, VOL. 1 LA VOLONTÀ DI SAPERE, MILANO, FELTRINELLI, 1976
MARTIN ROBERT K., “EDWARD CARPENTER AND THE DOUBLE STRUCTURE OF MAURICE”, IN J.H. STAPE (ED.), E.M. FORSTER. CRITICAL ASSESSMENTS, 4 VOLS, LONDON, HELM, 1998, VOL. IV RELATIONS AND ASPECTS: THE MODERN CRITICAL RESPONSE, 1945-1990, PP. 29-38
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A SPECIFIC PROGRAMME FOR ERASMUS STUDENTS WILL BE PROVIDED AT THE BEGINNING OF THE COURSE.
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