English Literature III (2006/2007)

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Name of lecturer
Daniela Carpi
Number of ECTS credits allocated
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1sst semester dal Oct 2, 2006 al Jan 20, 2007.

Lesson timetable

1sst semester
Day Time Type Place Note
Tuesday 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.6  
Wednesday 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.6  
Thursday 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.6  
Thursday 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM lesson Lecture Hall 2.6  

Learning outcomes

Literature and law have always influenced each other and the recent flourishing of critical analysis on the comparison between the two fields acknowledges the importance of this branch of comparative study. Literary scholars are more and more aware of how literature is deeply interspersed with legal elements. The aim of this course is to discern some of the legal elements inherent in Renaissance theatre, such as the problems concerning the transfer of property, the concept of equity and justice, the representation of trials, legal debates on power, and so on.

Assessment methods and criteria

Assessment will be by oral exam. Students will have to demonstrate their capacity to discuss the main themes of the programme, their skill in connecting the different theoretical approaches to the analysis of the texts, and in inserting the texts into the trends and characteristics of Renaissance society.