English Literature III [Tur] (2008/2009)

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Course code
4S00865
Name of lecturer
Yvonne Bezrucka
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
L-LIN/10 - ENGLISH LITERATURE
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
I semestre dal Oct 1, 2008 al Jan 17, 2009.

Lesson timetable

I semestre
Day Time Type Place Note
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM lesson Lecture Hall 2.6  
Thursday 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.6  

Learning outcomes

The course: “The foreigner and literary typology: stereotypical identity/alterity in W. Shakespeare” is aimed to deconstruct strategies of identity typologization by analyzing W. Shakespeare’s Othello as a paradigmatic and avant la lettre deconstructive text of versions of identity projected as `diversity’. The Merchant of Venice will also be examined with these same aims.

Syllabus

The history of literature of the Elizabethan age.
Testi:
Required Readings:
Primary bibliography:

William Shakespeare, Othello (1603-04), a c. di E.A.J. Honigmann, Arden, Croatia 2006
[1997].
William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice (1596-97) ed. J.R. Brown, Arden,
Routledge, London 1994.

Bibliografia:
Critical bibliography:

S. Bassi, Le metamorfosi di Otello. Storia di un’etnicità immaginata, B.A. Graphis, Bari
2000, pp. 3-17 e un capitolo a scelta.
Y. Bezrucka, “La retorica visuale del Moro di Venezia”, Studi Culturali, 3/2008, il Mulino,
Bologna 2008.
Silvia Bigliazzi, Sull’esecuzione testuale. Dal testo letterario alla `performance’, ETS, Pisa,
2002, pp. 9-45.
D. Carpi, “Law, Discretion, Equity in The Merchant of Venice and Measure for Measure”,
Cardozo Law Review, vol. 26, May 2005, N. 6, pp. 2317-29.

V. Cotesta, Lo straniero. Pluralismo culturale e immagini dell’Altro nella società globale, Laterza, Bari, 2002, pp. V-49 e 72-77.
K. Elam, Semiotica del teatro, Il Mulino, Bologna 1988, pp. 55-74.
A. Loomba, Martin Orkin, Post-colonial Shakespeares, Routledge, London 1998, pp. 1-
19 e 1 capitolo a scelta.
A. Serpieri, Otello: L’Eros negato, Liguori, Napoli 2003 [1980], un capitolo a scelta.

Manuali e repertori:
Il manuale di riferimento per la storia della letteratura e il contesto storico-letterario, è la
Norton Anthology of English Literature, vol. I, Norton, New York ult. ediz.
Si consigliano inoltre i seguenti ausili: J.C. Wells, Longman Pronouncing Dictionary, Harlow, Pearson, 2000; Collins Cobuilt, English Language Dictionary, Collins, 2001; F. Picchi, Grande dizionario Inglese/Italiano, Italiano/Inglese, Hoepli, 1999.
Norton Anthology of English Literature, vol. I, Norton, New York last ed.
Suggested further readings:
J.C. Wells, Longman Pronouncing Dictionary, Harlow, Pearson, 2000; Collins Cobuilt, English Language Dictionary, Collins, 2001; F. Picchi, Grande dizionario Inglese/Italiano, Italiano/Inglese, Hoepli, 1999.

Assessment methods and criteria

oral exam - The course will be held in English - Extra mural students are advised to contact me - English texts must be read in English