English Literature I (2008/2009)

Course code
4S00844
Name of lecturer
Carla Sassi
Number of ECTS credits allocated
9
Academic sector
L-LIN/10 - ENGLISH LITERATURE
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
II semestre dal Mar 2, 2009 al May 30, 2009.

Lesson timetable

II semestre
Day Time Type Place Note
Monday 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM lesson Lecture Hall 2.4  
Tuesday 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.8  
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.7  

Learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to provide an introduction to modernist poetics in relation to colonial Otherness

Syllabus

The aim of the course is to investigate the transnational cultural complexity of Modernism through a postcolonial re-reading of a series of key literary texts. `British’ Modernism will be presented and re-assessed not as an isolated `national’ artistic expression, but a complex cultural field, whose depth and articulation are also determined by its relation with colonial otherness.

Bibliografia
Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness, Penguin, ue
Catherine Carswell, The Camomile, Kennedy & Boyd, ue
James Joyce, Dubliners, Penguin, ue
Katherine Mansfield, The Garden Party and Other Stories, Penguin, ue
Alessandra Marzola, Englishness, Carocci editore, ue.
Peter Childs, Modernism, Routledge, ue.
The Norton Anthology of English Literature, 20th Century:
http://www.wwnorton.com/college/english/nael/20century/welcome.htm

Assessment methods and criteria

oral exam

Teaching aids

Documents