English literature II (LS) (2008/2009)

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Course code
4S00946
Name of lecturer
Daniela Carpi
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 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.10  
Wednesday 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.7  
Thursday 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM lesson Lecture Hall 2.5  

Learning outcomes

The course intends to explore the evolution of the English novel in the twentieth century, from Modernism to the more experimental forms of Postmodernism. Ideological, philosophical and methodological issues will be examined within the diachronic evolution of the period.

Syllabus

“Sviluppo del romanzo inglese nel ventesimo secolo”

TESTI:
William Golding, Pincher Martin, 1956
Iris Murdoch, Under the Net, 1954
Peter Ackroyd, Hawksmoor
Martin Amis, Time’s Arrow
Graham Swift, Waterland
Malcolm Bradbury, Mensonge
Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper

TESTI CRITICI:
Daniela Carpi, L’ansia della scrittura. Parola e silenzio nella narrativa inglese contemporanea, Liguori, Napoli, 1995
Fredric Jameson, Il postmoderno o la logica culturale del tardo capitalismo, Milano, Garzanti, 1989
Patricia Waugh, Metafiction, London and New York, Methuen, 1984

Assessment methods and criteria

Assessment will consist of a written paper in English on one of the topics or authors studied during the course