Literature of English-speaking Countries (2009/2010)

Course code
Name of lecturer
Carla Sassi
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
II semestre dal Feb 22, 2010 al May 31, 2010.

Lesson timetable

II semestre
Day Time Type Place Note
Tuesday 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM lesson Lecture Hall 2.6  
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.7  
Thursday 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.6  

Learning outcomes

Drawing on recent postcolonial and diaspora theories the course aims at investigating the representation of the diasporic experience in a series of novels from different regions of the English-speaking world. The course will focus in particular on the formation and development of diasporic identities and their retention as represented in literary texts, and will explore notions of home/abroad and the modern expatriate/immigrant’s experience of re-homing.

Assessment methods and criteria

oral exam