English Literature II [CInt A-L] (2010/2011)

Course code
4S00869
Name of lecturer
Sidia Fiorato
Coordinator
Sidia Fiorato
Number of ECTS credits allocated
9
Academic sector
L-LIN/10 - ENGLISH LITERATURE
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
I semestre dal Oct 4, 2010 al Jan 15, 2011.

Lesson timetable

I semestre
Day Time Type Place Note
Tuesday 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.8  
Thursday 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.6  
Friday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM lesson Lecture Hall 2.4  

Learning outcomes

FROM THE ROMANCE TO THE NOVEL: THE GOTHIC


The course aims at analyzing the beginning and the development of gothic genre in English literary and critical texts of the XVIII and XIX century.

Syllabus

The course aims at analyzing the characteristics of the gothic genre in its main characteristics in the context of the evolution of the English novel.

Bibliography:

Primary Texts (to be read in English, in any edition):

H. Walpole, The Castle of Otranto, 1764
M. Lewis, The Monk, 1796
A. Radcliffe, The Italian, 1797
M. Shelley, Frankenstein, 1818
C. Maturin, Melmoth the Wanderer, 1820
J. Hogg, Private Memories and Confessions of a Justified Sinner, 1824

Critical Texts
- M. Billi, Il gotico inglese, Bologna, Il Mulino, 1986
- D. Carpi, “Il soprannaturale nel dramma elisabettiano-giacobiano e nel romanzo gotico: tra metafisico e sociale”, in D. Carpi, Sintomi di Modernità (cap 7), Bologna, Editrice Compositori, 1990.
-R. Jackson, Fantasy. The Literature of Subversion, London, New York, Methuen, 1981
- T. Gray, “Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard”
- S. Freud, “The Uncanny”

Manuals: As regards the literary and cultural context spanning from the Victorian to contemporary age, students are free to choose among the following handbooks:
- D. Daiches, Storia della Letteratura Inglese, Milano, Garzanti, 1999.
- D. Daiches, A Critical History of English Literature, London, Secker & Warburg, 1960.
- P. Bertinetti, a cura di, Storia della Letteratura Inglese, Torino, Einaudi, 2000.

REQUIREMENTS
Primary texts are to be read in English.
Further bibliographical references will be indicated during the lessons.
Students unable to attend lectures are required to get in touch with the teachers before preparing for the exam.

The lessons will be partly held in English.

Assessment methods and criteria

oral exam