English Literature II [Tur] (2010/2011)

Course code
4S00869
Name of lecturer
Yvonne Bezrucka
Coordinator
Yvonne Bezrucka
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 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM lesson Lecture Hall T.8  
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.8  
Thursday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM lesson Lecture Hall T.6  

Learning outcomes

The Pleasures of the Imagination

The course will analyse the background of the 18th- and 19th-century concepts of the imagination and highlight the development towards a personal and unique subjective perception of the world which will justify the birth of the individualistic spirit characteristic of the pre-romantic and romantic period.

Syllabus

The publication of Addison’s essays The Pleasures of the Imagination (1712) marks the development of the concept of ingeniousness into that of imagination. This evolution, present in the theoretical works of Addison, Coleridge and Wordsworth, will in due course ensue the emancipation from authority and justify the personal and unique reception of the world characteristic of the romantic concepts of the imagination.

Assessment methods and criteria

ORAL EXAMINATION