English Literature 2 LM (2010/2011)

Course partially running (all years except the first)

Course code
4S02546
Name of lecturer
Daniela Carpi
Coordinator
Daniela Carpi
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
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.10  
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.10  

Learning outcomes

“The postmodern revision of the fairy tale”

The course will start with an assessment of the concept of tradition and its revision in the postmodern period. In particular the course will be centred on the fairy tale and its re-reading by Angela Carter, Antonia Byatt and Emma Donoghue. The lessons will be in English.

Syllabus

A.CARTER, The Bloody Chamber (1979)
A.S.BYATT, The Djinn in the Nigthingale's Eye (1998)
EMMA DONOGHUE, Kissing the Witch (1997)

CRITICAL TEXTS:
T.S.ELIOT, “Tradition and Individual Talent.”
H.BLOOM, The Anxiety of Influence, OUP, 1997.
V. PISANTY, Leggere la fiaba, Milano, Strumenti Bompiani , 1993
C. BACCHILEGA, Postmodern Fairy Tales: Gender and Narrative Strategies, Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Press, 1997

Assessment methods and criteria

It will be an oral discussion on all the texts in the program