English Literature I - PARTE I (2012/2013)

Course code
4S00844
Name of lecturer
Chiara Battisti
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
L-LIN/10 - ENGLISH LITERATURE
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
II semestre dal Feb 25, 2013 al May 31, 2013.

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Lesson timetable

II semestre
Day Time Type Place Note
Monday 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM lesson Lecture Hall 2.4 from Feb 25, 2013  to Apr 6, 2013
Wednesday 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM lesson Lecture Hall 2.4 from Feb 25, 2013  to Apr 6, 2013
Friday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM lesson Lecture Hall T.8 from Feb 25, 2013  to Apr 6, 2013

Learning outcomes

The course aims at offering a critical and methodological introduction to the main concerns and theoretical issues of the discipline through the critical reading and analysis of representative texts of nineteenth and twentieth century English and postcolonial literature

Syllabus

Syllabus
Lectures will focus on the critical reading of the novel Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë and of two contemporary re-readings/re-writings of the novel in the light of intertextual, feminist and postcolonial theories.

Bibliografia

Testi primari
- C. Brontë, Jane Eyre, an autobiography (1847)
- J. Rhys, Wide Sargasso Sea (1966)
- D.M Thomas, Charlotte, (2000)

Opere critiche
-F. Marucci, Il Vittorianesimo, Bologna, Il Mulino, 1991(I seguenti capitoli: Introduzione; Premesse a tutte le parti; La temperie Vittoriana; La teoria del romanzo; L’Inghilterra Vittoriana).
-P. Childs, Modernism, London, Routledge, 2008 (Il seguente capitolo: Introduction)
-J. Sanders, Adaptation and Appropriation, London, Routledge, 2006 (I seguenti capitolo: Introduction, Part 1: What is adaptation?; What is Appropriation?).
-J. McLeod, Beginning Postcolonialism, Manchester University Press, 2000 (Cap. 5 “Re-reading and re-writing English literature”, pp. 139-169).
-C.A. Howells, Jean Rhys, New York, Harvester Wheatsheaf, 1991, (Cap. 6 “The Madwoman Comes out of the Attic”, pp. 104-123).

È richiesta inoltre la conoscenza del contesto storico-letterario relativo al periodo in programma per la cui preparazione si rimanda ad uno dei seguenti testi a scelta:

-Paolo Bertinetti, Storia della Letteratura Inglese, Torino, Einaudi, 2000, vol. 2.
-A. Sanders, The Short Oxford History of English Literature, Clarendon Press, 1996.

Bibliografia suppletiva per studenti non frequentanti

-M. Rubik, El. Mettinger Schartmann, A Breath of Fresh Eyre. Intertextual and Intermedial Reworkings of Jane Eyre, Amsterdam, Rodopi, 2007 (Verranno specificati in seguito quali capitoli studiare).
-J. Newman, The Ballistic Bard: Postcolonial Fictions, London, E. Arnold, 1995 (Cap. 2 “I walked with a Zombie. Jean Rhys, Wide Sargasso Sea”, pp.13-28).
-M. Paul Joseph, Caliban in Exile, N.Y., Greenwood Press, 1992 (Cap. 2 ““Bootless Inquisition”: Jean Rhys and the Mirror of Exile”, pp. 21-49).

Avvertenze
Le lezioni si terranno in lingua italiana con lettura dei testi in lingua inglese.

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral exam.