English Literature II (2013/2014)

Course partially running (all years except the first)

Course code
Name of lecturer
Carla Sassi
Carla Sassi
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
I semestre dal Oct 1, 2013 al Jan 11, 2014.

Lesson timetable

I semestre
Day Time Type Place Note
Monday 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM lesson Lecture Hall T.8  
Tuesday 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.6  
Thursday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall 2.5  

Learning outcomes

Historical fiction and the fiction of history”: historical fiction in 19th-century Britain

The course will investigate the role of historical narratives in romantic and victorian culture and literature, with special reference to the work of Walter Scott and George Eliot. The novels in the reading list will provide a starting point for the exploration of the different ways of representing history in the 19th century.


The course will focus on two novel in particular. Students are encouraged to read them before the beginning of the course.

Set Books:

Jerome de Groot, The Historical Novel, Routledge, 2009
Walter Scott, Redgauntlet, Oxford UP, ue
George Eliot, Middlemarch, Collins, ue

Language do teaching: English

Assessment methods and criteria

oral exam

Teaching aids