English literature and culture 1 [Cognomi P-Z] (2014/2015)

Course code
4S002903
Name of lecturer
Valentina Adami
Coordinator
Valentina Adami
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
L-LIN/10 - ENGLISH LITERATURE
Language of instruction
English
Location
VERONA
Period
I semestre dal Oct 1, 2014 al Jan 10, 2015.

Lesson timetable

I semestre
Day Time Type Place Note
Monday 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.6  
Friday 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.6 from Oct 27, 2014  to Jan 10, 2015

Learning outcomes

The course aims to introduce the development of the English novel from the Victorian age to postmodernism. After a general presentation of the history of the English novel and of its characteristics in each period, three novels will be analysed in detail: Heart of Darkness, Lord of the Flies and The French Lieutenant’s Woman.

Syllabus

Novels:
J. Conrad, Heart of Darkness (1899)
W. Golding, Lord of the Flies (1954)
J. Fowles, The French Lieutenant’s Woman (1969)

Critical texts:
• D. Carpi, L’ansia della scrittura, Liguori: “Premessa”, “Introduzione” and chapters on Golding and Fowles.
• All the materials (essays, slides…) uploaded on the elearning website throughout the semester


History of English literature (from the Victorian age to postmodernism):
One of the following:
P. Poplawski, English Literature in Context, Cambridge University Press: chapters 5, 6, 7.
A. Sanders, The Short Oxford History of English Literature, Clarendon Press: chapters 7, 8, 9, 10.

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral exam