English Literature II (2014/2015)

Course partially running (all years except the first)

Course code
4S00869
Name of lecturer
Carla Sassi
Coordinator
Carla Sassi
Number of ECTS credits allocated
9
Academic sector
L-LIN/10 - ENGLISH LITERATURE
Language of instruction
English
Period
I semestre dal Oct 1, 2014 al Jan 10, 2015.

Lesson timetable

I semestre
Day Time Type Place Note
Monday 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM lesson Lecture Hall T.8  
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall 2.6  
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 Maria Edgeworth, Jane Porte and Walter Scott. Their novels will provide a starting point for the exploration of the different ways of representing history in the 19th century.

This course will be taught in English

Syllabus

Reading List:

Maria, Edgeworth, Castle Rackrent. (critical editions: Oxford University Press or Penguin)

Jane Porter, The Scottish Chiefs. (free ebook: https://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/p/porter/jane/scottish-chiefs/)

Walter Scott, Waverley (critical editions: Oxford University Press or Penguin)

J. De Groot, The Historical Novel (Routledge).

Assessment methods and criteria

oral

Teaching aids

Documents