Literature of English-speaking Countries [2^ LINGUA] (2014/2015)

Course code
4S00866
Name of lecturer
Carla Sassi
Coordinator
Carla Sassi
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
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 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM lesson Lecture Hall 2.6  
Thursday 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM lesson Lecture Hall 2.5  

Learning outcomes

Voices in Diaspora: critical perspectives on Anglophone literature

The course will investigate the representation of the diasporic experience in four novels representing four different geographical-political contexts, through the lens of recent theorizations in the field of postcolonial and diaspora studies. The course will focus in particular on diasporic identity and its representation in literary texts, and will devote special attention to the notions of ‘home’ and ‘away’ and the re-homing processes that characterise the migrant experience.

Course taught in English.

Syllabus

Reading List:

Chiew-Siah Tei, The Mouse Deer Kingdom. (Picador)

Caryl Phillips, Cambridge. (any edition)

Alistair MacLeod, No Great Mischief. (any edition)

A Loomba, Colonialism/Postcolonialism. (Routledge)

Assessment methods and criteria

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