English literature 1 (2014/2015)

Course code
4S002926
Name of lecturer
Chiara Battisti
Coordinator
Chiara Battisti
Number of ECTS credits allocated
9
Other available courses
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 2.4  
Thursday 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM lesson Lecture Hall 2.4  
Friday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM lesson Lecture Hall T.8  

Learning outcomes

Text and image: Intertextuality and English Literature

The aim of the course is to provide a critical-methodological introduction to the study of English literature and culture during the 19th and 20th century.
The course will start with the concept of intertextuality, as a crucial element which highlights how the process of reading creates a network of relations between a text and all the other texts to which it refers and relates. This methodological tool will be applied to the analysis of different novels and films.

Syllabus

A) TEXTS:
-Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness (1847)
-Virginia Woolf, Mrs Dalloway (1925)
- John Fowles, The French Lieutenant’s Woman (1969)
Films:
- Francis Ford Coppola, Apocalipse Now (1979)
-Stephen Daldry, The Hours (2002)
- Karel Reisz, The French Lieutenant’s Woman (1981)


B) CRITICAL TEXTS:
- T.S. Eliot, “Tradition and the Individual Talent” (1919)
-Graham Allen, Intertextuality, Routledge, 2000


C) Andrew Sanders, The Short Oxford History of English Literature, (from Chapter 7 to Chapter 10 ).

Assessment methods and criteria

The lessons will be in English. The exam will be an oral discussion in English on the topic of the course and the texts in the program (parts A,B,C).