English literature 1 LM. Forms, genres, and critical approaches (2014/2015)

Course partially running (all years except the first)

Course code
4S002940
Name of lecturer
Daniela Carpi
Coordinator
Daniela Carpi
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
Tuesday 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM lesson Lecture Hall T.10  
Thursday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM lesson Lecture Hall T.10  

Learning outcomes

“POSTMODERN REVISION OF THE FAIRY TALE”
The course intends to start with the definition of the concept of tradition and its revision in the postmodern period. Its focus will be on the theories concerning the fairy tale as a literary genre.

Syllabus

A) TEXTS:
A.CARTER, The Bloody Chamber (1979)
A.S.BYATT, The Djinn in the Nigthingale's Eye (1998)
EMMA DONOGHUE, Kissing the Witch (1997)
TANITH LEE, White as Snow (2000)
SHERI S.TEPPER, Beauty (1992)

B) CRITICAL TEXTS:
T.S.ELIOT, “Tradition and Individual Talent.”
STEPHEN BENSON ed. , Contemporary Fiction and the Fairy Tale, Wayne State University Press, 2008.
C. BACCHILEGA, Postmodern Fairy Tales: Gender and Narrative Strategies, Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Press, 1997

Assessment methods and criteria

The lessons will be in English. The exam will be an oral discussion in English on the various texts of the course.