English Literature 2 LM (2014/2015)

Course partially running (all years except the first)

Course code
4S02546
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 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.10  
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM lesson Lecture Hall T.10  

Learning outcomes

“THE ENGLISH GOTHIC NOVEL”

The course will analyze the English Gothic novel within the canon of fantastic literature, seen as a reaction against Enlightenment and through the lens of the theories of the Sublime.

Syllabus

TEXTS:
H.Walpole, The Castle of Otranto, 1765
A.Radcliffe, The Mysteries of Udolpho, 1794
M.Lewis, The Monk, 1797
M.Shelley, Frankenstein, 1818
B.Stoker, Dracula, 1897

CRITICAL TEXTS:
Botting, Gothic, The New Critical Idiom, Routledge, 1996
M.Billi ed., Il Gotico Inglese, Bologna,Il Mulino, 1986;
E.Burke, A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and the Beautiful , 1757

Assessment methods and criteria

The lessons will be in English. The exam will consist in an oral discussion in English on the texts in the program.