English literature and culture 1 [Cognomi A-E] (2015/2016)

Course code
4S002903
Name of lecturer
Sidia Fiorato
Coordinator
Sidia Fiorato
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
L-LIN/10 - ENGLISH LITERATURE
Language of instruction
English
Period
I semestre dal Oct 1, 2015 al Jan 9, 2016.

Lesson timetable

I semestre
Day Time Type Place Note
Thursday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM lesson Lecture Hall T.6  
Friday 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM lesson Lecture Hall T.8  

Learning outcomes

The course will focus on the relationship between law and literature as it is reflected in contemporary legal thrillers.

Syllabus

ENGLISH LITERATURE AND CULTURE 2015-2016 A-E

Dott. Sidia Fiorato

When Law goes Pop

Primary Texts any edition

PD James, A Certain Justice, 1997
Lisa Ballantyne, The Guilty One, 2012


Critical Texts

- R. Sherwin, When Law Goes Pop, University of Chicago Press, 2000 (ch. 1,2,3,4,5)
- S. Fiorato, “Justice and Lawyers at Court: Reflections on PD James’ A Certain Justice”, in D. Carpi, ed. Practising Equity, Addressing Law, Heidelberg, Winter, 2008, pp. 381-402.
- R. Cutolo, “Finding The Guilty One: Media Sensationalism, Defendant’s Performance and Jury Equity”, in Polemos, 7.2, 2013, pp. 357-378.


History of English Literature: from the Victorian age to the contemporary period

- A. Sanders, The Short Oxford History of English Literature, Oxford University Press, 1994

Further bibliographic references will be communicated during the course

Requirements
Students unable to attend lectures are required to get in touch before preparing for the exam.

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral exam in English

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2015/2016