English literature and culture 1 [Cognomi P-Z] (2015/2016)

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

Lesson timetable

I semestre
Day Time Type Place Note
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.6  
Thursday 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM lesson Lecture Hall T.8  

Learning outcomes

“Trauma and the English novel”
The course aims to introduce the development of the English novel from the Victorian age to postmodernism, with a particular focus on the representation of trauma. The following topics will be covered during the course: the history of the English novel; the characteristics of the Victorian, modernist and postmodernist novel; literary theories; modern British culture; literature and trauma; analysis of the novels Heart of Darkness, Mrs Dalloway and Time’s Arrow.

Syllabus

Bibliography:
Novels:
J. Conrad, Heart of Darkness (1899)
V. Woolf, Mrs Dalloway (1925)
M. Amis, Time’s Arrow (1991)

Critical texts:
• All the materials (essays, slides…) uploaded on the elearning website throughout the semester
• M. Higgins, C. Smith and J. Storey, eds., The Cambridge Companion to Modern British Culture, Cambridge University Press, 2010: introduction, chapters 1, 6, 7 + 2 more chapters to be chosen by the student
• A. Sanders, The Short Oxford History of English Literature, Clarendon Press: chapters 7, 8, 9, 10.

All texts (novels and critical texts, including lecture slides and essays on the elearning website) are compulsory for all students.

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral exam

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2015/2016