American literature and europe (2015/2016)

Course partially running (all years except the first)

Course code
4S002994
Name of lecturer
Roberto Cagliero
Coordinator
Roberto Cagliero
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
L-LIN/11 - ANGLO-AMERICAN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES
Language of instruction
English
Period
II semestre dal Feb 22, 2016 al May 31, 2016.

Lesson timetable

II semestre
Day Time Type Place Note
Tuesday 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.7  
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.7  

Learning outcomes

The course aims at interpreting race and violence within the context of African-American literature and cinema

Syllabus

BIBLIOGRAPHY FINAL VERSION - May 4th 2016

* Douglass, F., Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, 1845
https://www.ibiblio.org/ebooks/Douglass/Narrative/Douglass_Narrative.pdf

* DuVernay, A., Selma, 2015 FILM - Please prepare an outline of film elements related to themes and motives analyzed in the course materials

* Du Bois, W.E.B., The Souls of Black Folk. Essays and Sketches, 1903 http://www.gutenberg.org/files/408/408.txt

* Hurston, Z.N., “A Story in Harlem Slang” http://storyoftheweek.loa.org/2012/03/story-in-harlem-slang.html (with a short introduction)

* King, M.L., Speeches (“I Have a Dream”, “Loving Your Enemies”, “Give Us the Ballot”, ) http://www.mlkonline.net/speeches.html

* Lee, S., Get on the Bus, 1996 FILM. Please prepare an outline of film elements related to themes and motives analyzed in the course materials

* Malcolm X, “The Ballot or the Bullet”, 1964 https://www.cis.aueb.gr/Besides%20Security/TALKS/TALKS-10-X%20(The%20Ballot%20or%20the%20Bullet).pdf (tr. it. http://www.malcolm-x.it/it/parole/ballot.htm)

* Malcolm X and Haley, A., Autobiography of Malcolm X, 1965 http://al-rasid.com/shared_uploads/The.Autobiography.of.MalcolmX.pdf

* Tarantino, Q., Django Unchained, 2012 FILM - Script http://www.alwaysontherun.net/script-djangounchained.pdf - Please prepare an outline of film elements related to themes and motives analyzed in the course materials

* Johannes Fehrle, DJANGO UNCHAINED AND THE NEO-BLAXPLOITATION WESTERN in Iperstoria 2, 2013 http://www.iperstoria.it/joomla/numeri/15-saggi/90-fehrle

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral Exam

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2015/2016