English literature and culture 1 [Cognomi F-O] (2016/2017)

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 3, 2016 al Jan 21, 2017.

Lesson timetable

I SEMESTRE
Day Time Type Place Note
Monday 11:50 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall 2.4  
Wednesday 1:30 PM - 3:10 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.8  

Learning outcomes

Performing Bodies/ Performing Texts: Identity as cultural performance

The course will focus on the concept of performance analysed both within literary texts and in the context of the adaptation of literary texts in multimodal media. The analysed adaptations (or parts of them) will form an integral part of the course.

Syllabus

Primary Texts (to be read in their original edition, NOT abridged):

TEXTS (in any edition)
Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Angela Carter, The Bloody Chamber ("The Bloody Chamber", "The Courtship of Mr Lyon", "The Tiger's Bride", "The Lady of the House of Love")
Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games (vol 1)


REFERENCES
- D. Carpi, "Angela Carter: On the Ruins of Tradition? No Tales for Children", Ch 2 of the monograph Fairy Tales in the Postmodern World (Heidelberg, Winter, 2016), pp. 19-42.
- D. Rackin, "Alice's Journey to the End of Night", PMLA, 81.5 (1966), pp. 313-326.
- D. Coatney, "Why does Katniss Fail at Everything she Fakes?", in G.A. Dunn, N. Michaud, The Hunger Games and Philosophy (Hoboken: John Wiley and Sons, 2012), pp. 178-192.


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
A specific focus will be devoted to
David Leavitt, While England Sleeps

Requirements
Students unable to attend lectures are required to get in touch before preparing for the exam.
All students, possibly also the students who will not be able to attend the course regularly, are kindly invited to attend the first class of the course, when the programme will be illustrated in detail.

Assessment methods and criteria

oral exam in English on the whole program

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2016/2017