English literature 3 (2016/2017)

Course code
4S002949
Name of lecturers
Daniela Carpi, Sidia Fiorato
Coordinator
Daniela Carpi
Number of ECTS credits allocated
9
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
Tuesday 4:50 PM - 6:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall 2.4  
Wednesday 10:10 AM - 11:50 AM lesson Lecture Hall T.8  
Thursday 11:50 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.8  

Learning outcomes

The course will focus on Shakespeare’s metatheatrical perspectives, by highliting on his art of performance and the actor’s use of the body. The lessons will be divided into three parts: the first part will offer a panoramic view of the Renaissance period in its historical, philosophical, economic and cultural perspectives. The second part will centre its focus on the analysis of the plays according to the theoretical approach of the first part. The third part will consider the critical texts of part B.

Syllabus

Prof. Daniela Carpi (36 ore) e Dott. Sidia Fiorato (18 ore), Totale 54 ore, 9CFU

“PERFORMING SHAKESPEARE “
A) TEXTS:
W.SHAKESPEARE, The Merchant of Venice (any edition with a good critical introduction)
W.SHAKESPEARE, Hamlet, (any edition with a good critical introduction)
W.SHAKESPEARE, Macbeth, (any edition with a good critical introduction)
W.SHAKESPEARE, Romeo and Juliet, (any edition with a good critical introduction)

B) CRITICAL TEXTS:
- Sidia Fiorato and John Drakakis eds., Performing the Renaissance Body, DeGruyter, Berlin, 2016
- A. R. Braunmuller, Michael Hattaway, The Cambridge Companion to English Renaissance Drama, Cambridge University Press, 1990.

C) Andrew Sanders, The Short Oxford History of English Literature, (from its origins to 1642).

Assessment methods and criteria

The lessons will be in English. The exam will be an oral discussion in English on the texts in the program. Students have to prepare parts A,B.C. Students who cannot attend the lessons must get in touch with both professors.
The oral exam will start with a question on the history of English literature (part C) and will then proceed with questions on the plays by Shakespeare through the critical approach of the texts in part B.

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2016/2017