English literature 1 LM. Forms, genres, and critical approaches (2016/2017)

Course partially running (all years except the first)

Course code
4S002940
Name of lecturer
Daniela Carpi
Coordinator
Daniela Carpi
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
Tuesday 1:30 PM - 3:10 PM lesson Lecture Hall S.10  
Wednesday 11:50 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall S.10  

Learning outcomes

The course will be centred on the interdisciplinary relationship between law and literature. The lessons will first focus on the methodological aspects of this comparison, then on the legal aspects of some literary texts, diachronically chosen.

Syllabus

“Law and Literature: an interdisciplinary perspective “
TEXTS
--W.Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice: law and equity
--C.Marlowe, Doctor Faustus: the immoral contract
--M.Shelley, Frankenstein (1818): legal person
--H.G.Wells, The Island of Doctor Moreau (1896): who is a person ?
--Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper (2004): problems of bioethics
--John Boyne, The Boy with the Striped Pyjamas (2007): children’s rights

CRITICAL TEXTS
-Ian Ward, Law and Literature, Cambridge University Press, 1995, pp. 3-39.
-D.Carpi, "L'atto dell'interpretazione in The Merchant of Venice", in The Merchant of Venice, dal testo alla scena, a cura di Mariangela Tempera, Clueb, Bologna, 1994.
-D.Carpi, “Legge e letteratura”, Pòlemos, 1/2007.
-D.Carpi, Introduction to D.Carpi ed., The Concept of Equity in Law and Literature, Winter, Heidelberg,2007, pp. 7-20.
-D.Carpi, Introduction to Bioethics and Biolaw Through Literature, DeGruyter, Berlin/Boston, 2011, pp.1-22.
-D. Carpi, “Violation of Human Rights in Holocaust /Post-Holocaust Era”, Pólemos, 8/1, 2014, pp175-192.

Assessment methods and criteria

EXAM: The exam will be an oral discussion on the texts in the program, including the critical texts

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2016/2017