English literature 2 LM. Critical methodologies and textual interpretation (2016/2017)

Course partially running (all years except the first)

Course code
4S002945
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 8:30 AM - 10:10 AM lesson Lecture Hall T.10  
Thursday 8:30 AM - 10:10 AM lesson Lecture Hall T.10  

Learning outcomes

The course intends to start with the definition of the concept of tradition and its revision in the postmodern period. It will then proceed to discuss about the history of the birth and evolution of classical fairy tales: it will finally analyse a series of collections of fairy tales and of novels centred, openly or secretely, on the revision of classical fairy tales.

Syllabus

PROF. DANIELA CARPI , ORE 36, 9CFU

“FAIRY TALES IN THE POSTMODERN WORLD: From Novel to Film”

A) TEXTS:

A.S.BYATT, The Djinn in the Nigthingale's Eye (1998)
EMMA DONOGHUE, Kissing the Witch (1997)
TANITH LEE, White as Snow (2000)
SHERI S.TEPPER, Beauty (1992)
KATE MORTON, The Forgotten Garden (2008)
Maleficent, Robert Stromberg, 2014
Into the Woods, Rob Marshall, 2014

B) CRITICAL TEXTS:

T.S.ELIOT, “Tradition and Individual Talent.”
STEPHEN BENSON ed., Contemporary Fiction and the Fairy Tale, Wayne State University Press, 2008.
DANIELA CARPI, Fairy Tales in the Postmodern World. No Tales for Children, Winter, Heidelberg, 2016

Assessment methods and criteria

EXAM:
The lessons will be in English. The exam will be an oral discussion in English on the various texts of the course (part A), and on the critical- theoretical texts of part B.

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2016/2017