American literature and europe (2016/2017)

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 27, 2017 al Jun 10, 2017.

Lesson timetable

II SEMESTRE
Day Time Type Place Note
Tuesday 1:30 PM - 3:10 PM lesson Lecture Hall S.10  
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 10:10 AM lesson Lecture Hall S.11  

Learning outcomes

BLACK and WHITE in American LITERATURE

Syllabus

We will read crucial texts for the understanding of African American literature and culture

BOOK LIST: please go to the next section, "Modalità di esame"

Assessment methods and criteria

Bell, Madison Smartt, All Souls Rising, New York, Pantheon Books 1995 (available at the Frinzi Library) THIS TEXT ONLY FOR STUDENTS WHO ARE NOT ATTENDING CLASS. STUDENTS ATTENDING ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR PREPARING A PRESENTATION ON ONE OF THE KEY CONCEPTS IN FAULKNER'S "Absalom Absalom". They do NOT have to read Bell's novel.

Brody, Richard. “THE WORST THING ABOUT ‘BIRTH OF A NATION’ IS HOW GOOD IT IS”. THE NEW YORKER, February 1, 2013 Short essay on Griffith's "Birth of a Nation", available at:
http://www.newyorker.com/culture/richard-brody/the-worst-thing-about-birth-of-a-nation-is-how-good-it-is

Cagliero, R. e Ronzon, F. (a cura di), "Spettri di Haiti". Verona, Ombrecorte 2002 (pp. 21-60, 148-170 These two essays available in English)

Faulkner, William. "Absalom, Absalom!" [1936], Penguin 1971 (available at the Frinzi Library)

Griffith, D.W. "The Birth of a Nation" 1915 (film) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3kmVgQHIEY

Parker, Nate. "The Birth of a Nation" 2016 (film)

Poe, E.A. “Slavery in the United States” (1836) http://www.eapoe.org/works/harrison/jah08c54.htm

Styron, William. "The Confessions of Nat Turner" [1967]. Frinzi Library (available on line)

Sullivan, John J., "How William Faulkner Tackled Race — and Freed the South From Itself", New York Times Magazine (June 28, 2012), http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/01/magazine/how-william-faulkner-tackled-race-and-freed-the-south-from-itself.html

Tarantino, Quentin. "Django Unchained" 2012 (film) Critical readings to be used in order to discuss the film can be found in "Iperstoria" 2 (2013) "Django Unchained" Section, edited by Bordin, E. and Bosco, S., http://www.iperstoria.it/joomla/numeri/62-indice-numero-ii-ottobre-2013

Turner, Nat. "Confession" (included in Styron's novel as well) http://docsouth.unc.edu/neh/turner/turner.html

Yuhl, Stephanie, "The Visual Culture of Faulkner's Plantation South" 2015 (video available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8CNhgPdtW8

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2016/2017