Anglo-american literature and cultures - PARTE I (2016/2017)

Course code
4S002912
Name of lecturer
Roberto Cagliero
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Other available courses
Academic sector
L-LIN/11 - ANGLO-AMERICAN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES
Language of instruction
English
Period
I SEMESTRE dal Oct 3, 2016 al Jan 21, 2017.

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Lesson timetable

I SEMESTRE
Day Time Type Place Note
Monday 11:50 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.3 from Oct 3, 2016  to Nov 12, 2016
Tuesday 3:10 PM - 4:50 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.3 from Oct 3, 2016  to Nov 12, 2016
Wednesday 10:10 AM - 11:50 AM lesson Lecture Hall T.3 from Oct 3, 2016  to Nov 12, 2016

Learning outcomes

Introduction to American literature
Nineteenth and Twentieth Century

Syllabus

Updated November 17th, 2016
Lingue e Letterature Anglo-Americane
A.A. 2016-17

PROGRAM : Parts 1, 2, and 3 are all part of the 6 credits (36 hours) course

1) Texts from the 19th Century
HAWTHORNE, N. "Wakefield" http://www.eastoftheweb.com/short-stories/UBooks/Wak.shtml
IRVING, Washington. "Rip Van Winkle" http://www.bartleby.com/310/2/1.html
JAMES, H. "The Jolly Corner" http://archive.org/stream/thejollycorner01190gut/1190.txt
MELVILLE, H. “Bartleby, the Scrivener” http://www.bartleby.com/129/
POE, E.A. "THe Man of the Crowd", “The Cask of Amontillado”, “The Fall of the House of Usher”, "The Tell-Tale Heart”, "The Philosophy of Composition" http://eapoe.org/works/mabbott/tominfo.htm (some texts in Volume II others inl Volume III)
An essay on POE, E.A., "The Tell-Tale Heart”
An essay on "The Cask of Amontillado”
An essay on JAMES, H. 'The Jolly Corner'
DEL CASTILLO, P. “Edgar Allan Poe il poeta maledetto. Il padre disperso e il piccolo angelo (1809-1849) in Iperstoria 3 (2014), http://www.iperstoria.it/joomla/component/content/article/15-saggi/91-poe
LEE, H. "Clue Patterns in 'Rip Van Winkle'", The English Journal, Vol. 55, No. 2 (Feb., 1966), pp. 192-194+200 (available from JStor at www.univr.it-> Frinzi Library-> Data Bank-> JStor)
PIACENTINO, E. "Fictionalizing as Moral Rationalization: The Function of the Narrator in Hawthorne's 'Wakefield'". Studies in Popular Culture Vol. 20, No. 2 (October 1997), pp. 71-84 (available from JStor at www.univr.it-> Frinzi Library-> Data Bank-> JStor)

2) The Sixties
King, Martin Luther, "I Have a Dream" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smEqnnklfYs
Malcolm X, "The Ballot or the Bullet" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oVW3HfzXkg
Pynchon,T. “Entropy” in Slow Learner. Boston, Little http://www.ifi.unicamp.br/~cabrera/teaching/Entropy%20de%20Pynchon.pdf
Larry McCaffery and Tim O'Brien, "Interview with Tim O'Brien". Chicago Review, Vol. 33, No. 2 (1982), pp. 129-149 (available from JStor at www.univr.it-> Frinzi Library-> Data Bank-> JStor)

3) African American literature
Toni Morrison, "Beloved" (1987)
Terry, Paul Caesar, "Slavery and Motherhood in Toni Morrison's 'Beloved'". Revista de Letras, Vol. 34 (1994), pp. 111-120" (available from JStor at www.univr.it-> Frinzi Library-> Data Bank-> JStor)

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral exam

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2016/2017