English literature 3 (2017/2018)



Course code
4S002949
Credits
9
Coordinator
Daniela Carpi
Academic sector
L-LIN/10 - ENGLISH LITERATURE
Language of instruction
English
Teaching is organised as follows:
Activity Credits Period Academic staff Timetable
Parte 1 6 Semester 1 Daniela Carpi

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Parte 2 3 Semester 1 Sidia Fiorato

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Learning outcomes

Pre-requisites: to take the exam, students need to have already passed:
- English Literature 2
-English Language 2

This course is aimed at the study of the English Renaissance period, which completes diachronically the study of English literature of the first two years of the undergraduate course.

Syllabus

Performing Shakespeare

The course will focus on Shakespeare’s production, by highlighting the different articulations of the issues of the time (economic transformations, political asset, philosophical trends, scientific innovations etc). The lessons will be divided into two parts: the first part will be offered by Prof. Carpi and will be divided in its turn into a first part devoted to methodology and theory and a second part where these theories will be applied to the reading of the texts in the program. The last 18 hours will be offered by Prof. Fiorato, who will focus on the theatrical context and the performance of the works with references to the critical texts in the programme.
The lessons will be in English.
A) TEXTS:
W.SHAKESPEARE, King John (any edition with a good critical introduction)
W.SHAKESPEARE, The Tempest , (any edition with a good critical introduction)
W.SHAKESPEARE, The Taming of the Shrew , (any edition with a good critical introduction)
W.SHAKESPEARE, Julius Caesar, (any edition with a good critical introduction)

B) CRITICAL TEXTS:
-S.Fiorato and D.Carpi, Iconologia del Potere, Verona Ombre Corte, 2011; Parti: 1) Introduzione, 2) D.Carpi, “Potere e legittimità”.
--D.Carpi and J.Gaakeer, Liminal Discourses, DeGruyter, 2013, Chapter 11:” Renaissance into Postmodernism”, 177-189.
--S.Fiorato, “Ariel and Caliban as law conscious servants”, in D.Carpi and J.Gaakeer, Liminal Discourses, DeGruyter, 2013, pp. 113-128.
--D. Carpi ,“Sacralization/de-sacralization of Caesar's body in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar”, Polemos 9.2.2015, pp.281-294.
--D.Carpi, “The language of Clothing and the law”, in Polemos, 1/ 2016 , pp.143-156.
- Karen Newman, “Renaissance Family Politics and Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew”, English Literary Renaissance, 16.1 (1986), 86-100
- Ken Jackson, ““Is it God or the Sovereign exception?” Giorgio Agamben’s Homo Sacer and Shakespeare’s King John”, Religion and Literature, 38.3 (2006), 85-100
-- 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 exam will be an oral discussion in English on the texts in the program. Students have to prepare parts A,B.C. 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 (part A) through the critical approach of the texts in part B.
Students who cannot attend the lessons must get in touch with both professors.

Reference books
Activity Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Parte 1 S.Fiorato and D.Carpi Iconologia del Potere Ombre Corte 2011 Parti: 1) Introduzione, 2) D.Carpi, “Potere e legittimità”.
Parte 1 Ken Jackson ““Is it God or the Sovereign exception?” Giorgio Agamben’s Homo Sacer and Shakespeare’s King John” 2006 Religion and Literature, 38.3 (2006), pp. 85-100
Parte 1 W. Shakespeare Julius Caesar 1599 Any edition
Parte 1 W. Shakespeare King John 1623 Any edition with a good introduction
Parte 1 D.Carpi and J.Gaakeer Liminal Discourses DeGruyter 2013 S.Fiorato, “Ariel and Caliban as law conscious servants”, pp. 113-128. D. Carpi ”Renaissance into Postmodernism”, pp. 177-189.
Parte 1 Karen Newman “Renaissance Family Politics and Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew” 1986 English Literary Renaissance, 16.1 (1986), pp. 86-100.
Parte 1 D. Carpi “Sacralization/de-sacralization of Caesar's body in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar” 2015 Polemos 9.2 (2015), pp.281-294
Parte 1 A. R. Braunmuller, Michael Hattaway The Cambridge Companion to English Renaissance Drama Cambridge University Press 1990
Parte 1 D.Carpi The language of Clothing and the law 2016 Polemos, 10.1 (2016) , pp.143-156.
Parte 1 Andrew Sanders The Short Oxford History of English Literature 1994 from the origins to 1642
Parte 1 W. Shakespeare The Taming of the Shrew 1592 Any edition
Parte 1 W. Shakespeare The Tempest 1611 Any edition

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2017/2018