English literature 2 LM. Critical methodologies and textual interpretation (2017/2018)

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
Semester 1 dal Oct 2, 2017 al Jan 20, 2018.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

Title. “FAIRY TALES IN THE POSTMODERN WORLD: From Novel to film

The course will take into consideration a literary production that has not been examined during the undergraduate course: the study of fairy tales and of their re-reading in the postmodern period. It will have a monographic perspective. The lessons will be in English.

Syllabus

The course intends to start with the definition of the concept of tradition and its revision in the postmodern period. Its focus will be on the theories concerning the fairy tale as a Literary genre. It will move from the traditional fairy tale to its re-reading also through movies.
A) TEXTS:

ANGELA CARTER, The Bloody Chamber (1979)
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.”
DANIELA CARPI, Fairy Tales in the Postmodern World. No Tales for Children, Winter, Heidelberg, 2016
JACK ZIPES, Fairy Tales and the Art of Subversion (1983).

MODALITA’ DIDATTICHE:

The lessons will be ex cathedra, but will be open to the students’ observations. They will also offer some critical instruments through which students can analyze texts also on their own. The professor will regularly receive students two hours a week: the timetable will be published on the department website

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
SHERI S.TEPPER Beauty 1992
JACK ZIPES Fairy Tales and the Art of Subversion 1983
DANIELA CARPI Fairy Tales in the Postmodern World. No Tales for Children Winter 2016
dir. Rob Marshall Into the Woods (film) 2014
Emma Donoghue Kissing the Witch 1997
Robert Stromberg (dir.) Maleficent (Film) 2014
Angela Carter The Bloody Chamber 1979
A.S.BYATT The Djinn in the Nigthingale's Eye 1998 Any edition
KATE MORTON The Forgotten Garden 2008
T.S. Eliot Tradition and the Individual Talent (1921), in Selected Prose of T.S. Eliot, ed. by F. Kermode London, Faber 1975
TANITH LEE White as Snow 2000

Assessment methods and criteria

The exam will be an oral discussion in English on the various texts of the course (Parts A and B)

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2017/2018