English literature 1 LM. Forms, genres, and critical approaches (2017/2018)

Course code
4S002940
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: Law and Literature: an interdisciplinary perspective

The course will compare two fields of research on which the professor is a specialist, and will cover a perspective on which no undergraduate course has been offered. It will allow students to examine literary texts from an unprecedented critical stance.

Syllabus

TITLE: LAW AND LITERATURE: AN INTERDISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVE:
The course will compare two fields of research on which the professor is a specialist, and will cover a perspective on which no undergraduate course had been offered. It will allow students to examine literary texts from an unprecedented critical stance. The lessons will first focus on the methodological aspects of this comparison, then on the legal aspects of some literary texts, diachronically chosen.
A) TEXTS :
--C.Marlowe, Doctor Faustus: the immoral contract
--M.Shelley, Frankenstein (1818): legal person
--H.G.Wells, The Island of Doctor Moreau (1896): who is a person ?
-BRAM STOKER, Dracula (1897)
- PD JAMES, A Certain Justice (1997)
--Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper (2004): problems of bioethics
--John Boyne, The Boy with the Striped Pyjamas (2007): children’s rights

B) CRITICAL TEXTS :
-Ian Ward, Law and Literature, Cambridge University Press, 1995, pp. 3-39.
-D.Carpi, “Diritto e letteratura”, Pòlemos, 1/2007.
-D.Carpi, Introduction to D.Carpi ed., The Concept of Equity in Law and Literature, Winter, H “Iconological subversion of the law in P.D. James’s A Certain Justice “ in Pólemos, “Iconologia del diritto”, 2/2009, pp.28-35 eidelberg,2007, pp. 7-20.
--“A Biojuridical reading of Dracula” , Pólemos 6/2/2012, pp. 169-182.
-D.Carpi, Introduction to Bioethics and Biolaw Through Literature, DeGruyter, Berlin/Boston, 2011, pp.1-22.
-D. Carpi, “Violation of Human Rights in Holocaust /Post-Holocaust Era”, Pólemos, 8/1, 2014, pp175-192.
--“Jodi Picoult’s My Sister’s Keeper: new definitions of human dignity in novel and film”, pp.411-429, Pòlemos 10.2, 2016.

MODALITA’ DIDATTICHE:
The lessons will be ex cathedra but students will be solicited to take part in the lessons will observations and questions. 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
D. Carpi “A Biojuridical reading of Dracula”, Polemos, 6.2 (2012), 169-182 2012 Pólemos 6.2 (2012), pp. 169-182.
PD JAMES A Certain Justice 1997
D.Carpi, “Diritto e letteratura” 2007 Pòlemos, 1/2007.
C.Marlowe Doctor Faustus 1592
BRAM STOKER Dracula 1897
M.Shelley Frankenstein 1818
D. Carpi “Iconological subversion of the law in P.D. James’s A Certain Justice “ 2009 Pólemos, “Iconologia del diritto”, 2/2009, pp.28-35
D.Carpi Introduction to "Bioethics and Biolaw Through Literature" DeGruyter 2011 pp.1-22.
D.Carpi Introduction to D.Carpi ed., The Concept of Equity in Law and Literature Winter 2007
D. Carpi “Jodi Picoult’s My Sister’s Keeper: new definitions of human dignity in novel and film” 2016 Pòlemos 10.2, 2016, pp. 411-429
Ian Ward Law and Literature Cambridge University Press 1995 pp. 3-39
Jodi Picoult My Sister’s Keeper 2004
John Boyne The Boy with the Striped Pyjamas 2007
H.G.Wells The Island of Doctor Moreau 1896
D. Carpi “Violation of Human Rights in Holocaust /Post-Holocaust Era” 2014 Pólemos 8.1 (2014), pp. 175-192.

Assessment methods and criteria

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

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2017/2018