English literature and culture 2 [CInt] (2018/2019)

Course code
4S002910
Name of lecturer
Chiara Battisti
Coordinator
Chiara Battisti
Number of ECTS credits allocated
9
Academic sector
L-LIN/10 - ENGLISH LITERATURE
Language of instruction
English
Period
I semestre dal Oct 1, 2018 al Jan 12, 2019.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The course, taught in English, aims to provide students with an introduction to British literature from the Renaissance to late Romanticism, focussing on some of the most representative works. The course also aims to introduce the main critical approaches and the main features of literary genres.
The overall goal of the course is to provide students with a good level of knowledge of literary history (in terms of historical context, texts, genres, movements and authors) and to develop their critical skills for analysis, argumentation and exposition in English, in relation to various typologies of literary texts in their historical-cultural context.

At the end of the course, students will be able to:
- analyse the set texts and place them in their respective historical-cultural contexts
- describe the texts in a structured and informed way, taking into account literary conventions and applying an informed critical approach
- discuss literary topics in English in a clear and consistent way

Syllabus

A) TEXTS:
-- Horace Walpole, The Castle of Otranto, 1764.
- Matthew Gregory Lewis, The Monk, 1796.
- Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus, 1818.

Film: James Whale, Frankenstein, 1931.

B) CRITICAL TEXTS:

-Catherine Spooner, Emma McEvoy (eds.), The Routledge Companion to Gothic, 2007.
(Part I Gothic traditions. Sections: Gothic Traditions; Eighteenth-Century Gothic; Gothic and the Romantics; Part III Gothic Concepts. Sections: Gothic Concepts; The Uncanny; Gothic Femininities; Gothic Masculinities ; Queer Gothic; Part IV Gothic Media. Sections: Gothic Media; Gothic and New Media)

-Edmund Burke, A Philosophical Enquiry into our Ideas of the Sublime and the Beautiful (1757).


C) Andrew Sanders, The Short Oxford History of English Literature, (from Chapter 3 to Chapter 6, subsection "Gothic Fiction") .

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Edmund Burke A Philosophical Enquiry into our Ideas of the Sublime and the Beautiful 1757
James Whale Frankenstein FILM 1931
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus. 1818
Horace Walpole . The Castle of Otranto 1764
Matthew Gregory Lewis The Monk 1796
Catherine Spooner, Emma McEvoy (eds.) The Routledge Companion to Gothic 2007 (Part I Gothic traditions. Sections: Gothic Traditions; Eighteenth-Century Gothic; Gothic and the Romantics; Part III Gothic Concepts. Sections: Gothic Concepts; The Uncanny; Gothic Femininities; Gothic Masculinities ; Queer Gothic; Part IV Gothic Media. Sections: Gothic Media; Gothic and New Media)
Andrew Sanders The Short Oxford History of English Literature Oxford, Oxford University Press 1994

Assessment methods and criteria

The lessons will be in English. The exam will be an oral discussion in English on the topic of the course and the texts in the program (parts A,B,C).

Students unable to attend lectures are required to contact Prof. Battisti.

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2017/2018