English literature 1 (2019/2020)

Course code
4S002926
Name of lecturer
Chiara Battisti
Coordinator
Chiara Battisti
Number of ECTS credits allocated
9
Academic sector
L-LIN/10 - ENGLISH LITERATURE
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
I semestre (Lingue e letterature straniere) dal Sep 30, 2019 al Jan 11, 2020.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The course, held in English, aims at intro-ducing the students to English literature (from the Victorian to the contemporary period), with specific reference to a selec-tion of canonical texts, and at presenting methodological approaches for the analy-sis of literary texts and genres. The course aims at providing a good knowledge of British literature (articulated in historical context, texts, genres, literary trends and authors) and the skills for a critical analysis and argumentation on different kinds of texts in their historical and cultural context. At the end of the course, students will be able to: - Analyse the literary texts of the programme in their historical and cultural context; - Apply an aware critical approach to literary texts and present an argumen-tation which shows knowledge of literary conventions - Express the acquired literary and critical competence in English clearly and coherently.

Syllabus

A) TEXTS:
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- Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre, 1847.
- Charlotte Brontë , Jane Eyre: The Graphic Novel , illustrated by John M. Burns, Terry Wiley Classics Illustrated, 2008.
-D.M. Thomas, Charlotte, The Final Journey of Jane Eyre, 2000.

Film: F. Zeffirelli, Jane Eyre, 1996.

B) CRITICAL TEXTS:
- Deborah Cartmell and Imelda Whelehan, Adaptations: from text to screen, screen to text, London ; New York : Routledge, 1999. Chapters:
Part I An overview
1 Adaptations: The contemporary dilemmas Imelda Whelehan.
Part II From text to screen
2 Introduction Deborah Cartmell
Part III From screen to text and multiple adaptation
11 Introduction Deborah Cartmell

- Scott McCloud, Understanding Comics: the Invisible Art, HarperCollins, 1993.

C) Andrew Sanders, The Short Oxford History of English Literature, (from Chapter 7 to Chapter 10 ).

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Deborah Cartmell and Imelda Whelehan Adaptations: from text to screen, screen to text Routledge, 1999
Deborah Cartmell and Imelda Whelehan Adaptations: from text to screen, screen to text. Routledge 1999
Charlotte Bronte illustrated by John M. Burns, Terry Wiley Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre: The Graphic Novel , Classical Comics Ltd 2008
D.M. Thomas Charlotte, The Final Journey of Jane Eyre 2000
Charlotte Bronte Jane Eyre 1847
Franco Zeffirelli Jane Eyre, FILM 1996
Andrew Sanders The Short Oxford History of English Literature Oxford, Oxford University Press 1994
Scott McCloud Understanding Comics: the Invisible Art HarperCollins 1993

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.