New literatures in English (2019/2020)

Course code
4S002993
Name of lecturers
Susanna Zinato, Annalisa Pes
Coordinator
Susanna Zinato
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
L-LIN/10 - ENGLISH LITERATURE
Language of instruction
English
Period
II semestre (Lingue e letterature straniere) dal Feb 17, 2020 al May 30, 2020.

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Learning outcomes

The module, taught in English, aims at providing the stu-dents with interpretive skills and in-depth knowledge re-lated to the main themes and theoretical issues that qualify colonial and postcolonial literature in English.
This will be done through a close reading of the set texts, chosen for their representative force and analyzed in their textual dynamics, in a wide diachronic perspective that, nonetheless, fully takes into account the specifics of their contexts.The broader gaol is to stimulate the students to develop their competence in critically approaching the texts and the historical, political and cultural dynamics underlying them.

At the end of the module the students will be able to:
-read and interpret postcolonial literary texts by structuring ideas and concepts with argumentative skill;
-comment on the texts in such a way as to demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the theoretical debate sur-rounding them.