Literature of English-speaking Countries (2008/2009)

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Course code
4S00866
Name of lecturer
Angelo Righetti
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Other available courses
Academic sector
L-LIN/10 - ENGLISH LITERATURE
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
II semestre dal Mar 2, 2009 al May 30, 2009.

Lesson timetable

II semestre
Day Time Type Place Note
Thursday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM lesson Lecture Hall T.8  
Friday 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.6  

Learning outcomes

A critical analysis of relevant late 20th-century fictions from the South African and Caribbean Anglophone areas

Syllabus

A reading and interpretation of the following
Set Texts
PETER ABRAHAMS, Mine Boy, Heinemann
J.M. COETZEE, Waiting for the Barbarians, Penguin
NADINE GORDIMER, July’s People, Penguin

V.S. NAIPAUL, Miguel Street, Penguin
A Flag on the Island, Penguin
MERLE HODGE, Crick Crack, Monkey, Heinemann

Bibliography
Regarding the issues of colonial and post-colonial literature:
C. Gorlier, Un nuovo canone, in F. Marenco (ed.), La civiltà letteraria inglese, UTET, vol. III, pp. 821-837
B. Ashcroft, G. Griffiths, H. Tiffin (eds,), Key Concepts in Post-Colonial Studies, Routledge,
the following entries: “apartheid”, “Caribbean/West Indian”, “colonianism, “creolization”, “decolonization”, “diaspora”, “exile”, “postcolonialism”, “race”, “settler colony”, “slave/slavery”
J.M. Coetzee, Le origini ideologiche dell’apartheid. Emergere dalla Censura, ed. by A. Righetti, “Saggi e Testi”, Dipartimento di Anglistica, Università di Verona

Further bibliographical details will be provided during the course

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral examination