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
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

Learning outcomes

The course is aimed at an in-depth exploration of the oral and literary traditions of Caribbean poetry in the context of 20th-century poetry in English

Syllabus

Identity, alterity and alienation in Caribbean poetry, with special emphasis on Edward Kamau Brathwaite and Derek Walcott

Texts
P. BURNETT (ed.), The Penguin Book of Caribbean Verse in English
E.K. BRATHWAITE, The Arrivants, Oxford UP
D. WALCOTT, Collected Poems, Faber

Bibliography
Regarding the contexts and issues of colonial and post-colonial new literatures in English and Caribbean poetry:
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:
“Caribbean/West Indian”, “colonianism, “creolization”, “decolonization”, “diaspora”, “exile”, “postcolonialism”, “race”, “slave/slavery”

J. Thieme, Derek Walcott, Manchester UP
S. Brown (ed.), The Art of E.K. Brathwaite, Seren

Further bibliographical details will be provided during the course
Texts e and bibliography are available in the general Library (“Frinzi”)

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral examination, in Italian and English