Anglo-American Language and Literature (2013/2014)

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Roberto Cagliero
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    Teaching is organised as follows:
    Activity Credits Period Academic staff Timetable
    Modulo 1 6 II semestre Roberto Cagliero
    Modulo 2 3 II semestre Roberto Cagliero

    Lesson timetable

    II semestre
    Activity Day Time Type Place Note
    Modulo 1 Tuesday 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.8  
    Modulo 1 Wednesday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.8  
    Modulo 2 Thursday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM lesson Lecture Hall 2.4  

    Learning outcomes



    * MODULE 1 - 6 credits
    The rise of the American short story. Hawthorne, Irving, Melville, Poe

    * MODULE 2 - 3 credits
    Henry James and the ancestors

    *** Erasmus students who do not feel fluent enough to read critical texts in Italian are kindly asked to report to the teacher in order to choose other texts.

    Module 1. Bibliography, final version

    HAWTHORNE, N. 1) “Wakefield”
    2) “The Custom House” (opening chapter from the novel “The Scarlet Letter”)

    IRVING, W. “Rip Van Winkle”

    MELVILLE, H. 1) “Bartleby, the Scrivener”
    2) “The Whiteness of the Whale” (chapter 42 from the novel “Moby Dick”)

    POE, E.A. “Ligeia” , “The Cask of Amontillado” , “The Fall of the House of Usher” , “The Tell-Tale Heart”

    BENOIT, J.A. “Come liberarsi dalle ripetizioni familiari negative”, Roma, Il punto d’Incontro 2010

    BLOOM, H. “The Anxiety of Influence”, Oxford, OUP 1997 available at Frinzi Library

    CAGLIERO, R. “Racconti del cuore. Lingua e traduzioni di ‘The Tell-Tale Heart’ in Cagliero, R. (a cura di), “Fantastico Poe”. Verona, Ombre Corte 2004, pp. 108-120 available at Frinzi Library

    DEL CASTILLO, P. “La psicogenealogia applicata”, Aubagne, Quintessence 2006

    DEL CASTILLO, P. “Edgar Alla Poe il poeta maledetto. Il padre disperso e il piccolo angelo (1809-1849)” in

    HARTNELL-MOTTRAM, E. "Poe and the Gothic of the Normal", GOTHIC STUDIES 2, 2010, pp. 42-52

    MAFFI, M. “Introduzione” in “Rip Van Winkle”, Roma, Nova Delphi 2013

    NORI, G. “Introduzione” in “Wakefield”, Roma, Portaparole 2013

    PEASE, D. “Hawthorne’s Discovery” (chapter on Hawthrone’s “The Custom-House”) and section on “Rip Van Winkle” in “Visionary Compacts”, Madison, UWP 1987, pp. 49-80 and pp. 12-17. Available at Frinzi Library

    ROBEY, M.K., "Poe and Prophecy: Degeneration in the Holy Land and the House of Usher", GOTHIC STUDIES 2, 2010, pp. 61-69

    SCHUTZENBERGER A.A., “The Ancestor Syndrome”, London, Routledge 1998 (It. Ed. “La sindrome degli antenati”, Roma, Di Renzo 2011)

    Module 2. Bibliography, final version

    JAMES, H. ”The Jolly Corner”

    CAGIDEMETRIO, A. “Introduzione” in “L’angolo bello”, Venezia, Marsilio, 2011

    Assessment methods and criteria

    Oral exam for all students.
    Module 1 covers the six-credits exam.
    Modules 1 and 2 cover the nine-credits exam