American literature and europe (2015/2016)

Course partially running (all years except the first)

Course code
4S002994
Name of lecturer
Roberto Cagliero
Coordinator
Roberto Cagliero
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
L-LIN/11 - ANGLO-AMERICAN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES
Language of instruction
English
Location
VERONA
Period
II semestre dal Feb 22, 2016 al May 31, 2016.

Lesson timetable

II semestre
Day Time Type Place Note
Tuesday 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.7  
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.7  

Learning outcomes

The course aims at interpreting race and violence within the context of African-American literature and cinema

Syllabus

BIBLIOGRAPHY FINAL VERSION - May 4th 2016

* Douglass, F., Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, 1845
https://www.ibiblio.org/ebooks/Douglass/Narrative/Douglass_Narrative.pdf

* DuVernay, A., Selma, 2015 FILM - Please prepare an outline of film elements related to themes and motives analyzed in the course materials

* Du Bois, W.E.B., The Souls of Black Folk. Essays and Sketches, 1903 http://www.gutenberg.org/files/408/408.txt

* Hurston, Z.N., “A Story in Harlem Slang” http://storyoftheweek.loa.org/2012/03/story-in-harlem-slang.html (with a short introduction)

* King, M.L., Speeches (“I Have a Dream”, “Loving Your Enemies”, “Give Us the Ballot”, ) http://www.mlkonline.net/speeches.html

* Lee, S., Get on the Bus, 1996 FILM. Please prepare an outline of film elements related to themes and motives analyzed in the course materials

* Malcolm X, “The Ballot or the Bullet”, 1964 https://www.cis.aueb.gr/Besides%20Security/TALKS/TALKS-10-X%20(The%20Ballot%20or%20the%20Bullet).pdf (tr. it. http://www.malcolm-x.it/it/parole/ballot.htm)

* Malcolm X and Haley, A., Autobiography of Malcolm X, 1965 http://al-rasid.com/shared_uploads/The.Autobiography.of.MalcolmX.pdf

* Tarantino, Q., Django Unchained, 2012 FILM - Script http://www.alwaysontherun.net/script-djangounchained.pdf - Please prepare an outline of film elements related to themes and motives analyzed in the course materials

* Johannes Fehrle, DJANGO UNCHAINED AND THE NEO-BLAXPLOITATION WESTERN in Iperstoria 2, 2013 http://www.iperstoria.it/joomla/numeri/15-saggi/90-fehrle

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral Exam

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2015/2016