Performing Bodies/ Performing Texts: Identity as cultural performance
The course will focus on the concept of performance analysed both within literary texts and in the context of the adaptation of literary texts in multimodal media. The analysed adaptations (or parts of them) will form an integral part of the course.
Primary Texts (to be read in their original edition, NOT abridged):
TEXTS (in any edition)
Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Angela Carter, The Bloody Chamber ("The Bloody Chamber", "The Courtship of Mr Lyon", "The Tiger's Bride", "The Lady of the House of Love")
Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games (vol 1)
- D. Carpi, "Angela Carter: On the Ruins of Tradition? No Tales for Children", Ch 2 of the monograph Fairy Tales in the Postmodern World (Heidelberg, Winter, 2016), pp. 19-42.
- D. Rackin, "Alice's Journey to the End of Night", PMLA, 81.5 (1966), pp. 313-326.
- D. Coatney, "Why does Katniss Fail at Everything she Fakes?", in G.A. Dunn, N. Michaud, The Hunger Games and Philosophy (Hoboken: John Wiley and Sons, 2012), pp. 178-192.
History of English Literature: from the Victorian age to the Contemporary Period
- A. Sanders, The Short Oxford History of English Literature, Oxford University Press, 1994
A specific focus will be devoted to
David Leavitt, While England Sleeps
Students unable to attend lectures are required to get in touch before preparing for the exam.
All students, possibly also the students who will not be able to attend the course regularly, are kindly invited to attend the first class of the course, when the programme will be illustrated in detail.
oral exam in English on the whole program
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