The course, held in English, aims at introducing the students to English literature (from the Victorian to the contemporary period), with specific reference to a selection of canonical texts, and at presenting methodological approaches for the analysis of literary texts and genres. The course aims at providing a good knowledge of British literature (articulated in historical context, texts, genres, literary trends and authors) and the skills for a critical analysis and argumentation on dif-ferent kinds of texts in their historical and cultural context.
At the end of the course, students will be able to:
- Analyse the literary texts of the programme in their historical and cultural context;
- Apply an aware critical approach to literary texts and present an argumentation which shows knowledge of literary conventions
- Express the acquired literary and critical competence in English clearly and coherently.
- Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre, 1847.
- Charlotte Brontë , Jane Eyre: The Graphic Novel , illustrated by John M. Burns, Terry Wiley Classics Illustrated, 2008.
-D.M. Thomas, Charlotte, The Final Journey of Jane Eyre, 2000.
Film: F. Zeffirelli, Jane Eyre, 1996.
B) CRITICAL TEXTS:
- Deborah Cartmell and Imelda Whelehan, Adaptations: from text to screen, screen to text, London ; New York : Routledge, 1999. Chapters:
Part I An overview
1 Adaptations: The contemporary dilemmas Imelda Whelehan.
Part II From text to screen
2 Introduction Deborah Cartmell
Part III From screen to text and multiple adaptation
11 Introduction Deborah Cartmell
- Scott McCloud, Understanding Comics: the Invisible Art, HarperCollins, 1993.
C) Andrew Sanders, The Short Oxford History of English Literature, (from Chapter 7 to Chapter 10 ).
|Deborah Cartmell and Imelda Whelehan||Adaptations: from text to screen, screen to text.||Routledge||1999||Chapters: Part I An overview 1 Adaptations: The contemporary dilemmas Imelda Whelehan. Part II From text to screen 2 Introduction Deborah Cartmell Part III From screen to text and multiple adaptation 11 Introduction Deborah Cartmell|
|Charlotte Bronte illustrated by John M. Burns, Terry Wiley||Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre: The Graphic Novel ,||Classical Comics Ltd||2008|
|D.M. Thomas||Charlotte, The Final Journey of Jane Eyre||2000|
|Charlotte Bronte||Jane Eyre||1847|
|Franco Zeffirelli||Jane Eyre, FILM||1996|
|Andrew Sanders||The Short Oxford History of English Literature||Oxford, Oxford University Press||1994|
|Scott McCloud||Understanding Comics: the Invisible Art||HarperCollins||1993|
The lessons will be in English. The exam will be an oral discussion in English on the topic of the course and the texts in the program (parts A,B,C).
Students unable to attend lectures are required to contact Prof. Battisti.