Anglo-american literature and cultures (2020/2021)

Codice insegnamento
4S002912
Crediti
9
Coordinatore
Roberto Cagliero
Altri corsi di studio in cui è offerto
L'insegnamento è organizzato come segue:
Modulo Crediti Settore disciplinare Periodo Docenti
PARTE I 6 L-LIN/11-LINGUE E LETTERATURE ANGLO-AMERICANE I semestre (Lingue e letterature straniere) Roberto Cagliero
PARTE II 3 L-LIN/11-LINGUE E LETTERATURE ANGLO-AMERICANE I semestre (Lingue e letterature straniere) Roberto Cagliero

Obiettivi formativi

Il corso intende fornire agli studenti una conoscenza di base della letteratura degli Stati Uniti nella sua complessità e pluralità, a partire da analisi di testi singoli e dallo studio di movimenti e tendenze letterarie. Al termine del corso, gli studenti sapranno riconoscere forme di scrittura specifiche, e spesso conflittuali che, nate nel con-testo di etnie e tradizioni diverse, sono raccolte geografica-mente sotto l’etichetta di letteratura degli Stati Uniti ma risultano animate da obiettivi spesso opposti. Gli studenti sapranno inoltre approcciarsi ai testi con strumenti critici adeguati, e riconoscere le modalità specifiche dell’American English.

Programma

Il corso intende analizzare vari aspetti del rapporto tra letteratura e carcere negli Stati Uniti. Saranno affrontati i temi del trauma, della resilienza e della giustizia riparativa in relazione a testi classici dell'800 e a romanzi del 900. Nel programma sono inclusi video e film. Bibliografia del corso VERSIONE PROVVISORIA - Soltanto i testi contrassegnati da § sono confermati. AAVV, “Sulla pena di morte”. Acoma http://www.acoma.it/content/sulla-pena-di-morte Abu-Jamal, M. (1995). Live from death row. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley. Agamben, G. Homo Sacer (la parte su coma e braccio della morte) Algren, N. short story "El Presidente de Mejico" explored his experience in a Texas jail. Sta nel libro The Neon Wilderness § Baliga, S. An Example of Restorative Justice with Sujatha Baliga https://www.google.it/search?q=An+Example+of+Restorative+Justice+with+Sujatha+Baliga&oq=An+Example+of+Restorative+Justice+with+Sujatha+Baliga&aqs=chrome..69i57.604j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8 § Baliga, S. Transformative Justice in Education Speaker Series (video - speech starts at minute 8:10) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khB0U0wMT4o § Blumenthal, R. “Confined In Prisons, Literature Breaks Out” (Aug. 26, 2000) https://www.nytimes.com/2000/08/26/books/confined-in-prisons-literature-breaks-out.html Chevigny, B. G. (Ed.) (1999). Doing time: 25 years of prison writing. New York: Arcade Confined In Prisons, Literature Breaks Out. New York Times, August 26, 2000: B9. ProQuest Historical Newspapers, The New York Times (1851-2003). § Davis, A. Are Prisons Obsolete? 2003 OK Davis, A. The Prison Industrial Complex 1999 § Fleetwood, N.R. “Posing in Prison: Family Photographs, Emotional Labor, and Carceral Intimacy”. Public Culture 27:3, 2015 § Foucault, M. (1977). Discipline and Punish. (A. Sheridan, Trans.). New York: Pantheon. (Sorvegliare e punire) Franklin, H. B. The Victim as Criminal and Artist: Literature from the American Prison (New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 1978 FRINZI § Gordon, A. F. “Angela Davis. Globalism and the prison industrial complex: an interview with Angela Davis”, Race Class 1999; 40; 145 PDF Green, T. From the Plantation to the Prison. African American Confinement Lietrature. Mercer UP 2008 Herivel, T. and Paul Wright edd. Prison nation: the warehousing of America’s poor. Routledge 2003 Jackson, B. “Attica. Un anniversario di morte”. Acoma § Jackson, G. George Jackson/San Quentin https://vimeo.com/100361380 video § Jackson, G. Soledad Brother. The Prison Letters of George Jackson https://libcom.org/files/soledad-brother-the-prison-letters-of-george-jackson.pdf § Kalica, E. e Santorso S. (a cura di), Farsi la galera. Spazi e culture del penitenziario. Ombre Corte 2018 King, M. L. (1963). “Letters from Birmingham jail”. https://web.cn.edu/kwheeler/documents/Letter_Birmingham_Jail.pdf § Kolk, B. van Der. The Body Keeps the Score. Penguin (Il corpo accusa il colpo, Raffaele Cortina 2015 Larson, D. (Ed.) (2014). Fourth City: Essays from the Prison in America. East Lansing, Michigan: Michigan State University Press. FRINZI London, J. "Pinched": A Prison Experience RENDERO’ DISPONIBILE § Lowrie, D. My Life in Prison (1912) PDF Copisteria 30eoltre Malcolm X, Autobiography (la parte dedicata al carcere) FRINZI Mayr, Andrea. Prison discourse: language as a means of control and resistance. Palgrave, 2004 FRINZI § Melville, H. Bartleby, the Scrivener. http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/11231/pg11231.html Miller, D.Q. (ed.), Prose and Cons: Essays on Prison Literature in the United States (Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, Inc., 2005) § Nat Turner, Confession https://docsouth.unc.edu/neh/turner/turner.html § Pelàez, Vicky. “The Prison Industry in the United States: Big Business or a New Form of Slavery?” El Diario-La Prensa, New York and Global Research 10 March 2008 http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-prison-industry-in-the-united-states-big-business-or-a-new-form-of-slavery/8289 Platt, A. M. (1999). 'Prison Writing in 20th-Century America', Social Justice 26. § Poe, E.A., “The Pit and the Pendulum” https://www.eapoe.org/works/tales/pitpdma.htm § Robert E. Burns, I Am a Fugitive from a Georgia Chain Gang (1932) e il film omonimo di Mervin LeRoy (1932) Senghor, S. Writing my wrongs : life, death, and redemption in an American prison. NY Convergent Books 2016 Sudbury, G. Ed. Race, Gender, and the Prison-Industrial Complex. Routledge 2014 § Thoreau, Civil Disobedience http://xroads.virginia.edu/~hyper2/thoreau/civil.html § Tullis, P. “Can Forgiveness Play a Role in Criminal Justice?” https://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/06/magazine/can-forgiveness-play-a-role-in-criminal-justice.html

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Esame orale

Testi di riferimento
Autore Titolo Casa editrice Anno ISBN Note
Ava du Vernay 13TH - XIII emendamento FILM 2016
Bauer, S. American Prison 2018
Baliga, S. An Example of Restorative Justice with Sujatha Baliga  
Gordon, A. F. “Angela Davis. Globalism and the prison industrial complex: an interview with Angela Davis” 2000
Davis, A. Are Prisons Obsolete?  
Malcolm X Autobiography  
Melville, H. Bartleby, the Scrivener  
Spike Lee BlacKKKlansman FILM 2018
Thoreau, H.D. Civil Disobedience  
Turner, N. Confession  
Kalica, E. e Santorso S. (a cura di), Farsi la galera. Spazi e culture del penitenziario. Ombre Corte 2018  
Green T. From the Plantation to the Prison 2008
Jackson, G. George Jackson/San Quentin  
Spike Lee Get on the Bus (film) 1996
LeRoy, M. I Am a Fugitive from a Georgia Chain Gang!  
Kok, B. van Der Il corpo accusa il colpo ITAL TRANSL di The Body Keeps the Score Cortina  
D.W. Griffith Intolerance FILM 1916
Kushner Rachel Mars Room 2019
Kushner Rachel MArs Room ITALIAN TRANSLATION Einaudi 2109
Jenji Kohan Orange Is the New Black [4 episodes]  
London, J. "Pinched": A Prison Experience  
Jackson, G. Soledad Brother. The Prison Letters of George Jackson  
Matthew Cooke Survivors Guide to Prison FILM 2018
Kolk, B. van Der The Body Keeps the Score  
Bunker, Edward The Education of a Felon  
Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre The Mustang FILM  
Poe, E.A. “The Pit and the Pendulum”  
Pelàez, Vicky “The Prison Industry in the United States: Big Business or a New Form of Slavery?” El Diario-La Prensa, New York and Global Research 10 March 2008  
Ava du Vernay When They See Us FILM