ANGLO-AMERICAN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURES

International Teaching ANGLO-AMERICAN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURES

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DEPARTMENT OF HUMANISTIC STUDIES
EQF7
MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES
2021/2022

YEAR OF COURSE 2
YEAR OF DIDACTIC SYSTEM 2018
SECONDO SEMESTRE
CFUHOURSACTIVITY
630LESSONS
Objectives
THE COURSE AIMS TO PROVIDE IN-DEPTH KNOWLEDGE OF THE MAIN ASPECTS OF NORTH AMERICAN LITERATURE AND TO RELATE THEM TO THE PARALLEL EUROPEAN MOVEMENTS, FURTHER INVESTIGATING LITERARY LANGUAGE AND THE INTERACTION BETWEEN DIFFERENT CULTURAL PHENOMENA.

KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
STUDENTS WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO KNOW:
- THE MAIN LITERARY MOVEMENTS AND THE THEMATIC CORES PERTAINING TO THE SECOND HALF OF THE 20TH CENTURY IN THE UNITED SATES;
- DIFFERENT METHODOLOGIES OF ANALYSIS OF THE LITERARY TEXT;
- THE CONTEMPORARY CRITICAL DEBATE.

APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO;
- COMPREHEND A VARIETY OF DIFFERENT TEXTS ;
- APPLY APPROPRIATE ANALYTICAL AND CRITICAL TOOLS TO THE LITERARY TEXT;
- UNDERTAKE RESEARCH IN THE FIELD OF NORTH AMERICAN LITERATURE AND CULTURE.

MAKING JUDGEMENTS
STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO:
- AUTONOMOUSLY SELECT AND APPLY APPROPRIATE ANALYTICAL AND CRITICAL TOOLS TO THE LITERARY TEXT;
- FORMULATE AUTONOMOUS JUDGEMENTS ON NORTH-AMERICAN LITERATURE AND CULTURE;
- MAKE COMPARISONS BETWEEN DIFFERENT CULTURAL CONTEXTS.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS
STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO:
- SUMMARIZE AND DISCUSS INFORMATION GATHERED FROM DIFFERENT ORAL AND WRITTEN SOURCES;
- TO PRESENT THE CONTENTS OF THE DISCIPLINE AND THE CRITICAL DISCOURSE WITH FULL MASTERY OF BOTH ITALIAN AND ENGLISH.

LEARNING SKILLS
STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO:
-ADVANCE AN ORIGINAL INTERPRETATION OF A TEXT OR A LITERARY PHENOMENON;
- SELECT THE METHODOLOGICAL TOOL APPROPRIATE TO UPGRADE THEIR KNOWLEDGE;
- DEVELOP AN APTITUDE FOR LITERARY RESEARCH.
Prerequisites
ADVANCED KNOWLEDGE OF ENGLISH AND OF MAIN LITERARY GENRES.
Contents
SPACE EXPERIENCED AND SPACE IMAGINED IN EMILY DICKINSON, SYLVIA PLATH, ADRIENNE RICH E MARGARET ATWOOD.
Teaching Methods
FOR THE 6 CFU EXAM, THE COURSE WILL BE OF 42 HOURS OF LECTURES. FOR THE 9 CFU COURSE, THERE WILL BE 54 HOURS OF LECTURES. IN BOTH CASES THE LESSONS WILL BE IN ENGLISH. THE PRIMARY TEXTS WILL BE IN THE ORIGINAL.
Verification of learning
ORAL EXAM AT THE END OF THE COURSE. IT WILL EVALUATE BOTH THE CRITICAL READING OF THE PRIMARY TEXTS AND THE ABILITY TO INTERPOSE THE CONTENTS OF THE SECONDARY TEXTS. SOME QUESTIONS WILL VERIFY THE BASIC KNOWLEDGE OF THE HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL CONTEXT, BESIDES THE BIO-LITERARY PROFILE OF THE AUTHORS OF THE PRIMARY TEXTS.
Texts
•EMILY DICKINSON. THE POEMS OF EMILY DICKINSON. PENN STATE ELECTRONIC CLASSICS SERIES: THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY, 2003.
•EMILY DICKINSON. CENTOQUATTRO POESIE, A CURA DI SILVIA BRE. TORINO: GIULIO EINAUDI, 2011.
•SYLVIA PLATH. ARIEL. LONDON: FABER AND FABER, 1976.
•ADRIENNE RICH. COLLECTED POEMS 1950-2012. NEW YORK & LONDON: NORTON & CO, 2017.
•MARGARET ATWOOD, LA PORTA /THE DOOR, A CURA DI ELEONORA RAO. FIRENZE: LE LETTERE, 2018.

J. RAMAZANI, R. ELLMANN AND R. O’CLAIR EDS., THE NORTON ANTHOLOGY OF MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY POETRY. NEW YORK & LONDON, NORTON & CO, 2003.

FURTHER BIBLIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS WILL BE INDICATED, AND IN SOME CASES PROVIDED, AT THE BEGINNING OF THE COURSE.
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