English Literature 3 (for third-year students)

International Teaching English Literature 3 (for third-year students)

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DEPARTMENT OF HUMANISTIC STUDIES
EQF6
FOREIGN LANGUAGES AND CULTURES
2021/2022

YEAR OF COURSE 3
YEAR OF DIDACTIC SYSTEM 2016
PRIMO SEMESTRE
CFUHOURSACTIVITY
630LESSONS
Objectives
THE COURSE AIMS TO PROVIDE:
-KNOWLEDGE OF THE MOST SIGNIFICANT ASPECTS OF 16TH AND 17TH CENTURY ENGLISH LITERATURE AND CULTURE, FOCUSING IN PARTICULAR ON THE THEATRE;
- METHODOLOGIES OF ANALYSIS OF THE LITERARY TEXT.

KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
STUDENTS WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO:
-ACQUIRE KNOWLEDGE OF 16TH AND 17TH CENTURY CULTURAL CONTEXT AND LITERARY WORKS;
-UNDERSTAND THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TEXT AND CONTEXT;
- ACQUIRE THE TOOLS OF TEXTUAL ANALYSIS ALSO APPLIED TO THE THEATRE

APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO:
-CONTEXTUALISE THE LITERARY TEXT AND RELATE IT TO OTHER TEXTS BELONGING TO THE SAME CULTURAL CONTEXT;
-COMPARE THE TEXT WITH OTHER TEXTS BELONGING TO DIFFERENT CULTURES;
-ANALYSE THE FORM AND THE STYLE OF THE LITERARY TEXT;
-PROVIDE A GENERAL OUTLINE OF THE LITERATURE AND CULTURE OF THE PERIOD;
- DEVELOP A CRITICAL DISCOURSE MASTERING THE LANGUAGE OF THE DISCIPLINE BOTH IN ITALIAN AND IN ENGLISH.

MAKING JUDGEMENTS
STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO:
-INTERPRET THE LITERARY TEXT AND FORMULATE AUTONOMOUS JUDGEMENTS ON ITS AESTHETIC VALUE;
-SELECT THE CRITICAL APPROACHES APPROPRIATE TO THE TEXT;
-SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHICAL TOOLS IN ORDER TO INVESTIGATE TEXTS BELONGING TO DIFFERENT CULTURAL CONTEXTS

COMMUNICATION SKILLS
STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO COMMUNICATE THE NOTIONS ACQUIRED AND THEIR PERSONAL THOUGHTS AND OPINIONS ON SUBJECT APPROPRIATELY, BOTH IN ITALIAN AND IN ENGLISH.

LEARNING SKILLS
STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO:
-UPDATE THEIR KNOWLEDGE;
-USE BIBLIOGRAPHICAL TOOL WHICH WILL ENABLE THEM TO RESEARCH INTO DIFFERENT TEXTS AND CULTURAL CONTEXTS;
-CARRY OUT AUTONOMOUS RESEARCH FOR THEIR BA THESIS
Prerequisites
STUDENTS MUST HAVE PASSED THE 2ND-YEAR ENGLISH LITERATURE EXAM AND THE 2ND-YEAR ENGLISH LANGUAGE EXAM
Contents
THE COURSE AIMS TO STUDY THE MAIN EXPRESSIONS OF ENGLISH LITERARY CULTURE DURING THE TUDOR AND AND JACOBEAN PERIOD, WITH A SPECIAL FOCUS ON ELIZABETHAN THEATRE AND ON SHAKESPEARE'S DRAMATIC PRODUCTION. IN THIS CONTEXT SPECIFIC ATTENTION WILL BE PAID TO THE FOLLOWING THEMES:
- THE TUDOR AND JACOBEAN PERIOD : THE CONSTRUCTION OF BRITISH NATIONAL IDENTITY
- HUMANISM AND THE RENAISSANCE
- PROSE AND POETRY DURING THE TUDOR PERIOD
- THE THEATRE FROM THE MIDDLE AGES TO THE RENAISSANCE
- ELIZABETHAN AND JACOBEAN THEATRE
- SHAKESPEARE
Teaching Methods
LECTURES. STUDENTS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND CLASSES. THE CLASSES FOCUS ON THE READING (AND TRANSLATION) OF SPECIFIC TEXTS. STUDENTS WILL BE INVITED TO OFFER PRESENTATIONS IN SMALL GROUPS.
Verification of learning
AN ORAL EXAM WILL ASSESS THE STUDENTS’ KNOWLEDGE AND CAPACITY TO READ AND CRITICALLY INTERPRET COMPLEX LITERARY TEXTS IN ENGLISH

Texts
TESTI PRIMARI:
W. SHAKESPEARE, KING LEAR (QUALUNQUE ED. ITALIANA CON TESTO A FRONTE);
W. SHAKESPEARE THE TEMPEST (QUALUNQUE ED. ITALIANA CON TESTO A FRONTE)

CRITICAL READINGS:
ARTURO CATTANEO, A SHORT HISTORY OF ENGLISH LITERATURE: FROM THE MIDDLE AGES TO THE ROMANTICS, MILANO, MONDADORI 2011 – (CAPITOLO SU “THE RENAISSANCE”, PP. 37-101)

MICHELE STANCO (A CURA DI), LA LETTERATURA INGLESE DALL’UMANESIMO AL RINASCIMENTO, ROMA, CAROCCI, 2016.
MARJORIE GARBER, SHAKESPEARE AFTER ALL, NEW YORK, ANCHOR, 2005 – (CAPITOLI SULLE OPERA SHAKESPEARIANE SCELTE)
MASSIMO CACCIARI, “CONSIDERAZIONI ‘IMPOLITICHE’ SU RE LEAR”, IN MASSIMO CACCIARI, RE LEAR. PADRI, FIGLI, EREDI, CASERTA, EDIZIONI SALETTA DELL’UVA, 2015, PP. 4-42
A.PIAZZA “WHAT’S IN A NAME? MIRANDA IN THE TEMPEST”, IN L. DI MICHELE (A CURA DI), SHAKESPEARE, UNA TEMPESTA DOPO L’ALTRA, NAPOLI, LIGUORI, 2005, PP. 59-67
I. KOTT, “LA BACCHETTA DI PROSPERO”, IN I. KOTT, SHAKESPEARE NOSTRO CONTEMPORANEO, MILANO, FELTRINELLI, 2002, PP. 166-210
G. MELCHIORI, “KING LEAR”, IN G. MELCHIORI, SHAKESPEARE, BARI, LATERZA, 1994, PP. 484-499
G. MELCHIORI, “THE TEMPEST”, IN G. MELCHIORI, SHAKESPEARE, BARI, LATERZA, 1994, PP. 614-626
FURTHER CRITICAL MATERIAL WILL BE PROVIDED DURING THE COURSE
More Information
A SPECIFIC PROGRAMME FOR ERASMUS STUDENTS WILL BE PROVIDED AT THE BEGINNING OF THE COURSE.
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