ANGLO-AMERICAN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURES

International Teaching ANGLO-AMERICAN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURES

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

YEAR OF COURSE 3
YEAR OF DIDACTIC SYSTEM 2016
SECONDO SEMESTRE
CFUHOURSACTIVITY
630LESSONS
Objectives
THE COURSE AIMS TO INTRODUCE THE MAIN ASPECTS OF NORTH AMERICAN LITERATURE AND RELATE THEM TO THE PARALLEL EUROPEAN MOVEMENTS. IT WILL ALSO FOCUS ON LITERARY LANGUAGE AND THE INTERACTION BETWEEN DIFFERENT CULTURAL PHENOMENA.

KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
STUDENTS WILL HAVE TO OPPORTUNITY TO:
- ACQUIRE KNOWLEDGE OF THE CULTURAL CONTEXT AND THE LITERARY WORKS RELATED TO THE COURSE;
- UNDERSTAND THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TEXT AND CONTEXT;
- KNOW THE MAIN METHODOLOGIES OF TEXTUAL ANALYSIS AND THE DIFFERENT TECHNIQUES AND THEORIES OF TRANSLATION.

APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO:
- CONTEXTUALISE THE LITERARY TEXT;
- COMPARE THE TEXT WITH OTHER TEXTS BELONGING TO DIFFERENT CULTURES;
- UNDERSTAND THE MEANING AND THE FORMAL ASPECTS OF A LITERARY TEXT IN ENGLISH.

MAKING JUDGEMENTS
STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO:
-FORMULATE AUTONOMOUS JUDGMENTS ON THE LITERARY TEXT;
-USE THE MAIN CRITICAL APPROACHES TO THE LITERARY TEXT;
-IDENTIFY THE MAIN ISSUES OF THE DISCUSSION, AND SELECT THE RELEVANT CONTENT AND THE MOST SIGNIFICANT CRITICAL VISIONS.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS
STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO CONVEY INFORMATION, CONCEPTS AND AESTHETICAL JUDGMENTS WITH AN ARTICULATED LANGUAGE, BOTH IN ITALIAN AND ENGLISH.

LEARNING SKILLS
STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO:
- USE TRADITIONAL BIBLIOGRAPHICAL TOOLS AND COMPUTER RESOURCES FOR ANALYSIS AND DATA STORAGE;
- CARRY OUR RESEARCH ACTIVITIES;
- CONTINUOUSLY UPDATE THEIR KNOWLEDGE, USING SCIENTIFIC LITERATURE
Prerequisites
A GOOD KNOWLEDGE OF LITERARY GENRES AND OF TEXTUAL ANALYSIS.
Contents
IMMIGRATION, EMIGRATION AND THE TRANSNATIONAL IN NORTH AMERICAN CONTEMPORARY FICTION AND POETRY
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
EVA HOFFMAN, LOST IN TRANSLATION: A LIFE IN A NEW LANGUAGE (1989)
ALICE KAPLAN, FRENCH LESSONS: A MEMOIR (1993)
SMARO KAMBOURELI, IN THE SECOND PERSON / IN SECONDA PERSONA (2018)

SEMINAR: THE ROARING TWENTIES. F. S. FITZGERALD,  THE GREAT GATSBY (1925)

AFKHAMI, MAHANAZ, WOMEN IN EXILE, CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA UP, 1994 (PROLOGUE, P. 1-16).

ANDERSON, KIKI, “FRENCH LESSONS: A MEMOIR BY ALICE KAPLAN: A LONG AFFAIR WITH THE LANGUAGE OF LOVE AND HATE”, SUITE 101, 4 SEPT 2008, ONLINE SOURCE

COWLEY, PETER, “LOST AND FOUND – THE LANGUAGE OF EXILE”, MOTS PLURIELS, NO. 23, MARCH 2003, ONLINE SOURCE

HENDERSON, JAKE, ROARING TWENTIES: A CONDENSED HISTORY OF THE 1920S IN AMERICA, CREATESPACE, 2016 (A SELECTION OF CHAPTERS)

KREISLER, HARRY, “BETWEEN MEMORY AND HISTORY: A WRITER’S VOICE. CONVERSATION WITH HOFFMAN, EVA, CONVERSATION WITH HISTORY SERIES, INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT BERKELEY, 2000 (PP. 1- 21), ONLINE SOURCE

KRISTEVA, JULIA, STRANIERI A SÉ STESSI, MILANO, FELTRINELLI, 1991. (SELECTED CHAPTERS)

KRISTEVA, JULIA. "A NEW TYPE OF INTELLECTUAL: THE DISSIDENT." THE KRISTEVA READER. ED. TORIL MOI. NEW YORK: COLUMBIA UP, 1986.

RAO, ELEONORA, HEART OF A STRANGER: CONTEMPORARY WOMEN WRITERS AND THE METAPHOR OF EXILE, NAPOLI, LIGUORI, 2002. (SELECTED CHAPTERS)

SAID, EDWARD. REPRESENTATIONS OF THE INTELLECTUAL: THE 1993 REITH LECTURES. NEW YORK: VINTAGE 2007.
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