ENGLISH LITERATURE LM IB | Università degli studi di Bergamo - Didattica e Rubrica

ENGLISH LITERATURE LM IB

Modulo Generico
Codice dell'attività formativa: 
57202-EN2

Scheda dell'insegnamento

Per studenti immatricolati al 1° anno a.a.: 
2019/2020
Insegnamento (nome in italiano): 
ENGLISH LITERATURE LM IB
Insegnamento (nome in inglese): 
ENGLISH LITERATURE LM IB
Insegnamento: 
Tipo di attività formativa: 
Attività formativa Caratterizzante
Tipo di insegnamento: 
Opzionale
Settore disciplinare: 
LETTERATURA INGLESE (L-LIN/10)
Anno di corso: 
1
Anno accademico di offerta: 
2019/2020
Crediti: 
5
Responsabile della didattica: 
Mutuazioni
  • Corso di studi in INTERCULTURAL STUDIES IN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES - Percorso formativo in PERCORSO COMUNE

Altre informazioni sull'insegnamento

Modalità di erogazione: 
Didattica Convenzionale
Ciclo: 
Primo Semestre
Obbligo di frequenza: 
No
Ore di attività frontale: 
30
Ore di studio individuale: 
95
Ambito: 
Lingue e Letterature moderne
Prerequisites

Students are expected a. to be proficient in written and spoken English; b. to be familiar with English literature and culture, in particular with the canon, history and genres of English literature.
A Passing grade in all previous English Literature Exams
c. to have a full command of Italian.

Educational goals

Modules A and B are meant 1. to provide tools of critical, cultural and literary analysis along with notions of critical theory; 2. to teach ways of reading cultural and literary texts.
At the end of the course students:
a. will have acquired an enhanced familiarity with British literary and cultural history;
b. will competently apply critical skills to literary texts;
c. will be able to describe and discuss literature as a complex cultural system;
d. will be able to assess literary texts independently;
e. will have refined their aesthetic sensibility to literary language and to the rhetorical richness of the texts.

Course content

The course consists of two modules which address a selection of novels. Module B is focused on XXth C and XXIth C and specifically on British culture and the Imperial roots of contemporary multiethnic culture

Textbooks and reading lists

Module B
Context and theory
- A.Marzola, Englishness. Percorsi nella cultura britannica del Novecento, Carocci 1999. i paragrafi
2(2.1;2.2),3 (3.1;3.3;3.4),4 (4.1;4.2; 4.3), -5 (5.1;5.2),6 (6.1)7 (7.1;7.2; 7.4.1) pp.75.
- Roy Porter, London. A Social History, Penguin Books, riferimento ai capitoli dedicati al Novecento (pp.80).
Texts
- J.Conrad, Heart of Darkness, Norton critical edition ed.P.Armstrong, 2006. pp.74.
- Hanif Kureishi, “My son, a fanatic,” in Love in a Blue Time, Faber & Faber p.10.
- A.Levy, Small Island, DVD, BBC tv series
- Z.Smith, White Teeth, London, Penguin,(200) 2001, p.520.

Secondary bibliography
C,Achebe, An Image of Africa: Racism in Conrad's Heart of Darkness, in P.Armstrong (ed.), in Heart of Darkness, Norton critical edition, pp.10.
Un altro saggio a scelta della sezione “Criticism” in P.Armstrong (ed.), Heart of Darkness, Norton critical edition, pp.10.
S. Rushdie, “The New Empire within Britain” in Imaginary Homelands, London, Vintage books (1991)2010. pp.7.
Due saggi a scelta in:
P.Tew(Ed.), Reading Zadie Smith,London,Bloomsbury 2013. pp.20.

Teaching methods

Lectures, films. Lessons will include PowerPoint slides, as well as audio-video materials.
Students will be asked to actively participate in these activities, with discussion and debate.
Guest lecturers may be held to focus on specific topics.

Assessment and Evaluation

Students will be tested by means of a final oral exam or, alternatively, for attending students, by the assessment of oral and written tests during the course: 40% oral presentation; 60%final oral exam. Alternatively: 60% written paper of min 4000 words; 40% final oral exam. Required abilities for the oral or written exam:
1. students must show good knowledge of the literary and cultural contexts related to the issues discussed in the course
2. students are expected to read all the texts in English and to translate them into Italian
3. students are expected to engage the issues critically with relevant references to the texts addressed in the course.

The final mark is the average mark for the two assessments given in the same exam session. The mark of the written exams is visible in the student's webpage. A mail is sent by the system to inform about the publication of results.

Further information

Erasmus students and students who cannot attend classes are asked to meet the instructor during tutorial hours (not by e-mail) if they need advice or feel the necessity of supplementary reading to gain a full understanding of the topics