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School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage
EUROPEAN AND AMERICAN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES
Course unit
RENAISSANCE ENGLISH LITERATURE
LE14104432, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
EUROPEAN AND AMERICAN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES
LE0613, Degree course structure A.Y. 2016/17, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination RENAISSANCE ENGLISH LITERATURE
Department of reference Department of Linguistic and Literary Studies
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Branch PADOVA

Lecturers
Teacher in charge ROCCO CORONATO L-LIN/10

Mutuated
Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code
LE10104432 RENAISSANCE ENGLISH LITERATURE ROCCO CORONATO LE0611
LE10104432 RENAISSANCE ENGLISH LITERATURE ROCCO CORONATO IF0314
LEM0016607 RENAISSANCE ENGLISH LITERATURE 2 ROCCO CORONATO LE0613
SUP6076644 RENAISSANCE ENGLISH LITERATURE B 2 ROCCO CORONATO LE0613

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses L-LIN/10 English Literature 9.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 9.0 63 162.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 26/02/2018
End of activities 01/06/2018

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Familiarity with the historical and cultural coordinates of the early modern period
Very good knowledge of literary English

IMPORTANT: Students must exclusively use the @studenti.unipd.it domain for all mails. This account will enable them to have access both to UNIWEB for registering themselves for exams and to MOODLE (by means of which all the information relevant to the course will be published). The University staff, including professors, is NOT legally compelled to answer mails coming from domains other than @studenti.unipd.it.
Target skills and knowledge: - developing skills in reading and analysing late 16th-17th century texts by resorting to a competent critical jargon and contextualising them in their wider historical-literary context.
- detecting linguistic and cultural topics related to the early modern literary text and explaining them in a complex, competent way.
- acquiring a higher literary, cultural competence as a means of comprehending English literary texts and describing them
Examination methods: Attending students will have to actively take part in the discussion throughout the course and carry out the assignments specified on Moodle.
The syllabus is the SAME for both attending/non-attending students.

The final exam is oral (in English) and will cover the whole syllabus. Attending students will first discuss their Moodle activities.

Texts must be read in English ONLY. Annotated editions ONLY (cfr. bibliography), ie. with notes and commentary. For their own good, students are warmly discouraged from downloading non-annotated texts from the Internet. They are deceivingly cheap, completely useless and tragically inadequate for the final exam. The usage of texts without notes and commentary will severely impair a fruitful attendance of classes and consequently one's chances to pass the final exam.

“Students must register themselves for exams [by way of UNIWEB] by fully respecting the EXPIRY DATES and MODALITIES set forth by the relevant didactic structures" (REGOLAMENTO DELLE CARRIERE DEGLI STUDENTI, Articolo 22, comma 1).

The so-called APPELLO STRAORDINARIO is strictly reserved for "students 'ripetenti' [who must repeat the year] ... under the condition that it hinder not the normal performance of didactic activities" (Calendario Accademico 2014/2015).
Assessment criteria: Frontal instruction
Classroom activities (Q&A)
Presentation of papers (attending students ONLY)
Online discussion
Activities and assignments on Moodle (attending students ONLY)
Oral exam
Course unit contents: 16th and 17th century English literature, with a special focus on the topic of love.
-Historical and cultural contexts of early modern literature
-The afterlife of early modern literature in contemporary culture (classical/pop music, cinema, tv, art, etc.)

If needed, further changes will be notified during the course

The literary texts are to be bought; please choose the recommended editions.

ALL critical texts will be available online on the course Moodle and, after the end of classes, at the "Centro Copie di Palazzo Maldura" as well
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Frontal instruction
Classroom activities (Q&A)
Moodle assignments (attending students only)
Papers
Oral exam
Additional notes about suggested reading: Texts are to be read in English. Italian-only editions not accepted.

ENGLISH LITERATURE 1 (9CFU)=
C. Marlowe, _Edward II_
W. Shakespeare, _A Midsummer Night's Dream_
M Cavendish, _The Convent of Pleasure_
W. Shakespeare, _Romeo and Juliet_

ENGLISH LITERATURE 2 (6CFU)=
C. Marlowe, _Edward II_
W. Shakespeare, _A Midsummer Night's Dream_
M Cavendish, _The Convent of Pleasure_

SECONDARY WORKS
A 'dispensa' of the critical texts will be available on Moodle and, by the end of the course, at the Centro Copie, Palazzo Maldura.

Further changes may be added during the course.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • C. MARLOWE, _Edward II_. London: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014. Cerca nel catalogo
  • W. SHAKESPEARE, _A Midsummer Night's Dream_. Cambridge: The New Cambridge Shakespeare, Cambridge Universit, 2003. Cerca nel catalogo
  • M. CAVENDISH, _The Convent of Pleasure_. London: Saltar Point's Press, 2016. Cerca nel catalogo
  • W. SHAKESPEARE, _Romeo and Juliet_. --: The Arden Shakespeare, 2012. [ONLY FOR ENGLISH LITERATURE 1 (9 CFU] Cerca nel catalogo
  • Selection of secondary works (included in the Dispensa), The Dispensa will be both downloadable from Moodle and available at the Centro Copie, Palazzo Maldura. --: --, --.