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School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage
EUROPEAN AND AMERICAN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES
Course unit
MODERN ENGLISH LITERATURE
LEL1000017, 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 MODERN ENGLISH LITERATURE
Department of reference Department of Linguistic and Literary Studies
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Branch PADOVA

Lecturers
Teacher in charge Maria Maddalena Parlati

Mutuated
Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code
LEN1033051 MODERN ENGLISH LITERATURE Maria Maddalena Parlati IF0314
LEN1033051 MODERN ENGLISH LITERATURE Maria Maddalena Parlati LE0611
LEM0013324 MODERN ENGLISH LITERATURE 2 Maria Maddalena Parlati LE0613
SUP6076647 MODERN ENGLISH LITERATURE B 2 Maria Maddalena Parlati 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 First 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 02/10/2017
End of activities 19/01/2018

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Advanced linguistic skills and thorough knowledge of modes, trends, periods of the history of British and Anglophone culture and literature
Target skills and knowledge: Our students will be able to relate upon the core themes and questions the module will focus upon and will prove their skills in reading, connecting and commenting upon the primary and secondary works provided.
Examination methods: Oral exam
Assessment criteria: Our students will be proficient and thoroughly informed on the historical, cultural and literary issues related to the period under scrutiny. They will demonstrate their skills in reading and adopting the critical materials suggested.
Course unit contents: Modernisms at Large

This course aims at introducing and analysing the issues vaguely related to ‘modernism’ and ‘modernity’ in the first decades of the twentieth century. We’ll start with Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness and later move to some WWI poems, with the goal of eventually reading some of the most famous works penned by our main literary authors, T.S. Eliot and Virginia Woolf, in relation to the many artistic, cultural, philosophical questions agitating Europe and the world from the late nineteenth century to the 1930s.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lectures, powerpoint presentations, workshops, group readings of critical essays, oral presentations
Additional notes about suggested reading: 9 CFU
Primary works
J. Conrad, Heart of Darkness, 1899

War Poems:
Rosenberg, Isaac, “Dead Men’s Dump”
Sassoon, Sigfried, “Repression of War Experience”
Owen, Wilfred, “Anthem for Doomed Youth”; “Dulce et decorum est”

T.S. Eliot, “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” (1915), in Prufrock and Other Observations
T.S. Eliot, The Waste Land, 1922
V. Woolf, Mrs Dalloway, 1925

6 CFU
Primary works
War Poems:
Rosenberg, Isaac, “Dead Men’s Dump”
Sassoon, Sigfried, “Repression of War Experience”
Owen, Wilfred, “Anthem for Doomed Youth”; “Dulce et decorum est”

T.S. Eliot, “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” (1915), in Prufrock and Other Observations

T.S. Eliot, The Waste Land, 1922

ONE of the following:
J. Conrad, Heart of Darkness, 1899
V. Woolf, Mrs Dalloway, 1925

Secondary works
Please refer to the 'Testi di riferimento'

Indications on specific chapters and a few other critical works
will be provided at the beginning of the course on the Moodle platform and in a printed version at the Centro Copie Palazzo Maldura
Please contact prof. Parlati to get the moodle password
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Eliot, T. S., Collected poems 1909-1935by T. S. Eliot. London: Faber & Faber, --. altre edizioni di The Waste Land accettate Cerca nel catalogo
  • Conrad, Joseph, Heart of darknessJoseph Conrad. London: Penguin Books, 1994. questa è l'edizione presente in biblioteca, ogni edizione è accettata
  • Owen, Wilfred; Blake, Nicholas; Blunden, Edmund, <<The >>collected poems of Wilfred Owenedited with an introduction and notes by C. Day Lewisand with a memory by Edmund Blunden - London : Chatto and Windus, 1963. --: --, --. questa è l'edizione presente in biblioteca, ma le poesie saranno caricate su Moodle
  • Sassoon, Siegfried, Collected poems, 1908-1956Siegfried Sassoon. London: Faber and Faber, 1984. questa è l'edizione presente in biblioteca, ma le poesie saranno caricate su Moodle
  • Woolf, Virginia, Mrs DallowayVirginia Woolf. London [etc!: Granada, --. questa è l'edizione presente in biblioteca, ogni edizione è accettata
  • Levenson, Michael H., <<The >>Cambridge companion to Modernismedited by Michael Levenson. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011. parti scelte
  • Levenson, Michael H., <<A >>genealogy of modernism. A study of English literary doctrine, 1908-1922Michael H. Levenson. Cambridge (etc.): Cambridge University Press, 1986. parti scelte Cerca nel catalogo
  • Stape, J. H., <<The >>Cambridge companion to Joseph Conradedited by J. H. Stape. Cambridge \etc.!: Cambridge university press, 1996. parti scelte
  • Roe, Sue; Sellers, Susan, <<The >>Cambridge companion to Virginia Woolfedited by Sue Roe and Susan Sellers. Cambridge: Cambridge university press, 2000. parti scelte/selected parts
  • Moody, Anthony David, <<The >>Cambridge companion to T. S. Eliotedited by A. David Moody. Cambridge: Cambridge university press, 1994. parti scelte Cerca nel catalogo