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School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage
Course unit
LE08104435, A.A. 2017/18

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

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
SU2294, Degree course structure A.Y. 2016/17, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination ENGLISH LITERATURE 1
Department of reference Department of Linguistic and Literary Studies
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English, Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge ROBERTA CIMAROSTI

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses L-LIN/10 English Literature 6.0

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

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Start of activities 02/10/2017
End of activities 19/01/2018

Examination board
Examination board not defined

Prerequisites: You need a good working knowledge of English
Target skills and knowledge: Learning how to analyse a text: themes, structures, poetic techniques, narrative strategies, style.
Getting to know literary periods, writers and genres of early modern English literature (sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries).
Examination methods: Oral discussion, in English
Assessment criteria: Assessment will be based on the candidate's competence in analysing and discussing the literary texts analysed in class and inserted in the Bibliography. The student shall also be able to take into account critical interpretations of the texts and contexts on the basis of the critical literature suggested.
Course unit contents: English literary history from the early sixteenth to the first half of the seventeenth century. Analysis of the historical and social context, with a survey of the main authors and literary trends. The role of politics in literary production. Elizabethan theatre and its forms, Analysis of a choice of texts from the Henrician, Elizabethan and Jacobean periods.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lectures are all offered in English. Special attention will be paid to text analysis.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Classes and final exams will be in ENGLISH. Please check my webpage and the Moodle platform for further information and extra material for your classes.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Stephen Greenblatt, The Norton Anthology of English Literature. volume B: Sixteenth & Early Seventeenth Century. New York: Norton, 2005. Si veda la piattaforma Moodle per l'elenco completo di autori e testi da studiare Cerca nel catalogo
  • William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream. Oxford: Oxford University Press - Oxford World's Classics, 2008. Testo da studiare per intero Cerca nel catalogo
  • Scott-Warren, Jason, Early Modern English LiteratureJason Scott-Warren. Cambridge: Polity press, 2005. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Alexander, Michael, Reading ShakespeareMichael Alexander. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. Cerca nel catalogo