ENGLISH LITERATURE 2 (Iniziali cognome M-Z)


Campus: PADOVA

Language: English

Teaching period: Second Semester

Lecturer: Maria Maddalena Parlati

Number of ECTS credits allocated: 9

Prerequisites: Intermediate skills in English; knowledge of the literary, cultural, historical contexts related to nineteenth-century Britain
Examination methods: Oral exam, primary texts will be essential, bring your books!
The reading list is to be intended as WHOLLY compulsory, in its entirety as suggested and clarified on this page and on Moodle.

This includes the suggested history of literature textbooks, which are NOT simply suggested reading, but COMPULSORY.

Each student will prove his/her ability in argumenting over culturally, not only literally relevant, topics.
Course unit contents: Literature at War

This course introduces texts which deal with modern war and warfare, be they real or imaginary, from the very late Victorian ‘martian invasion’ text proposed by HG Wells, to a few poems written by some of the British poets-soldiers of the First World War. We’ll later move to Graham Greene’s Ministry of Fear, a novel dealing with the Blitz and the devastation brought to the city of London by the Second World War and the Nazi attempts at invading Britain. Our last text is the very famous post-war novel by William Golding, Lord of the Flies, which is haunted by fears of cold and nuclear wars.