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degree courses
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Faculty of Literature and Philosophy
PHILOSOPHY
Course unit
ENGLISH LITERATURE
LE03120721, A.A. 2011/12

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Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
PHILOSOPHY
LE0599, Degree course structure A.Y. 2008/09, A.Y. 2011/12
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination ENGLISH LITERATURE
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge MONICA SANTINI

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Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code
LEL1000434 ENGLISH LITERATURE MONICA SANTINI LE0598

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

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year Student choice

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 26/09/2011
End of activities 28/01/2012

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
6 1112 01/10/2011 30/11/2012 GIACOBELLI FRANCESCO (Presidente)
PETRINA ALESSANDRA (Membro Effettivo)
OBOE ANNALISA (Supplente)
5 1213 01/10/2012 30/11/2013 GIACOBELLI FRANCESCO (Presidente)
PETRINA ALESSANDRA (Membro Effettivo)
OBOE ANNALISA (Supplente)
4 1314 - SANTINI 01/10/2013 30/11/2014 SANTINI MONICA (Presidente)
ADAMI VALENTINA (Membro Effettivo)
MUSACCHIO MARIA TERESA (Membro Effettivo)
3 1415 01/10/2014 30/11/2015 EQUESTRI ALICE (Presidente)
CORONATO ROCCO (Membro Effettivo)
OBOE ANNALISA (Supplente)
PETRINA ALESSANDRA (Supplente)
2 1011 01/10/2010 30/11/2011 GIACOBELLI FRANCESCO (Presidente)
PETRINA ALESSANDRA (Membro Effettivo)
OBOE ANNALISA (Supplente)
1 1516 01/10/2015 30/11/2016 MELCHIONDA MARIO (Presidente)
CORONATO ROCCO (Membro Effettivo)
OBOE ANNALISA (Supplente)
PETRINA ALESSANDRA (Supplente)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Fair knowledge of English language (at least B1) and of key concepts of textual and literary analysis.
Target skills and knowledge:: Learning to read and analyze the texts by using an appropriate literary terminology and to place the texts in the wider historical and literary context.
Course unit contents: Starting from a contemporary novel and exploiting its use of intertextuality, the course will explore different ages of English literature. Texts will be analyzed and the key concepts of narrative, narratology, meta-fiction, and intertextuality will be discussed. At the same time students will be given the historical and literary tools to understand and discuss Romantic and Victorian poetry and Shakespearean drama.
Planned learning activities: The course will have three parts:

First Part: reading and analysis of A.S. Byatt's novel 'Possession'; discussion of narrative techniques, intertextuality, and meta-fiction.

Second Part: reading and analysis of selcted Romantic and Victorian poetry, including S.T. Coleridge, Alfred Tennyson, Robert Browning, and Christina Rossetti (but the final list will be provided at the end of the course).

Third Part: reading and analysis of one of Shakespeare romance plays, 'The Tempest'.
Textbooks: A.S. Byatt, Possession. A romance. London: Vintage, 2011. vanno bene anche edizioni precedenti. Cerca nel catalogo
A.S. Byatt, Possessione. Una storia romantica. Torino: Einaudi, 1994. Solo per chi ne avesse bisogno. Vanno bene anche edizioni successive. Cerca nel catalogo
Donatella Montini, The Language of Fiction. Pratiche di lettura del testo narrativo. Roma: Carocci, 2007. obbligatorio per tuttti Cerca nel catalogo
Paolo Bertinetti, English Literature. A Short History. Torino: Einaudi, 2010. Chapter Eight: "The Victoian Age"
Paolo Bertinetti, Storia della Letteratura inglese. Volume Secondo: dal Romanticismo all’età contemporanea. Torino: Einaudi, 2000. (in alternativa al testo di Bertinetti in inglese) Capitolo 2: ‘L’Età Vittoriana’ Cerca nel catalogo
William Shakespeare, La tempesta. Testo inglese a fronte, Traduzione e cura di Agostino Lombardo. Milano: Feltrinelli, 2008. obbligatorio per tutti Cerca nel catalogo
Frances Yates, Shakespeare’s Last Plays. --: Routledge, 2007. in alternativa al testo di Melchiori Cerca nel catalogo
Giorgio Melchiori, Shakespeare. Genesi e struttura delle opere. --: Laterza, 2008. Capitolo introduttivo: pp. 3-25 e Capitolo 5, parte I: ‘I drammi romanzeschi’, pp.559-640. In alternativa al testo di Yates. Cerca nel catalogo
Additional notes about suggested reading:: The selection of Romantic and Victorian poetry will be available online on my webpage: http://www.maldura.unipd.it/dllags/docentianglo/santini.htm
Teaching methods:
Assessment criteria: The exam is oral. The exam is oral. Students will be asked to discuss the authors, texts, ideas analyzed during the course. Students are free to do the exam in English or Italian, but they are expected to read the texts in English and to know the names of the authors and the key literary concepts and technical terminology in English. Students are strongly recommended to prepare a personal dossier following the instructions available on my webpage (http://www.maldura.unipd.it/dllags/docentianglo/santini.htm) as the discussion will start from there.
Further information: Per lo studio della poesia vittoriana gli studenti possono scegliere se utilizzare il testo di Bertinetti in inglese o in italiano.
Per lo studio degli ultimi drammi shakespeariani gli studenti possono scegliere se utilizzare il testo di Frances Yates in inglese o quello di Giorgio Melchiori in italiano.