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Faculty of Literature and Philosophy
EUROPEAN AND AMERICAN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES
Course unit
RENAISSANCE ENGLISH LITERATURE 2
LEM0016607, A.A. 2013/14

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Degree course Second cycle degree in
EUROPEAN AND AMERICAN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES
LE0613, Degree course structure A.Y. 2008/09, A.Y. 2013/14
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination RENAISSANCE ENGLISH LITERATURE 2
Department of reference Department of Linguistic and Literary Studies
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 ROCCO CORONATO L-LIN/10

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Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code
LE14104432 RENAISSANCE ENGLISH LITERATURE ROCCO CORONATO LE0613

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

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

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

Calendar
Start of activities 03/03/2014
End of activities 14/06/2014
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2018 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
10 1920 01/10/2019 30/11/2020 CORONATO ROCCO (Presidente)
PETRINA ALESSANDRA (Membro Effettivo)
OBOE ANNALISA (Supplente)
PARLATI MARIA MADDALENA (Supplente)
9 1819 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 CORONATO ROCCO (Presidente)
PETRINA ALESSANDRA (Membro Effettivo)
OBOE ANNALISA (Supplente)
PARLATI MARIA MADDALENA (Supplente)
8 1213 01/10/2012 30/11/2013 GIACOBELLI FRANCESCO (Presidente)
CORONATO ROCCO (Membro Effettivo)
7 1415 01/10/2014 30/11/2015 CORONATO ROCCO (Presidente)
PETRINA ALESSANDRA (Membro Effettivo)
OBOE ANNALISA (Supplente)
PARLATI MARIA MADDALENA (Supplente)
5 1314 01/10/2013 30/11/2014 CORONATO ROCCO (Presidente)
PETRINA ALESSANDRA (Membro Effettivo)
OBOE ANNALISA (Supplente)
PARLATI MARIA MADDALENA (Supplente)
4 1516 01/10/2015 30/11/2016 CORONATO ROCCO (Presidente)
PETRINA ALESSANDRA (Membro Effettivo)
OBOE ANNALISA (Supplente)
PARLATI MARIA MADDALENA (Supplente)
3 1617 01/10/2016 30/11/2017 CORONATO ROCCO (Presidente)
PETRINA ALESSANDRA (Membro Effettivo)
OBOE ANNALISA (Supplente)
PARLATI MARIA MADDALENA (Supplente)
1 1718 01/10/2017 30/11/2018 CORONATO ROCCO (Presidente)
PETRINA ALESSANDRA (Membro Effettivo)
OBOE ANNALISA (Supplente)
PARLATI MARIA MADDALENA (Supplente)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Familiarity with the historical and cultural coordinates of the Renaissance
Veru good knowledge of literary English
Target skills and knowledge: Developing skills in reading and analysing Elizabethan-Jacobean poetic and dramatic 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.
Examination methods: During the course I will very often effect an oral assessment of your learning progress by ways of questions in English, whose outcome will influence the final mark.

The final exam is oral and will cover the course programme, with a special emphasis on the textual analysis of the literary texts seen in their embrication with the critical works.
Assessment criteria: Frontal instruction
Classroom activities (Q&A)
Oral exam
Course unit contents: The Elizabethan and Jacobean age seen through the lens of poetry and drama, with a special focus on the linguistic-cultural topics of literature. Historical and cultural contexts of Elizabethan and Jacobean literature

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LIST OF TEXTS
GENERAL (COMMON TO ALL; DOWNLOADABLE DISPENSA)
T.O. Sloan, “The Crossing of Rhetoric and Poetry in the English Renaissance”, in “The Rhetoric of Renaissance Poetry from Wyatt to Milton”, University of California Press, 1974 (coll. Beato Pellegrino I.B.III.6175), 212-42.
M.C. Bradbrook, _Shakespeare and Elizabethan Poetry_, Cambridge University Press, 1979 (coll. Beato Pellegrino I.B.III.1925.4), 1-34.
C.T. Neely, “The Structure of English Renaissance Sonnet Sequences”, ELH, Vol. 45, No. 3 (Autumn, 1978), 359-389

FIRST PART - THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY
PRIMARY TEXTS
(da: _The Norton Anthology of English Literature, Eighth Edition, The Sixteenth Century/The Early Seventeenth Century_, VOLUME B, eds. S. Greenblatt & M.H. Abrams, London-New York, W.W. Norton & Company, 2006)

Introduction, 485-512; Wyatt, 592-604; Surrey, 607-615; Spenser: "The Faerie Queene", 714-16; “The Bower of Bliss”, 857-67; "Amoretti", 903-907; Sidney, "The Defense of Poesy", 953-974; "Astrophil and Stella", 975-92

SECONDARY TEXTS( DOWNLOADABLE DISPENSA)
D.L. Peterson, “Sir Thomas Wyatt”, in “The English Lyric from Wyatt to Donne” (coll. Beato Pellegrino I.B.III.5648), 87-119.
A. Ostriker, “Thomas Wyatt and Henry Surrey: Dissonance and Harmony in Lyric Form”, New Literary History, Vol. 1, No. 3, History and Fiction (Spring, 1970), 387-405.
R.W. Dasenbrock, “The Petrarchan Contexts of Spenser's Amoretti”, PMLA, Vol. 100, No. 1 (Jan., 1985), 38-50.
Z. Pollock, “Concupiscence and Intemperance in the Bower of Bliss”, Studies in English Literature, 1500-1900, Vol. 20, No. 1 (Winter, 1980), 43-58.
N. Fienberg, “The Emergence of Stella in Astrophil and Stella”, Studies in English Literature, 1500-1900, Vol. 25, No. 1 (Winter, 1985), 5-19.

SECOND PART - WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
PRIMARY TEXTS
William Shakespeare, _The Sonnets_, in "Complete Sonnets and Poems", Oxford World Classics, ed. Colin Burrown, Oxford University Press, 2002, no. 1, 3, 4, 8, 12, 13, 15, 18, 20, 24, 27, 30, 35, 40, 43, 46, 47, 53, 54, 55, 57, 60, 64, 66, 69, 71, 73, 81, 83, 87, 91, 93, 94, 98, 105, 106, 116, 119, 121, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 135, 137, 138, 141, 144, 146, 153, 154

SECONDARY TEXTS( DOWNLOADABLE DISPENSA)
Colin Burrow, "Introduction" to The Sonnets, 91-138.
S. Booth, _An Essay on Shakespeare's Sonnets_, Yale University Press, 1971 (coll. Beato Pellegrino I.B.III:651), 29-66, 96-115.
J.D. Bernard, "To Constancie Confin'de": The Poetics of Shakespeare's Sonnets”, PMLA, 94:1(1979), 77-90.


THIRD PART - THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY

PRIMARY TEXTS
(da: "The Norton Anthology of English Literature)
Introduction, 1235-257; Donne, 1260-1308; Herbert, 1605-624; Vaughan, "Regeneration", 1627; "The World", 1632; "Cock-Crowing", 1635; Crashaw, "The Flaming Heart", 1650; Herrick, "To the Virgins, To Make Much of Time", 1659; "The Night-Piece, to Julia", 1663; Carew, "A Rapture", 1672; Marvell, "To His Coy Mistress", 1703

SECONDARY TEXTS( DOWNLOADABLE DISPENSA)
A. Guibbory, “Erotic Poetry”; H. Wilcox, “Devotional Writing”, in _The Cambridge Companion to John Donne_, Cambridge University Press, 2006 (coll. Beato Pellegrino I.REF.334), 133-48, 149-66.
A. Guibbory, "'Oh, don't let mee serve so': The Politics of Love in Donne's Elegies”, in _Critical Essays on John Donne_, Maxell Macmillan, 1994 (coll. Beato Pellegrino I.B.III.5684), 17-36.
B.W. Whitlock, “The Sacramental Poetry of George Herbert”, South Central Review, Vol. 3, No. 1 (Spring, 1986), 37-49
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Frontal instruction
Classroom activities (Q&A)
Oral exam
Additional notes about suggested reading: The literary texts are to be read in English. Italian-only editions not accepted.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • S. Greenblatt and M.H. Abrams (eds.), "The Norton Anthology of English Literature, Eighth Edition, The Sixteenth Century/The Early Seventeenth Century", VOLUME B. London-New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2006. Cerca nel catalogo
  • WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, "Complete Sonnets and Poems", ed. Colin Burrow. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Cerca nel catalogo