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School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage
LINGUISTIC AND CULTURAL MEDIATION
Course unit
ENGLISH LITERATURE 2 (Iniziali cognome M-Z)
LE05104436, A.A. 2015/16

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2014/15

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
LINGUISTIC AND CULTURAL MEDIATION
IF0312, Degree course structure A.Y. 2008/09, A.Y. 2015/16
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination ENGLISH LITERATURE 2
Department of reference Department of Linguistic and Literary Studies
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit is available ONLY for students enrolled in LINGUISTIC AND CULTURAL MEDIATION

Lecturers
Teacher in charge ROBERTA CIMAROSTI

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Basic 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 01/03/2016
End of activities 11/06/2016
Show course schedule 2017/18 Reg.2008 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
10 1819 - Coronato 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 CORONATO ROCCO (Presidente)
PARLATI MARIA MADDALENA (Membro Effettivo)
PETRINA ALESSANDRA (Membro Effettivo)
CIMAROSTI ROBERTA (Supplente)
OBOE ANNALISA (Supplente)
9 1718 - Coronato 01/10/2017 30/11/2018 CORONATO ROCCO (Presidente)
PARLATI MARIA MADDALENA (Membro Effettivo)
PETRINA ALESSANDRA (Membro Effettivo)
CIMAROSTI ROBERTA (Supplente)
OBOE ANNALISA (Supplente)
6 1415 - Coronato 01/10/2014 30/11/2015 CORONATO ROCCO (Presidente)
PARLATI MARIA MADDALENA (Membro Effettivo)
PETRINA ALESSANDRA (Membro Effettivo)
OBOE ANNALISA (Supplente)
4 1516 - Coronato 01/10/2015 30/11/2016 CORONATO ROCCO (Presidente)
PARLATI MARIA MADDALENA (Membro Effettivo)
CIMAROSTI ROBERTA (Supplente)
PETRINA ALESSANDRA (Supplente)
2 1516 - Cimarosti 01/10/2015 30/11/2016 CIMAROSTI ROBERTA (Presidente)
CORONATO ROCCO (Membro Effettivo)
PARLATI MARIA MADDALENA (Membro Effettivo)
PETRINA ALESSANDRA (Supplente)
1 1617 - Coronato 01/10/2016 30/11/2017 CORONATO ROCCO (Presidente)
PARLATI MARIA MADDALENA (Membro Effettivo)
PETRINA ALESSANDRA (Membro Effettivo)
CIMAROSTI ROBERTA (Supplente)
OBOE ANNALISA (Supplente)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: In order to take the exam, students must have already passed English Literature I

IMPORTANT: Students must exclusively use the @studenti.unipd.it domain for all mails. This account will enable them to have access both to UNIWEB for registering themselves for exams and to MOODLE (by means of which all the information relevant to the course will be published). The University staff, including professors, is NOT legally compelled to answer mails coming from domains other than @studenti.unipd.it.
Target skills and knowledge: - detecting the major literary, linguistic and cultural topics and techniques in a literary text and describing them
- acquiring a higher literary, cultural competence as a means of comprehending English literary texts and describing them

At the end of the course, thanks to the detailed textual analysis that will have been performed during the classes, the student will have developed a more general method of textual and cultura analysis.

Other concomitant skills will include a more nuanced appreciation of the stylistic technicalities of literary English and a heightened level of literary and cultural prowess in topics related to linguistic mediation

IMPORTANT WARNING: Of course, since the classes will be held in English, reaching these aims depends not only on continuous attendance, proper and respectful behaviour in class and thorough individual study, but also, if not crucially, on prior acquisition of the expected entrance level.
Examination methods: During the course I will very often effect an oral assessment of your learning progress by ways of questions in English.

On 6/3/2013 the Senato Accademico decreed that the final exams of all the courses that are taught in English MUST also be in ENGLISH.

The final exam is a written analysis in English to be made in class, which will deal with the texts of the syllabus. Students will have to answer open questions of reading comprehension on the primary and secondary texts and then write a short essay. Further explanations on the assessment criteria will be posted by the end of the course on Moodle.

Students may take the written exam only during the official exam sessions throughout the academic year. The template of the exam questions will remain unchanged, except, of course, the passages to be analysed (cf. Regolamento Didattico, art. 4.3).
The validity of English literature programmes lasts ONE YEAR.
“Students must register themselves for exams [by way of UNIWEB] by fully respecting the EXPIRY DATES and MODALITIES set forth by the relevant didactic structures" (REGOLAMENTO DELLE CARRIERE DEGLI STUDENTI, Articolo 22, comma 1).
Assessment criteria: Frontal instruction
Classroom activities (Q&A)
Written exam at end of course (in English)

In the written exam students will have to answer a series of questions in which they will analyse and compare passages drawn from the syllabus (primary and secondary texts - see previous section).
Course unit contents: The course will teach the rudiments of textual analysis in relation to the historical contexts of contemporary Britain and the emergence of pop and underground culture since the release of "Revolver" (The Beatles, 1962).

The primary texts will include:

C. MACINNES, _Absolute Beginners_
J. COE, _The Rotters' Club_
M. AMIS, _Money: A Suicide Note_
N. HORNBY, _High Fidelity_

Further excerpts will be included in the Dispensa.
The secondary texts, which are also part of the required programme. A 'dispensa' will be available at the Centro Copie, Palazzo Maldura
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Frontal instruction
Classroom activities (Q&A)
Further online links to interesting information (Moodle).
Additional notes about suggested reading: Texts must be read in English ONLY. Annotated editions ONLY (cfr. bibliography), ie. with notes and commentary. For their own good, students are warmly discouraged from downloading non-annotated texts from the Internet. They are deceivingly cheap, completely useless and tragically inadequate for the final exam. The usage of texts without notes and commentary will severely impair a fruitful attendance of classes and consequently one's chances to pass the final exam.

The programme, which is valid for BOTH attending and non attending students, includes BOTH of the following sections:

1) PRIMARY TEXTS

C. MACINNES, _Absolute Beginners_
J. COE, _The Rotters' Club_
M. AMIS, _Money - A Suicide Note_
N. HORNBY, _High Fidelity_

Further excerpts will be included in the Dispensa.


2) SECONDARY TEXTS
The secondary texts, which are also part of the required programme, will be included in the 'Dispensa' available at the Centro Copie, Palazzo Maldura

Further changes of the programme to be notified during the course
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • MacInnes, Colin, Absolute beginners. London: Allison and Busby, 2011. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Coe, Jonathan, The Rotters' Club. London: Viking, 2001. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Amis, Martin, Moneya suicide noteMartin Amis. London: Penguin books, 1985. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Hornby, Nick, High fidelity. London: Penguin books, 2014. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Kureishi, Hanif, The Black Album. London: Faber and Faber, 1996. Cerca nel catalogo