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School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage
LINGUISTIC AND CULTURAL MEDIATION
Course unit
ENGLISH LITERATURE 1 (Iniziali cognome A-L)
LE08104435, A.A. 2014/15

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. 2014/15
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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
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 can be chosen as Optional Course unit

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 1st 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 02/03/2015
End of activities 12/06/2015
Show course schedule 2017/18 Reg.2008 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
10 1718 - Coronato 01/10/2017 30/11/2018 CORONATO ROCCO (Presidente)
PETRINA ALESSANDRA (Membro Effettivo)
SANTINI MONICA (Supplente)
6 1314 - ADAMI 01/10/2013 30/11/2014 ADAMI VALENTINA (Presidente)
MUSACCHIO MARIA TERESA (Membro Effettivo)
SANTINI MONICA (Membro Effettivo)
5 1415 - D'AGOSTINI 01/10/2014 30/11/2015 D'AGOSTINI GIULIA (Presidente)
CORONATO ROCCO (Membro Effettivo)
OBOE ANNALISA (Supplente)
PETRINA ALESSANDRA (Supplente)
4 1314 - SANTINI 01/10/2013 30/11/2014 SANTINI MONICA (Presidente)
ADAMI VALENTINA (Membro Effettivo)
MUSACCHIO MARIA TERESA (Membro Effettivo)
3 1516 - D'AGOSTINI 01/10/2015 30/11/2016 D'AGOSTINI GIULIA (Presidente)
CORONATO ROCCO (Membro Effettivo)
OBOE ANNALISA (Supplente)
PETRINA ALESSANDRA (Supplente)
2 1415 - CIMAROSTI 01/10/2014 30/11/2015 CIMAROSTI ROBERTA (Presidente)
CORONATO ROCCO (Membro Effettivo)
OBOE ANNALISA (Supplente)
PETRINA ALESSANDRA (Supplente)
1 1516 - PARLATI 01/10/2015 30/11/2016 PARLATI MARIA MADDALENA (Presidente)
CORONATO ROCCO (Membro Effettivo)
D'AGOSTINI GIULIA (Supplente)
OBOE ANNALISA (Supplente)
PETRINA ALESSANDRA (Supplente)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: B2 level of English is required to be able to understand the course contents and to actively participate in class discussions.

Students are expected to use their institutional email 'unipd' for their communications.
Target skills and knowledge: - By the end of the course, after reading exercises on the novels and the critical texts in the programme, students will be able to do in-depth readings of complex texts in English, i.e. to read texts critically at textual, contextual and intertextual level;
- Historical-literary notions to frame each novel in its own socio-historical context;
- Cultural categories of ‘race’, ‘gender’, ‘class’ and their application both to the reading of each novel and to a broader reflection about the cross-cultural dynamics characterising British literature and European culture at large;
- Basic critical tools to explore the specificity of the novel as a traditional literary genre and in its contemporary development as ‘postcolonial rewriting.’
Examination methods: The exam is written and will test the analytic and reflective skills acquired on all the primary and the secondary texts included in the programme. The details about the exam format will be made known by the middle of the course. Students who are unable to attend the course will prepare the same programme.
Assessment criteria: The exam will test: the student’s integral reading of the four novels in connection with their specific historical-literary contexts as well in relation to each another; the ability to use the basic critical tools to analyse the novels’ structure; the level of proficiency in applying basic notions of cultural studies; individual reflections on all the topics presented during the course.
Course unit contents: The course is based on the in-depth reading of four novels: the 19th century classics of British literature Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad and Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, and their 20th century Anglo-Caribbean ‘rewritings’, The Intended by David Dabydeen and Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys. We will analyse each novel in its specificity and the ways and the reasons why plots, characters and topics interweave displaying the transcultural reality of British literature and of European history and culture at large.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Traditional lessons in English and class discussions of previously assigned analytic readings of sections from the novels and of critical texts. Students’ active participation is therefore integral part of the course.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Integral reading of the four novels in English and of the critical material is required. The programme is the same for students who are unable to attend the course.
Students willing to buy the novels online without shipping expenses can use Book Depository: http://www.bookdepository.com/

The critical texts will be available from the first week of the course at the copy centre seated in Palazzo Maldura. Further critical material may be added during the course.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness. --: --, --. Cerca nel catalogo
  • David Dabydeen, The Intended. --: --, --. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre. --: --, --. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Jean Rhys, Wide Sargasso Sea. --: --, --. Cerca nel catalogo