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School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage
MODERN PHILOLOGY
Course unit
RENAISSANCE ENGLISH LITERATURE
LE10104432, A.A. 2015/16

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2015/16

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
MODERN PHILOLOGY
LE0611, Degree course structure A.Y. 2014/15, A.Y. 2015/16
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Degree course track FILOLOGIA E CRITICA [001PD]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination RENAISSANCE ENGLISH LITERATURE
Department of reference Department of Linguistic and Literary Studies
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit can 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

Mutuating
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
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines 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 01/03/2016
End of activities 11/06/2016
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)
7 1415 01/10/2014 30/11/2015 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
Very good knowledge of literary English

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: - developing skills in reading and analysing late 16th-17th century 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.
- acquiring a higher literary, cultural competence as a means of comprehending English literary texts and describing them
Examination methods: Attending students will have to present (at least) an ORAL PAPER during the course and actively take part in the discussion throughout the course.

The final exam is oral (in English) and will cover the course programme.

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.

“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).

The so-called APPELLO STRAORDINARIO is strictly reserved for "students 'ripetenti' [who must repeat the year] ... under the condition that it hinder not the normal performance of didactic activities" (Calendario Accademico 2014/2015).
Assessment criteria: Frontal instruction
Classroom activities (Q&A)
Presentation of papers (students)
Online discussion
Oral exam
Course unit contents: 16th and 17th century English literature, with a special focus on madness.
-Historical and cultural contexts of Elizabethan and Jacobean literature
-The afterlife of early modern literature in contemporary culture (classical/pop music, cinema, tv, art, etc.)

If needed, further changes will be notified during the course

The literary texts are to be bought; please choose the recommended editions
ALL critical texts will be available at the "Centro Copie di Palazzo Maldura"
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Frontal instruction
Classroom activities (Q&A)
Papers
Oral exam
Additional notes about suggested reading: Texts to be read in English. Italian-only editions not accepted.

ENGLISH LITERATURE OF THE RENAISSANCE (9CFU)= PART 1 + PART 2 + PART 3
ENGLISH LITERATURE OF THE RENAISSANCE 2 (6CFU)= PART 1 + PART 2

GENERAL (COMMON TO ALL)

PART 1
T. Kyd, _The Spanish Tragedy_
T. Middleton-W. Rowley, _The Changeling_

PART 2
W. Shakespeare, _Macbeth_

PART 3
W. Shakespeare, _King Lear_

A 'dispensa' of the critical texts will be available at the Centro Copie @ Palazzo Maldura
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Thomas Kyd, The Spanish Tragedy. --: --, --. Cerca nel catalogo
  • T. Middleton - W. Rowley, The Changeling. --: --, --. Cerca nel catalogo
  • W. Shakespeare, Macbeth. --: --, --. Cerca nel catalogo
  • W. Shakespeare, King Lear. --: --, --. Cerca nel catalogo