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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. 2015/16

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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 1
Department of reference Department of Linguistic and Literary Studies
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English, Italian
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 Maria Maddalena Parlati L-LIN/10

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

Course unit organization
Period First 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 28/09/2015
End of activities 23/01/2016
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)
5 1415 - D'AGOSTINI 01/10/2014 30/11/2015 D'AGOSTINI GIULIA (Presidente)
CORONATO ROCCO (Membro Effettivo)
OBOE ANNALISA (Supplente)
PETRINA ALESSANDRA (Supplente)
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: Intermediate English skills
Target skills and knowledge: Knowledge of the main themes and issues related to British literature of the 'Long Nineteenth Century'.
Students will be able to recognize and discuss in English on literary genres, as well as on the most important cultural and ideological issues of the time.
Examination methods: Oral exam, primary texts will be essential, bring your books!
Assessment criteria: Students will argue over the main key terms and issues in decent, understandable, functional English. They will be able to connect authors and texts to the general discourses treated in class and to the critical material listed in the bibliography section
Course unit contents: Imagining Monsters in Nineteenth-Century Anglophone Literature

We shall work on some of the founding 'myths' of the British long nineteenth century: monsters and machines, which are indeed European, if not 'Western' topoi , characterizing and also question ing the very assets of 'modernity'.
We shall use literary texts, but also iconographical and visual materials, which shall be expounded during specific thematic lectures, and which relate to mythical, often revised figures and texts such as Frankenstein, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Dracula.

Lectures will be divided into:
1. survey section, aiming at offering a general, integral view over the main cultural, historical, literary issues of the nineteenth century. For this section Professor Parlati will provide a 'dispensa', a set of anthological materials that will be available at the Centro Copie, Palazzo Maldura, and also on the Moodle platform once the module starts. The excerpts are generally also available on The Norton Anthology of English Literature.

2. Thematic, content-specific lectures on the representation of monstrosity in the nineteenth century (the three novels in the list refer to this section)
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lectures and texts in English.
Powerpoint presentations.

Students may, either alone or in group, present oral papers at the end of the module (this will be organized and evaluated).

Attendance is strongly recommended. So is also a very active and fruitful participation in class activities and lectures
Additional notes about suggested reading: Primary Reading (the literary works we shall analyze):

Novels:
M. Shelley, Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus, Harmondsworth, Penguin, 1992
R. L. Stevenson, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Harmondsworth, Penguin,
B. Stoker, Dracula, Harmondsworth, Penguin, 1994

A selection of relevant excerpts will be provided and be available at the Centro Copie, Palazzo Maldura

Secondary Materials (which does NOT mean LESS important):
- D. Punter, The Literature of Terror, vol. I chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8


- ONE of the following Textbooks on the History of Literature in English:

1. R. Carter, J. Mc Rae, The Routledge History of Literature in English: Britain and Ireland, London, Routledge, 1997 (2001), Chapters, “The Romantic Period”, and “The Nineteenth Century”

2. A. Sanders, The Short Oxford History of English Literature, any edition, chapters on the nineteenth century (ed. 2000, chapters 6, 7, 8)

3. M. Alexander, A History of English Literature, Palgrave, 2000 (2007, 2013 3rd edition), chapters 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 (non yet available in our libraries)
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Shelley, Mary; Hunter, J. Paul, Frankenstein the 1818 text. New York: London, W. W. Norton, --. OR ANY OTHER EDITION (BUT THIS IS A VERY WELL-INFORMED TEXT) Cerca nel catalogo
  • Stevenson, Robert Louis; Calder, Jenni, The strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and other stories. London: Penguin books, --. OR ANY OTHER EDITION, POSSIBLY WITH NOTES AND INTRODUCTION Cerca nel catalogo
  • Stoker, Bram; Riquelme, Jean Paul (ed.), Dracula. complete, authoritative text.... Bedford: New York: Bedford, St. Martin's, --. OR ANY OTHER EDITION, POSSIBLY WITH NOTES AND INTRODUCTION Cerca nel catalogo
  • Carter, Ronald; McRae, John; Bradbury, Malcolm, The Routledge history of literature in English: Britain and Ireland. London: New York, Routledge, 1997. Chapters are referred to in the previous section. ONE AMONG THE THREE HISTORY OF LITERATURE TEXTS Cerca nel catalogo
  • Sanders, Andrew, The short Oxford history of English literature. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004. BUT OTHER EDITIONS ARE ALSO ACCEPTED. Chapters are referred to in the previous section. ONE AMONG THE THREE HISTORY OF LITERATURE TEXTS Cerca nel catalogo
  • Michael Alexander, A History of English Literature. London: Palgrave, 2000. ANY EDITION. Chapters are referred to in the previous section. ONE AMONG THE THREE HISTORY OF LITERATURE TEXTS Cerca nel catalogo
  • Punter, David, The literature of terror. A history of gothic fictions from 1765 to the present day. London: New York, --. Vol. I, chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 Cerca nel catalogo