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School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage
LANGUAGE, LITERATURE AND CULTURAL COMMUNICATION
Course unit
ENGLISH LITERATURE 1 (Da A a E)
LE08104435, A.A. 2016/17

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Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
LANGUAGE, LITERATURE AND CULTURAL COMMUNICATION
SU2294, Degree course structure A.Y. 2016/17, A.Y. 2016/17
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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
E-Learning website https://elearning.unipd.it/scienzeumane/course/view.php?idnumber=2016-SU2294-000ZZ-2016-LE08104435-A0501
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
Core 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 27/09/2016
End of activities 20/01/2017
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2018 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
12 1920 - Coronato 01/10/2019 30/11/2020 CORONATO ROCCO (Presidente)
CIMAROSTI ROBERTA (Membro Effettivo)
PARLATI MARIA MADDALENA (Membro Effettivo)
COCCO GABRIELE (Supplente)
11 1920 - Cocco 01/10/2019 30/11/2020 COCCO GABRIELE (Presidente)
CIMAROSTI ROBERTA (Membro Effettivo)
PARLATI MARIA MADDALENA (Membro Effettivo)
CORONATO ROCCO (Supplente)
10 1920 - Cimarosti 01/10/2019 30/11/2020 CIMAROSTI ROBERTA (Presidente)
OBOE ANNALISA (Membro Effettivo)
PARLATI MARIA MADDALENA (Membro Effettivo)
COCCO GABRIELE (Supplente)
CORONATO ROCCO (Supplente)
PETRINA ALESSANDRA (Supplente)
9 1819 - Parlati 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 PARLATI MARIA MADDALENA (Presidente)
CIMAROSTI ROBERTA (Membro Effettivo)
COCCO GABRIELE (Supplente)
CORONATO ROCCO (Supplente)
8 1819 - Cocco 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 COCCO GABRIELE (Presidente)
CIMAROSTI ROBERTA (Membro Effettivo)
PARLATI MARIA MADDALENA (Membro Effettivo)
CORONATO ROCCO (Supplente)
7 1819 - Cimarosti 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 CIMAROSTI ROBERTA (Presidente)
OBOE ANNALISA (Membro Effettivo)
PARLATI MARIA MADDALENA (Membro Effettivo)
COCCO GABRIELE (Supplente)
CORONATO ROCCO (Supplente)
PETRINA ALESSANDRA (Supplente)
6 1617 - Cimarosti 01/10/2016 30/11/2017 CIMAROSTI ROBERTA (Presidente)
PARLATI MARIA MADDALENA (Membro Effettivo)
COCCO GABRIELE (Supplente)
CORONATO ROCCO (Supplente)
5 1617 - Cocco 01/10/2016 30/11/2017 COCCO GABRIELE (Presidente)
CIMAROSTI ROBERTA (Membro Effettivo)
PARLATI MARIA MADDALENA (Membro Effettivo)
CORONATO ROCCO (Supplente)
4 1718 - Petrina 01/10/2017 30/11/2018 PETRINA ALESSANDRA (Presidente)
CIMAROSTI ROBERTA (Membro Effettivo)
PARLATI MARIA MADDALENA (Membro Effettivo)
COCCO GABRIELE (Supplente)
CORONATO ROCCO (Supplente)
3 1718 - Cimarosti 01/10/2017 30/11/2018 CIMAROSTI ROBERTA (Presidente)
OBOE ANNALISA (Membro Effettivo)
PARLATI MARIA MADDALENA (Membro Effettivo)
COCCO GABRIELE (Supplente)
CORONATO ROCCO (Supplente)
PETRINA ALESSANDRA (Supplente)
2 1617 - Parlati 01/10/2016 30/11/2017 PARLATI MARIA MADDALENA (Presidente)
CIMAROSTI ROBERTA (Membro Effettivo)
COCCO GABRIELE (Supplente)
CORONATO ROCCO (Supplente)
1 1718 - Cocco 01/10/2017 30/11/2018 COCCO GABRIELE (Presidente)
CIMAROSTI ROBERTA (Membro Effettivo)
PARLATI MARIA MADDALENA (Membro Effettivo)
CORONATO ROCCO (Supplente)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Intermediate skills in English
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!
The reading list is to be intended as WHOLLY compulsory, in its entirety as suggested and clarified on this page and on Moodle.
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: Novel Identities

We shall work on the eighteenth-century and nineteenth-century experimental genre of the novel and cross this approach with a thematic reading of novels as documents and instruments of self- and nation-building. By using the term 'Bildungsroman' as leading keyword, we will work on Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe and Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels as far as the eighteenth century is concerned; we shall later move on to Great Expectations by C. Dickens and Alice in Wonderland by L. Carroll as examples of nineteenth-century literary production.
I shall also offer lectures and excerpts from primary works aiming to contextualize these discourses within wider historical, cultural and literary arenas. This selection will be uploaded on Moodle and will also be available at the Centro Copie, Palazzo Maldura.
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 (2 among the ones dealt with in class:
Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe, 1719 (Penguin edition recommended, but ANY edition will do)

Jonathan Swift, Gulliver's Travels, 1726 (Norton edition recommended, but ANY edition will do)

Charles Dickens, Great Expectations, 1861 (Penguin edition recommended, but ANY edition will do)

Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland, 1865 (Penguin edition recommended, but ANY edition will do)

Secondary Materials

- 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),

2. A. Sanders, The Short Oxford History of English Literature, any edition

3. M. Alexander, A History of English Literature, Palgrave, 2000 (2007, 2013 3rd edition)

- a list of other primary (excerpts) and secondary works (critical texts, 2 for each chosen novel) will be provided when the copurse starts
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe. --: Penguin, --. any edition will do Cerca nel catalogo
  • Swift, Jonathan; Dixon, Peter; Chalker, John, Gulliver's travels Jonathan Swift edited by Peter Dixon and John Chalker with an introduction by Michael Foot. London: Penguin Books, 1967. OR ANY OTHER EDITION, POSSIBLY WITH NOTES AND INTRODUCTION Cerca nel catalogo
  • Carroll, Lewis; Tenniel, John; Willard, Nancy, Alice's adventures in Wonderland. New York [etc.]: Aladdin Classics, 2000. This is the edition actually present in our library, but ANY OTHER EDITION is accepted, 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
  • Charles Dickens, Great Expectations. --: --, --. any edition will do, but Penguin is recommended Cerca nel catalogo