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School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage
LANGUAGE, LITERATURE AND CULTURAL COMMUNICATION
Course unit
ENGLISH LITERATURE 2 (Iniziali cognome M-Z)
SUP6074661, A.A. 2018/19

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
LINGUE, LETTERATURE E MEDIAZIONE CULTURALE (Ord. 2016)
SU2294, Degree course structure A.Y. 2016/17, A.Y. 2018/19
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination ENGLISH LITERATURE 2
Website of the academic structure https://www.disll.unipd.it/
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 ROBERTA CIMAROSTI

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses L-LIN/10 English Literature 9.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 9.0 63 162.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 25/02/2019
End of activities 14/06/2019
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2018 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
4 1819 - Coronato 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 PARLATI MARIA MADDALENA (Presidente)
CIMAROSTI ROBERTA (Membro Effettivo)
CORONATO ROCCO (Membro Effettivo)
COCCO GABRIELE (Supplente)
PETRINA ALESSANDRA (Supplente)
3 1819 - Cimarosti 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 CIMAROSTI ROBERTA (Presidente)
CORONATO ROCCO (Membro Effettivo)
PARLATI MARIA MADDALENA (Membro Effettivo)
COCCO GABRIELE (Supplente)
PETRINA ALESSANDRA (Supplente)
2 1718 - Parlati 01/10/2017 30/11/2018 PARLATI MARIA MADDALENA (Presidente)
CIMAROSTI ROBERTA (Membro Effettivo)
CORONATO ROCCO (Membro Effettivo)
COCCO GABRIELE (Supplente)
PETRINA ALESSANDRA (Supplente)
1 1718 - Cimarosti 01/10/2017 30/11/2018 CIMAROSTI ROBERTA (Presidente)
CORONATO ROCCO (Membro Effettivo)
PARLATI MARIA MADDALENA (Membro Effettivo)
COCCO GABRIELE (Supplente)
PETRINA ALESSANDRA (Supplente)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Students must have passed the first-year English Literature exam. A good knowledge of the English language, of British cultural history, and of literary terminology are required.
Target skills and knowledge: § Ability to form independent opinions and judgement. Students will learn to select, collect and interpret data, according to the evidence-based method, and to formulate independent judgments that take into account the literary, cultural and social complexity of the texts studied.
§ Communication skills. Also through q & a and reflections in class, students will learn to effectively communicate the information they possess in a clear and understandable way, even for non-specialist audiences.
§ Ability to learn. Finally, students will develop learning skills which, starting from the selected texts, will allow them to connect with the English literature they know as well as to independently develop the learning skills required for the conclusion of the studies.
Examination methods: The exam will be oral and will take place at the end of the course; the final grade will take into account the activities done by the students during the lessons and on Moodle.
Assessment criteria: The oral exam tests the knowledge and skills acquired during the course and specifically:
- historical, cultural, social, ideological, religious and political knowledge concerning the periods and the works studied;
- appropriate use of analytic tools to address the study of literary texts;
- in-depth reading and interpretation of primary texts;
- skills to talk in English about literary and cultural issues.
Course unit contents: The theme of the course is "Sympathy for the (D) evil". The course focuses on the figure of the wicked, from the construction of the 'devil' onwards, which frequently appears in the medieval and Renaissance periods up to its becoming protagonist of the Elizabethan and Jacobean theater. The course will examine the historical and cultural coordinates of the topic, its biblical, theological and folk origins, and its literary appropriations, to then focus in particular on its centrality in Shakespeare's work.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lectures in class, student active participation in class and on Moodle, scheduled student presentations during the course.
Additional notes about suggested reading: § PRIMARY TEXTS

- selections from: the Bible, the English medieval theater, _Paradise Lost_ (all these texts will be uploaded on Moodle)

- (to be read in full)
C. MARLOWE, _Doctor Faustus_
W. SHAKESPEARE, _Richard III_
W. SHAKESPEARE, _Macbeth_
T. MIDDLETON-W. ROWLEY; _The Changeling_

Other readings may be included during the course.

§ SECONDARY WORKS
A. Sanders, _The Short Oxford History of English Literature_
Other critical essays will be indicated during the course and made available on Moodle.
All critical works (which are also part of the exam program) will be uploaded to Moodle.
A hard copy of this reader of primary and secondary texts will be available at the Copie Center of Palazzo Maldura.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • C. MARLOWE, Doctor Faustus. London: Methuen Ed. Roma Gill. The New Mermaids. Methuen, 2009. Cerca nel catalogo
  • W. SHAKESPEARE, Richard II. London: Bloomsbury Ed. James Siemon. The Arden Shakespeare, 2009. Cerca nel catalogo
  • W. SHAKESPEARE, Macbeth_. London: Bloomsbury eds. S. Clark and P. Mason., 2015. Cerca nel catalogo
  • T. MIDDLETON - W. ROWLEY, The Changeling. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1998. Cerca nel catalogo