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School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage
EUROPEAN AND AMERICAN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES
Course unit
MODERN ENGLISH LITERATURE
LEL1000017, A.A. 2018/19

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2018/19

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
EUROPEAN AND AMERICAN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES (Ord. 2018)
LE0613, Degree course structure A.Y. 2018/19, A.Y. 2018/19
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination MODERN ENGLISH LITERATURE
Website of the academic structure https://www.disll.unipd.it/
Department of reference Department of Linguistic and Literary Studies
E-Learning website https://elearning.unipd.it/scienzeumane/course/view.php?idnumber=2018-LE0613-000ZZ-2018-LEL1000017-N0
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 Maria Maddalena Parlati L-LIN/10

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Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code
LEN1033051 MODERN ENGLISH LITERATURE Maria Maddalena Parlati IF0314
LEN1033051 MODERN ENGLISH LITERATURE Maria Maddalena Parlati LE0611
LEM0013324 MODERN ENGLISH LITERATURE 2 Maria Maddalena Parlati LE0613
SUP6076647 MODERN ENGLISH LITERATURE B 2 Maria Maddalena Parlati LE0613

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

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 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
5 1819 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 PARLATI MARIA MADDALENA (Presidente)
CORONATO ROCCO (Membro Effettivo)
OBOE ANNALISA (Supplente)
PETRINA ALESSANDRA (Supplente)
2 1718 01/10/2017 30/11/2018 PARLATI MARIA MADDALENA (Presidente)
CORONATO ROCCO (Membro Effettivo)
OBOE ANNALISA (Supplente)
PETRINA ALESSANDRA (Supplente)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Advanced linguistic skills and thorough knowledge of modes, trends, periods of the history of British and Anglophone culture and literature
Target skills and knowledge: Our students will be able to relate upon the core themes and questions the module will focus upon and will prove their skills in reading, connecting and commenting upon the primary and secondary works provided.
Examination methods: Oral exam;
active and continuous participation in class (oral/written presentations); compliance with reading assignments

Primary texts: context, genre, connection with the reading list materials

Secondary texts: the critical essays assigned are to be used as a tool for discussing on the primary works in the list and relating them to the other primary works and to contextual historical and cultural issues
Assessment criteria: Our students will be proficient and thoroughly informed on the historical, cultural and literary issues related to the period under scrutiny. They will demonstrate their skills in reading and adopting the critical materials suggested.
Course unit contents: Evolution Otherwise. Science, Politics and the Body

We will work on topics related to embodiment and the imaginative managing of bodies from the early nineteenth-century to the end of the twentieth. By crossing these with issues and modes related to utopia and dystopia, we will look at topical ethical issues such as reproduction, the medicalization and transformation of corporeal matter.

Primary works:

Mary Shelley, Frankenstein
H. G. Wells, The Island of Dr Moreau
A. Huxley, Brave New World
George Orwell, 1984
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lectures, powerpoint presentations, workshops, group readings of critical essays, group or individual oral presentations, or personal essay on a topic discussed with the lecturer
Additional notes about suggested reading: 9 CFU
Primary works

Mary Shelley, Frankenstein
H. G. Wells, The Island of Dr Moreau
A. Huxley, Brave New World
George Orwell, 1984

Secondary material
Indications on critical texts will be provided at the beginning of the course on the Moodle platform and in a printed version at the Centro Copie Palazzo Maldura
Please contact prof. Parlati to get the moodle password

6 CFU
Primary works
Three of the following novels and related secondary material:

Mary Shelley, Frankenstein
H. G. Wells, The Island of Dr Moreau
A. Huxley, Brave New World
George Orwell, 1984

Secondary works
Indications on critical texts will be provided at the beginning of the course on the Moodle platform and in a printed version at the Centro Copie Palazzo Maldura
Please contact prof. Parlati to get the moodle password
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Shelley, Mary; Hunter, J. Paul, Frankenstein the 1818 text edited by J. Paul Hunter. New York: London, W. W. Norton, --. altre edizioni accettate Cerca nel catalogo
  • Huxley, Aldous, Brave new world a novel. Harmondsworth [etc.]: Penguin books in association with Chatto & Windus, 1955. questa è l'edizione presente in biblioteca, ogni edizione è accettata Cerca nel catalogo
  • Orwell, George, 1984 : a novel. --: --, --. questa è l'edizione presente in biblioteca, altre accettate Cerca nel catalogo
  • Wells, H. G.; Jones, Darryl, <<The>> island of Doctor MoreauH.G. Wellsedited with an introduction and notes by Darryl Jones. Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press, 2017. questa è l'edizione presente in biblioteca, ogni edizione è accettata Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Interactive lecturing
  • Working in group
  • Questioning
  • Action learning
  • Video shooting made by the teacher/the students
  • Use of online videos
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)
  • Kaltura (desktop video shooting, file loading on MyMedia Unipd)

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