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School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage
EUROPEAN AND AMERICAN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES
Course unit
MODERN ENGLISH LITERATURE 2
LEM0013324, A.A. 2019/20

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
LE0613, Degree course structure A.Y. 2018/19, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination MODERN ENGLISH LITERATURE 2
Department of reference Department of Linguistic and Literary Studies
E-Learning website https://elearning.unipd.it/scienzeumane/course/view.php?idnumber=2019-LE0613-000ZZ-2018-LEM0013324-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
LEL1000017 MODERN ENGLISH LITERATURE Maria Maddalena Parlati LE0613

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

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

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 02/03/2020
End of activities 12/06/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2018 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
6 1920 01/10/2019 30/11/2020 PARLATI MARIA MADDALENA (Presidente)
CORONATO ROCCO (Membro Effettivo)
OBOE ANNALISA (Supplente)
PETRINA ALESSANDRA (Supplente)
5 1819 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 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

This is not perfectly suitable for BA Erasmus students, whose prerequisite skills might not fit the necessary requirements.
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

Oral presentations will be evaluated (they may be substituted by short written papers)
Assessment criteria: 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
Course unit contents: Crime! Uncanny Places in Victorian and Edwardian Literature

This course aims at introducing and analysing some of the best known, most translated and adapted texts of the long nineteenth century. We shall focus on issues related to crime, detective fiction, science and the uncanny spaces of Victorian culture. We shall read texts which deal with real and plausible events in a culture erceiving itself as forever under attack from atavistic traces of the primitive past and inconceivable forces of the ever-changing present. We shall follow such traces of mystery and crime through sensation fiction in the Sixties (M. E. Braddon), through the new born detective and police fiction (W. Collins, A. Conan Doyle) with texts narrating the many dangers infecting the allegedly safe domestic and national borders. We shall finish early in the twentieth century with Conrad's Secret Agent, which sees the metropolis infected and shattered by disquieting anarchical and terroristic plots.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lectures, powerpoint presentations, workshops, group readings of critical essays, oral presentations (or written papers)
Additional notes about suggested reading: 9 CFU
Primary:
Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Lady Audley’s Secret, 1862, ed. L. Pykett, Oxford University Press, 2012

Wilkie Collins, The Moonstone, 1864, ed. by Francis O'Gorman, Oxford University Press 2019

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Hound of the Baskervilles, 1902, Edited with an introduction by W. W. Robson, Oxford University Press, 2008

Joseph Conrad, The Secret Agent, 1907, ed. J. Lyon, Oxford University Press, 2008

Critical material

Selected pages from:
M. Priestmann, The Cambridge Companion to Crime Fiction, Cambridge, 2003
M. Ascari, A Counter-History of Crime, Palgrave, 2007
P. Gilbert, A Companion to Sensation Fiction, Wiley, 2011

This part and other essays on the chosen texts will be provided during the course, partially uploaded on the Moodle platform.
Novels must be bought or downloaded, while critical material will be at least partially provided (it is downloadable from our scholarly web platforms).


6 CFU
Primary:
you choose 3 out of the following 4 novels and the related materials, plus the general material that will be provided

Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Lady Audley’s Secret, 1862, ed. L. ykett, Oxford University Press, 2012

Wilkie Collins, The Moonstone, 1864, ed. by Francis O'Gorman, Oxford University Press 2019

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Hound of the Baskervilles, 1902, Edited with an introduction by W. W. Robson, Oxford University Press, 2008

Joseph Conrad, The Secret Agent, 1907, ed. J. Lyon, Oxford University Press, 2008

Critical material

Selected pages from:
M. Priestmann, The Cambridge Companion to Crime Fiction, Cambridge, 2003
M. Ascari, A Counter-History of Crime, Palgrave, 2007
P. Gilbert, A Companion to Sensation Fiction, Wiley, 2011

These parts and other essays on the chosen texts will be provided during the course, partially uploaded on the Moodle platform.
Novels must be bought or downloaded, while critical material will be at least partially provided (it is downloadable from our scholarly web platforms).



Please refer to the 'Testi di riferimento' for a few editions of the literary works which are already available in our Polo Beato Pellegrino Library

Please contact prof. Parlati to get the moodle password
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • --, Lady Audley's Secret. By M. E. Braddon ... In Three Volumes. --: --, --. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Collins, Wilkie; Eliot, Thomas Stearns, <<The moonstone Wilkie Collins with an introduction by T. S. Eliot. London [etc.!: Oxford university press, 1928. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Doyle, Arthur Conan; Pendleton, Don, <<The hound of the Baskervilles by A. Conan Doyle with an introduction by Don Pendleton. New York: Ballantine, 1975. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Conrad, Joseph; Tennant, Roger, <<The >>secret agent a simple tale edited with an introduction by Roger Tennant. Oxford: New York, Oxford University press, 1983.

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Case study
  • Interactive lecturing
  • Working in group
  • 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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