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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. 2018/19

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Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
LANGUAGE, LITERATURE AND CULTURAL COMMUNICATION (Ord. 2018)
SU2294, Degree course structure A.Y. 2018/19, A.Y. 2018/19
A0501
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination ENGLISH LITERATURE 1
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-SU2294-000ZZ-2018-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 25/09/2018
End of activities 18/01/2019
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2018 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
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)
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)
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

Previous knowledge of the history of British Literature might be useful, but is not mandatory
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 (any format accepted)! You will prove your skills in reading in depth and connecting cultural and literary discourses of the time (nineteenth century).

The oral exam will be thus organized:
1. self-chosen topic (to be chosen from primary works and critical essays)
2. discussion of Punter’s Literature of Terror and Gothic literature
3. 1 among the essays in the reading list
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: Madness, monsters and the Gothic double

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 treated in lectures, and which relate to mythical, often manipulated and revised, and certainly still contemporary figures and texts such as Frankenstein, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Dorian Gray, Dracula.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lectures and texts are all in English.
Powerpoint presentations and recorded lectures are uploaded on the Moodle plaform.


Lectures will be divided into:
1. thematic lectures on madness and monstrosity in the nineteenth century,
2. film vision and discussion,
3. reading and discussion groups on the essays in the reading list.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Primary Reading (the literary works we shall analyze):

Novels:
M. Shelley, Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus
R. L. Stevenson, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde
O. Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
B. Stoker, Dracula

Secondary:

OPTION 1 (materials uploaded on Moodle and in printed version available at the Centro Copie)

D. Punter, The Literature of Terror, from volume 1: chapters 1-4 (second edition, pp. 1-113); from volume 2: (chapter 1, pp. 1-27)
ESSAYS ON the 4 NOVELS available on MOODLE, delete CRAFT's essay on Dorian Gray from the list

OPTION 2
D. Punter, The Literature of Terror, chapters 3-4 (see uploaded materials)
PLUS selected pages from THE HISTORY OF LITERATURE IN ENGLISH (as on the NOTICES section on Moodle, chapters on Romanticism and the Victorian age)

SAGGI SPECIFICI SUI ROMANZI CARICATI su MOODLE, eliminare saggio CRAFT su Dorian Gray presente in dispensa cartacea
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Shelley, Mary; Hindle, Maurice, Frankenstein or The modern PrometheusMary Shelleyedited with an introduction and notes by Maurice Hindle. London: Penguin books, 1992. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Stevenson, Robert Louis; Dury, Richard, The Strange case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, edited by Richard Dury. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2004. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Wilde, Oscar; Ackroyd, Peter, The picture of Dorian Grayby Oscar Wilde edited by Peter Ackroyd. London: Penguin Books, 1985. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Stoker, Bram; Riquelme, Jean Paul, Dracula complete, authoritative text with biographical, historical, and cultural contexts, ed. by John Paul Riquelme. Bedford: New York: Bedford, St. Martin's, --. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Interactive lecturing
  • Working in group
  • Concept maps
  • 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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