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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. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2019/20

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 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination MODERN ENGLISH LITERATURE
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 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 LE0611
LEN1033051 MODERN ENGLISH LITERATURE Maria Maddalena Parlati IF0314
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 02/03/2020
End of activities 12/06/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2018 course timetable

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: This course aims at introducing and analysing the issues vaguely related to ‘modernism’ and ‘modernity’ in the first decades of the twentieth century. We’ll start with WWI trech poems, with the goal of eventually reading some of the most famous works penned by our main literary authors, T.S. Eliot and Virginia Woolf, in relation to the many artistic, cultural, philosophical questions agitating Europe and the world from the late nineteenth century to the 1930s.
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
Primaria:

War Poems:
Rosenberg, Isaac, “Dead Men’s Dump”
Sassoon, Sigfried, “Repression of War Experience”
Owen, Wilfred, “Anthem for Doomed Youth”; “Dulce et decorum est”

T.S. Eliot, “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” (1915), in Prufrock and Other Observations

T.S. Eliot, The Waste Land, 1922

V. Woolf, Mrs Dalloway, 1925

(other short texts or abstracts by TS Eliot and V. Woolf will be included)

6 CFU
Primary
War Poems:
Rosenberg, Isaac, “Dead Men’s Dump”
Sassoon, Sigfried, “Repression of War Experience”
Owen, Wilfred, “Anthem for Doomed Youth”; “Dulce et decorum est”
The Waste Land, 1922
(other short texts or abstracts by TS Eliot and V. Woolf will be included)


ONE of the following:
T.S. Eliot, “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” (1915), in Prufrock and Other Observations

V. Woolf, Mrs Dalloway, 1925

Critical material
Secondary works
Please refer to the 'Testi di riferimento'

Indications on specific chapters and a few other critical works
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)
  • Moody, Anthony David, <<The>> Cambridge Companion to T. S. Eliot. Cambridge University Press: --, 1994. selected essays Cerca nel catalogo
  • Sellers, Susan, <<The>> Cambridge Companion to Virginia Woolf (2nd ed). --: --, --. selected essays Cerca nel catalogo
  • Levenson, Michael H., <<The >>Cambridge companion to Modernismedited by Michael Levenson. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011. selected essays
  • Eliot, T. S. (Thomas Stearns), Waste Land: A Facsimile and Transcript of the Original Drafts. Faber and Faber: --, 1971. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Eliot, T. S. (Thomas Stearns), Collected poems 1909-1962. Faber and Faber: --, 1974. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Woolf, Virginia; Showalter, Elaine; Mcnichol, Stella, Mrs. DallowayVirginia Woolfwith an introduction and notes by Elaine Showaltertext edited by Stella McNichol. London: Penguin Books, 1992. Cerca nel catalogo