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LE08104435, A.A. 2019/20

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

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
SU2294, 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 ENGLISH LITERATURE 1
Department of reference Department of Linguistic and Literary Studies
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English, Italian
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

Teacher in charge ROCCO CORONATO 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 of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Start of activities 30/09/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2018 course timetable

Prerequisites: Good knowledge of English language and culture and of literary terminology.
Target skills and knowledge: The course aims to develop the following intermediate knowledge and skills: 
- appropriation of reading strategies that are useful in order to analyze literary texts; 
- development of skills related to literary and cultural discussion; 
- further study of the historical and cultural contexts of English literature 

§ Knowledge and understanding. The course will enable students to acquire knowledge and understanding related to the act of reading, analysing and interpreting complex literary texts in the light of the most innovative directions of contemporary criticism. 
§ Applying knowledge and understanding. Students will learn to apply this knowledge to the expert reading of complex texts and to base their interpretive arguments on textual evidence embedded in the cultural context of the works. 
§ Making judgements. They will also learn to select, collect and interpret the data along the lines of the evidence-based approach, and to make autonomous judgements that take into account the literary, cultural and social complexity of those texts. 
§ Communication skills. Thanks to q&a sessions and public presentations in class, students will learn to communicate successfully the available information in a perspicuous, comprehensible way, also for the benefit on a non-specialist audience. 
§ Learning skills. They will develop learning skills that, starting from the selected texts, integrate the already active study of English literature and together autonomously develop the learning skills that are needed for the completion of their studies.
Examination methods: At the end of the course students can take a written exam, which, if passed, will be followed by an oral exam. The written exam will be administered only once. Students who do not pass or take the written exam will regularly take the oral exam during all the following sessions. The syllabus is one and only for all students.
Assessment criteria: The exam will test the overall competence and skills acquired during the course as regards texts and contexts: 
- knowledge of the relevant historical, social, ideological, religious and political contexts and main authors; 
- appropriation of analytical tools in order to study literary texts; 
- in-depth analysis of literary texts; 
- skills needed for literary and cultural discussion.
Course unit contents: The title of the course is "Sweet Dreams Are Made of This. Visions, Ghosts, Dreams, Doubles in English Literature". It will deal with some English classics where the fantastical, visionary, dreamlike, supernatural elements play a large role. The course will focus on the satyrical vision in Swift's _Gulliver's Travels_, the hallucinatory vision in Coleridge's _Rime of the Ancient Mariner_, the double in Stevenson's _Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde_, and the vision of memory in Joyce's _The Dead_.

The aim of the course is to teach the major principles and rhetorical and stylistic strategies of literary communication with respect to the genres and periods here examined.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lectures, students' active participation in class and on Moodle, students' oral presentations on agreed topics.
Additional notes about suggested reading: § PRIMARY TEXTS 

- to be read in full and to buy: 

J. SWIFT, _Gulliver's Travels_
S.T. COLERIDGE, _The Rime of the Ancient Mariner_ 
R.L. STEVENSON, _Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde_ 
J. JOYCE, _The Dead_ 


A. Sanders, _The Short Oxford History of English Literature_ 8selections will be uploaded to Moodle) 
Other secondary works (articles) will be uploaded to Moodle during the course. 

A hard copy of this anthology of primary and secondary texts will be also available at the Centro Copie, Palazzo Maldura at the end of the course. 

I will not reply to queries about information that is already available on this page and/or other official pages. As per EU laws on public service, I do not read my e-mails outside office hours, during festivities and weekends. 

For topics that require live interaction, please come to my office hours. E-mail cannot replace them. 
Students must exclusively use the domain for all e-mails. This account will enable them to have access both to UNIWEB for registering themselves for exams and to MOODLE (by means of which all the information relevant to the course will be published).
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • J. SWIFT, _Gulliver's Travels_. Harmondsworth: Penguin Classics, ed. R. DeMaria, 2003. ISBN: 9780141439495 Cerca nel catalogo
  • S.T. COLERIDGE, _La ballata del vecchio marinaio_. Venezia: Marsilio, ed. R. Coronato, 2018. ISBN: 978-88-317-4989-3 Cerca nel catalogo
  • R.L. STEVENSON, _Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde_. Harmondsworth: Penguin Classics, 2012. ISBN 0141389508 Cerca nel catalogo
  • J. JOYCE, _The Dead_. --: Lits, 2011. ISBN 1609421841 Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Case study
  • Working in group
  • Questioning
  • Use of online videos
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)