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School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage
LANGUAGE, LITERATURE AND CULTURAL COMMUNICATION
Course unit
ENGLISH LITERATURE 1 (Da F a O)
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
LANGUAGE, LITERATURE AND CULTURAL COMMUNICATION (Ord. 2018)
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
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 ALESSIA POLATTI

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

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
12 1920 - Coronato 01/10/2019 30/11/2020 CORONATO ROCCO (Presidente)
CIMAROSTI ROBERTA (Membro Effettivo)
PARLATI MARIA MADDALENA (Membro Effettivo)
COCCO GABRIELE (Supplente)
11 1920 - Cocco 01/10/2019 30/11/2020 COCCO GABRIELE (Presidente)
CIMAROSTI ROBERTA (Membro Effettivo)
PARLATI MARIA MADDALENA (Membro Effettivo)
CORONATO ROCCO (Supplente)
10 1920 - Cimarosti 01/10/2019 30/11/2020 CIMAROSTI ROBERTA (Presidente)
OBOE ANNALISA (Membro Effettivo)
PARLATI MARIA MADDALENA (Membro Effettivo)
COCCO GABRIELE (Supplente)
CORONATO ROCCO (Supplente)
PETRINA ALESSANDRA (Supplente)
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)

Syllabus
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_

§ SECONDARY WORKS:

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.

IMPORTANT NOTICE
Students must exclusively use the @studenti.unipd.it 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)
  • Swift, Jonathan, Gulliver's Travels : Into Several Remote Nations of the World. The Floating Press: --, 2009. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Coleridge, Samuel Taylor; Sykes, Frederick H., Rime of the Ancient Mariner : And Select Poems. The Floating Press: --, 2009. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Stevenson, Robert Louis; Calder, Jenni, <<The >>strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and other storiesRobert Louis Stevensonedited with an introduction by Jenni Calder. London: Penguin books, --. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Joyce, James; Cancogni, Franca; Marengo Vaglio, Carla, <<The >>deadJames Joycea cura di Carla Marengo Vagliotraduzione di Franca Cancogni. Torino: Einaudi, --.