English Literature for Publishing (2010/2011)

Course code
4S02889
Name of lecturer
Daniela Carpi
Coordinator
Daniela Carpi
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
L-LIN/10 - ENGLISH LITERATURE
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
Primo semestre dal Oct 4, 2010 al Jan 22, 2011.

Lesson timetable

Learning outcomes

The course aims at analyzing the English gothic novel from the point of view of the fantastic genre and considering it as a reaction to the tenets of the Enlightenment. Moreover, the course will present the critical theories on the sublime and the beautiful. The lessons will be held in English.

Syllabus

TITLE: The English gothic novel

TEXTS:
H.Walpole, The Castle of Otranto, 1765
A.Radcliffe, The Mysteries of Udolpho, 1794
M.Lewis, The Monk, 1797
M.Shelley, Frankenstein, 1818
B.Stoker, Dracula, 1897

CRITICAL TEXTS:
Botting, Gothic, The New Critical Idiom, Routledge, 1996
M.Billi ed., Il Gotico Inglese, Bologna,Il Mulino, 1986;
E.Burke, A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and the Beautiful , 1757

Assessment methods and criteria

The exam will consist in an oral discussion of the texts in the program