English Literature (i) (2016/2017)

Course code
4S01196
Name of lecturer
Silvia Bigliazzi
Coordinator
Silvia Bigliazzi
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
L-LIN/10 - ENGLISH LITERATURE
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
Sem. IA (31.10.16 sosp.lezioni) dal Oct 3, 2016 al Nov 12, 2016.

Lesson timetable

Sem. IA (31.10.16 sosp.lezioni)
Day Time Type Place Note
Wednesday 4:50 PM - 6:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall 1.2  
Thursday 10:10 AM - 11:50 AM lesson Lecture Hall 1.2  
Friday 10:10 AM - 11:50 AM lesson Lecture Hall 2.1  

Learning outcomes

The module will provide an introduction to Modernist literary experimentation with a focus upon the relation between History and Myth.

Syllabus

The module will examine the narrative and poetic articulation of the relation between History and Myth in two canonical texts of Modernist literary experimentation: James Joyce’s Ulysses and T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land.

Bibliography:

Primary texts:
• James Joyce, Ulysses, part I, chapter 2 (1922; students may choose any English edition; recommended Italian edition: Ulisse, tr. and commentary G. De Angelis, intr. G. Melchiori, Milano, Mondadori 1978).
• T.S. Eliot (1922; testo a fronte), a cura di A. Serpieri, Milano, Rizzoli (BUR), 2006.


Secondary texts:

• G. Melchiori e G. De Angelis (a cura di), Guida alla lettura dell’Ulisse di James Joyce, Milano, Mondadori, 1984, pp. 11-66, 94-106.
• A. Serpieri, Le strutture profonde, Bologna, Il Mulino, 1973, pp. 89-119;
• A. Tagliaferri, “Tradizioni rivisitate: Pound, Eliot, Joyce” (pp. 272-289); F. Gozzi, “La rottura dei codici: il linguaggio protagonista” (pp. 290-313); C. Corti, “Il recupero del mitologico” (pp. 314-341); Carla Marengo Vaglio, “Da Ulyssses a Finnegans Wake” (pp. 342-360); in G. Cianci (a cura di), Modernismo/Modernismi, Milano, Principato, 1991.
• A. Marchese, L’officina del racconto, Milano, Mondadori, pp. 69-234.

Teaching methods: Lectures will be held in Italian; the primary texts will be read in English.

Assessment methods and criteria

The exam will consist in an oral discussion of the module’s topics.

Teaching aids

Documents

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2016/2017