English Literature for Publishing (2016/2017)

Course code
4S02889
Name of lecturer
Silvia Bigliazzi
Coordinator
Silvia Bigliazzi
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
L-LIN/10 - ENGLISH LITERATURE
Language of instruction
English
Period
Sem. IA (31.10.16 sosp.lezioni), Sem. IB

Lesson timetable

Sem. IA (31.10.16 sosp.lezioni)
Day Time Type Place Note
Thursday 8:30 AM - 10:10 AM lesson Lecture Hall 1.2  
Friday 8:30 AM - 10:10 AM lesson Lecture Hall T.4  
Sem. IB
Day Time Type Place Note
Thursday 8:30 AM - 10:10 AM lesson Lecture Hall 1.2  
Friday 8:30 AM - 10:10 AM lesson Lecture Hall T.4  

Learning outcomes

The module will introduce students to Shakespeare’s tragic theatre through an analysis of the concept of tyranny within the context of coeval political thinking and theatrical practice.

Syllabus

The module will discuss a few crucial aspects of Shakespeare’s historical and tragic drama with special attention to the concept of tyranny and the notion of royal legitimacy. By examining some fundamental issues, such as the subject’s relation with time and power, the module will focus upon the mechanics of the tyrant’s fears in Richard II and Macbeth.

Bibliography:

Primary texts:
• W. Shakespeare, Macbeth (parallel text), ed. A. Serpieri, Firenze, Giunti, 1996 o 2002.
• W. Shakespeare, Richard II (parallel text), ed. A. Serpieri and S. Payne, Venezia, Marsilio, 2014.

Secondary texts:
• Mary Ann McGrail, Tyranny in Shakespeare, Boston, Oxford, Lexington Books, 2001.


Teaching method: Classes will be held in English.

Assessment methods and criteria

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

Teaching aids

Documents

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2016/2017