Letteratura e cultura inglese i/m

  • A.A. 2014/2015
  • CFU 6
  • Ore 30
  • Classe di laurea LM-37
Silvana Colella / Professoressa di ruolo - I fascia / Letteratura inglese (L-LIN/10)
Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici - Lingue, Mediazione, Storia, Lettere, Filosofia

Good all-round language skills in English

Obiettivi del corso

ability to explore the complexities of literary signification, to appreciate literature as
an expression of historical and cultural preoccupations; to develop the capacity for
critical thinking and for communicating effectively in sepaking and writing.

Programma del corso

The Way We Live Now: Dickens, Trollope and Social Commentary

This course is designed to stimulate discussion on the relation between literature,
the form-giving power of fiction and the social world. Through close readings of
novels by two of the most acclaimed authors of the nineteenth century, lectures will
seek to elucidate the relations between the aesthetic and social dimensions of the
texts we read. We will consider the novels against a backdrop of political, economic,
artistic, and cultural developments. Personal concerns, as evidenced in Trollope's
autobiography and Dickens's letters, will also be taken into account. The works
chosen - Little Dorrit and The Way We Live Now - will be studied alongside extracts
from other fictional and non-fictional prose.
Using digital humanities resources, students will be encouraged to compare the novels with materials available in the ProQuest on-line archive of British Periodicals.

Testi (A)dottati, (C)onsigliati
  • 1.  (A) Charles Dickens Little Dorrit qualsiasi (in inglese), UK, 2000
  • 2.  (A) Anthony Trollope The Way We Live Now qualsiasi (in inglese), UK, 2000
  • 3.  (A) Joseph Black et al. The Broadview Anthology of British Literature: The Victorian Era Broadview Press, Toronto, 2013 » Pagine/Capitoli: la selezione di capitoli verrà comunicata a lezione
Metodi didattici
  • Lectures and class discussions
    seminars with invited guests
    students workshops
Modalità di valutazione
  • 2000-word essay in English (50%)
    Power-point presentation in class (50%)
Lingue, oltre all'italiano, che possono essere utilizzate per l'attività didattica


Lingue, oltre all'italiano, che si intende utilizzare per la valutazione