ENGLISH LITERATURE LM IIA | Università degli studi di Bergamo

ENGLISH LITERATURE LM IIA

Modulo Generico
Codice dell'attività formativa: 
57215-EN1

Scheda dell'insegnamento

Per studenti immatricolati al 1° anno a.a.: 
2019/2020
Insegnamento (nome in italiano): 
ENGLISH LITERATURE LM IIA
Insegnamento (nome in inglese): 
ENGLISH LITERATURE LM II A
Insegnamento: 
Tipo di attività formativa: 
Attività formativa Caratterizzante
Tipo di insegnamento: 
Opzionale
Settore disciplinare: 
LETTERATURA INGLESE (L-LIN/10)
Anno di corso: 
2
Anno accademico di offerta: 
2020/2021
Crediti: 
5
Responsabile della didattica: 
Mutuazioni
  • Corso di studi in INTERCULTURAL STUDIES IN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES - Percorso formativo in PERCORSO COMUNE
  • Corso di studi in CULTURE MODERNE COMPARATE - Percorso formativo in DIDATTICO STORICO-FILOLOGICO

Altre informazioni sull'insegnamento

Modalità di erogazione: 
Didattica Convenzionale
Ciclo: 
Secondo Semestre
Obbligo di frequenza: 
No
Ore di attività frontale: 
30
Ore di studio individuale: 
95
Ambito: 
Lingue e Letterature moderne
Prerequisites

None

Educational goals

At the end of the course, students will have an acquaintance with the key points of the historical and cultural background to modern and contemporary English literature. In light of the course’s thematic proposal, they will also have acquired transdisciplinary methods for the analysis of literary texts, with specific reference to the interrelations among literature, history and the critique of the cultural imaginary.

Course content

“Metaphors of Memory: Resurrecting the Past in Modern and Contemporary Culture”

The focus of the course is on metaphors of memory and cultural reanimations from antiquity to the present. Key texts from anglophone literature will be presented along visual and filmic examples, emphasising the migration and crosspollination of metaphors and tropes in the modern and contemporary cultural imaginary.

Teaching methods

The prevailing form of teaching will be the lecture format in English, but more focussed seminars on specific topics treated in the course are also expected. Students are strongly invited to intervene in discussions in the classroom.

Assessment and Evaluation

Oral exam. There will be a written test at the end of the course for regular attenders.
The skills requested are:
1) Critical readings of the primary texts proposed by the course;
2) Knowledge of the cultural and literary background to the texts proposed;
3) Acquisition of interdisciplinary methods in the analysis of literary texts.

The optional written test will last two hours and provides a choice of three questions out of five on the contents of lessons; it will include also an open question that invites students to apply the methods and skills acquired to a text of their choice which is not on the syllabus. No prior registration is required to take the test, and its results may be registered or integrated by further discussion at an oral exam, which does require on-line registration.

Further information

The syllabus may be subject to variations and adjustments in case mixed or remote teaching is required.

Students from LM CMC will be allowed to take the exam in Italian. Given that lessons will be in English, no further integration is required for the completion of their credits.