Successful completion of English Language and Translation LMI
At the end of the course the students will have acquired a sound knowledge of the main aspects of the culture and literature of the United States in the years leading to the Civil War. Students will also reach a good knowledge of the some of the most influential critical movements of the 20th century.
In the first module (A) students will read "The Narrative of Fredrick Douglass", "Woman in the XIX century" by Margaret Fuller and a selection of short-stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne, focusing on the way in which these texts defy normative constructions of American identity and history. Students will also explore the role of the debates about race and gender in development of U.S. literature in the first half of the XIX century.
Lectures (in English).
Final written exam (two questions, one for each module, to be answered in English. The questions may require a short translation from English into Italian).
a.Outstanding (30 e lode ): excellent knowledge of all of the contents of the course. Excellent ability to analyze the texts and to contextualize them in an appropriate way. The student uses the academic writing register/style with appropriate linguistic terminologies. The translation is correct.
b. Very good (30 to 27): very good knowledge of all of the contents of the course. Very good ability to analyze the texts and to contextualize them in an appropriate way. The translation contains hardly any mistakes.
c. Good (26-24): Good knowledge of the contents of the course. Adequate ability to describe the texts. The language used is simple but correct. The translation is good.
d. Fair/sufficient (23-18): The work has sufficient knowledge, coherence, use of appropriate resources and quality of presentation to warrant a basic pass. The ability to analyze the texts is not wholly satisfactory. The work is very descriptive and does not fully address the issues raised by the question. The translation is not wholly satisfactory.
e. Fail (below 18): The student demonstrates only a basic awareness of the contents of the course. The work is frequently confused and incoherent. Both the essay and the translation contain inaccuracies and major errors.
Erasmus and Erasmus Mundus students should inform the instructors of their enrollment in the course by sending them an e-mail before the beginning of the course (firstname.lastname@example.org and stefano.rosso@unibg)
In case the course is delivered in the dual/blended or online mode, what has been stated in the syllabus is susceptible to change in order to make both the classes and the exams accessible in a non face-to-face environment.