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Victorian Children's Literature: Fantasy in the Works of Charles Kingsley, Lewis Carroll, Christina Rossetti and George MacDonald
Victorian Children's Literature: Fantasy in the Works of Charles Kingsley, Lewis Carroll, Christina Rossetti and George MacDonald

A.A. CFU
2020/2021 8
Docente Email Ricevimento studenti
Jan Marten Ivo Klaver students need to book office hours via email
Didattica in lingue straniere
Insegnamento interamente in lingua straniera Inglese
La didattica è svolta interamente in lingua straniera e l'esame può essere sostenuto in lingua straniera.

Assegnato al Corso di Studio

Lingue Moderne e Interculturalità (LM-37)
Curriculum: DIDATTICA E RICERCA
Giorno Orario Aula
Giorno Orario Aula

Obiettivi Formativi

This course analyses Charles Kingsley’s Water-Babies (1863), Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865), Christina Rossetti's 'Goblin Market' (1862) and Speaking Likenesses (1874), and George MacDonald's Princess and the Goblin (1872) as works of Mid-Victorian fantasy. The course aims at providing students with a firm understanding of the literary, religious and cultural scene of the mid-Victorian Period. During the course students will acquire the necessary linguistic and critical tools to analyze works of literature, discuss literary works using the correct terminology, and be encouraged to make autonomous judgments. 

Programma

1 - Victorian Fantasy - an introduction

2 - Charles Kingsley, The Water-Babies

3 - Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

4 - Christina Rossetti, 'Goblin Market'

5 - Christina Rossetti, Speaking Likenesses

6 - George MacDonald, The Princess and the Goblin

Risultati di Apprendimento (Descrittori di Dublino)

- Knowledge and understanding: students will acquire a good understanding of the essential social-historical and social-cultural factors underpinning the period of study, and will be able to approach English literary studies with the appropriate critical instruments and methods.  

- Applying knowledge and understanding: students will have the linguistic, cultural and critical abilities to describe and analyse English Literature.

- Making judgements: students will acquire the critical ability to judge and evaluate literary texts and will be able to express autonomous opinions on social-literary subjects of different historical periods. 

- Communication skills: students will be trained to have an open and unprejudiced attitude to different realities and periods and express themselves in appropriate language.

- Learning skills: students will possess the necessary methodological skills, the critical abilities, bibliographical knowledge and research skills to continue their studies in the field. 

Materiale Didattico

Il materiale didattico predisposto dal docente in aggiunta ai testi consigliati (come ad esempio diapositive, dispense, esercizi, bibliografia) e le comunicazioni del docente specifiche per l'insegnamento sono reperibili all'interno della piattaforma Moodle › blended.uniurb.it

Attività di Supporto

Use of audiovisual aids is an integral part of the programme. The course will be held in English.  


Modalità Didattiche, Obblighi, Testi di Studio e Modalità di Accertamento

Modalità didattiche

Lectures. During classes students will be asked to present their own reading of some passages.

Testi di studio

Secondary literature will be indicated on Moodle Blended Learning at the beginning of the course.

Modalità di
accertamento

Assessment is by an essay of about 2000 words to be submitted as a PDF file at the end of the course.

The essay must be written in English, and will be assessed on formal presentation (proper use of language, correct formal presentation, use of Chicago Style), adequate use of published criticism  and research, and completeness of argument.

The essay must be on one (or more) of the texts (or part of a text) on the programme. Students are expected to do adequate research on their topic, using the existing criticism. The topic of the essay must be approved beforehand.

Assessment will be 10% on use of language, 20% on proper use of Chicago Style, 20% on use of sources and 50% on completeness and argumentation.

The programme above is valid only till January/February 2022.

Informazioni Aggiuntive per Studenti Non Frequentanti

Modalità didattiche

self study: non-attending students are expected to check out criticism and historical and cultural contexts on the internet. They are also invited to visit my page on Blended Learning Uniurb for further study materials.

Testi di studio

Secondary literature will be indicated on Moodle Blended Learning at the beginning of the course.

Modalità di
accertamento

Assessment is by an essay of about 2000 words to be submitted as a PDF file at the end of the course.

The essay must be written in English, and will be assessed on formal presentation (proper use of language, correct formal presentation, use of Chicago Style), adequate use of published criticism  and research, and completeness of argument.

The essay must be on one (or more) of the texts (or part of a text) on the programme. Students are expected to do adequate research on their topic, using the existing criticism. The topic of the essay must be approved beforehand.

Assessment will be 10% on use of language, 20% on proper use of Chicago Style, 20% on use of sources and 50% on completeness and argumentation.

The programme above is valid only till January/February 2022.

Note

Il corso sarà tenuto interamente in lingua inglese. The course will be taught entirely in English. The final exam and the bibliography are in English.

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