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ENGLISH LITERATURE II
LETTERATURA INGLESE II

A survey of Modern English literature before 1860
A survey of Modern English literature before 1860

A.Y. Credits
2015/2016 8
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Jan Marten Ivo Klaver as published on Departmental website

Assigned to the Degree Course

Foreign languages and culture (L-11)
Curriculum: LIN-OC
Date Time Classroom / Location

Learning Objectives

The course aims at providing students with a firm understanding of the literary, cultural and historical scene of different literary periods. It wants to show students how to study selected literary texts and tropes through time. During the course students will acquire the necessary linguistic and critical tools to analyze the periods in question, and will be encouraged to make autonomous judgments. Moreover, the course wishes to stimulate an open-minded approach to different historical periods.

Program

The Sixteenth Century and the Sonnet:

Thomas Wyatt -Whoso List To Hunt

Philip Sidney - Astrophil And Stella I

Edmund Spenser - Amoretti Lxxv

William Shakespeare - Sonnet  18

William Shakespeare - Sonnet  73

William Shakespeare - Sonnet  55

Shakespearean Theatre:

William Shakespeare - The Tempest 

The Metaphysical Poets and Milton:

John Donne - The Sun Rising

John Donne - Holy Sonnet 7

Andrew Marvell - To His Coy Mistress

Richard Crashaw - On Our Crucified Lord, Naked And Bloody

John Milton - Paradise Lost: Book  1

The Restoration and the Early Eighteenth Century:

Daniel Defoe - Robinson Crusoe

Jonathan Swift - A Modest Proposal

Alexander Pope - The Rape Of The Lock

The Poetry of Sensibility and the Romantics: 

William Cowper - To The Nightingale, Which The Author Heard Sing On New Year's Day

William Cowper - The Castaway

William Wordsworth - Lines Composed A Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey, On Revisiting The Banks Of The Wye During A Tour. July 13, 1798

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - The Nightingale

John Keats - Ode To A Nightingale

The Early and Mid-Victorians:

Robert Browning - Caliban Upon Setebos

Christina Rossetti - Goblin Market

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

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

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

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

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

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

Teaching Material

The teaching material prepared by the lecturer in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the lecturer specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

Supporting Activities

Students are invited to visit my page on Blended Learning Uniurb for further study materials. Use of audiovisual aids is an integral part of the programme.
The course will be held in English.  


Didactics, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Didactics

lectures; audiovisual aids

Course books

Thomas Wyatt -Whoso List To Hunt

Philip Sidney - Astrophil And Stella I

Edmund Spenser - Amoretti Lxxv

William Shakespeare - Sonnet  18

William Shakespeare - Sonnet  73

William Shakespeare - Sonnet  55

William Shakespeare - The Tempest 

John Donne - The Sun Rising

John Donne - Holy Sonnet 7

Andrew Marvell - To His Coy Mistress

Richard Crashaw - On Our Crucified Lord, Naked And Bloody

John Milton - Paradise Lost: Book  1

Daniel Defoe - Robinson Crusoe

Jonathan Swift - A Modest Proposal

Alexander Pope - The Rape Of The Lock

William Cowper - To The Nightingale, Which The Author Heard Sing On New Year's Day

William Cowper - The Castaway

William Wordsworth - Lines Composed A Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey, On Revisiting The Banks Of The Wye During A Tour. July 13, 1798

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - The Nightingale

John Keats - Ode To A Nightingale

Robert Browning - Caliban Upon Setebos

Christina Rossetti - Goblin Market

All texts are made available as etexts and can be downloaded here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B3JQzuQlQtL3RDNxLWRUemNrQzA 

Sudents are invited to visit my page on Blended Learning Uniurb for further study materials. Although I cover much background information during my lectures, students might like to check the multifarious facets of the different literary period in The Norton Anthology of English Literature, volume 1 & volume 2. This is only recommended reading only.

Assessment

written exam

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

Didactics

self study: non-attending students are expected to check out historical and cultural contexts on the internet; detailed textual and contextual analyses of the texts are freely available on the web as well. They are invited to visit my page on Blended Learning Uniurb for further study materials. To approach the multifarious facets of the different literary period I strongly recommend The Norton Anthology of English Literature, volume 1 & volume 2.

Course books

Thomas Wyatt -Whoso List To Hunt

Philip Sidney - Astrophil And Stella I

Edmund Spenser - Amoretti Lxxv

William Shakespeare - Sonnet  18

William Shakespeare - Sonnet  73

William Shakespeare - Sonnet  55

William Shakespeare - The Tempest 

John Donne - The Sun Rising

John Donne - Holy Sonnet 7

Andrew Marvell - To His Coy Mistress

Richard Crashaw - On Our Crucified Lord, Naked And Bloody

John Milton - Paradise Lost: Book  1

Daniel Defoe - Robinson Crusoe

Jonathan Swift - A Modest Proposal

Alexander Pope - The Rape Of The Lock

William Cowper - To The Nightingale, Which The Author Heard Sing On New Year's Day

William Cowper - The Castaway

William Wordsworth - Lines Composed A Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey, On Revisiting The Banks Of The Wye During A Tour. July 13, 1798

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - The Nightingale

John Keats - Ode To A Nightingale

Robert Browning - Caliban Upon Setebos

Christina Rossetti - Goblin Market

All texts are made available as etexts and can be downloaded here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B3JQzuQlQtL3RDNxLWRUemNrQzA 

Non-attending students are expected to check out historical and cultural contexts on the internet; detailed textual and contextual analyses of the texts are freely available on the web as well. They are invited to visit my page on Blended Learning Uniurb for further study materials. To approach the multifarious facets of the different literary period I strongly recommend The Norton Anthology of English Literature, volume 1 & volume 2.

Assessment

written exam; ; the programme above is valid only till January/February 2017.

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