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ENGLISH LITERATURE I
LETTERATURA INGLESE I

A.Y. Credits
2019/2020 8
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Maria Elisa Montironi
Teaching in foreign languages
Course partially taught in a foreign language English English
This course is taught partially in Italian and partially in a foreign language. Study materials can be provided in the foreign language and the final exam can be taken in the foreign language.

Assigned to the Degree Course

Foreign Languages and Cultures (L-11)
Curriculum: LINGUISTICO CULTURALE OCCIDENTALE
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Learning Objectives

Spanning the period from the fourteenth century to 1700, this course provides an overall view of English literature from the Medieval to the Restoration periods and an introduction to the cognate cultural backgrounds. A selection of major works will be explored and studied from a literary, historical and socio-cultural perspective, but also considering their contemporary reception. Moreover, this course offers an introduction to fundamental issues in literary theory and will equip participants with the knowledge of poetic forms and literary terminology. All texts can be found in the course packet (available on Moodle).

Program

1.                  Literature
Literary Criticism
Literary Terminology 
 

2.  Middle English Literature in the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries
Geoffrey Chaucer: The Canterbury Tales (selection)
Margery Kempe: The Book of Margery Kempe (selection)
Mystery plays: The Wakefield Second Shepherds' Play (selection)
Morality plays: Everyman (selection)

3.  The Sixteenth Century (1485-1603) and the Early Seventeenth Century (1603-1660)
John Skelton: "The Tunning of Elinour Rumming" (Secundus Passus)
Sir Thomas Wyatt the Elder: "Whoso list to hunt"; "My galley"
Queen Elizabeth: "Speech to the Troops at Tylbury"
Edmund Spenser: Amoretti "Sonnet 1"; "Sonnet 54"; "Sonnet 75"
Sir Philip Sidney: Astrophil and Stella "Loving in truth [...]" (1); "When Nature made her chief work [...]" (7); "With how sad steps, O Moon, thou climb'st the skies" (31); "My mouth doth water [...]" (37); "When Sorrow (using mine own fire's might)" (108)
Christopher Marlowe: Doctor Faustus 
William Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet 

William Shakespeare: Coriolanus

Shakespeare on Screen

William Shakespeare: "Sonnet 18"; "Sonnet 19"; "Sonnet 55"; "Sonnet 130"

John Donne: "The Good-Morrow"

Francis Bacon: "Of Plantations"
George Herbert: "Easter Wings"
Robert Herrick: "Upon the Loss of His Mistresses"; "Delight in Disorder"

John Milton: Paradise Lost (selection)

4.  The Restoration and the Early Eighteenth Century

Aphra Behn: Oroonoko, or The Royal Slave (selection)
William Congreve: The Way of the World (selection)

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

a)  Conoscenze e capacità di comprensione (knowledge and understanding): gli studenti conoscono la terminologia specifica e le principali teorie della letteratura, e sanno leggere e comprendere i testi letterari in programma, di cui conoscono il contesto storico, letterario e socioculturale.

b)  Conoscenze e capacità di comprensione applicate (applying knowledge and understanding): gli studenti sono in grado di analizzare e interpretare i testi in programma, riuscendo a fornire una adeguata contestualizzazione letteraria, storica e socio-culturale, e identificando generi, forme poetiche e figure retoriche.

c)  Autonomia di giudizio (making judgements): Gli studenti possiedono capacità di esercizio critico.

d)  Abilità comunicative (communication skills): Gli studenti sono in grado di utilizzare in modo appropriato la terminologia specifica e di condurre una analisi del testo.

e)  Capacità di apprendere (learning skills): Gli studenti acquisiscono gli strumenti metodologici necessari per lo studio della letteratura.

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

The teaching material prepared by the lecturer (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises) and specific communications from the lecturer can be found, together with other supporting activities, inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it 


Didactics, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Didactics

Lectures and seminars

Course books

Geoffrey Chaucer: The Canterbury Tales (selection)
Margery Kempe: The Book of Margery Kempe (selection)
Mystery plays: The Wakefield Second Shepherds' Play (selection)
Morality plays: Everyman (selection)


John Skelton: "The Tunning of Elinour Rumming" (Secundus Passus)
Sir Thomas Wyatt the Elder: "Whoso list to hunt"; "My galley"
Queen Elizabeth: "Speech to the Troops at Tylbury"
Edmund Spenser: Amoretti "Sonnet 1"; "Sonnet 54"; "Sonnet 75"
Sir Philip Sidney: Astrophil and Stella "Loving in truth [...]" (1); "When Nature made her chief work [...]" (7); "With how sad steps, O Moon, thou climb'st the skies" (31); "My mouth doth water [...]" (37); "When Sorrow (using mine own fire's might)" (108)
Christopher Marlowe: Doctor Faustus 
William Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet 

William Shakespeare: Coriolanus

William Shakespeare: "Sonnet 18"; "Sonnet 19"; "Sonnet 55"; "Sonnet 130"

John Donne: "The Good-Morrow"

Francis Bacon: "Of Plantations"
George Herbert: "Easter Wings"
Robert Herrick: "Upon the Loss of His Mistresses"; "Delight in Disorder"

John Milton: Paradise Lost (selection)

Aphra Behn: Oroonoko, or The Royal Slave (selection)
William Congreve: The Way of the World (selection)

Secondary Texts
Secondary texts are available on Moodle

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

Course books

Geoffrey Chaucer: The Canterbury Tales (selection)
Margery Kempe: The Book of Margery Kempe (selection)
Mystery plays: The Wakefield Second Shepherds' Play (selection)
Morality plays: Everyman (selection)


John Skelton: "The Tunning of Elinour Rumming" (Secundus Passus)
Sir Thomas Wyatt the Elder: "Whoso list to hunt"; "My galley"
Queen Elizabeth: "Speech to the Troops at Tylbury"
Edmund Spenser: Amoretti "Sonnet 1"; "Sonnet 54"; "Sonnet 75"
Sir Philip Sidney: Astrophil and Stella "Loving in truth [...]" (1); "When Nature made her chief work [...]" (7); "With how sad steps, O Moon, thou climb'st the skies" (31); "My mouth doth water [...]" (37); "When Sorrow (using mine own fire's might)" (108)
Christopher Marlowe: Doctor Faustus 
William Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet 

William Shakespeare: Coriolanus

William Shakespeare: "Sonnet 18"; "Sonnet 19"; "Sonnet 55"; "Sonnet 130"

John Donne: "The Good-Morrow"

Francis Bacon: "Of Plantations"
George Herbert: "Easter Wings"
Robert Herrick: "Upon the Loss of His Mistresses"; "Delight in Disorder"

John Milton: Paradise Lost (selection)

Aphra Behn: Oroonoko, or The Royal Slave (selection)
William Congreve: The Way of the World (selection)

Secondary Texts
Secondary texts are available on Moodle

Assessment

Written exam (in English)  

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