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:: Insegnamento :: Letteratura inglese 1 (prof. R. Ferrari)
Titolatura Letteratura inglese 1 (prof. R. Ferrari)
CDS Lingue e Letterature Moderne Euroamericane (DM 270)
Docenti Roberta Ferrari
Pagina webhttp://lingue.humnet.unipi.it/lea/index.html
Tipo di insegnamento Corso
Codici/crediti Modulo unico:023LL cfu:9
Settore scientifico - disciplinare L-LIN/10 Letteratura inglese
Periodo lezioniAnnuale
Commissione: MembriRoberta Ferrari, Laura Giovannelli
Commissione: SupplentiCarla Dente, Marta Bardotti
Titolo - modulo A o unicoDefining a genre: the short story in English
Argomento: Modulo AThe course intends to provide an introduction to the short story as a narrative form.
The course consists of two separate Parts:
Part I (4 cfu) addressed to both LEA and TLS students will focus on a theoretical introduction to the study of the short story and on a sample analysis of a few texts.
Part II (2 cfu) addressed specifically to LEA students will concentrate on the analysis of other short stories of the XIXth and XXth centuries
Testi: Modulo A Reading List Part 1 :
a/ Primary sources
E.A.Poe, Ligeia, in Selected Tales, O.U.P*
Virginia Woolf, Kew Gardens, any edition*.
J. Joyce, Araby, in Dubliners, any edition*.
Frank O’Connor, The Bridal Night, any edition*.

Reading List Part 2:
Sheridan Le Fanu, Carmilla, in In a Glass Darkly, O.U.P*.
K.Mansfield, The Garden Party , in Selected Stories, O.U.P*.
A.S.Byatt, Art Work in The Matisse Stories, Vintage, London

Critical readings for both groups:
b/ Secondary sources
• E.A.Poe, The Philosophy of Composition (1846) in The Viking Portable E.A.Poe¸The Viking Press 1951.
• The following essays in Charles May (ed.), Short Story Theories, Ohio U.P.: E.A.Poe, Review of Twice-Told Tales, pp.45-51; B.Matthews, The Philosophy of the Short Story, pp. 52-59; J.C.Lawrence, A Theory of the Short Story, pp. 60-71; H.E.Bates, The Modern Short Story: Retrospect, pp. 72-79; F. O’Connor, The Lonely Voice, pp. 83-93; T.Stroud, A Critical Approach to the Short Story, pp. 116-130; N. Friedman, What Makes a Short Story Short?, pp. 131-146.
• Graham Good, “Notes on the Novella”, in Charles May (ed.), New Short Story Theories.
• H.Bonheim, The Narrative Modes. Techniques of the Short Story, Brewer, Cambridge 1982 (capitoli VI-VII-VIII, pp. 91-164).

* A copy of these works will be available at Copisteria Universitaria, Via San Simone.
Titolo - modulo B Italy as Otherness in XVIIIth-century English travel literature.
Argomento: Modulo B The course intends to provide an introduction to English travel literature of the XVIIIth century through the analysis of some key-texts of the Grand Tour.
Testi: Modulo B Reading Lists:
A selection of passages from
J. Addison, Remarks upon Some Several Parts of Italy (1705)
T. Smollett, Travels through France and Italy (1766).
S. Sharp, Letters from Italy describing the Customs and Manners of that Country (1766).
G. Baretti, An Account of the Manners and Customs of Italy, with Observations on the Mistakes of Some Travellers with Regard to that Country (1767)

Critical readings:
Attilio Brilli, Quando viaggiare era un’arte: il romanzo del Grand Tour, Il Mulino.
William Edward Mead, The Grand Tour in the 18th century, selected passages.
R. Ferrari, ‘That both English and Italians … may be civil and humane to each other’: l’Account of the Manners and Customs of Italy di Giuseppe Baretti, in Beccone, Dell’Aversano, Serani (a cura di), Hammered Gold and Gold Enamelling, Aracne, Roma 2011.
R. Ferrari, “Under British Eyes”: Italy in Addison's and Smollett's Travel Writing” in Stefano Villani and Alison Yarrington (eds) Travels and Translations. Proceedings of the Conference ‘In Medias Res: British-Italian Cultural Transactions - British Academy Colloquium 3, Amsterdam/ New York, NY, Rodopi.

Eventuali indicazioni per non frequentanti
Module A
Students who cannot attend classes must read and comment on all the primary and secondary sources quoted above.

Module B
Students who cannot attend classes must choose one among the above quoted travel books.

Modalità d'esameModule A
Final test: Students will be invited to take active part in the class and to write a paper in English on one of the topics of the course. Students who cannot attend classes regularly will necessarily take an oral exam.

Module B
Final test: Students will take a written exam at the end of the course. Those who cannot attend classes regularly will discuss the topics of the course during the final exam (see following section 3)
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