ENGLISH LITERATURE 1
|Official course title||LETTERATURA INGLESE 1|
|Degree level||First Cycle Degree M.D.270|
|Educational sector code||L-LIN/10|
Degree Programmes and curricula
Other parts of the course
Ideally, students should be familiar with the history of English literature of the last three centuries.
Title: "From ALICE to HARRY POTTER: children's literature in the last three centuries"
The module will focus on the development of the history of children’s literature (themes, genres, criticism) of the last three centuries, with special attention to the genre of the literary fairy tale and fantasy.
Recommended Reading List
Lewis Carroll, ALICE IN WONDERLAND and THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS (suggested edition: Oxford University Press, 2009, ed. Peter Hunt);
J. M. Barrie, PETER PAN(suggested ed.: Penguin Popular Classics, 1995);
Laura Tosi (ed.), DRAGHI E PRINCIPESSE. FIABE IMPERTINENTI DELL'800 INGLESE, Marsilio 2003;
William Shakespeare, SOGNO DI UNA NOTTE DI MEZZ'ESTATE (any edition);
Laura Tosi e Alessandra Petrina (eds.) DALL'ABC a HARRY POTTER. STORIA DELLA LETTERATURA INGLESE PER L'INFANZIA E LA GIOVENTÙ, Bononia University Press, 2011 (except for ch.15);
Laura Tosi, LA FIABA LETTERARIA INGLESE. METAMORFOSI DI UN GENERE, Marsilio, 2007.
Additional texts will be available in the "materiale didattico riservato" area, "pagina docente" of the university website.
The exam will cover all issues included in assigned reading, lectures and texts dowloaded from the “pagina docente” of the university website.
Students are advised to read ALICE IN WONDERLAND and PETER PAN before the beginning of the course.
Students unable to attend classes are required to contact Prof. Tosi in her office hours at least 2 months before the exam, in order to discuss an additional reading list.
- Lecture notes, material for reference or for self-assessment available online or as e-book