AMERICAN LITERATURE 1 MOD.2
|Academic year||2018/2019 Syllabus of previous years|
|Official course title||AMERICAN LITERATURE 1 MOD. 2|
|Course code||LMJ020 (AF:277262 AR:157026)|
|ECTS credits||6 out of 12 of AMERICAN LITERATURE 1|
|Degree level||Master's Degree Programme (DM270)|
|Educational sector code||L-LIN/11|
|Spazio Moodle||Link allo spazio del corso|
Henry James, selected tales
Theodore Dreiser, Sister Carrie (1900)
Charles Chesnutt, The Colonel’s Dream (1905)
Jack London, Martin Eden (1909)
Edith Wharton, Summer (1917)
Secondary texts (required):
Donald Pizer, Realism and Naturalism in Nineteenth-Century American Literature. Southern Illinois UP, 1984, pp. 9-40.
Eric Carl Link, The Vast and Terrible Drama. American Literary Naturalism in the Late Nineteenth Century. University of Alabama Press, 2004, pp. 1-20.
Selection of further critical readings.
Richard Gray. A Brief History of American Literature. Wiley-Blackwell, 2011.
Hans Bertens. Literary Theory: The Basics. Routledge, 2014.
*All the required readings are available online or on moodle.
2. Short paper (3000 words max) in which students are required to show their skills in analyzing and contextualizing the texts in the syllabus in a critical and autonomous way. To be handed in at least one week before the exam (50% of the final grade)
3. Oral exam (30 minutes max.) in which students will be evaluated in their ability to analyze and contextualize literary texts in a critical and autonomous way. The level of English and communication skills will also be evaluated. (30% of the final grade for attending students; 50% for non attending students)