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Unit English Literature II

Languages, comparative literatures and intercultural translation
Study-unit Code
Lingue e letterature
Rosanna Camerlingo
  • Rosanna Camerlingo - Didattica Ufficiale
  • 54 ore - Didattica Ufficiale - Rosanna Camerlingo
Course Regulation
Coorte 2018
Learning activities
Attività formative affini o integrative
Type of study-unit
Opzionale (Optional)
Type of learning activities
Attività formativa monodisciplinare
Language of instruction
first 36 hours
The course will deal with English love poetry in Sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, We will discuss love and the poetical codes established in Dante's and Petrarca's Italy. . We will follow the translations of such codes in England We will discuss love and the complex relationship between men and women, between men and also about nature and society.
Reference texts
W. Shakespeare:
Sonnets qualsiasi edizione: Arden, Penguin.
Camilla Caporicci,
Introduzione ai Sonetti di Shakespeare nella recente edizione Bompiani.
W. Shakespeare Romea and Juliet, Arden o Oxford.
F. Petrarca: alcuni sonetti dal Canzoniere.
Altro materiale didattico verrà indicato e fornito durante il corso.
Educational objectives
This teaching aims to provide a basic knowledge of sixteenth and seventeenth century English Love Poetry. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:
1. Demonstrate detailed knowledge of the primary texts and of their historical framework.
2. Identify aesthetic principles of literature, arts and humanities.
3. Select and use the vocabulary of the humanities at an appropriate intellectual level.
4. Demonstrate the skill of reading, translating and commenting on the texts.
In order to be able to know how to tackle the course, students must have the basic notions of the history of the Western Humanistic Tradition; are expected to be able to read primary texts in their original language; must be able to read critically and formulate relevant conclusions (critical thinking);must have acquired proficiency in communication (writing, reading, listening skills).These are competences that the student should have already acquired in his/her school and university curriculum. These preconditions are valid both for attending and not attending students.
Learning verification modality
Final Oral exams will concern the issues discussed in the course.
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