MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ENGLISH LITERATURE
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course aims at providing students with advanced knowledge of the main literary manifestations of the modern and contemporary periods, as well as the most relevant and updated theoretical knowledge and methodological instruments that may enable them to develop suitable research and analytical skills in relation to the complex cultural and literary manifestations from Renaissance to present-day Britain.
Course contents summary
The course centres on the multiplicity of thematic and formal developments that characterize British literature in the modern and contemporary ages. Special attention is paid to the interconnections and continuities between literary manifestations from the Renaissance to the nineteenth century, on the one hand, and those proper to the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, on the other.
Available online on the website of Area di Lingue e Lett. Straniere of Dipartimento A.L.E.F.
Andrew Sanders, The Short Oxford History of English Literature (Oxford Univ. Press)
Assessment methods and criteria