HISTORY OF JUVENILE LITERATURE
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Knowledge and understanding: historical outline of the period, direct knowledge of the texts, ability in interconnecting these two aspects.
Applying knowledge and understanding: interpretating some texts of the given period, using simple historical-pedagogical tools.
Making judgements: this is the main transversal goal of the course.
Communication skills: Ability to explain his own work in reading and interpretating texts with a correct and pertinent Language, even if not technical.
Learning skills: proportional to individual talents.
Course contents summary
“The great bully, the World”: educational intentions in the classics of adventure literature
I grandi romanzi d’avventura, “I Mammut”, Newton Compton, 2015.
(Contiene: Cooper, L’ultimo dei Mohicani • Verne, Ventimila leghe sotto i mari • Stevenson, La Freccia Nera • Kipling, Capitani coraggiosi • Salgari, Il Corsaro Nero • Conrad, Lord Jim • London, Zanna bianca)
1. Five novels from the core textbook:
- Kipling oppure Conrad
- Stevenson oppure London
2. All the short essays downloadable from the Elly platform.
Lecture; public reading with comments; debate in the classroom; where possible, collective exercices on selected texts.
Assessment methods and criteria
With the course a seminar by dott.ssa Laura Madella will be offered.