English Literature for Publishing
Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)
L-LIN/10 - ENGLISH LITERATURE
Primo semestre dal Oct 4, 2010 al Jan 22, 2011.
The course aims at analyzing the English gothic novel from the point of view of the fantastic genre and considering it as a reaction to the tenets of the Enlightenment. Moreover, the course will present the critical theories on the sublime and the beautiful. The lessons will be held in English.
TITLE: The English gothic novel
H.Walpole, The Castle of Otranto, 1765
A.Radcliffe, The Mysteries of Udolpho, 1794
M.Lewis, The Monk, 1797
M.Shelley, Frankenstein, 1818
B.Stoker, Dracula, 1897
Botting, Gothic, The New Critical Idiom, Routledge, 1996
M.Billi ed., Il Gotico Inglese, Bologna,Il Mulino, 1986;
E.Burke, A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and the Beautiful , 1757
The exam will consist in an oral discussion of the texts in the program