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A.A. 2017/2018

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Definition of lesson periods
Period From To
FULL YEAR Oct 2, 2017 Jun 9, 2018
Semester 1 Oct 2, 2017 Jan 20, 2018
Semester 2 Feb 26, 2018 Jun 9, 2018
Exam sessions
Session From To
Winter session Jan 22, 2018 Feb 24, 2018
Summer session Jun 11, 2018 Jul 28, 2018
Autumn session Aug 27, 2018 Sep 22, 2018
Degree sessions
Session From To
LAUREE LINGUE - sessione autunnale a.a. 2016/2017 Dec 18, 2017 Dec 21, 2017
LAUREE LINGUE - sessione invernale a.a. 2016/2017 Mar 23, 2018 Mar 29, 2018
LAUREE LINGUE - sessione estiva Jul 16, 2018 Jul 21, 2018
LAUREE LINGUE - sessione autunnale Nov 12, 2018 Nov 17, 2018
LAUREE LINGUE - sessione invernale Apr 12, 2019 Apr 18, 2019
Period From To
Immaculate Conception Dec 8, 2017 Dec 8, 2017
Christmas break Dec 22, 2017 Jan 7, 2018
Easter break Mar 30, 2018 Apr 3, 2018
Liberation Day Apr 25, 2018 Apr 25, 2018
Labour Day May 1, 2018 May 1, 2018
Patron Saint Day May 21, 2018 May 21, 2018
Republic Day Jun 2, 2018 Jun 2, 2018
Summer break Aug 13, 2018 Aug 18, 2018
Other Periods
Description Period From To
ANNUALE ANNUALE Oct 2, 2017 Jun 9, 2018

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English en


Semester 1  dal Oct 2, 2017 al Jan 20, 2018.

Learning outcomes

The module aims at offering an overview of late-nineteenth- to twentieth-century English drama and theatrical culture, as well as at presenting the students with the basics of textual analysis.
On successful completion of the module, students will achieve a good knowledge of the cultural context in which the texts included in the programme were composed. They will be able to develop a coherent and detailed interpretation of the texts, apply key methods and concepts relevant to textual analysis, and provide a plausible critical interpretation in a register and style that serve the context and intention.


A century on the stage: from Shaw to Pinter.

The module will deal with a selection of nineteenth and twentieth-century dramatic texts in order to offer an overview of the English stage, theatrical culture and practices from the late nineteenth century to the second half of the twentieth century. Starting from the tradition of the well-made play the module will then explore George Bernard’s Shaw comedy of ideas. The next step of the investigation will lead to William Butler Yeats’ symbolist theatrical experiment and will be carried on by looking at later twentieth-century theatre practices such as such as Arnold Wesker’s social drama as well as Samuel Beckett’s and Harold Pinter’s dramaturgy that deliberately abandons rational constructs and refuses the logical and consequential function of language.

Please be advised
Students are required to do all the readings indicated in the three sections below: 1. Primary Texts, 2. References, 3. Handbook.
Further details on required readings and general information on bibliographical material will be provided during classes.
Language: the module will be held in English.
Futher material will be available for download from the MOODLE e-repository.


1. Primary texts (any English edition)
- G.B. Shaw, Mrs Warren’s Profession
- G.B. Shaw, Candida
- W.B. Yeats, At the Hawk’s Well (available for free download at:
- S. Beckett, Krapp’s Last Tape
- A. Wesker, The Kitchen
- H. Pinter, The Room

2. References
- P. Raby, “Theatre of the 1890s: breaking down the barriers”, in The Cambridge Companion to Victorian and Edwardian Theatre, ed. by Kerry Powell, CUP, 2004, pp. 183-206.
- K. Powell, “New Women, new plays, and Shaw in the 1890s”, in The Cambridge Companion to George Bernard Shaw, ed. by C. Innes, CUP, 1998, pp. 76-100.
- B. O’Donoghue, “Yeats and the drama”, in The Cambridge Companion to William Butler Yeats, ed. by M. Howes and J. Kelly, CUP, 2006, pp. 101-114.
- P. Lawley, “Stages of identity: from Krapp’s Last Tape to Play”, in The Cambridge Companion to Samuel Beckett, ed. by J. Pilling, CUP, 1994, pp. 88-105.
- G. Leeming and S. Trussler, The Plays of Arnold Wesker. An Assessment, Victor Gollancz, 1971, pp. 25-42.
- A. Rayner, “Harold Pinter: Narrative and Presence”, Theatre Journal, Vol. 40, No. 4 (December 1988), pp. 482-497 (available on Jstor – see MOODLE for instructions).
- K. Elam, The Semiotics of Theatre and Drama, Routlegde, 2005, pp. 1-113.

3. Handbook
As regards the literary and cultural context spanning from 1830 to 2010 (from the Victorian Age to the present), students will refer to:
- A. Sanders, The Short Oxford History of English Literature, Oxford University Press, 2003 (third edition): from chapter 7. “High Victorian Literature” to chapter 10 “Post-War and Post-Modern Literature”, included.


Reference texts
Author Title Publishing house Year ISBN Notes
William Butler Yeats At the Hawk's Well Macmillan 1916 Testo primario; scaricabile gratuitamente all’indirizzo: / Primary text; available for free download at: oppure
George Bernard Shaw Candida qualsiasi edizione in inglese / any English edition 1898 Testo primario / Primary text
Alice Rayner “Harold Pinter: Narrative and Presence” Theatre Journal, Vol. 40, No. 4, pp. 482-97 1988 Testo secondario; pp. 482-497; disponibile su Jstor – v. istruzioni per l’accesso su MOODLE / Secondary text; pp. 482-497; available on Jstor – see MOODLE for instructions
Samuel Beckett Krapp's Last Tape qualsiasi edizione in inglese / any English edition 1958 Testo primario / Primary text
George Bernard Shaw Mrs Warren's Profession qualsiasi edizione in inglese / any English edition 1894 Testo primario / Primary text
Kerry Powell “New Women, new plays, and Shaw in the 1890s”, in The Cambridge Companion to George Bernard Shaw, ed. by C. Innes Cambridge University Press 1998 Testo secondario; pp. 76-100 / Secondary text; pp. 76-100
Paul Lawley “Stages of identity: from Krapp’s Last Tape to Play”, in The Cambridge Companion to Samuel Beckett, ed. by John Pilling Cambridge University Press 1994 Testo secondario; pp. 88-105 / Secondary text; pp. 88-105
Peter Raby “Theatre of the 1890s: breaking down the barriers”, in The Cambridge Companion to Victorian and Edwardian Theatre, ed. by Kerry Powell Cambridge University Press 2004 Testo secondario; pp. 183-206 / Secondary text; pp. 186-203
Arnold Wesker The Kitchen qualsiasi edizione inglese / any English edition 1959 Testo primario / Primary text
Glenda Leeming, Simon Trussler The Plays of Arnold Wesker. An Assessment Victor Gollancz 1971 Testo secondario; pp. 25-42 / Secondary text; pp. 25-42
Harold Pinter The Room qualsiasi edizione inglese / any English edition 1957 Testo primario / Primary text
Keir Elam The Semiotics of Theatre and Drama Routledge 2005 Testo secondario; pp. 1-113; Secondary text; pp. 1-113
Andrew Sanders The Short Oxford History of English Literature Oxford, Oxford University Press 1994 Manuale; terza edizione; cap. 7-10, inclusi / Handbook; third edition, ch. 7-10, included
Bernard O'Donoghue “Yeats and the drama”, in The Cambridge Companion to W.B. Yeats, ed. by Marjorie Howes and John Kelly Cambridge University Press 2006 Testo secondario; pp. 101-114; Secondary text; pp. 101-114

Examination Methods

The exam will consist in an oral discussion (in English) that will test the knowledge of the module’s topics (texts, authors, and genres) and the literary and cultural context (3. Handbook; main authors and movements from the Victorian Age to the present) as well as the use of an approriate vocabulary. Students may be required to read and comment on passages taken from primary texts (Bibliography: 1. Primary texts).
There will be no mid-term tests.

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Stage e tirocini

Nel piano didattico della laurea triennale in Lingue per il turismo e il commercio internazionale (L12) è previsto un periodo di stage obbligatorio (CFU 6) in organizzazioni imprenditoriali.

Le attività di stage sono finalizzate a far acquisire allo studente una conoscenza diretta in settori di particolare interesse per l’inserimento nel mondo del lavoro e per l’acquisizione di abilità professionali specifiche.
Le attività di stage sono svolte sotto la diretta responsabilità di un singolo docente presso studi professionali, enti della pubblica amministrazione, aziende accreditate dall’Ateneo veronese.
I crediti maturati in seguito ad attività di stage saranno attribuiti secondo quanto disposto nel dettaglio dal “Regolamento d’Ateneo per il riconoscimento dei crediti maturati negli stage universitari” vigente.
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Saperi minimi

I saperi minimi (OFA) sono i requisiti richiesti per potersi iscrivere al successivo anno di corso. L'iscrizione al secondo anno è infatti subordinata ai risultati dell’accertamento degli OFA. Lo studente che non supera la verifica dei saperi minimi entro il 30 settembre viene iscritto al 1 anno in qualità di ripetente.

Il livello B2 (completo) di lingua italiana è obbligatorio solamente per gli studenti extra UE e per gli studenti che si sono diplomati in una Scuola Superiore la cui lingua di insegnamento sia diversa dall'italiano. Senza tale certificazione lo studente non può sostenere alcun esame.

Avvertenza per gli studenti provenienti da Paesi extra UE: il test di accertamento della conoscenza della lingua italiana sostenuto in fase di immatricolazione presso il CLA (Centro Linguistico di Ateneo), nella data indicata dal MIUR, non assolve i saperi minimi (OFA) di livello B2 completo della lingua italiana.

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Assegnazione tutore

Lo studente può presentare domanda di assegnazione del tutore dell'elaborato finale una volta acquisiti almeno 135 CFU, con obbligo di aver superato gli esami di Lingua straniera 2, per entrambe le lingue di studio.
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Le prossime scadenze per l'inoltro della domanda sono:

- 27 gennaio 2022  - assegnazione utile per la sessione di laurea estiva (luglio 2022) o seguenti
- 20 aprile 2022  - assegnazione utile per la sessione di laurea autunnale (novembre 2022) o seguenti
- 26 settembre 2022 - assegnazione utile per la sessione di laurea invernale (marzo-aprile 2023) o seguenti

Per tutte le informazioni riguardanti la procedura di assegnazione tutore e per la compilazione della domanda si rimanda all'allegato "Norme relative alla procedura di assegnazione del tutore".

Si ricorda che la domanda di assegnazione tutore è VALIDA PER 1 ANNO al termine del quale è necessario presentare domanda di rinnovo o richiesta di nuova assegnazione


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