|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Lecture||11 x 1-hour lectures|
|Seminars / Tutorials||2 x two-hour seminars|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||One essay c. 1,500-2000 words Continuous Assessment:||30%|
|Semester Exam||2 Hours written examination||70%|
|Supplementary Exam||2 Hours written examination||100%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
At the end of the course, students should
- have an insight into the Italian literary "canon"
- be capable of identifying the main literary periods with genres;
- be able to discuss a limited number of texts from different periods.
No previous knowledge of Italian literature or of the language is necessary, so students of other disciplines are welcome to take this course.
Students will be encouraged to read as many primary (literary) texts (in translation, if desired) as they are able and willing to do, but such reading is by no means compulsory for the exam. At least one text will probably need to be read for the continuous assessment essay (a choice of topics will be given). One other, recent, text (a short novel, a series of poems, or a play) will be the subject of a two-hour seminar to be held at the end of the course.
Reading ListShould Be Purchased
Shiffman, J.R.P., Bondanella et al. (1999) Cassell Dictionary of Italian Literature Continuum Publishing Group Primo search Reference Text
Brand, Peter and Lino Pertile (1999) The Cambridge History of Italian Literature Cambridge University Press Primo search Donadoni, Eugenio (1969) A History of Italian Literature, 2 vols New York University Press Primo search Whitfield, J.H. (1980) A Short History of Italian Literature Manchester University Press Primo search Wilkins, E. H. (1974) A History of Italian Literature Havard University Press Primo search
This module is at CQFW Level 4