Module Identifier IT31310  
Academic Year 2000/2001  
Co-ordinator Elisabetta Tarantino  
Semester Semester 2  
Course delivery Lecture   11 Hours  
  Seminar   4 Hours  
Assessment Exam   2 Hours   70%  
  Continuous assessment   One essay of 1500-2000 words OR one essay of 1000-1500 words (20%) PLUS presentation (10%)   30%  

Learning outcomes
At the end of this course, students should

Brief description
This is a study of just one novel, but a rich and complex one. It will give us an opportunity to explore in all sorts of directions. For instance, we could examine the novel's relationship with the socio-cultural or historical context in which it was written, with Eco's work on semiology, with the category of meta-fiction or the genre of crime fiction, or even with Jean-Jacques Annaud's film.

Some of these topics will be dealt with in the lectures. Others will remain available for students to explore in their essays or presentations.

Reading Lists
** Should Be Purchased
Umberto Eco. Il nome della rosa (incl. the 'postille').
** Reference Text
Peter Bondanella. (1997) Umberto Eco and the Open Text: Semiotics, Fiction, Popular Culture. Cambridge University Press
Michael Caesar & Peter Hainsworth (eds). (1984) Writers and Society in Contemporary Italy (Chapter 1). Berg
JoAnn Cannon. (1989) 'Introduction' & 'Umberto Eco: The Name of the Rose', in Postmodern Italian Fiction. Associated University Presses
Theresa Coletti. (1988) Naming the Rose. Eco, Medieval Signs and Modern Theory. Cornell UP
Renato Giovannoli (ed.). (1985) Saggi su Il nome della rosa. Bompiani
M Caesar & P Hainsworth (eds). David Robey, 'Umberto Eco' in Writers and Society in Contemporary Italy.