|Module Title||UMBERTO ECO' S IL NOME DELLA ROSA|
|Course delivery||Lecture||11 Hours|
|Continuous assessment||One essay of 1500-2000 words OR one essay of 1000-1500 words (20%) PLUS presentation (10%)||30%|
At the end of this course, students should
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.
** 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.