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Letteratura inglese 3

Canavesi Angelo
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Rethinking the self: authors and the novel narratives of identity in the Eighteenth century.


Central to the course will be the study of D. Defoe, Roxana, or the Fortunate Mistress; H. Fielding, Tom Jones; L. Sterne, The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy. This module will investigate the cultural and intellectual issues shaping the three named novels. Attention will also be given to the poetry of the Eighteenth century.


Reading List a) The Norton Anthology of English Literature, vol 1 b) D. Defoe, Roxana, or the Fortunate Mistress H. Fielding, Tom Jones L. Sterne, The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy c) I. Watt, The Rise of the Novel. Studies in Defoe, Richardson and Fielding, Penguin, 1957, 1983 (chapters 1,2, 8,9) M. McKeon, The Origins of the English Novel 1600-1740, The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1987 (Introduction) P. Nerozzi Bellman, Il romanzo nel Settecento inglese , in P. Nerozzi Bellman (ed), Alle origini della letteratura moderna. Testi di Poetica del Settecento Inglese: il romanzo e la poesia, Bruno Mondadori, 1997, pp. 9-35 R. Porter, Flesh in the Age of Reason,. How the Enlightenment Transformed the Way We See Our Bodies and Souls, Penguin, 2004 (chapters 1, 14, 16, 17) d) Other texts will be added before and during the course. NB Students are required to read the three novels (also in Italian translation) before the beginning of the module

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