Required readings (for students who regularly attend classes as well as for non-attending students)
D. Defoe, Robinson Crusoe, Penguin 2003.
R.L. Stevenson, The Beach of Falesá, con testo a fronte, a cura di R. Ambrosini, Marsilio 2011.
H.G. Wells, The Island of Doctor Moreau, Penguin 2005.
J.M. Coetzee, Foe, Penguin 2010.
J. Barnes, England, England, Vintage 2012.
A. Ghosh, Gun Island, John Murray 2019.
Further recommended readings
P. Bertinetti (a cura di), Storia della letteratura inglese, Einaudi 2000.
E. Spandri (ed.), 'Twixt Land and Sea. Island Poetics in Anglophone Literatures, Artemide 2019.
* Additional readings will be suggested during the term.
*Students are expected to get the required texts before the beginning of the course and bring them to classes (according to the teacher’s instructions).
Students who attend on a regular basis can replace two required readings with attendance to a seminar on "Shakespeare's Carnivalesque" held by Prof. Patrizia Grimaldi:
A selection from M. Bachtin “Rabelais and his world” (MIT Press)
The Comedy of Errors
Love’s Labours Lost
Additional readings shall be suggested during the term.
Students are required to get text books before the beginning of the course and bring them to classes (according to the teacher’s instructions). Hard to find critical material shall be provided by the instructor.
Shakespeare’s Texts are available online –without commentary-- at http://shakespeare.mit.edu/works.html
* Considered that participation with short PP presentations is integral part of the course as well as of the evaluation, the course NON ATTENDING students who have attended less than 50% of the course must meet with the instructor.
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