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I.I.S. G.BRUNO R.FRANCHETTI - VENEZIA MESTRE PROGRAMMA DI LINGUA E CULTURA INGLESE A.S. 2014-2015 DOCENTE: Massimiliano De Villa CLASSE: 3E ORE DI LEZIONE SETTIMANALI: 3 Testi adottati: Marina Spiazzi Marina Tavella Margaret Layton, Performer. Culture & Literature 2. The Nineteenth Century in Britain and America, Zanichelli, Bologna 2012. Marina Spiazzi Marina Tavella Margaret Layton, Performer. Culture & Literature 3. The Twentieth Century and the Present, Zanichelli, Bologna 2013. CONTENUTI DISCIPLINARI a) Early Romanticism - William Blake: life and works, features and themes, sources and influences, imagination and symbolism, the poet-prophet, Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience From Songs of Innocence and Experience: - The Lamb - The Tyger b) The Romantic period - Historical background: The Hanoverians: George III (Napoleon), George IV (Catholic Emancipation Metropolitan Police), William IV (First Reform Bill abolition of slavery Factory Acts) - Social background: Consequences of the Industrial revolution, Combination Acts, Luddities, the Peterloo Massacre, Robert Owen, emigration, Trade Unions, position of women, abolition of slavery) - Literary production: The Romantic Literary Movement: democratic ideals, literary background Poetry: language and verse form, task of the poet, features and themes, Imagination, Nature (philosophical theories) William Wordsworth: life and works, Lyrical Ballads (genesis, realism and poetry, features), themes (childhood, nature) From Lyrical Ballads: Preface to the Second Edition (1800) A Certain Colouring of Imagination I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud The Solitary Reaper My Heart Leaps Up Samuel T. Coleridge: life and works, features and themes, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Fancy and Imagination, differences between Wordsworth and Coleridge From Lyrical Ballads: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (part I, part II, part VII) From Biographia Literaria: Genesis of the Lyrical Ballads (chapter XIV) George Byron: life and works, features and themes, romantic and non-romantic elements, the Byronic hero From Lara: The Byronic Hero (stanza XVII) From Childe Harolds Pilgrimage: Apostrophe to the Ocean (canto IV, stanzas CLXXVIII-CLXXXIII) Sunset in Venetia (canto IV, stanzas XXVII-XXIX) Other poems: So well go no more a-roving She Walks in Beauty Percy B. Shelley: life and works, features and themes (freedom and love, idealism, lyricism and symbolism, pantheism, nature and ecstasy) Ode to the West Wind John Keats: life and works, features and themes (poetry as solace, beauty, negative capability, ancient Greece, nature, the Middle Ages), Keatss influence Ode on a Grecian Urn Bright Star Letter to Fanny Brawne (March 1820) Visione del film Bright Star (Jane Campion, 2009) Prose: Jane Austen: life and works, features and themes (limitations and great qualities), parody of Gothicism, literary importance From Pride and Prejudice Lettura, traduzione e commento dei capitoli I e XXXIV (Darcy proposes to Elizabeth) - The American Romantic Movement: Edgar Allan Poe: life and works, the poet and the Poetic Principle (Single effect brevity), the decadent romantic, the prose writer and the Tales, Tales of Ratiocination, Tales of Imagination (themes and features), Poes influence From Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque: Lettura integrale e analisi del racconto The Masque of the Red Death c) The Victorian Age - Historical background: The Hanoverians: Queen Victoria, inland policy (Chartism, Trade Union Act, Second and Third Reform Bills, Labour Party, Ireland, Repeal of Corn Laws, Free Trade, Great International Exhibition, social achievements), foreign policy (Indian Mutiny, British Empire, The Boer War, the Crimean War), Edward VII (The Edwardian Age, reforms) - Social background: The Victorian Age and the Edwardian Age, the Oxford Movement, optimism, social problems, the Victorian Compromise, Evangelicalism, Fabian Society, respectability, the Victorian family, the Victorian house, philosophical currents, pessimism) - Literary production: literary movements: Late Romanticism, Realism, Naturalism, Aestheticism, Decadentism, three stages (Early Victorian Mid-Victorian Late Victorian) Prose: Fiction: the Victorian novel, causes of its flourishing, serial method, types of novels Charles Dickens: life and works, features and themes (humour, pathos, the painter of English life, Christmas, characters, social and humanitarian novels), early and later novels, symbol and metaphor, limitations and merits From The Pickwick Papers: An Important Proceeding of Mr. Pickwick (chapter 12) From A Christmas Carol: Scrooges Christmas (chapter 1) From Oliver Twist: Oliver wants some more (chapter 2) Jacobs Island (chapter 50) From Bleak House: Fog in London (chapter 1) From Hard Times: The definition of a horse (chapter 2) Coketown (chapter 5) The Bront Sisters: lives and works Emily Bront: Wuthering Heights (plot, complexity, other features) From Wuthering Heights: The Nature of Love (chapter IX) Charlotte Bront: Jane Eyre (plot, characters and themes, a proto-feminist novel) From Jane Eyre: Rochester (chapter XVII) Poetry: the major poets, the Pre-Raphaelites, Decadentism, the British Contribution to Aestheticism Alfred Tennyson: life and works, features and themes, dramatic monologue: differences between Alfred Tennyson and Robert Browning Ulysses: lettura e analisi (sources of the poem, lust for life, shift of focus) The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood: features and themes Drama: Oscar Wilde: life and works, the decadent aesthete and the theme of beauty (The Picture of Dorian Gray), the dramatist (The Importance of Being Earnest) From The Picture of Dorian Gray: The Preface Basils studio (chapter 1) I would give my soul (chapter 2) Lettura integrale e analisi di The Importance of Being Earnest d) The Twentieth Century -Historical background: George V (Insurance Act, Home Rule, The First World War, League of Nations, the postwar years, General strike, the Irish Question, the Dominions, India), Edward VIII, George VI (Spanish Civil War, The Second World War), Elizabeth II - Social background: the Edwardian Era: social hierarchy, The First World War and the postwar period: consequences, family structure, the role of women, Modernism, the Second World War and the postwar period: home front, consequences, Beveridge Report, Welfare State, rebel groups, schooling, cultural revolution, European Economic Community, Margaret Thatcher - Literary production: Prose: Experimentation Fiction: main causes of dissatisfaction The Transition Period: the Edwardians (John Galsworthy, Arnold Bennet, Herbert George Wells), exoticism (Rudyard Kipling, Joseph Conrad), the psychological novel (Henry James, E.M. Forster, D.H. Lawrence) Modernism, stream of consciousness, interior monologue Virginia Woolf: life and works, features and themes (moments of being, narrative technique, use of time), style, characters. Mrs. Dalloway: the story, the setting, a changing society, the connection between Clarissa and Septimus From Mrs. Dalloway: Clarissa and Septimus Septimuss Death To the Lighthouse: plot, structure, symbolism, use of time From To the Lighthouse: The Brown Stocking James Joyce: life and works, Joyces conception of the artist, features and themes. First period: Dubliners (epiphany, The Dead) From Dubliners: Eveline The Dead: I think he died for me Second period: new technique, Ulysses (structure, parallel with the Odissey, interior monologue) From Ulysses: Mollys Monologue Mr. Blooms Train of Thought Gli alunni Il docente Massimiliano De Villa Mestre, 05/06/2015

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