The course aims to provide students with a solid general knowledge relating to the major literary events of the twentieth century, accompanied by notions that will allow them to contextualize literary figures and texts within a complex series of historical and cultural events, as well as interpretative methodologies for the analysis of specific cultural manifestations of contemporaneity.
During the course, the student learns to
. know the main authors, works, movements and aesthetic ideas of twentieth-century British literature, as well as the historical, political, cultural and artistic contexts in which these phenomena are situated;
. understand and analyze complex literary and dramatic texts both in terms of their formal and thematic-ideological characteristics;
. independently retrieve and collect additional information on the topics discussed during the course by using both print and digital resources;
. make informed and motivated judgments about complex literary and cultural phenomena based on a careful decoding of the text;
. communicate and discuss content, analysis and opinions using a linguistic register appropriate to the subject and the lexicon of literary studies (C1 Level);
. analyze texts with complex layers of meaning by offering documented analyses and justifying their own interpretations on the basis of a thorough finding and careful assessment of textual data.