The course aims to provide students with advanced knowledge of the main literary manifestations and forms of modernity and contemporaneity that pertain to the complex discourse of World Literature – a heterogeneous umbrella term encompassing several theoretical aspects of migration literature, postcolonial literatures, cultural studies and translation studies. During the course, students will acquire:
- research and analytical skills applicable to the complex manifestations of British literature and culture from the Renaissance to the present day;
- the knowledge of theoretical issues, authors, works, movements and aesthetic ideas central to modern and contemporary English and British literature, with particular attention to the period from the nineteenth century to nowadays, with the support of an updated critical bibliography;
- the ability to contextualize and analyse complex texts in English from both a formal and a thematic-ideological perspective;
- the capability of outlining research projects autonomously through the deployment of traditional and digital bibliographical resources;
- the ability to articulate critical judgments about complex literary and cultural phenomena based on textual close readings;
- communicative skills allowing them to formulate ideas and commentaries in English and in a linguistic register and lexis appropriate to literary studies, as well as corresponding to the level of language proficiency expected for the year of the Laurea Magistrale attended by students;
- the autonomy to apply the skills developed during the course also to non-literary texts.