The course aims to provide students with an advanced historical and literary knowledge of the main expressions and literary forms of English Romanticism and their resonance in contemporary literature, resorting to postmodern theories of rewriting, adaptation, intertextuality and, more generally, "transtextuality". During the course, students will acquire:
- research and analytical skills applicable to the complex manifestations of British literature and culture both in the Romantic period and in contemporary literature;
- the knowledge of theoretical issues, authors, works, movements and aesthetic ideas central to Romantic and contemporary British literature, 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.