Lingue e letterature anglo-americane II L-LIN/11 A.A. 2010-2011
Giorgio  Mariani
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Moby-Dick Seminar
cfu ex270   6 cfu ex509   4  
   LM   secondo semestre
descrizione ex270 This will be a labor-intensive seminar on one of the masterpieces of world literature, Herman Melville’s Moby Dick. We will analyze the novel closely in terms of both language and structure, and we will also take a look at some of the critical debates it has given rise to. Finally, we will take a moment of relief by reading an interesting Italian attempt to “revive” the Moby Dick-Ahab-Ishmael story: Tiziano Scalvi’s Dylan Dog adventure, Sulla rotta di Moby Dick. Students will also have the opportunity to attend the International Melville Conference from June 22 to June 26, organized by the Melville Society with the support of the “Sapienza” University. Please remember that in order to be a “frequentante” you will have to attend at least 75% of the regular classes.
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Reading materials:

Herman Melville, Moby-Dick, second edition. New York, Norton Critical Edition, 2001. You must use this edition.

Dylan Dog. Sulla rotta di Moby Dick, Milano, Mondadori,

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valutazione Class requirements: There will be a final exam in the last class before the Melville conference, plus, earlier in the course, a take-home exam. Please note. The whole course will be taught in English. Active class participation is a must—you will be expected to ask questions, express your views, and you will also have to give an oral report.
obiettivi ex270 The aim of the seminar is to investigate the main stylistic, structural, and philosophical features of Melville's masterpiece, and to understand its importance within the context of US as well as world literature
risultati ex270 Students are expected to be fully conversant about the literary as well as cultural significance of this epic novel.
note STUDENTS NOT ATTENDING CLASSES / PROGRAMMA PER STUDENTI NON FREQUENTANTI “Non frequentanti” will have to read the following additional materials: Herman Melville, Typee (any unabridged edition) —“Benito Cereno” —“Bartleby”
orario e luoghi lezioni
dal 18 Aprile all'1 Giugno lunedì ore 18-20, aula C, Via dei Volsci martedì ore 14-16, aula C, Via dei Volsci mercoledì, ore 14-16, aula C, Via dei Volsci