The semester course is divided into four sections which will be organized as follows:
Section 1 (3 ECTS):
Science and pseudoscience in the Eighteenth-century English novel.
Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe, any edition in the original language.
-----------------, The Storm, any edition in the original language.
The Cambridge Companion to Daniel Defoe, ed. John Richetti, Cambridge University Press, 2008;
Miriam Sette, Il Fantastico in Robinson Crusoe. Daniel Defoe e la Ragione trasfiguratrice, Carocci, Rome 2010.
Section 2 (4 CFU):
Biological models in English literature between the Nineteenth and Twentieth centuries
Rudyard Kipling, The Mark of the Beast, any edition in the original language.
Herbert George Wells, The Island of Doctor Moreau, any edition in the original language.
David Garnett, Lady Into Fox, any edition in the original language.
Miriam Sette, Trittico sulla metamorfosi: Kipling, Wells, Garnett, Liguori, Naples 2015.
Rudyard Kipling, Il marchio della bestia e altri racconti del Fantastico, edited by Miriam Sette, Milan, Biblion.
Section 3 (1 ECTS):
The dynamics of passions in King Lear.
William Shakespeare, King Lear, any edition with parallel text.
Gabriele Baldini, Manualetto Shakespeariano, Einaudi, Turin 1963.
Further bibliographical indications will be provided during the course.
Section 4 (1 ECTS):
The Long Eighteenth Century
Arturo Cattaneo, A Short History of English Literature, Mondadori University, Milan 2011, vols. 1; 2