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ENGLISH LANGUAGE I-II
LINGUA INGLESE I-II

Literary and multimodal stylistics
Stilistica letteraria e multimodale

A.Y. Credits
2015/2016 8
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Massimiliano Morini

Assigned to the Degree Course

Date Time Classroom / Location

Learning Objectives

The aim of the course is providing the students with metalinguistic knowledge and analytic techniques for the stylistic understanding and close reading of literary and multimodal texts in English.

Program

The course, held as a seminar, is about literary and multimodal stylistics. A general overview of the tools and methodologies of stylistics will be followed by the application of those tools and methodologies in the analysis of literary, multimodal and translational texts.

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

The students must eventually be able to apply their stylistic knowledge and competence to any kind of literary or multimodal text.

Teaching Material

The teaching material prepared by the lecturer in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the lecturer specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

Didactics, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Didactics

Seminar

Attendance

Attendance is evaluated

Course books

M. Morini, ‘Towards a musical stylistics: Movement in Kate Bush’s ‘Running up that Hill’, 2013, Language and Literature 22(4), pp. 283-97.

M. Morini, ‘Multimodal thought presentation in Chris Ware’s Building Stories’ 2015, Multimodal Communication 4:1, 31-41.

Assessment

Short talk

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

Didactics

Study

Course books

G.N. Leech, M.H. Short, Style in Fiction. A Linguistic Introduction to English Fictional Prose, London/New York, Longman, 1981, pp. 121-66, 206-30, 255-81.

D. Wilson and D. Sperber, ‘Irony and the Use-Mention Distinction’, 1981, in P. Cole, ed., Radical Pragmatics, OUP, pp. 550-63.

M. Morini, ‘Translation, Stylistics, and To the Lighthouse: A Deictic Shift Theory Analysis’, 2014, Target 26:1, pp. 128-45.

M. Morini, ‘Towards a musical stylistics: Movement in Kate Bush’s ‘Running up that Hill’, 2013, Language and Literature 22(4), pp. 283-97.

M. Morini, ‘Multimodal thought presentation in Chris Ware’s Building Stories’ 2015, Multimodal Communication 4:1, 31-41.

Assessment

Written test (stylistic analysis of short text, in English. Use of a monolingual dictionary is allowed).

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