Letteratura Inglese - XVI, XVII, XVIII secolo

Appunti vari di letteratura inglese in italiano riguardanti il XVI, XVII, XVIII SECOLO con i seguenti temi:
The Restoration
The Glorious or Bloodless Revolution
Jacobitism
Literary genres in the 18th Century
Alexander Pope
John Locke
Aphra Behn
Daniel Defoe
Jonathan Swift
The decline of the court and the rise of the city as the centre of cultural life
The pleasures (and dangers) of the imagination
Taste and politeness
Authorship and publishing
Readers and reading
1. What does Hunter mean when he talks about “new readers”, and when did they appear? According to Hunter, what were their main characteristics? On the basis of what evidence does he deduce those characteristics?
2. What genres did new readers read “before novels”? Give some examples of each genres.
4. Discuss the presence (or absence) of the “confessional mode” in the two novels you have read. How had new readers been prepared for this mode?
5. In what sense, according to Hunter, do most novels “begin in epistemology”? What habits of mind do these epistemological concerns assume in readers?
6. “Empathy and vicariousness” in the two novels.
According to J.P. Hunter, events in 18th century novels “respond to a widespread taste of surprise and wonder”, yet “credibility and probability (...) are crucial to the novel”. Explain and discuss with reference to the Pamela and Tom Jones.
12. What does Hunter mean by “the novel’s engagement with taboos”? Explain and dicuss with reference to Pamela and Tom Jones.
13. What does Hunter mean by the novel’s tendency to “probe and promote loneliness” and how does he explain it? Discuss with reference to Pamela and Tom Jones.

  • Esame di Letteratura Inglese docente Prof. J. Clegg
  • Università: Ca' Foscari Venezia - Unive
  • CdL: Corso di laurea in lingue e civiltà moderne e contemporanee
  • SSD:
I contenuti di questa pagina costituiscono rielaborazioni personali del Publisher emmebivenezia di informazioni apprese con la frequenza delle lezioni di Letteratura Inglese e studio autonomo di eventuali libri di riferimento in preparazione dell'esame finale o della tesi. Non devono intendersi come materiale ufficiale dell'università Ca' Foscari Venezia - Unive o del prof Clegg Jeanne Frances.
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