ELCS6054 - Novel and Therapy: How to get Better Reading and Writing. Joyce, Svevo and Beckett.
Value: 0.5 course units
Tutor: Dr Enrico Palandri
Assessment: 3 hour desk examination.
The module will investigate: 1) the relationship between Joyce and Svevo at the beginning of the twentieth century in Trieste 2) Beckett's attitude towards the legacies of Joyce and his contribution to modernism.
We will read Italo Svevo's La coscienza di Zeno (The consciousness of Zeno), parts of Ulysses by James Joyce and Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett. We shall assess the
influence of psychoanalysis in early twentieth century fiction and the
way modernism absorbs a variety of influences from different sources to
shape an epoch of new narrators.
Preparatory Reading and Set Texts:
- Italo Svevo, The Consciousness of Zeno or Zeno's Consciousness (any edition)
- James Joyce, Ulysses (Penguin)
- Samuel Beckett, Waiting for Godot (any edition).