The Street : linguistic aspects
We take as a point of departure the study of various aspects of contemporary urban culture such as graffiti, street art, subvertising, poetry performed or posted on the street and publications by the homeless to investigate the particular forms of language necessary to describe these phenomena. Bibliography: Cedar Lewisohn, Street Art, (London, Tate Publishing, 2008), Gerard Benson, Judith Chernaik, Cicely Herbert, 100 Poems on the Underground, (London, Cassell Publishers Limited, 1991).
The aim is to widen the students’ lexis and to refine their written and oral skills and critical abilities in analysing texts and describing visual images. To achieve these objectives, the students do in-class pair and group work, oral presentations, short written assignments, also of a creative nature, and a final written exam. The assignments, presentation and exam are assessed for the final mark.
Students should buy the booklet available at Copisteria X, via San Gallo. 72r from Friday 22nd September and should bring it to the first lesson.