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Here you can find information on the organisational aspects of the Programme, lecture timetables, learning activities and useful contact details for your time at the University, from enrolment to graduation.

Academic calendar

The academic calendar shows the deadlines and scheduled events that are relevant to students, teaching and technical-administrative staff of the University. Public holidays and University closures are also indicated. The academic year normally begins on 1 October each year and ends on 30 September of the following year.

Academic calendar

Course calendar

The Academic Calendar sets out the degree programme lecture and exam timetables, as well as the relevant university closure dates..

Definition of lesson periods
Period From To
Sem. IA Sep 28, 2015 Nov 8, 2015
Sem. IB Nov 9, 2015 Jan 17, 2016
Sem. IIA Feb 22, 2016 Apr 24, 2016
Sem. IIB Apr 25, 2016 Jun 5, 2016
Exam sessions
Session From To
Sessione Estiva Jun 6, 2016 Jul 31, 2016
Sessione Autunnale Sep 1, 2016 Sep 30, 2016
Sessione Invernale Jan 23, 2017 Feb 25, 2017
Degree sessions
Session From To
Sesione Estiva Jul 8, 2016 Jul 15, 2016
Sessione Autunnale (Solo Scienze del Serv. Sociale: Ven. 04/11/2016) Nov 21, 2016 Nov 26, 2016
Sessione Invernale Apr 3, 2017 Apr 8, 2017
Period From To
Festa di Ognissanti Nov 1, 2015 Nov 1, 2015
Festa dell'Immacolata Dec 8, 2015 Dec 8, 2015
Vacanze Natalizie Dec 23, 2015 Jan 6, 2016
Vacanze Pasquali Mar 24, 2016 Mar 29, 2016
Festa della Liberazione Apr 25, 2016 Apr 25, 2016
Festa dei Lavoratori May 1, 2016 May 1, 2016
Festa del S. Patrono S. Zeno May 21, 2016 May 21, 2016
Festa della Repubblica Jun 2, 2016 Jun 2, 2016
Vacanze Estive Aug 8, 2016 Aug 15, 2016

Exam calendar

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Academic staff


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Marcolungo Ferdinando Luigi

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Study Plan

The Study Plan includes all modules, teaching and learning activities that each student will need to undertake during their time at the University.
Please select your Study Plan based on your enrollment year.

2° Year  activated in the A.Y. 2016/2017

Prova finale
activated in the A.Y. 2016/2017
Prova finale
Modules Credits TAF SSD
Between the years: 1°- 2°

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Teaching code



Lorenzo Bernini





Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)



Sem. IA dal Sep 28, 2015 al Nov 8, 2015.

Learning outcomes

Western political thought has for a long time concealed sexual differences behind the principle of the alleged equality of all individuals before the law. This course provides examples of critical philosophies that, on the contrary, have interrogated the relationship between politics and sexuality from the point of view of so-called “sexual minorities”, and that have consequently developed new interpretative frames to understand the subject, the collectivity, and the political action.


Course title: A Spectre is Haunting Europe… On the Uses and Abuses of the Concept of “Gender”

Course content: The course aims to provide an overview of the theoretical debates around the concept (or better, the conceptual device) of “gender” which developed after its diffusion in medicine, psychiatry, academic knowledge production, the public sphere and social movements. The point of departure will be the on-going polemic, in Europe and Italy, around the so-called “ideology of gender”, which reveals how the category of gender coagulates the hostility of Vatican elites and certain catholic movements toward the achievement of rights for feminist women and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual/transgender, queer, and intersex people.

Compulsory readings*:
- Sigmund Freud, Tre saggi sulla teoria sessuale, Bollati Boringhieri, Torino 2010: secondo saggio, La sessualità infantile, pp. 56-91; e Riepilogo, pp. 116-128.
- Simone de Beauvoir, Il secondo sesso, Il Saggiatore, Milano, 1999, Libro secondo: Introduzione e Parte prima: Formazione, pp. 317-483.
- Michel Foucault, La volontà di sapere, Feltrinelli, Milano 2005, Prefazione all’edizione italiana, capitolo I Noialtri vittoriani e capitolo II L’ipotesi repressiva, pp. 7-48.
- Adrienne Rich, Eterosessualità obbligatoria ed esistenza lesbica, in «Nuova DWF», nn. 23-24, 1985.
- Monique Wittig, The Straight Mind, «Bollettino del CLI», 1990.
- Judith Butler, Questione di genere: Il femminismo e la questione dell’identità, Laterza, Roma-Bari, 2013, capitolo III Atti sovversivi del corpo e Conclusione: Dalla parodia alla politica, pp. 115-210.
- Judith Butler, Fare e disfare il genere, Mimesis, Milano 2014, capitolo III Rendere giustizia a qualcuno. Riattribuzione del sesso e allegorie della transessualità: un caso, pp. 107-129.
- Leo Bersani, Homos, Nuova Pratiche Editrice, Milano 1998: capitolo II L’assenza gay, capitolo III Il gay papà e note, pp. 37-113 e pp. 176-179.
- Jean Laplanche, Il genere, il sesso, il sexuale, in Sexuale. La sessualità allargata nel senso freudiano, la Biblioteca, Bari-Roma 2007, pp. 147-186.
- Tony Anatrella, La teoria del “gender” e l’origine dell’omosessualità, San Paolo, Cinisello Balsamo (MI), 2012, capitolo II La teoria del gender, pp. 32-51.
- Lorenzo Bernini, Uno spettro si aggira per l’Europa… Sugli usi e gli abusi del concetto di “gender”, in «Cambio», anno IV, numero 8, 2014, pp. 81-90.
*All the texts except Freud's, Foucault’s, and Bersani's books will be collected into a folder available at the copy shop La rapida, via dell’Artigliere 5, Verona.

Recommended readings:
-Lorenzo Bernini, Apocalissi queer: Elementi di teoria antisociale, Edizioni ETS, Pisa 2013.

Methods: Seminar classes, topic discussions.

Examination Methods

Oral exam. The students are required to bring the readings at the exam.

Students with disabilities or specific learning disorders (SLD), who intend to request the adaptation of the exam, must follow the instructions given HERE

Type D and Type F activities

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Career prospects

Module/Programme news

News for students

There you will find information, resources and services useful during your time at the University (Student’s exam record, your study plan on ESSE3, Distance Learning courses, university email account, office forms, administrative procedures, etc.). You can log into MyUnivr with your GIA login details: only in this way will you be able to receive notification of all the notices from your teachers and your secretariat via email and soon also via the Univr app.

Competenze linguistiche

I crediti formativi universitari relativi alle "Ulteriori competenze linguistiche" (B1 informatizzato se seconda lingua; livello B2 completo se stessa lingua della triennale) possono essere acquisiti in una delle due seguenti modalità:

  • iscrizione da parte della/o studente presso il Centro Linguistico di Ateneo (CLA ➔ per il sostenimento e il superamento delle prove + iscrizione, sempre da parte della/o studente, in apposita lista per la registrazione crediti e registrazione CFU (senza presenza) da parte dell’Università.


Gestione carriere

Linguistic training CLA




List of theses and work experience proposals

theses proposals Research area
Linguaggio e mito in Tolkien ENGLISH LITERATURE - Critical Theory & Poetics
Dialettica del negativo in Meister Eckhart HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY - MIDDLE AGES
Le figure di Eva e Maria in Ildegarda di Bingen HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY - MIDDLE AGES
IA. Una critica fenomenologica al concetto di Intelligenza Artificiale The Human Mind and Its Complexity: Cognitive science, psychology, linguistics, philosophy of mind - Philosophy of science, epistemology and logic

Practical information for students


Title Info File
File pdf 1 - Guida per lo studente - AGGIORNAMENTO 2022 pdf, it, 325 KB, 02/05/23
File pdf 2 - Guida per lo studente - AGGIORNAMENTO 2020 pdf, it, 212 KB, 02/05/23
File pdf 3 - Guida per lo studente - AGGIORNAMENTO 2013 pdf, it, 131 KB, 02/05/23

Student mentoring

Student login and resources


This web page aims to publicise, in a direct and targeted way, the activities (conferences, seminars, books presentations, etc.) promoted by the Master's Degree in Philosophical Sciences of the UniVr or pertaining to the same, in so far as they are linked to the themes and the teachers of the two-year Master's Degree.