Studying at the University of Verona

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.

A.A. 2017/2018

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
Semester 1 Oct 2, 2017 Jan 20, 2018
Semester 2 Feb 26, 2018 Jun 9, 2018
Exam sessions
Session From To
Winter session Jan 22, 2018 Feb 24, 2018
Summer session Jun 11, 2018 Jul 28, 2018
Autumn session Aug 27, 2018 Sep 22, 2018
Degree sessions
Session From To
LAUREE LINGUE - sessione autunnale a.a. 2016/2017 Dec 18, 2017 Dec 21, 2017
LAUREE LINGUE - sessione invernale a.a. 2016/2017 Mar 23, 2018 Mar 29, 2018
LAUREE LINGUE - sessione estiva Jul 16, 2018 Jul 21, 2018
LAUREE LINGUE - sessione autunnale Nov 12, 2018 Nov 17, 2018
LAUREE LINGUE - sessione invernale Apr 12, 2019 Apr 18, 2019
Period From To
All Saints Day Nov 1, 2017 Nov 1, 2017
Immaculate Conception Dec 8, 2017 Dec 8, 2017
Christmas break Dec 22, 2017 Jan 7, 2018
Easter break Mar 30, 2018 Apr 3, 2018
Liberation Day Apr 25, 2018 Apr 25, 2018
Labour Day May 1, 2018 May 1, 2018
Patron Saint Day May 21, 2018 May 21, 2018
Republic Day Jun 2, 2018 Jun 2, 2018
Summer break Aug 13, 2018 Aug 18, 2018

Exam calendar

Exam dates and rounds are managed by the relevant Foreign Languages and Literatures Teaching and Student Services Unit.
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Exam calendar

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Academic staff


Artoni Daniele +39 045802 8465

Bertazzoli Raffaella +39 045802 8331

Bognolo Anna +39 045802 8327

Carpi Daniela

Dalle Pezze Francesca + 39 045802 8598

Forner Fabio + 39 045 802 8194

Frassi Paolo +39 045802 8408

Gorris Rosanna +39 045802 8324

Hourani Martin Dunia +39 045802 8105

Kofler Peter Erwin +39 045802 8313

Padovan Andrea +39 045 802 8753

Renna Dora

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 enrolment year.

A philology to be chosen among the following (philology must be related to one of the chosen languages)
2nd foreign literature disciplinary area or textual and comparative studies

1° Year


2° Year

A philology to be chosen among the following (philology must be related to one of the chosen languages)
2nd foreign literature disciplinary area or textual and comparative studies
Modules Credits TAF SSD
Between the years: 1°- 2°
Between the years: 1°- 2°
Other teaching activities

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Teaching code



Daniele Artoni



Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)



Russian ru


Semester 1  dal Oct 2, 2017 al Jan 20, 2018.

Learning outcomes

This course aims to develop in students:
1. a critical view on the Classical, Soviet, and Post-Soviet Russian Literature in accordance to the Orientalist, Colonial, and Post-Colonial models.
2. an understanding of the positive and negative aspects of assuming the interpretative and critical approaches that were shaped in European and American environments being transferred to the Russian context
3. a thorough knowledge and deep comprehension of texts and contemporary literary models
4. an ability to critique texts and contemporary literary models.

This course will be based on a variety of texts, in the form of novels, poems, short stories, film, composed during the period from the 19th century up to the present.


The textual analysis will be conducted on the following works:

1. Лермонтов, Герой нашего времени – Lermontov, A Hero of Our Time
2. Пушкин, Южные поэмы (Кавказский пленник, Цыганы, Бахчисарайский фонтан) – Pushkin, Southern Poems (The Prisoner of the Caucasus, The Gypsies, The Fountain of Bakhchisaray)
3. Бодров, Кавказский пленник (фильм) – Bodrov, The Prisoner of the Mountain (film)
4. Платонов, Джан – Platonov, Soul (Dzhan)
5. Айлисли, Каменные сны – Aylisli, Stone Dreams


Classes will be conducted with the aid of projected slides, all of which will be uploaded on the e-learning page after the lecture. Attending students will be asked to prepare presentations which will be held during workshops.
Non-attending students will substitute the presentation with a short essay on a topic previously agreed upon with the lecturer.


Alongside with the abovementioned literary works, students are requested to read the following critical essays:

Imposti G. (2002). Post-colonial Theory. The Case of Former Soviet Union. In Albertazzi S., Possamai D. (a cura di), Postcolonialism and Postmodernism. Padova: Il Poligrafo, pp. 43-48.
Layton, S. (2001). Nineteenth-Century Russian Mythologies of Caucasian Savagery. In Brower, D.R., Lazzerini, E.J. (eds), Russia’s Orient. IN, USA: Indiana University Press, pp. 80-99.
Magarotto, L. (2015). La conquista del Caucaso nella letteratura russa dell’Ottocento. Firenze: Firenze University Press,cap. 1-2-3-6, pp. 1-128, 177-192.
Puleri, M. (2016). Narrazioni ibride post-sovietiche. Firenze: Firenze University Press, cap. 1, pp. 13-38.

Students with a limited knowledge of Italian will be provided with alternative materials in other languages.


Reference texts
Author Title Publishing house Year ISBN Notes
L. Magarotto La conquista del Caucaso nella letteratura russa dell’Ottocento Firenze University Press 2015
M. Puleri Narrazioni ibride post-sovietiche Firenze University Press 2016
S. Albertazzi, D. Possamai (a cura di) Postcolonialism and Postmodernism Il Poligrafo 2002
D.R. Brower, E.J. Lazzerini Russia’s Orient Indiana University Press 2001

Examination Methods

The aims of the exam are to verify:
- The knowledge of texts and critical approaches presented and discussed during the course;
- The mastery of appropriate terminology, presentation skills, and the tools to conduct a critical analysis of texts;
- The ability to evaluate independently the analysis form the various texts, with reference to the approaches studied in the course.

The exam consists of two parts:
1. Presentation to be held in workshops OR essay
2. Oral exam

Students are required to prepare an in-depth analysis on a topic relevant to the programme. This analysis will be in the form of either a presentation of about 45 minutes to be delivered during the course, OR an essay of 2,000-4,000 words. This section will be evaluated for a maximum of 15/30.

The oral exam will cover all the topics in the programme, with a particular focus on the ability of analysing the original text and on the critical approach to the topics studied in the course. This section will be evaluated for a maximum of 15/30.

The final mark (XX/30) is the sum of the marks received in the two abovementioned sections.

Type D and Type F activities

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Double degree

The University of Verona, through a network of agreements with foreign universities, offers international courses that enable students to gain a Double/Joint degree at the time of graduation. Indeed, students enrolled in a Double/Joint degree programme will be able to obtain both the degree of the University of Verona and the degree issued by the Partner University abroad - where they are expected to attend part of the programme -, in the time it normally takes to gain a common Master’s degree. The institutions concerned shall ensure that both degrees are recognised in the two countries.

Places on these programmes are limited, and admissions and any applicable grants are subject to applicants being selected in a specific Call for applications.

The latest Call for applications for Double/Joint Degrees at the University of Verona is available now!

Stage e tirocini

Le attività di stage sono finalizzate a far acquisire allo studente una conoscenza diretta in settori di particolare interesse per l’inserimento nel mondo del lavoro e per l’acquisizione di abilità professionali specifiche.
Le attività di stage sono svolte sotto la diretta responsabilità di un singolo docente presso studi professionali, enti della pubblica amministrazione, aziende accreditate dall’Ateneo veronese.
I crediti maturati in seguito ad attività di stage saranno attribuiti secondo quanto disposto nel dettaglio dal “Regolamento d’Ateneo per il riconoscimento dei crediti maturati negli stage universitari” vigente.
Tutte le informazioni in merito agli stage sono reperibili al link

Gestione carriere

Student Guide


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Further services

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