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A.A. 2018/2019

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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
I semestre Oct 1, 2018 Jan 12, 2019
II semestre Feb 18, 2019 Jun 1, 2019
Exam sessions
Session From To
ESAMI LINGUE- sessione invernale Jan 14, 2019 Feb 16, 2019
ESAMI LINGUE- sessione estiva Jun 3, 2019 Jul 27, 2019
ESAMI LINGUE- sessione autunnale Aug 26, 2019 Sep 21, 2019
Degree sessions
Session From To
LAUREE LINGUE - sessione autunnale (a.a. 2017/18) Nov 12, 2018 Nov 17, 2018
LAUREE LINGUE - sessione straordinaria (a.a. 2017/18) Apr 1, 2019 Apr 6, 2019
LAUREE LINGUE - sessione estiva (a.a. 2018/19) Jul 8, 2019 Jul 13, 2019
LAUREE LINGUE - sessione autunnale (a.a. 2018/19) Nov 4, 2019 Nov 9, 2019
LAUREE LINGUE - sessione straordinaria (a.a. 2018/19) Mar 30, 2020 Apr 4, 2020
Period From To
Festa di Ognissanti Nov 1, 2018 Nov 1, 2018
Sospensione dell'attività didattica Nov 2, 2018 Nov 3, 2018
Festa dell’Immacolata Dec 8, 2018 Dec 8, 2018
VACANZE DI NATALE Dec 22, 2018 Jan 6, 2019
VACANZE DI PASQUA Apr 19, 2019 Apr 23, 2019
Sospensione dell'attività didattica Apr 24, 2019 Apr 24, 2019
FESTA DELLA LIBERAZIONE Apr 25, 2019 Apr 25, 2019
Festa del lavoro May 1, 2019 May 1, 2019
Sospensione dell'attività didattica May 20, 2019 May 20, 2019
Festa del Santo Patrono May 21, 2019 May 21, 2019
VACANZE ESTIVE Aug 13, 2019 Aug 18, 2019

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Babbi Anna Maria +39 045 802 8325

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Humbley Jean Louis +39 045 802 8105

Kofler Peter Erwin +39 045802 8313

Palma Flavia

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Pes Annalisa +39 045802 8318

Rabanus Stefan +39 045802 8490

Rebora Simone

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Salvi Luca +39 045802 8468

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Tallarico Giovanni Luca +39 045 802 8663

Zinato Susanna +39 045802 8318

Study Plan

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

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2nd foreign literature disciplinary area or textual and comparative studies
A philology to be chosen among the following (philology must be related to one of the chosen languages)
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Between the years: 1°- 2°
Between the years: 1°- 2°
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Susanna Zinato



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English en


II semestre dal Feb 18, 2019 al Jun 1, 2019.

Learning outcomes

The module, taught in English, aims at providing the students with interpretive skills and in-depth knowledge related to the main themes and theoretical issues that qualify colonial and postcolonial literature in English.
This will be done through a close reading of the set texts, chosen for their representative force and analyzed in their textual dynamics, in a wide diachronic perspective that, nonetheless, fully takes into account the specifics of their contexts.The broader gaol is to stimulate the students to develop their competence in critically approaching the texts and the historical, political and cultural dynamics underlying them.

At the end of the module the students will be able to:
-read and interpret postcolonial literary texts by structuring ideas and concepts with argumentative skill;
-comment on the texts in such a way as to demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the theoretical debate surrounding them.



I part: Susanna Zinato (9 lectures x 2 hours); II part: Annalisa Pes (9 lectures x 2 hours)


-G. LAMMING, "A monster, a child, a slave", ch. 6 in "The Plesures of Exile" (1960)
-G. LAMMING, Water with Berries (1971 )
-A. LEVY, Small Island (2004 )

- T. ASHCROFT, G.GRIFFITHS & H. Tiffin (eds.), "The Empire Writes Back:Theory and Practice in Post-colonial Literatures", Routledge, 1989: Introduction; Ch.2 (Replacing Language: Textual Strategies in Postcolonial Writing), ch.5 (Replacing Theory: Postcolonial Writing and Literary Theory).
-F. FANON, "The lived experience of the black man"/"The fact of blackness", ch. 5 in "Black Skin, White Masks" (1958).
-H. BHABHA, from "The Location of Culture": ch.3 (The other question: stereotype, discrimination, and the discourse of colonialism), ch.4 (Of mimicry and man: the ambivalence of colonial discourse), Routledge, 1994.
-P. HULME, "The Profit of Language: George Lamming and the Postcolonial Novel i", in J. White (ed.), "Recasting the World: Writing After Colonialism", The J. Hopkins UP, 1993, pp.120-136.
- C. DUBOIN, "Contested Identities: Migrant Stories and Liminal Selves in Andrea Levy's 'Small Island'", "Obsidian Literature in the African Diaspora", Vol. 12. No. 1(2011), pp. 14-33.

N.B.: Detailed information concerning where to find the set bibliography will be given in the first, introductory, class.


-E. BOEHMER, "Colonial & Postcolonial Literature", Oxford UP, 1995: chs.1,2,3,5.
- "The Windrush Anniversary", BBC doc,
- J. THIEME, "Restaging The Tempest", in "Postcolonial Con-Texts", Continuum, 2001.
-K. EVELYN, "Claiming a Space in the Thought-I-Knew-You-Place: Migrant Domesticity, Diaspora, and Home in Andrea Levy's Small Island", "South Athlantic Review", Vol. 78. No. 3/4 (2013), pp. 129-149.

18 lectures (2 hours each), that leave space to seminar-like moments open to the students' contributions.


Reference texts
Author Title Publishing house Year ISBN Notes
Fanon, Frantz Black Skin, White Masks 1958
Evelyn, K. "Claiming a Space in the Thought-I-Knew-You-Place: Migrant Domesticity, Diaspora, and Home in Andrea Levy's Small Island", in "South Athlantic Review", Vol. 78, No.3/4: 129-149 2013
Boehmer, Elleke Colonial & Postcolonial Literature Oxford UP 1995
Duboin, C. "Contested Identities: Migrant Stories and Liminal Selves in Andrea Levy's Small Island" in "Obsidian Literature in the African Diaspora", Vol. 12, No. 1: 14-33 2011
Thieme, John "Postcolonial Con-Texts" Continuum 2001
Levy, Andrea Small Island 2004
T. Ashcroft, G. Griffiths, H. Tiffin The Empire Writes Back: Theory and Practice in Post-Colonial Literatures Routledge 1989
Bhabha, Homi The Location of Culture Routledge 1994
Lamming, George The Pleasures of Exile 1960
Hulme, Peter "The profit of Language: George Lamming and the Postcolonial Novel" in J. White (ed.),"Recasting the World: Writing After Colonialism" The John Hopkins UP 1993
Lamming, George Water with Berries 1971
Lamming, George Water with Berries 1971

Examination Methods

This module will be assessed by an oral examination aimed at evaluating the student's capacity to critically interact with the set texts by drawing on the contents of the lectures and on the critical-theoretical tools discussed in class, as well as upon the critical bibliography set in the programme. The latter is meant as obligatory reading and will be part of the examination, too.

The students are required to sit for the exam with a copy of the programme and their own primary texts.
The programme remains valid for two academic years (until the January-February 2021session).

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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!

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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.
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