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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.

A.A. 2020/2021

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
I semestre (Lingue e letterature straniere) Sep 28, 2020 Jan 9, 2021
II semestre (Lingue e letterature straniere) Feb 15, 2021 May 29, 2021
Exam sessions
Session From To
ESAMI LINGUE - sessione invernale Jan 11, 2021 Feb 13, 2021
ESAMI LINGUE - sessione estiva May 31, 2021 Jul 24, 2021
ESAMI LINGUE - sessione autunnale Aug 30, 2021 Sep 25, 2021
Degree sessions
Session From To
LAUREE LINGUE - sessione autunnale (a.a. 2019/20) Nov 2, 2020 Nov 7, 2020
LAUREE LINGUE - sessione straordinaria (a.a. 2019/20) Apr 7, 2021 Apr 13, 2021
LAUREE LINGUE - sessione estiva (a.a. 2020/21) Jul 5, 2021 Jul 10, 2021
Period From To
Festa di Ognissanti Nov 1, 2020 Nov 1, 2020
Festa dell'Immacolata Dec 8, 2020 Dec 8, 2020
Festa della liberazione Apr 25, 2021 Apr 25, 2021
Festa del lavoro May 1, 2021 May 1, 2021
Festa del Santo Patrono May 21, 2021 May 21, 2021
Festa della Repubblica Jun 2, 2021 Jun 2, 2021

Exam calendar

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Academic staff


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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 enrolment year.

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°
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I semestre (Lingue e letterature straniere) dal Sep 28, 2020 al Jan 9, 2021.

Learning outcomes

The course is held in English and aims at providing students with advanced notions of English Literature, especially in relation to forms, genres and critical approaches. It also aims to develop an autonomous and original critical approach to literary texts.

On successful completion of the course, students will be able to: -
read and interpret literary texts by structuring ideas and concepts with argumentative skill and expressive mastery;
- critically comment on the texts in such a way as to demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the theoretical debate surrounding them;
- develop critical and autonomous thinking by personally elaborating on debated issues.



This module will deal with the textual analysis of the highly experimental formal choices employed for characterization by Virginia Wollf and Samuel Beckett, and on the study of the poetic-philosophical reasons behind them. Therefore, the focus will be on the art of fiction and its character 're-figurations' in passing from the high modernist aesthetics (with additional exemplifications from Joyce and Mansfield) to its most radical late-modernist 'dis-figuring', that paves the way to the postmodern novel writing.

-V. WOOLF, "Jacob's Room" (1922)
-J. JOYCE, from "Ulysses" 1922), ch.13 ("Nausicaa")
-K. MANSFIELD, "Bliss" (1918)., uploaded on moodle
-S. BECKETT, "Murphy" (1938)

- U. MARGOLIN, "Character" (ch.5, pp.66-79) ) in D. HERMAN (ed.), "The Cambridge Companion to Narrative" (2007) [not obligatory for non-attending students], OR, alternatively, S. Chatman, "Story and Discourse. Narrative Structure in Fiction and Film", pp.108-134 (on character),uploaded on moodle.
-K. WALL, "Significant Form in Jacob's Room: Ekphrasis and Elegy", articolo in Texas Studies in Literature and Language, Fall 2002, 44, 3 [ scaricabile da banca dati Lion, in bilbioteca Frinzi]
-J. ACHESON, "Murphy's Metaphysics" in ID, "Samuel Beckett's Artistic Theory and Practice" (1997), ch.3, pp.41-58 [reperibile in bilbioteca Frinzi]

N.B. Non-attending students are recommended to read the introductions in the editions of "Jacob's Room" and of "Murphy" they have bought (if present), as well as to be informed on the bio-bibliographical profiles of V. Woolf and S. Beckett.
-J.WALLACE, "Modernists on the art of fiction", in "The Cambridge Companion to the Modernist Novel" ed. by M. Shiach, 2007, pp.15-31
- L. PEACH, "Virginia Woolf" (2000), ch.4, pp.67-87 [in Frinzi Library]
-P.Golban, D. AVER, "A Modernist Insight into Character Formation: The Bildungsroman and Its Thematic Perspectives in 'Jacob's Room', 2015. Uploaded on moodle.
- J. PILLING, "Beckett's English Fiction" (ch.2) in ID (ed.) "The Cambridge Companion to Beckett" (1994) [ in Frinzi Library]
-L. LIN, "Labor, Alienation, and the Status of being: The Rhetoric of Indolence in Beckett's 'Murphy'", Philological Quarterly, Spring 2000, Vol. 79 (2), 249-269. [access via Lion in Frinzi's Banca Dati, and uploaded on moodle.

Advised reading on focalization and discourse technique, propedeutical to the reading of the scheduled texts: S. Chatman, "Story and Discourse. Narrative Structure in Fiction and Film", pp.181-209, uploaded on moodle.

All the above-listed texts are to be found at Frinzi Library.
N.B.: students are recommended to buy paperback unabridged editions of the primary sources.

Optional :
-MCLEOD, "The visual arts", ch. 8 (94-216) in M. Levenson (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Modernism (2011)


Reference texts
Author Title Publishing house Year ISBN Notes
Virginia Woolf "Jacob's Room" (1922) Marsilio, testo a fronte (edizione consigliata) 1994
Samuel Beckett "Murphy" (1938)  

Examination Methods

The exam will be oral: a conversation in English aimed at testing both the students' acquisition of the
contents of the classes, the scheduled texts (A) and accompanying critical bibliography (B), and their argumentative ability.

Non-attending students will add section (C) of the critical bibliography, to replace the contents of classes.

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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

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