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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. 2018/2019

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.

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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 Oct 1, 2018 Jan 12, 2019
ANNUALE Oct 1, 2018 Jun 1, 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
Festa della Repubblica Jun 2, 2019 Jun 2, 2019
VACANZE ESTIVE Aug 13, 2019 Aug 18, 2019

Exam calendar

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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.

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English en


I semestre dal Oct 1, 2018 al Jan 12, 2019.

Learning outcomes

The course, taught in English, is meant to provide students with an introduction to British literature from the Renaissance to Enlightenment, focussing on some of the most representative works. It also aims at introducing the main critical approaches and the main features of literary genres.
The overall goal of the course is to provide students with a good level of knowledge of literary history (in terms of historical context, texts, genres, movements and authors) and to develop their critical skills for analysis, argumentation and exposition in English, in relation to various typologies of literary texts in their historical-cultural context.

At the end of the course, students will be able to:
- analyse the set texts and place them in their respective historical-cultural contexts
- discuss the texts in a structured and informed way, taking into account literary conventions and applying an informed critical approach
- discuss literary topics in English in a clear and consistent way


The course provides students with an overview on the representation of the figure of the “Other” and on the concepts of Englishness and Blackness in the English colonial literature of the end of XVII century and of XVIII century. Starting from an introduction to the English social and cultural context from the XVI to the XVIII century, the course will focus on the colonial era and its literary production by considering the relationship between colonizers and colonized people. We will examine both points of view in order to consider how stereotypes and racism characterised the complex interrelationship between “them” and “us”. Particular emphasis will be laid on the relationship between literary texts and their historical and socio-cultural contexts, in order to understand how literature has been vehicle of prejudices which have supported the colonial cause.
The course will be taught by means of lectures to be held in English. Students will have to bring their own primary texts at the exam.

• Aphra Behn, Oroonoko, or The Royal Slave (1688)
• Daniel Defoe, The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe (1719)
• Olaudah Equiano, The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, Or Gustavus Vassa, The African (1789)

• Andrew Sanders, The Short Oxford History of English Literature (dal cap. 3 al cap. 5)
• Banani Biswas, “Oroonoko: A ‘Royal Slave’ and/or a Master of Dignity”, in Advances in Language and Literary Studies, Vol 6, No 4 (2015), pp. 208-215.
• Andrew Fleck, “Crusoe’s Shadows. Christianity, Colonization and the Other”, in Christian encounters with the Other, 1998, pp. 74-89.
• Jocelyn Stitt, “Olaudah Equiano, Englishness, and the Negotiation of Raced Gender”, in MI: MPublishing, University of Michigan Library, vol. 14, 1999-2000, pp. 1-14.

ADDITIONAL CRITICAL TEXTS for students unable to attend lectures:
• Oddvar Holmesland, "Aphra Behn's "Oroonoko": Cultural Dialectics and the Novel", in ELH, Vol. 68, No. 1 (Spring, 2001), pp. 57-79
• David Blewett, “Robinson Crusoe, Friday, and the Noble Savage: The Illustration of the Rescue of Friday Scene in the Eighteenth Century”, in Man and Nature, 5, 1986, pp. 29-49.
• Laura Doyle, “Middle-Passage Plots”, in Freedom’s Empire: Race and the Rise of the Novel in Atlantic Modernity, 1640-1940, 2008, pp. 183-211.


Reference texts
Author Title Publishing house Year ISBN Notes
Oddvar Holmesland "Aphra Behn's "Oroonoko": Cultural Dialectics and the Novel" 2001 in ELH, Vol. 68, No. 1 (Spring, 2001), pp. 57-79
Andrew Fleck “Crusoe’s Shadows. Christianity, Colonization and the Other” 1998 in Christian encounters with the Other, 1998, pp. 74-89
Laura Doyle “Middle-Passage Plots” 2008 in Freedom’s Empire: Race and the Rise of the Novel in Atlantic Modernity, 1640-1940, 2008, pp. 183-211
Jocelyn Stitt “Olaudah Equiano, Englishness, and the Negotiation of Raced Gender” 2000 in MI: MPublishing, University of Michigan Library, vol. 14, 1999-2000, pp. 1-14
Banani Biswas “Oroonoko: A ‘Royal Slave’ and/or a Master of Dignity” 2015 in Advances in Language and Literary Studies, Vol 6, No 4 (2015), pp. 208-215
Aphra Behn Oroonoko, or The Royal Slave 1688
David Blewett “Robinson Crusoe, Friday, and the Noble Savage: The Illustration of the Rescue of Friday Scene in the Eighteenth Century” 1986 in Man and Nature, 5, 1986, pp. 29-49
Olaudah Equiano The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, Or Gustavus Vassa, The African 1789
Daniel Defoe The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe 1719
Andrew Sanders The Short Oxford History of English Literature Clarendon Press, Oxford 1994

Examination Methods

Oral exam in English at the end of the course.
The exam will assess the knowledge of texts on the syllabus and the capacity to critically discuss the problematic issues they deal with. In particular students will have to demonstrate knowledge of the historical and literary period; knowledge of texts and contexts (to be able to read primary texts within their historical, geographical and political framework); capacity to critically comment literary texts (to be able to discuss and analyse literary texts in a thoughtful manner and with the aid of critical works); ability to use theoretical tools; ability to express the critical interpretations of texts in clear and effective manners.

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Stage e tirocini

Nel piano didattico della laurea triennale in Lingue per il turismo e il commercio internazionale (L12) è previsto un periodo di stage obbligatorio (CFU 6) in organizzazioni imprenditoriali.

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.
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