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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
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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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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2° 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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Between the years: 1°- 2°
Between the years: 1°- 2°
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English en


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

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; - 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.


The module aims at taking the students to develop rhetorical competence and analytic skill in the study of the form of the English or Shakespearean sonnet, of the ways it bears on the content level, and of how it derives meaning from its relation/confrontation with its genre tradition.
After tracing its origin back at the Tudor court, with its distinctive appropriation of the Italian or Petrarchan tradition through Wyatt's and Surrey's experiments, and its consolidation through the Elizabethan Sidney and Surrey, the module will come to deal with its 'proper core', Shakespeare's sonnets. Guided study of the set sonnets will enable the students to comment in detail on their formal and thematic aspects, with awareness of their genre and context implications, as well as with awareness of the main critical approches proposed for this masterpiece of Western literary history.

BIBLIOGRAPHY (all the listed texts may be consulted at Frinzi Library)

- Sample Sonnets by Wyatt, Surrey, Sidney and Spenser will be provided during classes.
-W. Shakespeare, "The Sonnets", in "Shakespeare's Sonnets and A Lover's Complaint", ed. by John Kerrigan, Penguin, 1999:
sonets 12, 18, 19, 20, 21, 64, 75, 86, 116, 121, 129, 130, 138

- Introduction by John Kerrigan to the volume above.
- J. SCHIFFER (ed.), Shakespeare's Sonnets: Critical Essays, Routledge, 2013 (1 essay )
- "The Sonnets as Theatre", in "Shakespeare's Sonnets", ed. by P. Edmondson and S. Wells, 2004 (Frinzi)
-W.R. ELTON, "Shakespeare and the Thought of His Age", in The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare Studies, ed. by S. Wells, 1986

- From W. Shakepeare, "I sonetti", testo inglese a fronte, a cura di Alessandro Serpieri, BUR : Introduzione, traduzione e note di commento relative ai sonetti in programma
- From P. Edmondson and S. Wells, "Shakespeare's Sonnets", 2004:
"The History and Emergency of the Sonnet as a Literary Form"
"The Form of Shakespeare's Sonnets"
"The Artistry of Shakespeare's Sonnets"
- For the translation into Italian, the BUR edition of Shakespeare's Sonetti/Sonnets edited by Alessandro Serpieri may be usefully consulted

As a general referece text on the sonnet, the following may be usefully consulted:
-J. FULLER, The Sonnet, Methuen (1972)

The module will be taught through lectures (18 x 2 hours) that will leave space for seminar-like time for discussion.


Reference texts
Author Title Publishing house Year ISBN Notes
Shakespeare, William I sonetti, Testo inglese a fronte, a cura di Alessandro Serpieri BUR 1995 Testo facente parte della bibliografia critica obbligatoria per i non-frequentanti
Elton W.R. "Shakespeare and the Thought of His Age", in The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare Studies, ed. S. Wells Cambridge UP 1986 Teso facente parte deblla bilbiografia critica.
Shakespeare, William Shakespeare's Sonnets and A Lover's Complaint, ed. by John Kerrigan Penguin 1999 Testo primario.
Schiffer, James (ed.) Shakespeare's Sonnets: Critical Essays Routledge 2013 Testo facente parte della bibliografia critica.
Fuller, J. The Sonnet Methuen 1972 Testo di riferimento sul genere del sonetto, facoltativo.
Edmondson Paul and Wells Stanley "The Sonnets as Theatre" in Shakespeare's Sonnets Oxford UP 2004 Testo facente parte della bilbiografia critica
Calimani, Dario William Shakespeare: i sonetti della menzogna. Carocci 2009 Suggerimento di lettura critica, facoltativa.

Examination Methods


This module will be assessed by an oral examination in English and will be meant to evaluate the student's analytic and argumentative skills, his knowledge of the form and genre of the set texts, also in relation to their historic-cultural context, as well as his awareness of the possible critical approaches to them as they have been discussed in class.

The student will take to the exam a copy of the programme and his own primary text.

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Gestione carriere

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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