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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

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Academic staff


Aloe Stefano +39 045802 8409

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Zivojinovic Jelena

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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II semestre (Lingue e letterature straniere) dal Feb 15, 2021 al May 29, 2021.

Learning outcomes

The learning outcomes of the class “Textual and com-parative studies” LM37 lead students to acquire a deep knowledge of the historical, cultural, and literary context in comparison and contrast related to the subject imparted; they aim to give useful information to comment, contextualize text belonging to different literary genre, as well as to develop advanced analysis skills. They also aim at shaping students’ comparative skills, in terms of methodology, regarding mostly the interpretation of text, critical analysis, and the hermeneutic circle. The class is designed to focus on a systematic comparison rooted in its originally of both being monumentum and documentum. At the end of the course, the student must demonstrate that s/he has gained highly specialized knowledge, regarding the ability of understanding (knowledge and understanding); to have totally acquired a mastery of the research method associated with the specific field of investigation; finally, having the ability to integrate knowledge and manage complexity with a high degree of autonomy in broader (or interdisciplinary) contexts (communication skills).


“The Indian Ocean as a comparative category”

The course in Textual and Comparative Studies affords the oportunity to review texts from many Indian Ocean literary cultures through the practice of close reading. From ancient Greece to postcolonial literature, the Indian Ocean, as a fluid and hybrid space, is a privileged literary place for the representation of the lives of its inhabitants, migrants and travellers. Over the past twenty years, we have witnessed a growing academic interest in this boundless area of the world, taken as a literary, geo-political and historical space. A number of comparative works have choosen the Indian Ocean as a key category, for the interpretation of a series of texts belonging to diverse literary traditions. Given the vastness of the literary world narrated by the Indian Ocean, as well as the risks and pitfalls of comparing geographically distant literary works, the close reading methodology will guide us in the textual and critical analysis of novels, short-stories and poems published by authors from Madagascar, Mozambique, Mauritius, Sri Lanka and India.

Teaching methods:
The course consists of lectures (60%) and seminar lessons (40%). The lectures will introduce students to theoretical and methodological texts. During the seminar lessons, students will be required to put into practice the method of close reading on literary texts. Furthermore, students are invited to make reading proposals according to their scientific interests or literary tastes and to privilege, whenever possible, the reading of the texts in their original language. Regarding bibliographic sources that are not accessible at the university libraries, the teacher will make them available to students in digital format. In the presence of a non-Italian-speaking audience, the course will be delivered in English.

Examination Methods

The final work is a critical essay (about 6000 words, including bibliography and notes) in which students must put into practice the theoretical and methodological tools learned during the course. Students will be asked to compare two or more literary texts of their choice from the bibliographic list or others which are relevant to their linguistic training interests. Alternatively, students can opt for the writing of a theoretical essay. The work will be discussed in an oral exam, where students must defend their positions and relate their statements to the topics discussed during the course. The essay must be delivered up to two weeks before the exam date and written in Italian or English. Non-attending students will be asked for extra readings (contact the teacher).

Theoretical texts

Shanti Moorthy. Ashraf Jamal (org.) (2010). Indian Ocean Studies: cultural, social and political perspectives. New York e Londra: Routledge, pp. 1-31.
Isabel Hofmeyr (2012). “The complicating sea: the Indian Ocean as method.” In Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East, vol. 32, n. 3, pp. 584-90.
Isabel Hofmeyr (2007). “The Black Atlantic meets the Indian Ocean: forging new paradigms of transnationalism for the Global South – literary and cultural perspectives”. In Social Dynamics: a journal of African Studies, vol. 33, nº 2, pp. 3-32.
Anupama Mohan (2019). “Introduction. The contours of a field: literatures of the Indian Ocean”. In Postcolonial Text, vol. 14, n. 3 e 4, pp. 1-12.
Moradewun Adejunmobi (2009). “Claiming the field: Africa and the space of Indian Ocean literature”. In Callaloo, vol. 32, n. 4, pp. 1247-1261.
Marina Carter e Khal Torabully (2002). Coolitude: an anthology of the Indian labour diaspora. Londra: Anthem Press, pp. 1-16, 143-159.
César Dominguez. Haun Saussy. Darío Villanueva (org.) (2015). Introducing Comparative Literature: new trends and applications. Oxford & New York: Routledge (individual further reading).

Literary texts
Léopold Sédar Senghor (2019). Anthologie de la nouvelle poésie nègre et malgache de langue française. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France.
João Paulo Borges Coelho (2017). Indizi indiani. Perugia: Urogallo. Alternatively, students can read the short-stories in Portuguese (Índicos indícios: estórias. Lisboa: Editorial Caminho. 2005-2006).
Khal Torabully (2015). En cantos coolies. Granada: Valparaíso (source text in French with facing translation in Spanish).
Romesh Gunesekera (1996). Reef. New York: Riverhead.
Amitav Ghosh (2015). Diluvio di fuoco. Vicenza: Neri Pozza Editore. Alternatively, students can read the novel in English (Flood of fire. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 2015).

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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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Further services

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