Studying at the University of Verona

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. 2021/2022

Academic calendar

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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 (Lingue e letterature straniere) Sep 27, 2021 Jan 8, 2022
II semestre (Lingue e letterature straniere) Feb 14, 2022 May 28, 2022

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Academic staff

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Aloe Stefano

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Artoni Daniele

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Babbi Anna Maria

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Battisti Chiara

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Bigliazzi Silvia

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Bognolo Anna

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Bonadonna Maria Francesca

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Botta Enrico

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Cantarini Sibilla

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Cappellotto Anna

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Colombo Laura Maria

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Dalle Pezze Francesca

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Facchinetti Roberta

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Fiorato Sidia

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Frassi Paolo

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Gambin Felice

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Genetti Stefano

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Gorris Rosanna

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Kofler Peter Erwin

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Paolini Sara

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Pes Annalisa

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Rabanus Stefan

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Rebora Simone

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Salvi Luca

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Sartor Elisa

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Schiffermuller Isolde

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Vettorel Paola

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Zinato Susanna

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Zivojinovic Jelena

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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.

ModulesCreditsTAFSSD
ModulesCreditsTAFSSD
2nd foreign literature disciplinary area or textual and comparative studies
6
C
(L-LIN/03)
A philology to be chosen among the following (philology must be related to one of the chosen languages)
6
B
(L-FIL-LET/09)
6
B
(L-LIN/21)
Dissertation
21
E
-

1° Year

ModulesCreditsTAFSSD

2° Year

ModulesCreditsTAFSSD
2nd foreign literature disciplinary area or textual and comparative studies
6
C
(L-LIN/03)
A philology to be chosen among the following (philology must be related to one of the chosen languages)
6
B
(L-FIL-LET/09)
6
B
(L-LIN/21)
Dissertation
21
E
-
Modules Credits TAF SSD
Between the years: 1°- 2°
Between the years: 1°- 2°
Other teaching activities
6
F
-

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Teaching code

4S006146

Coordinatore

Daniela Spina

Credits

6

Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)

L-FIL-LET/14 - CRITICAL COMPARATIVE LITERATURE

Language

English en

Period

II semestre (Lingue e letterature straniere) dal Feb 14, 2022 al May 28, 2022.

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).

Program

The course in Textual and Comparative Studies offers a critical reading of texts from different contemporary literatures from the Indian Ocean space. We will focus on tropologies, that is, the use of tropes and figures of speech such as periphrasis, metaphor, catachresis, and allegory. After framing each literary work in its context of production (namely, Tanzania, Madagascar, Mauritius, Sri Lanka, and India), through the practice of close reading, we will learn to identify the most recurring rhetorical figures in the representation of specific problems of the contemporary world, such as the colonial condition and the processes of cultural decolonisation, migration and linguistic boundaries, pollution and climate change. Finally, from the text, we will go back to the context and reflect on the global impact of those literary works and the humanitarian purpose of literature.

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.

Bibliografia

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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).

References

Theory

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.
Rainer Guldin (2020). Metaphors of multilingualism. Changing attitudes towards language diversity in Literature, Linguistics and Philosophy. Londra: Routledge (selected chapters).
Felicity Hand (2012). “Becoming foreign: tropes of migrant identity in three novels by Abdulrazak Gurnah”. In Jonathan Sell (org.). Metaphor and diaspora in Contemporary Writing. Londra: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 39-58.
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.
Shanti Moorthy. Ashraf Jamal (org.) (2010). Indian Ocean Studies: cultural, social and political perspectives. New York e Londra: Routledge, pp. 1-31.

Literature

Poetry
Haji Gora Haji (2020). Shuwari. (selection of poems in Swahili translated to English)
R.V. Pandit (1971). My Goa and other poems. (selection of poems in Marathi translated to English)
Jean-Joseph Rabearivelo (1967). Vieilles chansons des pays d'Imerina.
- (1934). Presque-Songes.
Khal Torabully (1992). Cale d'étoiles: Coolitude.

Fiction
Amitav Ghosh (2004). The hungry tide.
Romesh Gunesekera (1994). Reef.
- (1992) Monkfish Moon (selection of short stories)
Abdulrazak Gurnah (2001). By the sea.

Type D and Type F activities

Nei piani didattici di ciascun Corso di studio è previsto l’obbligo di conseguire un certo numero di CFU di tipologia D e di tipologia F.

CFU D (attività a scelta dello studente)
I CFU D possono essere acquisiti mediante:

  • insegnamenti non obbligatori nel proprio piano didattico (previa approvazione del Presidente del Collegio didattico per insegnamenti non selezionabili in autonomia)
  • attività accreditate dal Collegio didattico
  • competenze linguistiche (diverse o ulteriori) rispetto a quelle obbligatorie
  • tirocini o stage
  • TALC (competenze trasversali).

Competenze trasversali TALC

Scopri i percorsi formativi promossi dal  Teaching and learning centre dell'Ateneo, destinati agli studenti iscritti ai corsi di laurea, volti alla promozione delle competenze trasversali: https://talc.univr.it/it/competenze-trasversali
Nota bene: i corsi TALC sono riconosciuti solo come CFU D.


Il numero di CFU D va calcolato complessivamente sull’intero triennio/biennio e non è legato all'annualità.


CFU F
I CFU F sono solitamente relativi ad abilità informatiche, competenze linguistiche, stage e tirocini e ulteriori attività formative accreditate in questa tipologia dal Collegio Didattico.
Nel corso di laurea magistrale in Comparative European and Non-European Languages and Literatures sono previste le seguenti tipologie:
- 6 CFU di ulteriori attività formative (competenze linguistiche, abilità informatiche, tirocini, stage).
Le eventuali attività di stage sono finalizzate a far acquisire allo studente una conoscenza diretta in settori di particolare utilità per l’inserimento nel mondo del lavoro e per l’acquisizione di abilità specifiche d’interesse professionale.
 

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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 https://www.univr.it/it/i-nostri-servizi/stage-e-tirocini.
 


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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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