Summer seminars

In the months of June and July, four seminars (4-8 hours each) are organised for each curriculum. The lectures are given by PhD Faculty members. Attendance is mandatory.

The students are required to write a critical essay on the topic of one of the seminars offered for their curriculum and which is not held by their supervisor. The essay must be submitted before the end-of-year colloquium.

Those who cannot attend the seminars (for duly substantiated reasons) must agree on an alternative topic for the essay with the lecturers and their supervisor. Third-year students must attend the seminars but are not required to write the essay.

Thematic Seminars - 2023

19th June – 8th July 2023

Literary Curriculum

19.06.2023 (10:00-12:00; 15:00-17:00), Sala Riunioni Palazzo Venera

Alessandra Ghezzani
La biografia immaginaria: alcuni esempi di area iberica

20.06.2023 (10:00-13:00; 14:30-16:30), Sala Riunioni Palazzo Venera

Nicoletta Caputo (with Paolo Bugliani)
Il Romanticismo inglese nel panorama critico-letterario contemporaneo: approcci e prospettive

21.06.2023 (10:00-12:00; 15:00-17:00), Sala Riunioni Palazzo Venera

Marco Battaglia
Forme e contesti del Medievalismo letterario europeo

04.07.2023 (09:00-13:00) e 05.07.2023 (10:00-12:00), Sala Riunioni Palazzo Venera

Barbara Sommovigo (with Francesco Attruia)
Dalla “Francophonie” alla “francophonie littéraire”: tentativi di definizione in un dibattito ancora aperto

Linguistic Curriculum

20.06.2023 (10:30-12:00; 15:00-17:00), Aula D1, Palazzo Curini

Viktoria Lazareva
La figura dell’osservatore (nabljudatel’) nella tradizione linguistica russa

22.06.2023 (11:15-13:15) e 29.06.2023 (11:15-13:15), Sala Riunioni Palazzo Venera

Gloria Cappelli
Processi di lettura e ruolo del lessico nella comprensione del testo in lingua straniera

27.06.2023 (10:30-12:30), Sala Riunioni Palazzo Venera

Francesca Gallina
Politiche linguistiche ed educazione linguistica. Il caso dell’Unione Europea e del Consiglio d’Europa

28.06.2023 (09:00-11:00) e 29.06.2022 (09:00-11:00), Sala Riunioni Palazzo Venera

Giovanna Marotta
Elementi di continuità tra latino e varietà toscane


For the essay assignment, students can choose a topic related to the seminar that most closely matched their interests.

Once the choice has been made, they must make contact with the lecturer(s) in question so as to agree on the exact topic, length (max. 2000 words + references), language and mode of delivery of the report.

The report must be sent to the lecturer(s), the doctoral programme Coordinator (Prof. Enrico Di Pastena), to referent for the student’s curriculum (literary curriculum – Prof. Marco Sabbatini or linguistic curriculum – Prof. Alessandro Lenci), to the student’s supervisor and to the doctoral programme Secretary (Prof. Gloria Cappelli).


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