Linguistic, literary and intercultural studies in european and extra-european perspectives

Doctoral programme (PhD)
A.Y. 2020/2021
Study area
Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
Doctoral programme (PhD)
Dip di Scienze della Mediazione Linguistica e di Studi Interculturali - Piazza Indro Montanelli, 1 - Sesto S. Giovanni
PhD Coordinator
The doctoral programme, which ranks as a third cycle programe, promotes advanced training for research on a broad spectrum of languages, literature and cultures of different geographical areas (Europe, Africa, the Americas, Asia), and on correlated interlinguistic and intercultural phenomena. Besides basic methodological training, the learning objectives of the various disciplines are organised by research area and according to geographical and socio-cultural criteria. Doctoral students will first complete the learning activities of their area in detail through personalised lessons and workshops designed to encourage autonomous research in their respective sectors. Moments of common training will also be offered, centred on contacts between the various linguistic areas involved, and on the three sectors - linguistic, literary and intercultural - already specified in the title of this programme. Training also includes learning to use analytical IT tools, which are extensively exploited in the international framework. The programme will train international scholars, in the true sense of the word, fluent in several languages, skilled in understanding and discussing the scientific research of other European and non-European institutions, and able to mediate between Italian and international studies.
Classi di laurea magistrale - Classes of master's degree :
LM-14 Filologia moderna,
LM-36 Lingue e letterature dell'Africa e dell'Asia,
LM-37 Lingue e letterature moderne europee e americane,
LM-38 Lingue moderne per la comunicazione e la cooperazione internazionale,
LM-39 Linguistica,
LM-94 Traduzione specialistica e interpretariato
Dip di Scienze della Mediazione Linguistica e di Studi Interculturali - Piazza Indro Montanelli, 1 - Sesto S. Giovanni
Title Professor(s)
Lexico-grammatical and syntactic description of modern languages, synchronically and diachronically. (Available for English, French, Chinese, German, Russian).
G. Garzone
Linguistic dynamics, discourses and societies: languages, migrations, social changes and identity constructions (Available for Spanish, English, German, French, Chinese, Hindi).
Language and discourse in traditional and new media: communicative, political and professional perspectives (including cross-linguistic approaches) (Available for English, French, Arabic, Chinese, Spanish, German).
G. Garzone
Lexicology and lexicography of modern languages in the present and in the past (theory and description of lexis and phraseology, contrastive phraseology, mono- and bi-lingual dictionaries, lexical databases, corpus linguistics) (Available for English, French, German, Chinese, Russian, Spanish).
Languages for Special Purposes (LSP): lexical, discursive and pragmatic approaches from diachronic and/or synchronic perspectives (Available for French, English, German, Spanish, Russian, Chinese).
G. Garzone
Research in the teaching of foreign languages and literatures. Methods, historical developments and strands of innovation (Available for Spanish, English, Italian, French, Chinese, Russian, German).
Histories of European languages: philological, linguistic and rhetorical approaches to texts from the modern age (15th-19thcenturies) (Available for English, French, Russian, German).
Theoretical and applied aspects of translation: linguistic approaches (Available for French, English Chinese, Russian, German, Spanish).
G. Garzone
History of linguistic, literary and sociocultural contacts and interactions between Italy and other countries. (Available for English Spanish, Arabic, Russian, German).
Literatures in contact: the propagation of canonical models (translations, intertextual dialogues, and critical reflections) (Available for Spanish, French, German, Arabic, English, Russian, Polish, German, Scandinavian languages)
Literary genres between textual theory and practice. Synchronic and/or diachronic analysis of one – or more – literary genre/s (organization and codification of literary knowledge, canon formation) (Available for German, English, Arabic, Spanish, French, Russian, Japanese, Hindi, Scandinavian languages)
World Literature will be studied in particular in its relation to translation, reception and circulation (Available for English, French, German, Russian, Scandinavian languages Arabic).
Reading: itineraries, practices, representations. (Available for French, Arabic, Russian, German, Japanese).
Drama and theatre. Dramatic tradition, new dramaturgies and their transmedial stagings (Available for English, German, Russian, Spanish, Polish, Japanese).
Postcolonial and Transatlantic literatures, with reference to Latin America, French and Spanish Caribbean, Black Britain, Francophone, Lusophone and Anglophone Africa, Eastern Europe and South Asia.
Migration studies: heritage, models, stories (Available for Spanish, English, Russian, French, Polish, German, Portuguese, Italian)
National, supranational, urban identity narratives, and representations of the Other: culture, literature, and the media (Available for Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Hindi, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Scandinavian languages, Spanish).
Cultural memories: forms of historical, literary and artistic representations in Europe and America. (Available for English, German, Spanish, Russian, Scandinavian languages, Portuguese).
Early Modern Literature---Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century. (Available for English, Russian, Spanish).
Literature and the environment. (Available for English, Russian, North American, French, German).
Medical discourse: linguistic, literary and intercultural issues in diachronic and synchronic perspectives (Available for Chinese, French, German, English, Hindi, Spanish)
G. Garzone

Courses list

November 2020
Courses or activities Professor(s) ECTS Total hours Language
An Introduction to Academic Writing in the Humanities 2 12 Italian
Crisis: keywords, representation and discourse 3 18 Italian
January 2021
Courses or activities Professor(s) ECTS Total hours Language
Classic/Contemporary. Theory and practice of international theatre studies 2 14 Italian
Publish or Perish: Dissemination of Research Findings in the Humanities 2 12 Italian
The discourses of medical-scientific dissemination 2 12 Italian
February 2021
Courses or activities Professor(s) ECTS Total hours Language
Academic writing in the Humanities. Advanced 2 13 Italian
Anthropocene, non-human, posthuman: conversations in a World Literature perspective 2 13 Italian
March 2021
Courses or activities Professor(s) ECTS Total hours Language
Contrastive Linguistics 2 12 Italian
April 2021
Courses or activities Professor(s) ECTS Total hours Language
Bilingual lexicography in space and time 3 18 Italian
May 2021
Courses or activities Professor(s) ECTS Total hours Language
Maps of closed spaces: history, memory, representation 3 18 Italian
The book as material object: from the middle ages to the digital age 2 12 Italian
June 2021
Courses or activities Professor(s) ECTS Total hours Language
Interactive approaches to the analysis of narratives 2 13 Italian
Migrant objects in contemporary narratives 3 18 Italian


Places available: 7

Call for applications

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Application for admission: from 08/07/2020 to 14/09/2020

Application for matriculation: from 12/10/2020 to 11/11/2020

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Qualifications assessment

Evaluation results

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