Telling the body. Narratives, methods, politics and cultures

A.Y. 2019/2020
Course offered to students on the PhD programme in
Overall hours
Lesson period
December 2019
Lead instructor: Nicoletta Vallorani
The seminar will be focused on more or less recent narratives unfolding around the body as the hub of any discourse and in so doing they go back to the diachronic development of the representation of the body and investigate the many ways in which this figure becomes a central metaphor in contemporary cultures. The specific issues that will be investigated are connected with ethic, hybrid and intersectional bodies, illness and disability, and the relationship between body and identity. We will exploit a variety of texts (from literary studies, visual studies and sound studies) and we will refer to transnational and interdisciplinary horizon.
Assessment methods
Giudizio di approvazione
Assessment result
superato/non superato
How to enrol


The course enrolment deadline is usually the 25th day of the month prior to the start date. More specifically:

  • 27 December 2021 for courses starting in January 2022
  • 25 January 2022 for courses starting in February 2022
  • 25 February 2022 for courses starting in March 2022.

Deadlines for enrolment in other courses will be announced as soon as possible.

How to enrol

  1. Access enrolment on PhD courses online service using your University login details
  2. Select the desired programme and click on Registration (Iscrizione) and then on Register (Iscriviti)

Ignore the option "Exam session date” that appears during the enrolment procedure.


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