Ekphrasis: from Classical World to Modernity

A.Y. 2021/2022
Course offered to students on the PhD programme in
Overall hours
Lesson period
March 2022
Lead instructor: Gabriele Baldassari
In harmony with the objectives of the PhD course and with its interdisciplinary nature, the course focuses on the exphrasis as a privileged space of intersection between literature and figurative arts, from classical antiquity to the second half of the eighteenth century, passing through the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and the Baroque. The lessons will take into consideration representative episodes from different periods, contexts, and literary genres, in order to highlight the variety of functions to which the descriptive moments in literary works respond and to broaden the view to other artistic languages.
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.


For help please contact phd@unimi.it

Tuesday 10.15-13.15 a.m. (from 28th Sept.). Starting from 28th Sept. Prof. Baldassari will meet students in person, by appointment, but it will be possible to schedule an appointing on Teams by email.
Department of Literary Studies, Philology and Linguistics, Unit of Modern Studies, first floor (online, via Microsoft Teams https://teams.microsoft.com/l/team/19%3a368ad2fb165349c6841ed2a7d1ead903%40thread.tacv2/conversations?groupId