Words and authors. Considerations and linguistic choices between literature and critics

A.Y. 2021/2022
Course offered to students on the PhD programme in
Overall hours
Lesson period
February 2022
Lead instructor: Massimo Prada
The course intends to analyse a series of representative case-studies, observed in a wide chronological spectrum, from Romanic literatures' origins to contemporary age, which will allow to understand in depth the use of literary language and theoretical conceptions of it. Therefore authors' reflections on language will be analysed, both in terms of personal literary work and thought on the use of language in their own time. In particular, we intend to observe experimental and archaic choices, as well as critics' and audiences' reactions to them.
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.

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