Linguistic, Literary and intercultural Studies in European and Extra-European Perspectives

Doctoral programme (PhD)
A.Y. 2019/2020
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
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.
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. (Linguistic areas: English, French, Chinese, German, Russian).
G. Garzone
Linguistic dynamics, discourses and societies: languages, migrations, social changes and identity constructions (Linguistic areas: Spanish, English, German, French, Chinese, Hindi).
Language and discourse in traditional and new media: communicative, political and professional perspectives (including cross-linguistic approaches) (Linguistic areas: 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) (Linguistic areas: English, French, German, Chinese, Russian, Spanish).
Languages for Special Purposes (LSP): lexical, discursive and pragmatic approaches from diachronic and/or synchronic perspectives (Linguistic areas: French, English, German, Spanish, Russian, Chinese).
G. Garzone
Research in the teaching of foreign languages and literatures. Methods, historical developments and strands of innovation (Linguistic areas: Spanish, English, French, Chinese, Russian, German).
Histories of European languages: philological, linguistic and rhetorical approaches to texts from the modern age (15th-19thcenturies) (Linguistic areas: English, French, Russian, German).
Theoretical and applied aspects of translation: linguistic approaches (Linguistic areas: French, English Chinese, Russian, German, Spanish).
G. Garzone
History of linguistic, literary and sociocultural contacts and interactions between Italy and other countries. (Linguistic areas: English Spanish, Arabic, Russian, German).
Literatures in contact: the propagation of canonical models (translations, intertextual dialogues, and critical reflections) (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) (Linguistic areas: 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 (Linguistic areas: English, French, German, Russian, Scandinavian languages Arabic).
Reading: itineraries, practices, representations. (Linguistic areas: French, English, Arabic, Russian, German, Japanese).
Drama and theatre. Dramatic tradition, new dramaturgies and their transmedial stagings (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 (Linguistic areas: Spanish, English, Russian, French, Polish, German, Portuguese, Italian)
National, supranational, urban identity narratives, and representations of the Other: culture, literature, and the media (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Hindi, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish).
Cultural memories: forms of historical, literary and artistic representations in Europe and America. (Linguistic areas: English, German, Spanish, Russian, Scandinavian languages, Portuguese).
Early Modern Literature-Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century. (Linguistic areas: English, Russian, Spanish).
Literature and the environment. (Linguistic areas: English, Russian, North American, French).


Places available: 7

Call for applications: how to do, attachment 1, Qualifications assessment and exam schedule

Application period: from 05-24-2019 to 06-24-2019
Enrolment period: from 09-23-2019 to 09-27-2019