Call for application 39th cycle

Bando ordinario (expired 22/06/2023)

Educational goals and objectives

In the 38 years of its running, the Ph.D programme in Italian Studies at Sapienza University in Rome has represented a reference point - not only in the Italian context but also abroad - for research in different fields: Italian Literature and literary studies from the Middle Ages to the contemporary age (both in Italian and other languages related to Italian literature, such as Latin and dialects), Philology, Literary theory and Comparative literature.

The Italian Studies Ph.D. programme has always targeted an interconnected approach to the Italian literary tradition, combining philological, critical, linguistic, historical approaches. A comparative perspective, open to other literary, artistic, and musical traditions is also central to the programme, as well as a methodological and theoretical engagement with Classical and Romance literary cultures.

The board of the Ph.D. programme has decided to strengthen the educational offer on the basis of the positive results achieved in the past, also taking into consideration the new institutional policies and the results achieved in the latest cycles, which proved the national and international appeal of the Italian Studies Ph.D. programme at Sapienza University. Based on such objectives, the board of the Ph.D. programme has organized specific educational pathways, with series of methodological lectures, seminars on specific topics with high-profile scholars, as well as lectures and conferences by interntional scholars on topics related to the research of postgraduate students.
Such educational opportunites tackled topics of methodological and theoretical relevance, also discussed in recent publications; such topics are widely recognized as essential formative requirements for research in the fields of philology, criticism, historiography within Italian studies, also with reference to Classical and Romance literary cultures, and theatre and cinema studies.
On such a well established track record the board of the Ph.D. programme reorganized the curriculum, from a structural and functional point of view, as a third level of higher education: this also involved a reconsideration of its specificity in the national context in the light of the structural dynamics of other Ph.D. programmes in Italian studies.
The board carefully assesses the consistency of its educational pathway by taking into consideration the needs of its students and the new dispositions concerning Ph.D programmes; it aims to provide doctoral students with opportunities to gain experience in different fields, that are coherent from the point of view of methods and critical tools and with the ongoing reforms of Ph.Dl programmes nationwide.

Specifiche economiche

Tipologia 1: DM118
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Tematiche, curriculum e competenze specifiche
Themes, curriculum and specific competence

C_PNRR - DM118 GENERICHE - non associata a curriculum

- Innovazione
Ente finanziatore: PNRR
Competenze richieste: nessuna competenza specifica richiesta
- Innovation
Founded by: PNRR
Required skills: no specific skill required

Il candidato sceglierà una tematica in fase di presentazione della candidatura on line

Admission Procedure

Qualifications assessment The evaluation of qualifications includes evaluation of the curriculum vitae and research project submitted by each applicant.

Oral interview The oral examination, after a brief review of the candidate's curriculum vitae, includes a detailed discussion of the three-year research project.
language ITALIANO

contacts and info
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Curriculum studiorum

Graduation date and grade of the Master's degree
detailed list of exams including completion dates and scores of Masters's degree

Required documentation

§ research project
The research project should include the following sections:
- Abstract
- State of the art
- Timetable and methods of the research
- Scientific objectives of the project
- Bibliography.

The project as a whole should not exceed 30,000 characters, including spaces and footnotes.
, the file must be uploaded within 22/06/2023 ore 14:00 (ora italiana)

§ Curriculum Vitae
mandatory, the file must be uploaded within 22/06/2023 ore 14:00 (ora italiana)

Language Skills

No languages required

Exam Schedule

Qualifications assessment
notesfino a esaurimento valutazione dei candidati
publication on notice boardNO
publication on the web siteYes
web site
date of publication25/07/2023

Oral interview
notesfino a esaurimento valutazione dei candidati
classroomAula C Dip. di Lettere e Culture moderne, IV piano
addressPiazzale Aldo Moro 5, Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia
publication on notice boardNO
publication on the web siteYes
web site
date of publication04/09/2023

Evaluation scale

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