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The study of literary texts, from antiquity to the contemporary world, teaches how to deal with complexity, develop critical sense, correctly frame socio-cultural phenomena, and communicate and transmit an invaluable cultural heritage.

Faculty involved in our course of study carry out research and scholarly activities, and are engaged in third mission activities. However, it is generally university teaching that constitutes their main 'profession': this is evidenced by the teaching evaluation questionnaires, filled out annually by students, who of our lecturers appreciate and promote, for example, clarity of exposition, ability to arouse and motivate interest, and availability for clarification and ad hoc explanations.

Our environment is based on an open and constructive dialogue between faculty and students.

What will you study

The three curricula of the Course offer an organic education characterized by breadth and variety of content, aimed at acquiring a wide-ranging knowledge of what classical, medieval, modern and contemporary literary culture has produced


They all frame the analysis of literary texts in a solid historical framework and do not neglect, both in the characterizing activities and in the related and supplementary activities, to open significant windows on the role played by philosophical and artistic culture, cultural anthropology and non-European literatures.

Basic and characterizing teachings common to the three curricula are in the fields L-FIL-LET/10 and 12; L-LIN/01; M-GGR/01, with different space and weight within each pathway.

    focused on the study of the ancient world, from linguistic-literary (L-FlL-LET/02 and L-FIL-LET/04) and philological (L-FIL-LET/05, 06, 07, 08) to historical (L-ANT/02 and 03; M-STO/09), archaeological (L-ANT/07; L-FIL-LET/01) and philosophical (M-FIL/07) disciplines.

    focused on the disciplines of Italian philology, language and literature, from origins to contemporary times (L-FIL-LET/09, 10, 11, 12, 13), also in relation to foreign literatures (e.g., L-FIL-LET/14; L-LIN/03). Attention is devoted to the relationship between literary works their historical context, with teachings in history (L-ANT/02 and 03; M-STO/01, 02, 04) and archival studies (M-STO/08); similarly, literary culture is related both to the art-historical disciplines (L-ART/01, 02, 03) of performing arts, music (L-ART/05, 06, 07) and cinema, and to anthropological and philosophical disciplines.

    compared to the modern one, it is characterized by a more explicit relationship between literature, music, theater, cinema and new media, even with professionalizing workshops in the various fields.

    After graduation

    The Humanities graduate


    Who is he

    • Organizer of cultural events, fairs and exhibitions
    • Public relations and communication expert in corporate and commercial sectors
    • advertising agent
    • press officer, arts support worker, editor in institutions, institutes, publishing houses operating in the entertainment industry
    • reviewer and employee in publishing houses
    • employee in archives and libraries

    What do you do?

    • Design, promotion and organization of cultural events
    • designing, publicizing and marketing advertising campaigns
    • support for theatrical, film, television production
    • ideation, design and execution in radio and television stations and websites
    • editing and proofreading at publishing houses and newspapers
    • gathering and dissemination of literary and linguistic data and knowledge
    • scheduling of book and documentary materials in archives and libraries

    Where does she work?

    Area of:

    • publishing and journalism
    • public relations
    • theatrical, film, music, television, and multimedia production
    • organization of cultural events
    • archives and libraries

    The basic training provided is aimed at in-depth study and specialization in master's degree programs that will allow more precise employment outlets to be delineated, especially, but not only, in the field of the broadly understood cultural industry and teaching.