Master’s degree in Tradition and Interpretation of Literary Texts



The postgraduate degree in Tradition and Interpretation of Literary texts has as its main objective the acquisition of a well-grounded preparation so as to develop the capacity for doing independent research, sharing knowledge, elaborating ethodologies and technical analysis in the field of the philological and literary disciplines. These abilities will be developed along with specialized high-level competencies in any cultural or professional field connected with the production, circulation and analysis of texts. Therefore the postgraduate degree in Tradition and Interpretation of Literary texts aims at developing the following competencies: - the ability to apply a solid theoretical knowledge of the processes of communication in general and the mechanisms of production as well as verbal and literary communication in particular; - the ability to do in depth analysis of philological, rhetorical and stylistic, ideological and literary components of any text whether creative or scientific; - the ability to elaborate complex texts whether they are creative, technical or scientific texts; - the ability to accurately compare and collect texts of any genre and to establish relationships among them; - the ability to transform, adjust and recreate any text by referring to specific techniques of analysis and choosing essential thematic components as well as stylistic register; - the ability to organize, coordinate and produce texts such as dictionaries, grammar books, scholastic texts, and to carry out editing tasks with the use of computer technology and telematics; The course of study is differentiated into two tracks: one is dedicated mainly to Italian philology and literary culture, while the other is aimed at the presence of the classical literary tradition, i.e. Greek and Latin, found in modern and contemporary literary culture and hermeneutics. Apart from the two tracks mentioned above and in consideration of the objectives, the course involves some shared subject matter within the fields of the theory of literature and the European literary tradition – as well as a wide range of topics concerning theoretical and historical linguistics, philological and historical disciplines, art-history, educational disciplines as well as didactic methods. In any case, since these concern foundational disciplines, such subjects are aimed at providing a shared groundwork, and as such will be covered in the first year of study, while the other subjects represent the culmination of the critical study, which will be covered in the second year.

Since the academic year 2015/2016, the University of Augsburg (Germany) and the University of Verona activate the joint Italian-German master's degree with double degree in “Europäische Kommunikationskulturen/Italienisch” / “Trazione e interpretazione dei testi letterari - curriculum internazionale”, The curriculum includes the first year at the headquarters of Verona and the second at the headquarters in Augsburg. The period of studies in Verona is aimed at providing specialist skills and offers in particular professional knowledge in the fields of research, journalism, publishing and communication; The period of studies in Augsburg has an interdisciplinary character thanks to the interplay between various disciplines such as Romance Linguistics, Romance Literature, History of Art, Medieval, Modern and Contemporary History, Musicology, Greek and Roman Archeology, Integrated in already-activated degree programs such as “Internationale Literaturen”, “Kunst- und Kulturgeschichte”, “Ethik der Textkulturen”, “Europastudien”, “Anwendungsorientierte Interkulturelle Sprachwissenschaft”.

Students must submit their application by June 30 of each year, enclosing the following documentation:
- Curriculum in Italian or German
- Self-certification of the attached documentation
Students who are enrolled in Augsburg must send the documentation to the postal address:
Lehrstuhl für Romanische Sprachwissenschaft, Prof. Dr. Sabine Schwarze – Universität Augsburg, Universitätsstraße 10, D-86159 Augsburg
or email:-

Students who are enrolled in Verona must send the documentation to the postal address:
U.O. Didattica e studenti di Culture e Civiltà, Università degli Studi di Verona, via san Francesco 22, 39100 Verona
or mail: -

Referents: prof.ssa Sabine Schwarze e prof. Fabio Forner

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Degree programme annual factsheet (SUA-CdS)

As part of the Quality Assurance system, complete, updated and easily available information on objectives, study plan, resources used and results achieved for each degree programme is made available through the SUA-CdS - Scheda Unica Annuale del Corso di Studio (Degree programme annual factsheet). This includes an Overview and three public sections (Learning Objectives, Student Experience, Learning Outcomes) which together provide a wide range of information about each degree programme. The SUA-CdS also contains an administrative section (Administration and Quality Management) that is for internal use only.

The Degree programme annual factsheet (SUA-CdS), which is currently available only in Italian, is a valuable tool that can be used by the University to design, implement and reorganise, as well as to evaluate, each degree programme. However, the SUA-CdS factsheet is also useful for students, to help them choose the right programme of study.

Course details

Degree type
Postgraduate and Master's programmes
2 years
Degree class
LM-14 - Postgraduate degree in modern philology
Supervisory body
Collegio didattico di Beni culturali, Lettere e Tradizione e interpretazione dei testi letterari
Programme Director
Gherardo Ugolini
Teaching and course administration
Operational unit Culture and Civilisation Teaching and Student Services Unit
Main Department
Cultures and Civilisations
Macro area
Subject area
Literature, Arts and Communication Studies
Double Degree
Universität Augsburg