PhD in Literary and Philological Cultures

Academic Year 2019-2020
Subject area Humanistic Studies
Cycle 35
Coordinator Prof. Nicola Grandi
Language Italian
Duration 3 years
Positions and scholarships 13 positions. More information in the PhD Programme Table
Application deadline May 15, 2019 at 01:00 PM (Expired)
Enrollment period From Aug 05, 2019 to Sep 02, 2019
Doctoral programme start date Nov 01, 2019
Operating centre
Bologna
Main Department
Department of Classical Philology and Italian Studies - FICLIT
Mobility abroad
Yes (6 months)
Curricula and Research topics

Curriculum 1: Sciences of antiquity and Sciences of books and documents:
- Greek language and literature
- Latin language and literature
- Classical and late antique philology
- Linguistics
- Digital Humanities
- Bibliography
- Paleography
- Armenian Culture and Classical heritage

Curriculum 2: Italian Studies Romance Philology and Comparative literature:
- Italian literature
- Contemporary italian literature
- Italian linguistics and philology
- Literary criticism and comparative literature
- Romance Philology
- Linguistics
- Linguistics of Italian language
- Digital Humanities

Job opportunities and potential areas of employment
- Academic research and teaching
- Teaching in secondary school
- Scientific, educational and multimedia publishing
- Career in the journalism
- Career in the National Administration and public bodies
Admission Board

Surname Name Institution Role e-mail
Chines Loredana Università di Bologna member loredana.chines@unibo.it
Condello Federico Università di Bologna member federico.condello@unibo.it
Ferrara Silvia Università di Bologna member s.ferrara@unibo.it
Gangemi Aldo Università di Bologna member aldo.gangemi@unibo.it
Weber Luigi Università di Bologna member luigi.weber@unibo.it
Corbellini Gilberto Fondazione Antonio Ruberti representative of financing body gilberto.corbellini@cnr.it
Cacciari Antonio Università di Bologna substitute antonio.cacciari@unibo.it
Ferretti Francesco Università di Bologna substitute francesco.ferretti@unibo.it
Neri Camillo Università di Bologna substitute camillo.neri@unibo.it
Peroni Silvio Università di Bologna substitute silvio.peroni@unibo.it
Learning outcomes
Achievement of a fine strategy for scientific research on literary texts. This methodology entails a wide-ranging to approach the texts, involving critical editions, analyses on literary reception, inquiries on formal, linguistic, stylistic levels. As regards Linguistics, students will learn to describe linguistic phenomena from a syncronistic and diachronistic point of view. As far as Digital Humanities and Semantic Technologies are concerned, students will learn how to hybridize humanistic and computational methods in a variety of use cases. Such a stratified methodology clearly provides expertise and skills for a variety of "itinera" and professions: in particular for academic research and teaching, for teaching in high school (also in view of an ongoing update of educational programmes and lines), for publishing and journalism.
Activities to be carried out by Doctoral candidates
Bibliographic inquiries and text readings. Original research focusing on a wide range of advanced issues (including reading of manuscripts and ancient editions, consultation of archives, processing of digital archives and online data, analyses based on philological and linguistic perspectives) for the achievement of a fine methodology for scientific research on literary texts such as critical editions and the study of literary reception and history of ideas. As far as Linguistics is concerned, research activities will focus on a wide range of linguistic systems and linguistic descriptions. As regards Digital Humanities and Semantic Technologies, research activities will include: application-oriented projects (use case satisfaction); implementation of reusable software or middleware components; design of ontologies or conceptual models; empirical studies on data, digital content and users; interdisciplinary experiments or theoretical studies, e.g. jointly with cognitive scientists or philosophers.
Research training activities compliant with the Doctoral programme's learning outcomes
In the first and second year of the PhD programme are scheduled 30 hours of lectures planned common to all PhD students, in addition to 50 hours of curricular teaching (lectures and conferences, specific for individual curricula) and 20 hours of free choice subjects (participation to National and International conferences and seminars, seminars organised by PhD students themselves). The total is 100 hours of mandatory teaching. In the 3rd year there will be 60 mandatory hours in order to leave time to prepare the dissertation. As far as Digital Humanities and Semantic Technologies are concerned, curricular training includes state-of-the-art competence on at least: one humanistic domain; one computational technique; acquisition of adequate knowledge on a reasonable amount of hybrid applications, e.g. in literary, philological, linguistic domains (natural language processing, data science, cultural heritage). Lectures and seminars are mostly given by external professors both from Italy and from abroad.
Internationalization features
Foreign Students incoming: S. Mohammed (scholarship of the Egyptian Government); X. Peipei (China Scholarship Council). Students in joint doctoral programme: N. Brarda (Université de Paris-Sorbonne); M. Brunzin Ponte, R. Lapia, M. Ottaviano (Paris Ouest - Nanterre La Défense); S. Gazzoni (Università di San Paolo, Brasile); L. Giugliarelli (Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis); M. Grossi (Université de Paris-Sorbonne); L. Landeros de Casolari (Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia, Madrid); B. Rejmak (Università di Varsavia); S. Trabucco (Université de Limoges). Joint doctoral programmes under examination: C. Pomarici (Université de Lausanne). For all students PhD board offers an international perspective of 6 months study in European and USA Universities.
Expected research results and products
Throughout the three-years course at least one presentation in a national or international Conference is expected, and the publication of an article in a journal of A/B level. A special acknowledgement for publishing the PhD dissertation.
Doctoral programme Academic Board

Surname

Name

University/Institution

Qualification

BAZZOCCHI

MARCO ANTONIO

Università di Bologna

Professore Ordinario

BENVENUTI

GIULIANA

Università di Bologna

Professore Ordinario

CACCIARI

ANTONIO

Università di Bologna

Professore Associato

CARUANA

SANDRO

University of Malta

Professore Ordinario

CASTILLO GOMEZ

ANTONIO

Universidad de Alcala de Henares

Professore Ordinario

CITTI

FRANCESCO

Università di Bologna

Professore Ordinario

CONDELLO

FEDERICO

Università di Bologna

Professore Ordinario

FERRETTI

FRANCESCO

Università di Bologna

Ricercatore

FORMISANO

LUCIANO

Università di Bologna

Professore Ordinario

GANGEMI

ALDO

Università di Bologna

Professore Ordinario

GARULLI

VALENTINA

Università di Bologna

Professore Associato

GIANNINI

GABRIELE

Université de Montréal

Professore Associato

GRANDI

NICOLA

Università di Bologna

Professore Ordinario

JUDET DE LA COMBE

PIERRE

CNRS

Primo ricercatore

KONSTANTAKOS

IOANNIS

National and   Kapodistrian University of Athens

Professore Associato

LEDDA

GIUSEPPE

Università di Bologna

Professore Associato

LUGLIO

DAVIDE

Sorbonne Université

Professore Associato

NERI

CAMILLO

Università di Bologna

Professore Ordinario

PASETTI

LUCIA

Università di Bologna

Professore Associato

PIERI

BRUNA

Università di Bologna

Professore Ordinario

RUOZZI

GINO

Università di Bologna

Professore Ordinario

TINTI

PAOLO

Università di Bologna

Professore Associato

WALLRAFF

MARTIN

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet Muenchen

Professore Ordinario