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Chiara Fontana

Adjunct professor

Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Short Bio

Adjunct Professor of Arabic Philology and Literature at the University of Bologna, Chiara Fontana has a Ph.D. in Arabic Linguistics and Literature at the Sapienza University of Rome – Italian Institute of Oriental Studies (ISO) - 2018. Since 2014, she has taught and continues her research at institutions in Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, and Tunisia. In 2017, she received an Italian Ministry of Research scholarship to conduct a pilot study on Rhetorical/Poetic Forms in Southern Tunisian and Western Libyan Dialects. She is also an associate research board member in international research projects at the Columbia University (NY - US), University of Exeter and University of Birmingham. Her studies focus principally on Arabic rhetoric, prosody, and linguistics as applied to the study of cross-temporal literature and the Arabic literary canon. Go to the Curriculum vitae



Dipartimento di Lingue, Letterature e Culture Moderne
Via Cartoleria 5, Bologna - Go to map

Office hours

Office Hours (2nd semester) 10:00 - 11.30. Chiara Fontana receives by appointment only, using Online Teams. To schedule your appointment, please write an e-mail to

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