PhD in COMPARATIVE STUDIES: LANGUAGES, LITERATURES AND ARTS
The aim of the scientific discipline known as “Comparative Studies” is to identify relationships between authors, texts, works of art, movements and phenomena of different cultures so as to highlight their characteristic aspects in terms of both continuity and specificity.
In the contemporary era of multiculturalism and globalization, as the dissemination of ideas becomes increasingly more rapid and widespread, an openness to alterity acquires fundamental significance and impacts linguistic, literary and artistic experiences, thereby modifying consolidated models and creating new ones.
On the basis of these considerations, and also with reference to recent interchanges within the European Union regarding cultural policies, the comparativist approach permits an important and original expansion of the themes and perspectives of recent research in linguistics, literature and art history.
Thus, the main objectives of the doctoral programme focus on preparing scholars with excellent critical, analytical skills in the fields of literature, languages and art history.
The tools and methodologies acquired by the doctoral candidates in their chosen fields of study will be enhanced and strengthened thanks to the typically comparativist contributions inherent in the comparison of different cultures, languages, literatures, artistic pieces and their contexts. Within the basic uniformity of the doctoral programme, four curricula areoffered: Foreign Languages and Literatures; Italian Studies; Art History; Literary Theory and Italian Linguistics.
The professional figures formed by the Doctorate must be able to carry out the activities of high-level multicultural operators, in order to work in the cultural industry, in the University, in national, European and international institutions, in order to take part to and promote projects of research and intervention launched by the European Union or by other organizations (such as UNESCO, the OECD, etc.), by international research centers and by Italian institutions and foundations involved in the areas pertaining to the PhD program.
The high qualification achieved will allow PhDs to exercise their scientific skills both in the public sector (libraries, archives, cultural heritage, Ministries, Local Authorities, museum circuits) and in the private sector (newspapers, publishing, research centers, touristic companies and other types of companies). Furthermore they will be able to use the skills provided by the PhD programme also as an enrichment for future teachers and managers in the School of all levels.
OFFERTA FORMATIVA EROGATA E PREVISTA (EDUCATION&TRAINING PROGRAM):
Italian Studies; Literary Theory and Italian Linguistics; Foreign Languages and Literatures; Art History
INFORMATION AND REQUIREMENTS
|SCHOOL/DEPARTMENT||Arts and Philosophy/Department of Literary Studies, Philosophy and Art History|
|PHD CODE||S38||DURATION||3 years|
|ACADEMIC DISCIPLINES||L-FIL-LET/10, L-FIL-LET/11, L-FIL-LET/12, L-FIL-LET/13, L-FIL-LET/14, L-LIN/01, L-LIN/02, L-LIN/03, L-LIN/04, L-LIN/05, L-LIN/07, L-LIN/09, L-LIN/10, L-LIN/12, L-LIN/13, L-LIN/14, L-LIN/21, L-ART/01, L-ART/02, L-ART/03, L-ART/04, L-ART/05, ICAR/18|
|AVAILABLE RESEARCH AREAS||
1) Italian Studies;
2) Foreign languages and literatures;
3) Italian linguistics and literature theory;
4) Arts history
|THE PROGRAM IS DEVELOPED IN COLLABORATION WITH THE FOLLOWING INSTITUTIONS||National Central Library of Rome|
|TOTAL AVAILABLE POSITIONS||12|
|positions reserved to Public Administration employees (of which)||2|
|positions reserved to Independent Candidates** (of which)||2|
|unreserved positions covered by scholarships (of which)||6|
|unreserved positions not covered by scholarships (of which)||2|
|TOTAL AVAILABLE SCHOLARSHIPS||6
|university scholarships (of which)||6 (1 of which are reserved to foreign candidates, without prejudice to the same evaluation process)|
|DEGREES REQUIRED TO APPLY||Any|
|WHAT WILL BE EVALUATED||Qualifications indicated below AND Written Exam AND Oral Exam|
|QUALIFICATIONS DETAILS||EVALUABLE QUALIFICATION||COMPULSORY/DISCRETIONARY||SUBMITTING METHOD|
|Research Proposal||Compulsory||TO BE UPLOADED ON DELPHI|
|Curriculum Vitae||Compulsory||TO BE UPLOADED ON DELPHI|
|Master's degree grade AND University exam transcript with marks||Compulsory||TO BE UPLOADED ON DELPHI|
|Publications||Discretionary||TO BE UPLOADED ON DELPHI|
|MIN QUALIFICATIONS THRESHOLD||28/100||MAX QUALIFICATIONS THRESHOLD||40/100|
|MIN EXAMS/S THRESHOLD||42/100||MAX EXAM/S THRESHOLD||60/100|
|MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION||Italian||LANGUAGE/S REQUIRED FOR THE EXAM/S||English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Polish, Portuguese at candidate's choice|
|EXAM/S DATE/S||SOON AVAILABLE|
a) The Research proposal will be useful to evaluate the candidate's aptitude for research, it must have must have a length of 7.000 to 10.000 character (including spaces) and must clearly contain: 1. Indication of the chosen Research Area (in the header); 2. Topic and Scope of the Research; 3. State of the art; 4. Objectives; 5. Innovative elements; 6. Bibliography
b) A minimum B2 for the Italian language is required to all foreign candidates
e) Further information on the exams will be given at: http://dottoratostudicomparati.uniroma2.it/prove-di-accesso/
Thresholds Details: MIN Research proposal: 14/100; MAX Research proposal: 20/100; MIN All other qualifications: 14/100; MAX All other qualifications: 20/100; MIN Written exam: 21/100; MAX Written exam: 30/100; MIN Oral exam: 21/100; MAX Oral exam: 30/100
For further details, please refer to Art. 2 of the Announcement
** Independent Candidates have their own source of funding such as:
- A bank account balance of at least 5.800 euros
- A scholarship funded by the government of their country of origin
- A scholarship funded by the Italian Ministry of foreign affairs
- The written declaration of any institution that wish to fund the PhD for whatever reason
- An employment contract
The evidence of the above mentioned occurrence must be provided only if admitted to the PhD. Please refer to the Announcement for further details.