The Italian Studies Unit is made up of nine professors with a focus in Italian Literature and Language, Philology, Teaching Italian as a Mother Tongue and Second Language, Comparative Literature and Literature.
The Italian Studies Unit has grown out of the School of Education. It has undertaken several study and research projects and published essays and magazines thanks to the collaboration of professors.
This Unit provides material to Parmateneo, a weekly University publication, in which many students write their own columns. There are currently two weekly publications it is sponsoring: “Traguardi” only available in paper form (Parma, Battei publishing company) and “Fuori di testo” available both in paper and digital format (Milan, Unicopli publishing company).
Other editorial projects promoted by the Italian Studies Unit are “Parole allo specchio” and “A tre voci” (Milan, Unicopli publishing company), the bi-annual magazine "Parole rubate: Rivista internazionale di studi sulla citazione; Purloined Letters: International Journal of Quotation Studies" (this magazine has an A rating by ANVUR).
The First Cycle Degree Course in Humanities is taught both in the traditional blended way.
Italian Studies actively promotes initial training and support to teachers of Arts and Humanities in lower and upper secondary education schools. It is responsible for the SISS, TFA, PAS courses and offers refresher and completion courses and masters through its website elly.scuola.unipr.it
A strong focus is put on internationalisation. Many lessons offered in Italian Studies are blended and taught in English. A counselling service for learning and teaching Italian is available and all the Italian Language courses for foreigners are part of the Humanities degree.
Areas of Study
- L-FIL-LET/09: Roman Philology and Linguistics
- L-FIL-LET/10: Italian Literature
- L-FIL-LET/11: Contemporary Italian Literature
- L-FIL-LET/12: Italian Linguistics
- L-FIL-LET/13: Italian Literature Philology
- L-FIL-LET/14: Literary Criticism and Comparative Literature
- L-LIN/02: Teaching of Modern Languages
- M-FIL/06: History of Philosophy
The Italian Studies Unit is located on the second floor of the Via D’Azeglio Complex where one can find counselling offices for foreign students, the Glottodidactic Laboratory, the Journalism Laboratories and study rooms for students.
The Biblioteca Umanistica dei Paolotti (the Paolotti’s Humanist Library), an important point of reference for students and professors of the Humanities, gives support to academic activities.
A computer laboratory with eight seats is available for professors, researchers and graduate students.
The following degree courses are related to Italian Studies under the Department of Humanities, Social Sciences and Cultural Industries:
- First Cycle Degree Course in
- Second Cycle Degree Course in
Journalism and Publishing Culture
- Second Cycle Degree Course in
Classical and Modern Philology and Literature
(Classes LM-14 and LM-15)
The Unit professors teach degree courses in Humanities (three-year period), Classical and Modern Philology and Literature (two-year period), Journalism and Publishing Culture (two-year period), Philosophical Studies (three-year period), Modern Foreign Languages and Civilisation (three-year period), Communication and Contemporary Media for Creative Industries (three-year period), Artistic and Performing Art Heritage (three-year period).
The Unit professors also teach the First Level Master course “Web communication, social media and IoT for journalists and communicators” and the “Literary, Historical-Philosophical and Artistic Sciences” Doctorate.