Studies In English Literatures, Cultures, Language, And Translation

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Per prepararsi all'esame, si consiglia ai candidati di consultare la lista di testi del curriculum scelto, disponibile sulo sito web del dottorato.

Educational goals

The International PhD programme in English Literatures, Language and Translation (SELLT), with administrative base at Sapienza University of Rome and partner base at the University of Silesia in Katowicze, is aimed at students interested in the acquisition of up-to-date critical and cognitive tools that enable them to carry out specialised research in the field of English literature and linguistics, as well as in the cultural and disciplinary areas that may refer to them. The scientific plan and the didactic offer of the PhD programme are developed through two main paths, one literary and one linguistic. The objectives are therefore the acquisition of up-to-date critical and exploratory skills that will allow candidates to carry out specialized research projects in the fields of English language and literatures as well as in those cultural and disciplinary areas that are connected to them. Specific aims will be to develop skills a) in the history and periodisation of literature, focusing on problems relating to the main periods, including the XXI century; b) in the analysis of texts, presented in the light of critical methodologies, especially those of English-speaking cultures c) in the connection with theories of literature, and with other literatures d) in the investigation of linguistic problems, seen both in their communicative specificity and in their literary and non-literary values, through the tools of contemporary stylistics and discourse analysis; e) in the investigation of theories, methods and approaches of Translation and Adaptation Studies, especially updated to the last 40 years; f) in the investigation of theories, methods and approaches related to the history of the English language, with particular attention to the studies of historical linguistics and pragmatics. Research areas that will be explored are the following: 1) Medieval English Studies 2) Shakespeare and dramatic language 3) Forms and objects of modern literary discourse 4) Theatre studies 5) American Studies 6) Post-colonial Literatures 7) Comparative studies, 8) Translation Studies 9) Audiovisual translation 10) Studies on accessible translatio 11) Humour Studies 12) Adaptation Studies 13) Studies on multilingualism and diatopic variations 14) History of the English Language 15) Historical Pragmatics and Stylistics 16) Teaching English as a second language

Exam - written

Giorno: 18/7/2023 Ora: 09:00 Aula: T01 Indirizzo: Sapienza Edificio Marco Polo Via Circonvallazione Tiburtina 4 00186

Tests - Evaluation of qualifications

Giorno: 19/7/2023

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