Department of Comparative Literature - Roma Tre University


The Department of Comparative Literature has a total of twenty-nine full-time permanent professors (including fourteen first grade and thirteen second grade) and twenty-one permanent assistants and confirmed researchers.

The administrative secretary also forms part of the department, as do three technicians, two administrative staff and a janitor.

The department organises a scientific and teaching zone of exceptional importance for literary research which can be divided in theory into the following areas of study: historical and critical reflection on artistic and literary cultures; philology of literary texts and textual analysis; critical and historical reconstruction of intercultural realities; techniques and history of discourse in verse and prose; theory of literature; methodology and history of literary criticism; theory and history of literary translation.
These intense research activities have led to the publication of numerous essays, articles, monographs, critical editions, translations, etc. which are seen as achieving a high level of scientific attainment and cultural influence.

The Department aims to achieve the following objectives over time:
consolidate the direct funding of departmental research programmes; extend relations, exchanges and collaborations with scientific bodies and cultural institutions, both in Italy and abroad; intensify cultural activities, above all for degree courses in the Faculty of Letters and Philosophy, but also in other university faculties and expand the support structures for degree candidates and students and for the research doctorates.

Director: prof. Otello Lottini

Research
Over the past few years the department has organised a scientific and teaching ìzoneî of exceptional importance for literary research. This zone can be divided in theory into the following areas of study: ìcomparativeî historical and critical reflection on artistic and literary cultures; philology of literary texts and textual analysis; critical and historical reconstruction of intercultural realities; techniques and history of discourse in verse and prose; theory of literature; methodology and history of literary criticism; theory and history of literary translation.
The research activities have led to the publication of numerous essays, articles, monographs, critical editions, translations, etc. which are seen as achieving a high level of scientific attainment and cultural influence at both national and international level. The department also organises the activities of two research doctorates, a programme that is now in its thirteenth year: on Literary sciences (comparative literature) and, in collaboration with the universities of Palermo, Torino, LíAquila, Roma/Lumsa, on Culture and Literary Traditions from the ancient and medieval Germanic world.

The Department aims to consolidate departmental research programmes; extend relations, exchanges and collaborations with scientific bodies and cultural institutions, intensify cultural activities both in Italy and abroad, with special reference to Europe.

Research doctorates
The department organises the activities of two research doctorates, a programme that is now in its thirteenth year: on Literary sciences (comparative literature) and (in convention with the universities of Palermo, Torino, LíAquila, Roma/Lumsa), on Culture and Literary Traditions from the ancient and medieval Germanic world.

Multimedia laboratory
IT laboratory
Internet connection
Video library
300 titles including original language films and video footage of conferences
Audio-video-photo laboratory

This is fitted with equipment for TV filming, postproduction of films and documentaries, sound recording, video projections, satellite TV and photo reproduction on photographic film.