The Department of Philology and Literary Criticism (DFCLAM) offers courses covering the full range of languages and literatures, from ancient to contemporary. It is characterized by a strong comparative perspective and international outlook and, thanks to the quality of its research output, has been recognized nationally as a “Department of Excellence 2018-2022”. Internally it is articulated into three sections: classical literature and ancient history; medieval philology (Romance, Germanic, medieval Latin); foreign languages and literatures, comparative literature and literary theory.