GHIDINI Maria Candida

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Academic position

Since 01/01/2004 University researcher in Slavistics at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart of Milan.

Since 01/09/2007 Professor of Russian Literature at the University of Parma.

From 01/01/2014 to 31/12/2016 President of the Degree Course in Modern Civilization and Foreign Languages at the University of Parma.

Since 01/01/2017 Member of the University of Parma's University Evaluation Board

Since 01/10/2019 Coordinator of the University of Parma's University Evaluation Board.


Scientific and professional background

- She has been consultant of the Catholic University Centre of the CEI for the evaluation of scholarship holders for the area of competence.

- She has given lectures and courses at the Civic Pedagogical University of Moscow, the Karazin University of Char'kov (Ukraine) and the Advanced School of Advanced Studies of the Sapienza University of Rome.

- She regularly collaborates with various publishing houses with consulting and translations (Garzanti, Salani, Longanesi, Corbaccio, Feltrinelli, Bompiani, Carocci and Utet).

- Since 2010 she writes for "L'Indice dei libri del mese".

- She directs the scientific review "La Torre di Babele.


Scientific activity and research topics

Her researches have so far moved along the following lines:

  -  the link between poetry, aesthetics and religious thought in Russia at the beginning of the 20th century, with particular attention to the figure of Vjačeslav Ivanov.

  -  the question of language and its particular importance in Russian culture from the Tenties onwards: the figure of Gustav Špet and his “formal philosophical school of philosophy”, developed around the GAChN.

- Russian identity and the relationship between Russia and Europe, in particular the history of Russian nobility and its origins.   

- Dostoevsky’s novel.

 - The writing of the self and L.N. Tolstoy’s Diaries.

Author of over a hundred publications, including four monographs, she has participated in dozens of invited international congresses as a speaker (Germany, Austria, Hungary, Russia, France, England...).


Collaborations and memberships

- Since January 2010 she has been participating in the research project of the University of Bochum "Die Sprache der Dinge. Philosophie und Kulturwissenschaften im deutsch-russischen Ideentransfer der 1920er Jahre".

- She has been a founding member of the COLAB Interdepartmental Centre of the University of Parma for the application of new technologies to the humanistic field and for the promotion of digital publishing.

- She edited the Russian section of Garzantina Letteraria.

- Between 2006-2007 she collaborated, for the Slavic area, on the study project "Person and personalisms of the 20th century", promoted by the International Jacques Maritain Institute.

- - She collaborated in the project "La letteratura europea" directed by Piero Boitani and Massimo Fusillo (at UTET publishing house).

- Since 2004 she has been a member of the Italian Slavists Association, since 2005 of the Centre d'études Vjatcheslav Ivanov, since 2010 of Memorial Italia. In 2014 she was invited to join the Scientific Committee of the association Mondo in Cammino. Since 2018 she has been a member of the International Dostoevsky Society and since 2019 of the “Onomastica e Letteratura” Society.

I'll be in office: (viale San Michele 9, 2nd floor):

29th november, at 16.00

4th december, at 15.30

11th december, at  15.30

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2023/2024

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2022/2023

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2021/2022

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2020/2021

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2019/2020

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2018/2019

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2017/2018

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2016/2017

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2015/2016

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2014/2015

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2013/2014



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Dipartimento di Discipline Umanistiche Sociali e delle Imprese Culturali (Viale San Michele 9)
Dipartimento di Discipline Umanistiche Sociali e delle Imprese Culturali (Viale San Michele 9)
Viale San Michele, 9
43121 PARMA