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MARIA CANDIDA GHIDINI CEREDA, born in Monza (Milan, Italy) on June,5,1960, French and Italian nationality, after classical liceo, in 1988 obtained her university degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore - Milan, (110/110 cum laude) with a final dissertation in Russian literature about the Vjačeslav Ivanov’s literary critic and his interpretation of Dostoevskij (L'interpretazione di Dostoevskij nella concezione di Vjačeslav Ivanov).
After having received a one year grant for her dissertation from a private found ("Fondazione Fratelli Confalonieri", Milan State University), she remained at Catholic University as assistant lecturer (“cultore di materia") in Russian Literature.
In 1992 she has passed the national qualifying examination for the teaching of “Russian Language and Civilization” in secondary school (88/90).
In 1994 she has disputed her doctoral thesis, obtaining a P.H.D. in “Philological, Linguistic and Literary Sciences” with a final dissertation about the conception of language in Vjačeslav Ivanov and in the Russian Symbolism (La concezione della parola nell'opera teorica di Vjačeslav Ivanov).
In 1996 she has won a two-year Ministerial Post-doctoral Grant at the Foreign Languages and Literatures Department of Milan Catholic University.
After teaching Russian Literature several years at Milan Catholic University and at the Parma State University, in November 2003 she obtained the title of "Ricercatore" (Researcher, Assistant Professor) at the Faculty of "Scienze Linguistiche e Letterarie" of Milan Catholic University. In September 2007 she has obtained the place of "Professore Associato" at Parma State University.
In 2009-2010 she partecipated in an international project of Bochum University entitled "Die Sprache der Dinge. Philosophie und Kulturwissenschaften deutsch im der 1920er Jahre-russischen Ideentransfer "(http://dbs.rub.de/gachn/index.php?pg=17&r0=3&r1=24&l=de).
She has offered her editorial consultancy to several Italian publishers (Corbaccio, Feltrinelli, Frassinelli, Garzanti, Mondadori, Longanesi, Salani).

Research Interests:
Russian modernist literature and thought (Vjačeslav Ivanov, P. Florenskij, S. Bulgakov, mat' Marija)
Literature and Linguistics of the Twenties (XX century: Gustav Špet and the Statal Academy of Artistic Sciences – GAChN)
Relations between the émigré world in Paris and the French intellectuals (Maritain and the Russian world, 1920-1930)

As a lecturer she has attended the following international scientific meetings:

- IV Vjačeslav Ivanov-Symposium (Heidelberg, 4-10.IX.1989) with the communication: Literaturnaja kritika i germenevtika v rabotach Vjačeslava Ivanova o Dostoevskom. Nekotorye obščie zamečanija.
- I International Congress in Honour to Gustav Špet (Tomsk, Russia, April 1991). Title of her paper: Osobennosti germenevtiki G.G. Špeta.
- V International Vjačeslav Ivanov Symposium (Genève, Suisse, 2-5.VI. 1992) Title of her paper: Ponjatie vnutrennej formy u Vjačeslava Ivanova.
- "Il simbolismo russo e la rivoluzione", (Gargnano-Brescia, Italy, December 1993). Paper: La magia della parola in V. Ivanov e P. Florenskij.
VI International Vjačeslav Ivanov Symposium (Budapest, Hungary, 12-16.VII. 1995). Paper: V. Ivanov i imeslavie.
− “Puškin i Dostoevskij. Issledovanie tvorčeskich svjazej”, Novgorod Velikij-Staraja Russa, 21-24 maggio 1998. Paper: Nekotorye zametki na poljach italjanskogo perevoda “Idiota”.
– VII International Vjačeslav Ivanov Symposium (“Vjačeslav Ivanov and his time)”, Wien 4-8 luglio1998. Paper: Zvuk i smysl. Nekotorye zamečanija po teme glossolalii u Vjačeslava Ivanova.
− VIII International Vjačeslav Ivanov Symposium, Università La Sapienza di Roma, dall’Università Roma Tre e dal Pontificio Istituto per l’Europa Orientale (“Russia e Europa – Vjačeslav Ivanov: Poesia e Sacra Scrittura”), Roma 28 ottobre-1 novembre 2001, Paper: Poezija i mistika. Vjačeslav Ivanov i Žak Mariten.
− Brain and Mind: Luria Conference, Università degli Studi di Firenze, 18 e 19 settembre 2002. Paper: Gustav Špet and the State Academy of Artistic Sciences.
IV International Conference Le icone russe: immaginari e passioni, fra letteratura e vita quotidiana, at "Museo delle Icone Russe Bigazzi", Peccioli (Pi), 26-30 novembre 2003. Paper: Le fonti della creatività: l’icona nell’opera di Mat’ Marija.
Sociological Theories of Language in the USSR, 1917-1938, Bakhtin center, Russian and Slavonic Studies, University of Sheffield, UK, 9-11 September 2006. Paper: Current tasks and eternal problems: from pure to applied science. Gustav Shpet and his School in the State Academy of Artistic Studies.
- Meždunarodnyj Seminar Perevodčikov L.N. Tolstogo, 28-30 agosto 2007. Relazione: Činy, tituly i formy obraščenija XIX. Problemy ponimanija i perevoda mira Tabeli o rangach.
- Colloque International: "Gustave Chpet et son heritage aux sources russes du structuralisme et de la semiotique.Creuset d’influences et intériorisation des marges". 21-24 novembre 2007. Relazione: Trois publications du Département de Philosophie du GAKh : Variations sur le thème de la forme interne.

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