Italian Diaspora Studies Summer Program

Jan 23, 2015 869

by Anthony J. Tamburri

The Italian Diaspora Studies Summer School is a three-week summer program at the University of Calabria (Arcavacata di Rende) that takes place June 15th through July 3rd. The Summer School is designed to introduce participants to cultural studies of the Italian Diaspora from a variety of academic perspectives and to foster development of individual projects responding to the materials covered in the series of seminars in literature, film, and the social sciences.


All of the five courses are taught by leading scholars in the field. Faculty includes: Marcella Bencivenni, Margherita Ganeri, Fred Gardaphe, Donato Santeramo, Joseph Sciorra, and Anthony Julian Tamburri. Lectures will be offered by leading scholars from a variety of disciplines.


The Italian Diaspora Studies Summer School is open to graduate students (Doctorate; advanced MA students may be considered), professors from colleges and universities worldwide, and independent scholars.


At this juncture, we have been able to garner 12 fellowships in the amount of $1,500 each. They are being awarded by the following Italian American organizations: National Italian American Foundation, the American Association of Teachers of Italian, the Italian American Studies Association, and the New York Grand Lodge Foundation, Inc., OSIA. The fellowship thus reduces the costs of the program by 50% for the three weeks.


This is a collaborative program between the University of Calabria and the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute / Queens College of The City University of New York. Professors from these two institutions and others comprise the teaching faculty of the entire three weeks.


The program will be accepting from 10 to 20 participants for the 2015 summer program. Click here for more information. Application forms can be downloaded here.

Application Deadline: March 1, 2015.

Cost of room, board and tuition (6 UniCal credit hours): $3,000. Air and ground travel are additional.

Source: John D. Calandra Italian American Institute

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