Seminar on Italian Diaspora Culture

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by Anthony J. Tamburri

Study Italian Diaspora Culture. In Calabria through a Unique Summer Program. This three-week summer program at the University of Calabria (Arcavacata di Rende) takes place June 15th through July 3rd and is designed to introduce participants (doctoral students and professors) 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 participants will engage in a special research project.

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

The Italian Diaspora Studies Summer School is open to graduate students (Doctorate; advanced MA students may be considered) and professors from colleges and universities worldwide. 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 will comprise the teaching faculty of the entire three weeks.

The program will be accepting from 10 to 20 participants for the 2015 summer program. Application forms can be found on-line at

Application Deadline—March 1, 2015.

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

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