Italian Diaspora Studies

Summer Seminar 2016

The second edition of this three-week summer program at the University of Calabria (Arcavacata di Rende) takes place June 13 through July 1, 2016, and 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 participants will engage in a special research project.

All of the six courses are taught by leading scholars in the field. Faculty includes: Mary Jo Bona, Fred Gardaphe, Margherita Ganeri, Donato Santeramo, Joan Saverino, Maddalena Tirabassi, and Anthony Julian Tamburri. Seminars will be visited by leading artists and scholars from a variety of disciplines.

The Italian Diaspora Studies Summer Seminar 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.

Patronage of U.S. Consulate General to Southern Italy