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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.

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.

Cost of room, board, and tuition (6 UniCal credit hours): $3,000. Air and ground travel are additional. Application Deadline: March 1, 2015.

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Nancy Caronia, Louise DeSalvo, and Edvige Giunta at the Dec. 1 book launch event for Personal Effects:Essays on Memoir, Teaching, and Culture in the Work of Louise DeSalvo. Photograph courtesy Edvige Giunta.



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***NEW! Watch the entire event here.***


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