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Visiting Fellowship

The Charles and Joan Alberto Institute at Seton Hall University is pleased to announce the Visiting Fellow for the 2018-19 academic year.

The Charles and Joan Alberto Italian Studies Institute was founded in 2003 with the mission of coordinating Seton Hall University's many activities relating to Italian and Italian American history and culture, to sponsor cultural events and to promote curriculum development and community outreach. Our visiting fellowship has been established to promote scholarly exchanges and further develop the scope of academic activities offered in Italian Studies at Seton Hall University. Candidates must be fluent in both English and Italian.

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Upcoming Visiting Fellows

Photo of Patrizia Sambuco.Patrizia Sambuco is the Alberto Italian Studies Institute Visiting Fellow in the Fall of 2018. She received her Laurea in lingue e letterature moderne from the University of Bologna in Italy, and her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Hull in the UK. She held teaching positions at the University of Bristol and the University of St Andrews in the UK and was Lecturer and Senior Lecturer in Italian Studies at Monash University in Australia. She is the author of Corporeal Bonds: the Daughter-Mother Relationship in 20th-Century Italian Women’s Writing (University of Toronto Press, 2012) published in Italian with the title Corpi e linguaggi (Il Poligrafo, 2014), as well as editor of Italian Women Writers 1800-2000 (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2015) and Transmissions of Memory: Echoes, Traumas and Nostalgia in Post-Wold War II Italian Culture (FDUP, 2018).

At Seton Hall, through the analysis of testimonies, unpublished materials and documents on American food policies, she will be researching on the interactions and influence of American army, society and culture on Italian alimentary imagination during WWII. This research is part of a wider project and of her upcoming second monograph. At Seton Hall she will be lecturing on ‘Eating Up the Journey: Pina Ballario’s Travel Writing in the 1930s’, ‘Gendered Naples in Elena Ferrante’s Troubling Love’, and ‘The Abruzzi of Donatella Di Pietrantonio’.

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