The Charles and Joan Alberto Institute at Seton Hall University is pleased to announce the availability of one Visiting Fellowship for the Fall semester of the 2019-20 academic year. This fellowship aims at providing young scholars in Italian Studies with the opportunity to live and do research for a period up to one month in the New York/New Jersey area and to be part of the Italian Studies community at Seton Hall University. We welcome candidates from any countries and specializing in any area of Italian Studies.
Seton Hall University is located in South Orange, NJ, not far from major libraries in New York City and Princeton University. During his or her visit, the selected candidate will be asked to give a public lecture at the Alberto Institute, two lectures to undergraduate students, and participate to the life of our Italian Studies Program. The fellowship will cover both travel and lodging expenses (flight or train transportation from the city/country of origin and housing for one month) and will provide office space in the Walsh library, which is the home of the Valente Collection, the second largest Italian Studies book collection in New Jersey.
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. View more information about the Alberto Institute »
Fall 2019 Visiting Fellow
Alberica Bazzoni has been chosen for the Alberto Institute visiting fellowship for the fall of 2019. Alberica Bazzoni is British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Warwick, working on a project entitled ‘The Gender of Literature. Italian Women Writers and the Literary Canon’. After graduating from the University of Milan, she completed her MPhil and PhD at the University of Oxford, where she then taught as Lector and Lecturer in Italian language and literature. She is the author of Writing for Freedom: Body, Identity and Freedom in Goliarda Sapienza’s Narrative (Peter Lang, 2018), which won the ‘2015 Peter Lang Young Scholar Competition in Women’s Studies’, and the co-editor of Goliarda Sapienza in Context. Intertextual Relationships with Italian and European Culture (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2016). Her research interests lie in the fields of Modern Italian Literature, Gender Studies and Sociology of Culture, especially on themes of power, freedom, subjectivity and performativity. She has published articles and chapters on 19th- and 20th-century Italian writers – such as Nievo, Pirandello, Morante and Ortese –, literary theory, and queer-feminist theory and activism. She is currently working on her second monograph, tentatively titled ‘The Italian Literary System: Power and Margins. A Gender View', and co-editing the interdisciplinary volume Gender and Authority Across Disciplines, Space and Time (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020). At Seton Hall, she will conduct research on the Italian literary landscape in the second half of the 19th century, looking in particular at the position of the novel and the status of women writers, and on the reception of women writers in University syllabi in the US. At Seton Hall, she will give a lecture at the Alberto Institute on 'The Italian Literary System Today and the Construction of Literary Value: A Gender Perspective'. Information on past Visiting Fellows »