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Visiting Fellowship

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 2018-19 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. Applicants pursuing a research project related to the Italian Renaissance and to the history of Italian Americans are particularly encouraged to apply.

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.

Those who are interested in applying should send:

  • Their curriculum vitae 
  • A two-page (max) summary of a research project for which they would need to be in this geographic area
  • Two alternative dates for the fellowship, which must be started and completed within the following period: September 14th-November 17th, 2018 
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Proposed topics for one lecture to be delivered at our Institute, and for two lectures to undergraduate students of Italian

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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Applications should be sent to Dr. Gabriella Romani, Director of the Alberto Italian Studies Institute at by April 1st, 2018. A selection of finalists will be contacted for an informal interview (by phone or skype) and the final candidate will be announced by the beginning of May 2018. For information on past Visiting Fellows, click here.

Upcoming Visiting Fellows

Margherita GaneriMargherita Ganeri will be the La Motta Chair Visiting Fellow in March 2018. She is Professor of Modern and Contemporary Italian Literature at the University of Calabria. She is the author of several books, among which, The Italian America. Epos and Storytelling in Helen Barolini (International Mimesis, 2015), Ritagli critici. Sulla letteratura italiana contemporanea (Aracne, 2012), L’Europa in Sicilia. Saggi su Federico De Roberto (Le Monnier, 2005), Pirandello romanziere (Rubettino, 2001), Il romanzo storico di György Lukács: per una fondazione politica del genere letterario (Vecchiarelli, 1998). She is co-director of the «Italian Diaspora Studies Summer Seminar» (a three weeks joint program with the John D. Calandra Institute) and the founder and coordinator of the Master-of-Arts in Philology, curriculum Italian Studies, for international students. She has lectured at Università Roma Tre, University of Notre Dame Rome Global Gateway in Rome, Università per stranieri in Perugia,  J. D. Calandra Institute, Queens College, CUNY, New York, and Université d’Aix-Marseille, Maison de la Recherche. Aix-en-Provence, in France. At Seton Hall she will be researching for her new project on “Maria Mazziotti Gillan and the Italian American Women Writers of New Jersey” and will be lecturing on “Voyage to Calabria. The Southern Question through the Representation of the Region in Selected Pages of Travelers and Local Writers” and “Violence against Women in the Italian Novel: Persistence and Change in the Status of Women through the Selected Pages of Aleramo, Banti, Morante, Ferrante and Scego.”

For information on past Visiting Fellows see:
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