Announcing the fourth year of OASIS-Orientale American Studies International School

Donatella Izzo's picture
Summer Program
May 27, 2018 to June 1, 2018
Subject Fields: 
African American History / Studies, American History / Studies, Area Studies, Cultural History / Studies, Literature

We invite applications for the 4th year of OASIS-Orientale American Studies International School, a one-week school that will take place at Università Orientale's Conference Center in Procida, off the coast of Naples, Italy, from May 27 to June 1, 2018. 

Confirmed speakers:

Shereen Abouelnaga (Cairo University, Egypt)
Jonathan Arac (University of Pittsburgh, USA)
Mario Corona (University of Bergamo, Italy)
Jane Desmond (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA)
Brian T. Edwards (Northwestern University, USA)
Fred Gardaphé (Queens College-CUNY, USA)
Ronald A. Judy (University of Pittsburgh, USA)
Donald E. Pease (Dartmouth College, USA)
Ross Posnock (Columbia University, USA)
Ugo Rubeo (“Sapienza” University of Rome, Italy)
Mounira Soliman (American University in Cairo, Egypt)
Hortense Spillers (Vanderbilt University, USA)

We invite applications from doctoral students, recent Ph.D.s, and junior faculty in American Studies, English, Comparative Literature, and related fields.

The fee for the School 
(covering registration, tuition, housing, breakfast, and lunch) is € 620 for the whole week. Accommodation will be provided in residences and B&Bs in downtown Procida (in double rooms or shared apartments, depending on availability; the fee covers a maximum of 7 nights, starting May 26). Participants are responsible for their own travel arrangements and expenses. Fees will be due on arrival or payable by national or international money order to the school administration. Depending on financial resources, one fellowship covering tuition and accommodation will be awarded. Preference will be given to applicants outside of Italy who are unable to get funding from their own institutions.

Applications will be accepted until March 15, 2018; successful applicants will be notified by March 31.

More info at

School directors: Donatella Izzo, Università di Napoli "L'Orientale," Giorgio Mariani, "Sapienza" Università di Roma.

Contact Info: 

School Directors:

Donatella Izzo (Università di Napoli “L’Orientale,” Italy)
Giorgio Mariani (“Sapienza” Università di Roma, Italy)

Contact Email: