Announcing the third year of “OASIS-Orientale American Studies International School,” a one-week school that will take place at Università Orientale’s conference center on the island of Procida, off the coast of Naples, May 29-June 3, 2016.

School Directors:
Donatella Izzo (Università di Napoli “L’Orientale,” Italy)
Giorgio Mariani (Università di Roma “Sapienza,” Italy)
Confirmed speakers:
Jonathan Arac (University of Pittsburgh, USA)
Cristina Bacchilega (University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA; Fulbright Lecturer, Napoli “Orientale”)
John Bryant (Hostra University, USA)
Elizabeth Dillon (Northeastern University, Boston, USA)
Jane Desmond (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA)
Brian T. Edwards (Northwestern University, USA)
Djelal Kadir (Pennsylvania State University, USA)
Donald E. Pease (Dartmouth College, USA)
John Rieder (University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA)
Mounira Soliman (American University in Cairo, Egypt)

The school will run from Sunday to Friday, included. Every day will feature 2 plenary 45-minutes lectures from distinguished scholars in the morning, each followed by discussion, and afternoon sessions, which will be devoted to presentations of participants’ individual research projects, followed by discussion. Participants will be divided in seminar groups of about 10, each led by a scholar. The last day will be devoted to plenary presentation and discussion of participants’ papers. Lunch will be catered and consumed on site, followed by a short break for rest and group conversation: we thus hope to build a friendly intellectual atmosphere and constructive dialogue among the participants.
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 € 595 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 28). 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 document their inability to get funding from their own institutions.

Applications will be accepted until March 1, 2016; successful applicants will be notified by March 15.
Applications should include:
-a current CV
-a two-page abstract of applicant’s dissertation or book project, including a description of the section to be presented and discussed during seminars
-the name and contact of a referee
-information about the candidate’s eligibility/non eligibility for funding from own institution
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