MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships: Call For Expressions of Interest

Author: Staff

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Italian Studies at the University of Notre Dame welcomes expressions of interest from early-career researchers who would like to apply to the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Postdoctoral Fellowships. Italian at Notre Dame has enjoyed significant success in this postdoctoral scheme in recent years and is keen to support postdoctoral candidates whose profiles fit the MSCA specifications and whose proposed research speaks to its key research strengths.

Our award-winning faculty are considered leaders in their respective fields. Theodore J. Cachey Jr. (Director of Graduate Studies, Fabiano Collegiate Chair in Italian Studies, and Ravarino Family Director of the Center for Italian Studies and the Devers Program in Dante Studies) researches and teaches Dante, Petrarch, Boccaccio, history of the Italian language, travel literature, and literature and cartography. Charles L. Leavitt IV (Associate Professor of Italian and Film) researches and teaches modern and contemporary Italian literature, Italian screen studies, fascism and resistance, and the cultural intersections between the Italian and African-American experience. Laura Banella (Assistant Professor of Italian) researches and teaches Dante, Boccaccio, lyric poetry, manuscript studies and history of the book, as well as Renaissance literature.

The University of Notre Dame Department of Romance Languages and Literatures provides unique opportunities for research, in collaboration with the Medieval Institute, the Center for Italian Studies, the Devers Program in Dante Studies, Notre Dame’s Rome Global Gateway and London Global Gateway, and other research centers and institutes at Notre Dame, the Nanovic Institute for European Studies, and the Kellogg Institute for International Studies. The University’s Hesburgh Libraries offer rich and growing collections in all areas of Italian Studies, especially Dante Studies, early modern Italian literature, and modern and contemporary Italian literature and film.

We would welcome proposals of innovative research in several interdisciplinary fields such as medieval and renaissance studies, especially proposals taking advantage of the strong community in terms of research and collaborations provided by the Medieval Institute and its affiliated faculty across the University; the reception and reshaping of intellectual and literary traditions; film history and aesthetics; postcolonial and transnational studies; translation studies.

With the many postdoctoral fellows, postgraduate researchers, and young faculty members across Notre Dame’s Departments and Centers, the environment for early-career researchers is a vibrant and welcoming one.

Strong programmes are in place for mentoring and supporting ECRs, provided by the University, the Nanovic Institute, and the Kaneb Center.

If you are inspired by the prospect of having the University of Notre Dame as your third country partner institution, do not hesitate to write (before July 1, 2023) to:

Laura Banella

Ted Cachey

Charles Leavitt