30.01.2020 Deadline Extentions / Proroga Bando / Prolongation de la Date Limite: 22.02.2020
Application Form for the Thematic Residency
Application Form for the Thematic Residency (April – July 2020) Deadline → 22.02.2020
The International Studies for Sicily (SIS) are organizing a Thematic Residency for the period April – July 2020, during which residents can work on their own individual writing and research projects in mutual dialogue. It is possible to apply for a Thematic Residency in both locations, Villa Adriana in Danigarci or Spazio Arké in Palermo. The residency is open to writers from all fields of any age, sex and nationality who wish to immerse themselves in their own individual research and to develop a fiction or non-fiction book, academic article, literary essay, screenplay, opera libretto, theatrical and musical production, etc. During the residency, researchers are encouraged to collaborate in activities that involve students and professors from local academic institutions as well as with the broader international intellectual community present in Palermo, a city noted for hosting numerous festivals and international research programs. Candidates for the thematic residency at Villa Adriana in Danigarci or Spazio Arké in Palermo are invited to submit a research or writing project which entails research in Sicily and that adheres to the theme provided in the guidelines as indicated in the Call for Applications.(Theme) Politics of EmancipationThe first thematic residency of The International Studies for Sicily (SIS) invites residents to question and explore the political critique of power, forms of protest, revolution, transnational and local collective movements of revolt, tactics of emancipation, infra-politics of the individuals as well as the riots and uprisings of the subalterns specifically from the perspective of Southern Italy, the Mediterranean and the global South. The digital platforms of contemporary social and political movements contribute as muchto the narrative and rationality of domination as to the politics and practices of futurecollective liberation. They are most relevant in the present when they are capable of breaking down the paradigms and barriers of capitalist, sexist and colonial exploitation.
The residents are invited to elaborate specifically, but not exclusively, on the following issues: • Techniques, practices, knowledge and politics of influence and counter-influence: a transnational and intersectoral approach • Economic and agricultural policies of the South and the “Right to Remain” of the youth • Political ecology and the Green New Deal • Feminism and ecology in the context of contemporary global / local struggles • Chthulucene and other assemblages of nature and culture, ecology and technology • Politics of imagination: imaginal politics, escapism (in cinema, in literature...), political science fiction, heterotopies, anthropology of anomaly, speculative fiction and other kinds of alternative narratives of the present
The call is open to writers from all fields of any age, sex and nationality who wish to immerse themselves in their own individual research and to develop a fiction or non-fiction book, academic article, literary essay, screenplay, opera libretto, theatrical and musical production, etc. Download, fill in and sign the Application Form for the Thematic Residency.The Application Form for the Thematic Residency together with the requested materials must be sent in electronic format by 22 February 2020 to the email address: firstname.lastname@example.org