About the author

ROBERT MOSCALIUC holds a Ph.D. from the University of Turin (Italy), a BA in English and Romanian Languages and Literature from the University of Cluj-Napoca (Romania), a first-level MA in American Studies from the University of Turin (Italy), and a second MA in Modern Languages and Literature from the same university. His Ph.D. dissertation entitled The Selfish Event and the Proximal-Ancillary Coverage Continuum: A Dialogical Approach to the Discourse(s) of the American ‘War on Terror,’ focuses on post-9/11 literature and the literature developed in the aftermath of the American ‘war on terror’ in both Iraq and Afghanistan. He has conducted research at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY) and the John F. Kennedy Institute of the Freie Universität in Berlin in various fields including war literature, the ethics of fiction, the AIDS crisis of the 1980s in the United States, and the representation of Italian culture in American literature and film. Recent publication: “The Proximal-Ancillary Coverage Continuum and the Discourse of the American ‘War on Terror’,” in Harbors, Flows, and Migrations: The USA in/and the World, Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2017.

 

Robert Moscaliuc, Ph.D.

E-mail: robert_moscaliuc@yahoo.co.uk

Social: www.linkedin.com/in/robert-moscaliuc-959a952b

Website: www.thedoubtfulrecluse.com

Skills

Passionate English (ESL) teacher with 4+ years of experience in the field of language learning and a solid academic and professional background. I have taught English language and grammar, Business English, academic writing and communication skills to undergraduate and graduate students at various language levels. I am self-motivated, able to adapt to different work environments, and I have good ability to work under pressure. Seeking a job in the language-teaching sector or language industry where I can leverage my teaching skills and enthusiasm.

Experience

University of Turin, Italy / Foreign language teaching assistant

NOVEMBER 2017 – PRESENT, DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURE AND MODERN CIVILISATIONS. 

Teach English language and grammar to undergraduate students (intermediate, upper-intermediate, and advanced levels). Examine students at the end of the academic year, and mark papers.


University of Turin, Italy / Instructor of academic writing and communication skills for graduate students

MARCH 02, 2017 – MARCH 23, 2017, DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURE AND MODERN CIVILISATIONS.

Teach a language module on academic writing and communication skills (TED talks format) in English to graduate students (upper-intermediate and advanced levels). Examine students’ oral and written performance at the end of the academic year, mark papers, do office hours.


University of Turin, Italy / Instructor of academic writing and communication skills for graduate students

OCTOBER 2016 – FEBRUARY 2017, DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURE AND MODERN CIVILISATIONS.

Teach a module on academic writing and communication skills (TED talks format) in English to graduate students (upper-intermediate and advanced levels). Teach an additional module on how to write a master thesis. Examine students’ written performance at the end of the academic year, mark papers, do office hours.  


L’indice dei libri del mese (literary magazine) / Book reviewer

DECEMBER 2014 – PRESENT, 2017, TURIN, ITALY.

Read and review books for publication, suggest new books for reviewing (contemporary American literature only).


University of Turin, Italy / Teaching assistant and thesis supervisor

OCTOBER 2011 – PRESENT, DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURE AND MODERN CIVILISATIONS.

Teach exam review sessions on American culture and literature along with my supervisor. Provide thesis support to graduating students, act as member of graduation committees.  

Education

University of Genoa, Italy / Ph.D. in contemporary American literature and culture

OCTOBER 2014 – MAY 2018, UNIVERSITY OF TURIN (ITALY), SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES.

Thesis title: The Selfish Event and the Proximal-Ancillary Coverage Continuum: a Dialogical Approach to the Discourse(s) of the American ‘War on Terror’.

Supervisor: Prof. Andrea Carosso, Ph.D.

Brief synopsis: The thesis provides an analysis of post-9/11 discourse based on two theoretical constructs, the selfish event and the proximal-ancillary coverage continuum. It focuses on both post-9/11 literature and the literature coming out of the ‘war on terror’ in Iraq and Afghanistan.  


University of Turin, Italy / MA (Laurea Magistrale) in modern languages and literature

OCTOBER 2011 – JULY 2013, DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURE AND MODERN CIVILISATIONS.

Master of arts (laurea magistrale) in modern languages and literature taught in English and Italian.

Dissertation title: Literature as Battlefield: Rethinking an Ethics of Reading American Classics.

First Class Honors (Distinction).


University of Turin, Italy / MA in American Studies

FEBRUARY 2010 – JUNE 2011, DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURE AND MODERN CIVILISATIONS.

Master of arts (master di primo livello) in American studies (literature, history, culture, theory), entirely taught in English.

Dissertation title: The Ethics of Fiction: Between Morality and Aestheticism.

First Class Honors.


Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania / BA in English and Romanian

OCTOBER 2006 – JUNE 2009, FACULTY OF LETTERS, ENGLISH DEPARTMENT.

Bachelor of arts in English and Romanian languages and literature.

Dissertation title: Shakespeare and the School of Resentment: the Full Story Simplified for Easier Reading.

Valedictorian and First Class Honors.

Other academic qualifications

University of Turin, Italy / Practical course in academic writing skills for Ph.D. students (30 hours)

APRIL 10, 2017 – MAY 29, 2017, THE UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE OF EUROPEAN STUDIES, TURIN (ITALY).

Practical course in academic writing and communication skills for Ph.D. students, taught by native speakers of English.

Passed with ‘distinction’.


Leiden University, Netherlands / Online course on Terrorism and Counterterrorism: Comparing Theory and Practice

SEPTEMBER 2015, ONLINE COURSE WITH VERIFIED CERTIFICATE PROVIDED BY LEIDEN UNIVERSITY.

History and analysis of various terrorist and counterterrorism movements throughout the world. Final exam required to complete the course.


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States / Online course on The American South: Its Stories, Music, and Art

MAY 2015, ONLINE COURSE WITH VERIFIED CERTIFICATE PROVIDED BY UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL.

History and analysis of the art, fiction, and music of the American South. Final exam required to complete the course.


Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany / Intensive seminar on the 1960s in Europe and the United States (15 ECTS)

SEPTEMBER 12, 2011 – SEPTEMBER 24, 2011, FREE UNIVERSITY OF BERLIN, GERMANY.

A comparative and thorough approach to the culture of the 1960s in Europe and the United States.

Paper title: When Black America Becomes America: Black Music Goes Mainstream in the 1960s. Paper published in the proceedings of the seminar.


English Testing Services (ETS) / TOEFL and GRE

DECEMBER 2017.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and Graduate Record Examinations (GRE). Scores available upon request.


Conferences

Making Peace: Transitions After War from the Antiquity up to the Present

NOVEMBER 05, 2018 – NOVEMBER 09, 2018, UNIVERSITY OF PADUA, ITALY.

Paper title: Tips for a Smooth Transition – Returning Home from the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.


Family in Crisis? Crossing Borders, Crossing Narratives

MARCH 08, 2018 – MARCH 11, 2018, PLAYA DE PALMA, MAJORCA (SPAIN).

Paper title: The Enemy at Home – Families at War and the War Against Families.


(Un-) Gleichzeitigkeiten (Non-) Contemporaneity

SEPTEMBER 26, 2017 – SEPTEMBER 30, 2017, UNIVERSITY OF WUPPERTAL, GERMANY.

Paper title: Narrating Discursive Simultaneity – Micro- and Macro- Parallelism in the Ancillary Coverage of the American ‘War on Terror’.


“La Sapienza” Graduate Forum: Dis-integrating Identities

MAY 08, 2017 – MAY 10, 2017, UNIVERSITY OF ROME “LA SAPIENZA”, ITALY.

Paper title: Coercive Integration and the Disintegration of the Narrating Self in the Brickbat Literature of September 11.


Family Matters: Transnational Perspectives on the State of the Family in Europe (Germany and Italy)

FEBRUARY 13, 2017 – FEBRUARY 16, 2017, VILLA VIGONI, MENAGGIO (ITALY).

Paper title: “If the army wanted you to have a family, they’d issue you one” – The Notion of Family in the Narratives of the ‘War on Terror’.


Dialogues and Concepts of Dialogics: Interdisciplinary, Intercultural, and International Approaches

NOVEMBER 06, 2016 – NOVEMBER 12, 2016, UNIVERSITY OF WUPPERTAL, GERMANY.

Paper title: Belligerent Dialogues? A Dialogical Approach to Fictional and Non-Fictional Representations of the American ‘War on Terror’.


AISNA Graduate Forum

SEPTEMBER 23, 2016, UNIVERSITY OF PERUGIA, ITALY.

Paper title: The Proximal-Ancillary Coverage Continuum: the Discourse of the ‘War on Terror’ as Selfish Discourse and Interpretative Intrusion.


OASIS – Orientale American Studies International School

MAY 29, 2016 – JUNE 03, 2016, UNIVERSITY OF NAPLES “L’ORIENTALE”, PROCIDA ISLAND (ITALY).

Paper title: The Proximal-Ancillary Coverage Continuum and the ‘War on Terror’ Narrative.


International American Studies and the Question of World Literature: a Symposium of the International American Studies Association: S/s – Surveillance/Safety “La Sapienza” Graduate Forum

APRIL 14, 2016 – APRIL 16, 2016, UNIVERSITY OF ROME “LA SAPIENZA”, ITALY.

Paper title: Between the Pages of Omnotic Code – Torture as a Means of Surveillance in Mark Doten’s Novel The Infernal.


Doctoral Open Days for Ph.D. Students in English and American Studies

FEBRUARY 05, 2015, UNIVERSITY OF TURIN, ITALY.

Paper title: Authored by Many Hands – Ancillary Coverage, Reproduction and Resistance in the Brickbat Literature of September 11.


IPIW Summer School

JULY 03, 2015 – JULY 15, 2015, UNIVERSITY OF WUPPERTAL, GERMANY.

Paper title: Ancillary Coverage – Dual Allegiances and Reinterpretive Truth-Telling in the Literature of the ‘War on Terror’.


23rd Biennial Conference Naples – Harbors: Flows and Migrations of Peoples, Cultures, and Ideas. The U.S.A. in/and the World

SEPTEMBER 24, 2015 – SEPTEMBER 26, 2015, UNIVERSITY OF NAPLES “L’ORIENTALE”, ITALY.

Paper title: Ancillary Coverage – Dual Allegiances and Reinterpretive Truth-Telling in the Literature of the ‘War on Terror’.


Reading Terror: Representations and Resistance

NOVEMBER 05, 2015 – NOVEMBER 06, 2015, THE GRADUATE CENTER OF THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK (CUNY), UNITED STATES.


Publications

Narrating Discursive Simultaneity: Micro- and Macroparallelism in the Ancillary Coverage of the American ‘War on Terror’

IN PRESS (ANTICIPATED PUBLICATION: SEPTEMBER 2018).

Volume edited by Prof. Carmen Ulrich, Ph.D., University of Wuppertal, Germany.


Belligerent Dialogues? A Dialogical Approach to Fictional and Non-Fictional Representations of the American ‘War on Terror’

DIALOG UND DIALOGIZITÄT: INTERDISZIPLINÄR, INTERKULTURELL, INTERNATIONAL (MUNICH: IUDICIUM, 2017).

Volume edited by Prof. Carmen Ulrich, Ph.D., University of Wuppertal, Germany.


The Proximal-Ancillary Coverage Continuum and the Discourse of the American ‘War on Terror’

HARBORS, FLOWS, MIGRATIONS: THE USA IN/AND THE WORLD (CAMBRIDGE, UK: CAMBRIDGE SCHOLARS PRESS, 2017).

Volume edited by Vincenzo Bavaro, Gianna Fusco, Serena Fusco, and Donatella Izzo.


Review of Nell Zink’s The Wallcreeper

L’INDICE DEI LIBRI DEL MESE (TURIN, 2017).


Il continuum copertura prossimale-copertura ancillare. Necessità narrativa e verità nel romanzo di Mark Doten The Infernal.

ÁCOMA, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NORTH AMERICAN STUDIES (ROME, 2016).

Journal issue edited by Prof. Giorgio Mariani, Ph.D., University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Italy.


Fragments from Strangely Vivid Dawn, a Novel

ESSE MESSENGER OF THE EUROPEAN SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF ENGLISH (VOLUME 25-1, 2016).

Issue edited by Prof. Adrian Radu, Ph.D., Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania.


Review of Martin Amis’ The War Against Cliché: Essays and Reviews (2001)

L’INDICE DEI LIBRI DEL MESE (TURIN, 2015).


Review of George Packer’s The Unwinding: an Inner History of the New America (2013)

L’INDICE DEI LIBRI DEL MESE (TURIN, 2015).


Review of Phil Klay’s Redeployment (2014)

L’INDICE DEI LIBRI DEL MESE (TURIN, 2015).


Review of Emilia Parpala and Leo Loveday’s Contextual Identities: a Comparative and Communicational Approach

RICOGNIZIONI (TURIN, 2015).


From Bricklayers to Writers: Representations of Italian-American Masculinities in John Fante’s ‘Bandini Quartet’

L’IMMAGINE DELL’ITALIA NELLE LETTERATURE ANGLOAMERICANE E POSTCOLONIALI (TURIN, 2014).

Volume edited by Prof. Paolo Bertinetti, Ph.D., University of Turin, Italy.

 

Honors and Awards

Visiting research scholar at the John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies

JUNE 10, 2017 – JULY 11, 2017, FREE UNIVERSITY OF BERLIN, GERMANY.


Visiting research scholar at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY)

OCTOBER 10, 2015 – JANUARY 10, 2016, NEW YORK CITY, UNITED STATES.


Prize for the best MA thesis

MAY 07, 2015, UNIVERSITY OF TURIN, ITALY.


Teaching fellow (“cultore della materia”)

MAY 2014 – PRESENT, UNIVERSITY OF TURIN, ITALY.

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