Assistant Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and Cinema Studies
Romance Languages And Literatures
Dudley Coe Building - 207
An introduction to a variety of methods used to study motion pictures, with consideration given to films from different countries and time periods. Examines techniques and strategies used to construct films, including mise-en-scène, editing, sound, and the orchestration of film techniques in larger formal systems. Surveys some of the contextual factors shaping individual films and our experiences of them (including mode of production, genre, authorship, and ideology). No previous experience with film studies is required. Attendance at weekly evening screenings is required.Film viewing Wed 7:00-9:55pm in searles 315.
"Italy's Other Mafias in Italian Film and Television: A Roundtable." In The Italianist. Ed. Alan O'Leary. 33.2 (2013): 190-235. A collaborative essay guest edited by Dana Renga and Allison Cooper examining representations of the Sacra Corona Unita, the 'Ndrangheta and the Banda della Magliana.
“Growing up Camorrista: Antonio and Andrea Frazzi’s Certi bambini.” In Mafia Movies: A Reader. Ed. Dana Renga. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2011. Pp. 346 – 353.
“Gender, Identity, and the Return to Order in the Early Works of Paola Masino.” In Italian Modernism: Italian Culture Between Decadentism and Avant-Garde. Ed. Mario Moroni and Luca Somigli. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2004. Pp. 379 – 399.
Co-translator. Michelangelo Antonioni, The Architecture of Vision: Writings and Interviews on Cinema. Ed. Marga Cottino-Jones. New York: Marsilio Publishers, 1996. Reissued by University of Chicago Press, 2007.
Modern Rome between the Sacred and the Profane, an exploration of modern representations of the Eternal City within a broader framework of the dichotomy of the sacred and the profane