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Modern Italian Cinema (post-1990);
Marxism and Cinema;
Representations of labour and the workplace in Contemporary Italian Cinema;
Auteurism in 21st Century European Cinema;
French and German Cinema, 1920-1940;
European Political Cinema in the New Millennium.
"Moving Texts", book series published by Peter Lang and co-ordinated by the Universite' Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
A two-day conference bringing together film academics, political activists, journalists and migrant workers to analyse the depictions of socio-political themes in modern Italian cinema.
Organizer of one day international workshop, featuring 20 speakers from America, Australia, Italy and the UK; funded by the AHRC in the context of the project "A New Italian Poltical Cinema?"
Co-organizer of second workshop in the AHRC-sponsored series.
One day international workshop, featuring 20 speakers from America, Australia, Italy and the UK; funded by the AHRC in the context of the project "A New Italian Poltical Cinema?"
An examination of the way Italian cinema (documentaries and feature films) have been drawn to the emancipatory role of Roma women within their communities.
Conference presentation examining the representation of Roma and Sinti communities in post-2000 Italian cinematic fiction films.
Conference presentation examining the advantages of using realist and anti-realist aesthetics in post-2000 documentaries about Italy's Roma communities.
An analysis of contemporary cinematic representations of the homeless and the prison population in Italy.
A paper examining how problems connected to labour - unemployment, workplace fatalities etc - have been depicted in Italian cinema since 2000. The paper focuses on the dispute between workers at Ferrari and their management, a ... more >>.
2008 May: 'Gabriele Salvatores's 'Quo Vadis Baby?': Investigating the State, the Individual, and Institutionalized Crime'; 'Quale memoria per il noir italiano?', Universite' Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
£400 received from the University's Creative Capital Fund towards the financing of the conference "New Authors/Auteurs-Into the New Millennium", co-organized with Gillian Ania, June 2008.
Keynote address examining strategies towards repoliticizing Italian cinema through the use of genre and aesthetics.
Community lecture to members of Dante Alighieri Society in Loughborough.
Community outreach lecture to the Loughborough branch of the Dante Alighieri Society, focusing on marginalized groups in Italy and how they are represented on screen.
A public lecture on recent Italian film representations of socially marginalized groups, attended by Manchester's Dante Alighieri Society.
Public lecture for Loughborough's Italian community and local members of Loughborough's "Dante Alighieri Society". An outreach event for the general public as part of the AHRC-sponsored project "A New Italian Pol... more >>.
Public lecture for Manchester's Italian community and local members of Manchester's "Dante Alighieri Society". An outreach event for the general public as part of the AHRC-sponsored project "A New Italian Politic... more >>.
£300 received from the UK's Society for Italian Studies towards the conference "New Authors/Auteurs - Into the New Millennium", co-organized with Dr Gillian Ania, and held at Salford, June 2008.