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Dr William Hope
Dr William Hope
postal addressRoom 805, Maxwell Building, School of Languages, The University of Salford, Salford, Lancs, UK., M5 4WT.
email addressW.Hope@salford.ac.uk
telephone(0161) 2954914
Key Memberships
From October 2011 to August 2015.
Full Member of Research Centre: Communication, Cultural & Media Studies
From January 2010 to August 2015.
Profile Summary

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.

 

Key Qualifications
1992
1997
Key Projects
2010
Feb
A New Italian political cinema?
AHRC, £25,948.00.
Principal Investigator: W Hope (100%).
2006
Mar
Key Publications
Authored Books
Refereed Journal Articles
Other Journal Articles
Book Sections
Edited Books
Newspaper Articles
Other Publications
Reviews
Key Presence
Book Series Editor
2009
Nov

"Moving Texts", book series published by Peter Lang and co-ordinated by the Universite' Catholique de Louvain, Belgium

Conference Organisation
2012
Jan

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.

2011
Jul

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?"

2011
Apr

Co-organizer of second workshop in the AHRC-sponsored series.

2010
Nov

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?"

Conference Presentations
2016
Apr

An examination of the way Italian cinema (documentaries and feature films) have been drawn to the emancipatory role of Roma women within their communities.

2015
Jul

Conference presentation examining the representation of Roma and Sinti communities in post-2000 Italian cinematic fiction films.

2015
Jun

Conference presentation examining the advantages of using realist and anti-realist aesthetics in post-2000 documentaries about Italy's Roma communities.

2014
May

 An analysis of contemporary cinematic representations of the homeless and the prison population in Italy.

2013
Jun
An analysis of the director/satirist Sabina Guzzanti's approach to documentary film-making, particularly her pro/antagonistic presence before the camera.
2012
Mar
2012
Jan

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 >>.

2011
Jul
2011
Apr
2010
Nov
2010
Apr
2009
Apr
2008
May

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

Internal University Support Received
2008
Jun

£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.

Invited Papers and Lectures
2012
Nov

Keynote address examining strategies towards repoliticizing Italian cinema through the use of genre and aesthetics.

2011
Apr
Other
2016
Mar

 Community lecture to members of Dante Alighieri Society in Loughborough.

2014
Sep

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.

2014
Mar

A public lecture on recent Italian film representations of socially marginalized groups, attended by Manchester's Dante Alighieri Society.

2012
Jan

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 >>.

2011
Mar

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 >>.

Other Evidence of External Esteem
2008
Jun

£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.