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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?"

2008
Jun

2008, June 27-28th: 'New Italian Authors/Auteurs - Into the New Millennium'. Two Day International Conference, University of Salford, jointly organized with Gillian Ania.

2005
Jul

2005 July: Co-organizer of Society for Italian Studies Biennial Conference, University of Salford.

2004
Oct

£150 of external funding secured from Manchester's Dante Alighieri Society for ESRI international seminar series Contemporary Italian Directors held from October to November 2004.

2003
Dec
£300 of external funding secured from Manchester's Dante Alighieri Society for ESRI international seminar series Inside Italian Film held in November 2003.
2002
Jul
£700 sponsorship from Cornerhouse Cinema and Manchester's Dante Alighieri Society for organization of international conference on Italian film held at Cornerhouse Cinema, June 8th 2002.
2001
Jul
£600 funding secured from Italian Consulate in Manchester for organization of Italian film retrospective on Giuseppe Tornatore with the Cornerhouse Cinema, June 8-18 2001.
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
Jul

2008 July: 'Gabriele Salvatores's 'Puerto Escondido': The Discreet Alienation of the Bourgeoisie': European Cinema Research Forum, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland.

2008
Jun

2008 June: 'The Cinema of Gabriele Salvatores, post-2000': 'New Authors/Auteurs - Into the New Millennium', University of Salford

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

2007
Dec
2007 November: 'The Cinema of Gabriele Salvatores: Cultural Synergies in the Age of Late Capitalism': International Conference - 'In/difference: Current and Historical Perspectives on Cultures in Contact'. Limerick, Ireland
2007
Jul
2007 July: 'Gabriele Salvatores: Cinematic Interfaces: Culture and Capital', Society for Italian Studies Biennial Conference, Bangor.
2007
Jul
2007 July: 'The Films of Gabriele Salvatores - Screening the Social Totality', Fifth International Conference on New Directions the Humanities, American University of Paris
2006
Jul

2006 July: 'Emotion and Cognition in the Cinema of Giuseppe Tornatore', International Conference for the Humanities, University of Carthage, Tunisia.

2006
Apr

2006 April : 'Urban Italy on Screen: From the Postmodern to the Apocalyptic', Society for Italian Studies Interim Conference, Institute of Romance Studies, London.

2005
Jul

2005 July: Chair and organizer of workshop: 'Italian Cinema in the New Millennium', Society for Italian Studies Biennial International Conference, University of Salford, July 2005.

2005
Jul

2005 July: 'Ciprì and Maresco's Urban Sicily': Beyond the Postmodern'. International Conference: 'Visualizing the City', University of Manchester.

2004
Oct

2004 October: 'Tornatore's Nuovo Cinema Paradiso: Cinema, Memory, Identity'. International Conference: 'La forma del passato. Questioni di identità in opere letterarie o cinematografiche italiane a partire dagli anni ott... more >>.

2004
Oct

2004 October: 'The Cinema of Giuseppe Tornatore'. ESRI International Seminar Series, Central Library, Manchester.

2004
Sep

2004 September: 'Ozpetek's Bagno turco: Western Exteriors, Eastern Interiors'. International Conference: 'Crossing Borders: Immigration in European Film', Manchester Metropolitan University.

2004
Jul

2004 July: 'Tornatore's Una pura formalità: A Supernatural Subversion of Detective Narratives'. International Conference: 'Murder and Mayhem in the Mare Nostrum', Monash University, Prato, Italy.

2003
Jul

2003 July: 'Tornatore's Nuovo Cinema Paradiso - Emotion, Nostalgia and Modernism'. Society for Italian Studies, Cork, Ireland.

2003
2003 April: 'Tornatore's Stanno tutti bene 'The Patriarchal, the Picaresque and the Postmodern'. European Cinema Research Forum, Bath.
2002
Jun

2002 June: 'Tornatore's Malena 'An Object Lesson for a Voyeuristic Generation', ESRI International Conference, Italian Cinema ¿ New Directions, Manchester.

2002
Jan

2002 January: 'Tornatore's Il camorrista: Mafia, Ritual, Estrangement', European Cinema Research Forum, Aberystwyth.

2001
Jan

2001 January: 'Aspects of the Sublime in Tornatore's La Leggenda del pianista sull'oceano', European Cinema Research Forum, Bangor.

Consultancy Roles
2006
Mar

Occasional Referee for The Italianist (first input, March 2006)

Most recent input ; October 2009

2003
Jan

Advisor to Manchester University Press in the area of film publishing. First input 2003.

Honours and Awards
2006
British Academy Travel Grant of £400 for conference attendance in Tunisia awarded in March 2006
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.

2006
Mar

£450 received in March 2006 from Salford's Christopher Hale Memorial Fund for conference attendance in Tunisia

Invited Papers and Lectures
2012
Nov

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

2011
Apr
2006
2004 October: 'The Cinematic Sublime in Tornatore's The Legend of 1900', invited seminar, Manchester Metropolitan University.
2003
Feb

2003 February: 'Bertolucci's Il conformista - From Text to Screen': Lottery-funded public lecture, 'Wordmarket' Arts Festival, Ulverston, Cumbria.

2001
Jun

2001 June: 'Tornatore: Emotion, Cognition, Cinema', Public Lecture sponsored by Italian Consulate, Manchester.

Memberships of External Bodies
2004
Editorial board member of Studies in European Cinema, published by Intellect Books for the European Cinema Research Forum.
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.

2007
Occasional translator for Italian political party Partito di Alternativa Comunista. First input: 18 July 2007, translation of article on website: 'Turchia: L'incrocio fra un crescente nazionalismo e la lotta laica'.