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The Oxford Brookes Language and Discourse interdisciplinary group has a specific focus on the relation between forms discourse, ideology and society.
Our interests range from the production, interpretation and comprehension of discourse; to its mediation through materials, media and technologies; to the role it plays in social issues of gender, class, race, identity, politics, culture, literacy, and beyond.
PhD in film Studies at the University of Warwick
School of Arts
Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment
I am currenlty supervising three PhD students:
1. On Memories of cinemagoing in rural Australia
2. On Film production in post-war Italy.
3. On memories and language in Italian cinema
I am also supervising undergraduate and post-graduate dissertation, as well as co-teaching the Special Subject double honours module on the use of Dightal humanities tools to research in Film Studies.
PhD supervision of:
1. Diaspora, Identity and Cinematic Memory in Rural South Australia
2. Modes of film production in 1950s Italy
3. Memories and language in Italian cinema
My area of research is cinema studies, more specifically film programming, exhibition and reception of popular cinema. I have been working for the last few years on memories of cinema-going in post-war Italy and Europe as well as on applied digital humanities tool into film studies.
2016- Present Date: Coordinator of the HoMER Research Network (History of Moviegoing, Exhibition and Reception)
2013-2016 Consultant in a project on ‘The role of Italian cinema in the process of negotiation of the social and religious conflicts of the years 1945-1960’ (funded by the University of Milan and the Ministry for the University and Research).
2013 - Present Date Member of the DICIS – Digital Cinema Studies (funded by the Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO).
2014 - Present Date Editorial Board member of the Journals COGENT (Taylor and Francis) and Schermi
Winner of the AHRC Standard Research Grant for the project 'European Cinema Audiences. Entangled Histories and Shared Memories'. Role: Principal Investigator
Winner of the AHRC Follow-on Funding Impact & Engagement for the project ‘Mapping cinema experience as living knowledge across Italy's generational divide’ (ICAMAP). Role: Principal Investigator.
Winner of the RIKSBANKENS JUBILEUMSFOND European Research on the Historical Experience of Cinema Going. Role: Steering Committee member.
Winner of the British Academy/Leverhulme Fellowship for the project ‘Mapping European Cinema: a comparative project on cinema-going experiences in the 1950s’. Role: Principal Investigator.
Winner of the AHRC Research Grant for the project ‘In Search of Cinema Audiences in 1940s and 1950s Italy’. Role: Principal Investigator.
Winner of the British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship for the project ‘In Search of Cinema Audiences in 1940s and 1950s Italy: An Oral History Project in Rome’. Role: Principal Investigator.
I am currently: