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Giancarlo Lombardi
Position: Executive Officer/Professor
Campus Affiliation: College of Staten Island|Graduate Center
Phone: 212 817-8176
Room Number: 4114.03
Office Hours: Tuesday-Thursday by appt.
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D. Cornell University. Romance Studies; M.A. Cornell University. Romance Studies
Research Interests: 19th and 20th century Italian, French, English, and American Literature; Italian Film and Cultural Studies; Film Theory; Literary Theory; Gender Studies
Interests:

Italian and French Film

Modern and Contemporary Italian, French, and English Literature

Feminist and Gender Studies

The diary novel

Italian Cultural Studies

Television Studies

Literary Theory (particular emphasis on Deconstruction)

Film Theory


Graduate Courses:

Television Without Borders: Transnational Perspectives on Prestige Serial Drama

Risorgimento and Unification in Italian Cinema and Literature

Antonioni and Fellini. The Challenge of (Post)Modernist Cinema

The Golden Age of Italian Cinema, 1945-1980

Postmodernism: Italy and Beyond

Theory and Practice of Literary Criticism

Refiguring Decadence: European Fin-de-siecle Culture


Recent Publications:

Books


Nuovo cinema politico. Co-edited with Christian Uva. Oxford: Peter Lang, 2016.

Terrorism, Italian Style: The Representation of Terrorism and Political Violence in Contemporary Italian Cinema. Co-edited with Alan O'Leary and Ruth S. Glynn. London: IGRS Press, 2012.

Remembering Aldo Moro: The Cultural Legacy of the 1978 Kidnapping and Murde. Co-edited with Ruth S. Glynn Oxford: Legenda, 2012.

Rooms with a View: Feminist Diary Fiction, 1952-1994. Madison: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2002.

Essays

"Gomorra La Serie 1.1: Of Generational Clash and Sympathy for the Renegade" The Italianist 36, 2 (2016).
 
“L’eredità delle serie israeliane” Link. Idee per la TV. 27 June 2016. [www.linkideeperlatv.it/serie-israeliane/]

“Di piovre e piombo. La televisione di Damiano Damiani, fra impegno e melodramma” in Damiano Damiani. Politica di un autore. Edited by Christian Uva. Rome: Bulzoni, 2014. 105-113.

“Terrore catodico. I classici dello sceneggiato Rai” Quaderno del CSCI  10 (2014): 86-91.

“Terrorismo e fiction. Quei confusi Anni spezzati” Cinema e storia 4 (2014).

“Italian Screen Studies, Present and Future: Rethinking Italian Television Studies” The Italianist 34.2 (2014): 260-262.

“Rethinking Cultural Imperialism in Crossnational Television”  La tribune internationale des langues vivantes 56 (November 2013): 37-41.

"Historicizing Italy’s Other Mafias: Some Considerations, Soap Operas” The Italianist 33.2 (2013): 215-221.

"Tutti pazzi per amore: Gen X, Italian Style” in Generation X Goes Global: Tales of Accelerated Culture. Edited by Christine Henseler. London: Routledge, 2012.

"Screening Terrorism: Cinematic Portrayals of the Italian Armed Struggle” in The Italian Cinema Book. Edited by Peter Bondanella. London: BFI/Palgrave, 2012.

"I misteri d’Italia nella fiction TV” in Strane storie. Il cinema e i misteri d’Italia. Edited by Christian Uva. Rome: Rubbettino, 2011. 182-195.

"Don’t Stop…: (De)Structuring Expectations in the Final Season of The Sopranos" in Mafia Movies: A Reader. Edited by Dana Renga. Toronto: Toronto UP, 2011. 192-200.

"Lost in Theory: Everything You Have Always Wanted to Know About Lost but Were Too Afraid to Ask Lacan, Derrida, and Foucault" in Looking for Lost: Critical Essays on the Enigmatic Series. Edited by Randy Laist. Jefferson: McFarland, 2011. 90-104.

"Screening Terror: Political Terrorism in Italian Cinema" in Imagining Terrorism: The Rhetoric and Representation of Political Violence in Italy, 1969-2009. Edited by Pierpaolo Antonello and Alan O’Leary. Oxford: Legenda, 2009. 88-100.

"Days of Italian Lives: Charting the Contemporary Soapscape on Italian Public Television" The Italianist 28 (2009): 227-248.

"Di buona famiglia. Portrait of the Bourgeois Terrorist in Segreti segreti" in Italy and Bourgeoisie. Edited by Stefania Lucamante. Madison: Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 2009. 118-131.

"Exceptional Films: Political Terrorism in Italian Cinema" in Incontri culturali da oltre oceano. Edited by Antonio Vitti. Pesaro: Metauro, 2008. 115-131.

"Il coraggio di (di)mostrare. Il cinema del caso Moro" in Intellettuali italiani del secondo novecento. Edited by Thomas Stauder and Angela Barwig. Oldenbourg: Verlag für deutsch-italienische Studien, 2007. 465-480. Flaiano International Prize for Best Volume in Italian Studies, 2008.

"La passione secondo Marco Bellocchio. Gli ultimi giorni di Aldo Moro." Annali d’Italianistica 25 (2007): 397-408


Recent Lectures:

“Screening Fear: The Long Lasting Influence of French Television Drama on the Italian originale televisivo” Network of European Cinema Studies, Potsdam, July 2016.

“A Fool at the Helm: Viva la libertà and the Crisis of the Left” AAIS Convention, Baton Rouge, April 2016.

“Who is Elena Ferrante?” PiPhilly, April 2016.

“The Moro Affaire in Cinema” Bennington College, December 2015.

“Surviving the MLA” ACTFL Convention, San Diego, November 2015.

“’Sient’amico chell ca te dico: Sympathy for the Renegade in Gomorra: La serie” Symposium in honor of Millicent Marcus, Franklin and Marshall College, November 2015.

"Doublespeak as Boomerang: Language, Politics, and Consensus in Viva la libertà " Lingue Linguaggio e Cinema, Bergen, October 2014. Network of European Cinema Studies, Lodz, June 2015.

 “Serial Pop-Politics: Gli anni spezzati” Network of European Cinema Studies, Milan, June 2014; AAIS Convention, Zurich, May 2014.

“Cultural Imperialism, Redefined: New Modes of Crossnational Television” Media Mutations, Bologna, May 2014.

“Letting Go Is Hard To Do: The Sopranos’ Last Round and the Debate on Quality TV” Catholic University of America, April 2014.

"Close Encounters of the RAI Kind. Scienza, fantascienza ed etica in A come Andromeda." AAIS Convention, April 2013.

"Misteri d’Italia tra storia e fiction TV" Saturno International Film Festival, Seminario di studi, Frosinone, November 2011.

"Fictions: The Moro Affair in Italian TV Drama" Re-visioning Terrorism, Purdue University, September 2011.

"Lost in Theory: Everything You Have Always Wanted to Know About Lost but Were Too Afraid to Ask Lacan, Derrida, and Foucault " Ohio State University, April 2011.

"Say Shava Shava! Tutti pazzi per amore: Glocal Bollywood Hits Italian TV" AAIS Convention, Pittsburgh, April 2011

"Fictions: The Moro Affaire Between Mediaset and Sky TV" University of Bristol, November 2010

"Don’t Stop…: (De)Structuring Expectations in the Final Season of The Sopranos"University of Exeter, November 2010.

"Italian TV Fiction and Migration" 1st Workshop of the Leverhulme Trust International Network Destination Italy. Monash Centre, Prato, September 2010.

"Un altro Moro. La fiction italiana e gli anni di piombo" AAIS Convention, Ann Arbor, April 2010.

"Lost in the Pharmakon" NEMLA Convention, Montreal, April 2010

"Days of Italian Lives: Charting the Contemporary Soapscape on Italian Public Television" AAIS Convention, New York, May 2009.

"’Jacob is Watching You’: Panopticism in Lost" NEMLA Convention, Boston, March 2009.

"Screening Terror: Cinematic Representations of Italian Political Terrorism" University of Memphis, November 2008. Rhodes College, November 2008. Fordham University, November 2008.

"Sbatti il terrorista in prima serata. Il terrorismo e la fiction televisiva" Symposium on Terrorism and Cinema, Università Roma Tre, May 2008.


Current Projects:

Belfagor e dintorni: La retorica della paura negli sceneggiati televisivi degli anni 60 e 70.