- 19th and 20th century Italian, French, English, and American Literature
- Italian Film and Cultural Studies
- Film Theory
- Literary Theory
- Gender Studies
- Ph.D., Cornell University. Romance Studies
- M.A., Cornell University. Romance Studies
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays by appointment
- 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
- 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
- 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.
“The Literary in TV, or Why We Should Teach TV Series in Literature Departments” in Television Series as Literature: From the Ordinary to the Unthinkable. Ed. Reto Winckler and Victor Martin Huertas. London: Palgrave, 2021 [Forthcoming].
“The Holy See(ing): Splendors and Miseries of The Young Pope” in A European Fiction Renaissance: Premium European Models and Transnational Circulation. Ed. Luca Barra and Massimo Scaglioni. London: Routledge, 2020. 165-174.
“Of Renegades and Game Players: Shifting Sympathies in Gomorra La Serie” in Mafia Movies: A Reader. Ed. Dana Renga. 2nd Ed. Toronto: Toronto UP, 2019.
“L’eredità delle serie israeliane: Oltre BeTipul (In Treatment) e Hatufim (Homeland) ” Link. Idee per la TV 21 (2017): 34-42.
- "Gomorra La Serie 1.1: Of Generational Clash and Sympathy for the Renegade" The Italianist 36, 2 (2016).
- “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
- “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.
- Belfagor e dintorni: La retorica della paura negli sceneggiati televisivi degli anni 60 e 70.