The Editor, Flavia Laviosa, is glad to announce that Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies Vol. 1:2, 2013 will be published in March 2013

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"Marco Ferreri: The Task of Cinema and the End of the World" Daniele Rugo, Goldsmiths, University of London, England

"Nostalgics, Thugs and Psycho-Killers: Neofascists in Contemporary Italian Cinema"

Alfio Leotta, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

"Totò e Carolina and the Encumbrances of Postwar Film Censorship" Christopher B. White, Ohio University, United States

"Sardinia in Fascist Documentary Films (1922-1945)" Silvio Carta, University of Birmingham, England

"Italian University Radio: an Explorative Study" Tiziana Cavallo, IULM University, Milan, Italy

Book Reviews

Danny Shipka , Perverse Titillation: The Exploitation Cinema of Italy, Spain and France, 1960-1980, (2011) Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc., 346 pp., ISBN 978-07864-4888-3 p/bk, $49.95.

Reviewed by Mikel J. Koven, University of Worcester

Flavia Brizio-Skov (Ed.), Popular Italian Cinema. Culture and Politics in a Postwar Society, (2011), 1st Ed., London-New York: I.B. Tauris & Co Ltd, (283 pp.), ISBN 978 1 84515 572 4, Hardback, $95.00.

Reviewed by Fulvio Orsitto, California State University, Chico

Alex Marlow Mann, The New Neapolitan Cinema, (2011), Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 242 pp., ISBN 978074864066 9, h/bk £65.00.

Reviewed by Patrizia La Trecchia, University of South Florida

Sandra Ponzanesi and Marguerite Waller (Eds.) Postcolonial Cinema Studies, (2012) New York: Routledge, 272 pp., ISBN: 9780415782296, p/bk, $39.95.

Reviewed by Luca Caminati, Concordia University

Ellen Nerenberg, Murder Made in Italy: Homicide, Media, and Contemporary Italian Culture, Indiana University Press 2012; 384 pages; ISBN: 978-0253223098; paperback£29.95.

Reviewed by Lucia Rinaldi, University College London

Karl Schoonover, Brutal Vision. The Neorealist Body in Postwar Italian Cinema (2012) Minneapolis-London: University of Minnesota Press. 283 pp., ISBN 978-0-8166-7555-5, p/bk $25.

Reviewed by Lorenzo Fabbri, Cornell University

Franco Vigni, La maschera, il potere, la solitudine. Il cinema di Paolo Sorrentino (2012) Florence: Aska, 198 pp., ISBN 9788875421779, p/bk € 20.00.

Reviewed by Nicoletta Marini-Maio, Dickinson College

Film review

Rossella Schillaci, Altra Europa/Other Europe (2011) Distributed by The Royal Anthropological Institute.

Reviewed by Graziella Parati, Dartmouth College, USA


Daniela Turco, Filmcritica: "The long journey by the 'band of outsiders'"

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Ivan Moliterni, duellanti – monthly magazine of cinema and visual culture

Bobbio Film Course

Gargano Film Festival 2012

Flavia Laviosa, Senior Lecturer, Wellesley College

Department of Italian Studies & Cinema and Media Studies Program
Director, Winter Session Study Abroad in Rome
Faculty Fellow, Center for Work and Service & Madeleine Korbel Albright Institute for Global Affairs
Senior Lecturer, Department of Italian Studies, University of Toronto
Founder & Editor, Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies
Certified Trainer & Tester, ACTFL Italian OPI & WPT

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