Claudio Bisoni is Associate Professor at the University of Bologna,
where he teaches courses on History of Cinema as well as
History of film Criticism and Reception Theory. His work has
been focused for a long time on history of italian film criticism,
topic on which he wrote several articles and essays published in
journals and edited collections. Nowadays, his main interest is on
the relation between criticism and social taste, on sociology of
taste, on aesthetics of audiovisual texts and on reception theory.
He is also interested on new forms of circulation of knowledge
about cinema and film culture across the new media, and on the
impact of digital media on reception processes. He also studies the
representation of sexuality and gender identity in popular Italian
cinema of the seventies.
He is the author of Elio Petri. Indagine su un cittadino al di
sopra di ogni sospetto, Lindau Torino 2011, Gli anni
affollati. La cultura cinematografica italiana (1970-1979),
Carocci, Roma 2009; La critica cinematografica. Metodo,
storia e scrittura, Archetipo Libri, 2006; and the editor of
the collection of essays abuot David Lynch's Mulholland Drive
and rhetoric of intepretation: Attraverso Mulholland Drive. In
viaggio con David Lynch nel luogo di un mistero, Il Principe
Costante, Pozzuolo del Friuli, 2004.