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Paola Brembilla

Senior assistant professor (fixed-term)

Department of the Arts

Academic discipline: L-ART/06 Cinema, Photography and Television

Curriculum vitae

 

 

PREVIOUS ROLES & ACTIVITIES

2018-19 | Post-Doc Research Fellow – Dipartimento delle Arti, Università di Bologna
Project: International Distribution and Circulation of Italian Cinema
Supervisor: prof. Paolo Noto

2017-19 | Adjunct Professor - Università degli Studi di Padova
Undergraduate course: Theories and Techniques of TV Languages

2016 -17 | Post-Doc Research Fellow  - Università di Bologna
Project: Transmedia Storytelling in the Fashion Business Ecosystem

 

RESEARCH GROUPS

2017 - | Distribution, Adaptation, Circulation. An Industrial and Cultural mode of circulation of Anglophone TV in Italy - Università di Bologna
The project won the 2017 AlmaIdea grant.
Team coordinator: prof. Luca Barra

2018-19 | CIn CIt - International Circulation of Italian Cinema - Università Cattolica Milano, Università di Bologna, Università Roma Tre
Research project funded by PRIN 2015 | https://www.italiancinema.it/
PI: prof. Massimo Scaglioni

2016 - | Media Mutations - Università di Bologna
Website: http://mediamutations.org

 

ACADEMIC EDUCATION

2012-2016 | Ph.D.in Television Studies, Università di Bologna - Department of Arts
Thesis: It's All Connected. Strategie competitive ed evoluzioni formali nelle serie TV statunitensi (It's All Connected. Competitive Strategies and Formal Evolutions in the U.S. TV Series)
Fields: TV Studies, TV Economics, Media Industries, Digital Economies, Media Franchise
Supervisor: prof. Guglielmo Pescatore
Grade: Excellent.

2009-2012 | M.A.in Film, Television and Multimedia Production, Università di Bologna
Honour thesis: Brand d'autore. Le serie TV americane fra estetica e mercato(Auteur Brands. American TV Series Between Aesthetics and Markets)
Fields: TV Economics, TV Studies
Supervisor: prof. Guglielmo Pescatore; co-supervisor: prof. Veronica Innocenti
Grade: 110/110 cum laude.

2006-2009 | B.A.in Foreign Languages & Communication, Università degli Studi di Bergamo
Thesis: Casino Royale: l'originale Bond in quattro versioni(Casino Royale: Four Versions of the Original Bond)
Fields: Modern and Contemporary English Literature; Film Studies; Adaptation Studies.
Supervisor: prof. Fabio Cleto | Grade: 110/110 cum laude.

FELLOWSHIPS, SCOLARSHIPS, GRANTS  

Feb. - April 2019 | Marco Polo Research Grant - Università di Bologna/Oxford Brookes University
Supervisor: prof. Daniela Treveri Gennari

Sept. - Dec. 2014 | Marco Polo Research Grant - Università di Bologna/University of Wisconsin-Madison
Supervisor: prof. Jonathan Gray

Aug. 2010 - May 2011 | Overseas Scholarship– Università di Bologna/University of California Berkeley

 

ORGANISATION OF INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES

2020 | Media Mutations 12. Broadcasting, Reloeaded. Rseurgences, Resistances and Rearrangements of Mainstream Television and Media in the Digital Arena - International conference organized by Luca Barra, Paola Brembilla, Veronica Innocenti
Department of Arts/DAMSLab, Università di Bologna, 18-19 May 20

2017-18 | Media Mutations 10 – The ‘-tainment’ Effect. Cultures and Logics of Entertainment Across Audiovisual and Digital Media. International conference organised by Luca Barra and Paola Brembilla, in collaboration with Elisabeth Evans (University of Nottingham)
Department of Arts – Università di Bologna, May 21st-22nd, 2018.

2016- 17 | Media Mutations 9 – The Format Factor. Television Shows, Brands and Properties in the Global Television Scenario. International conference organised by Luca Barra and Paola Brembilla, in collaboration with Andrea Esser, the Media Across Borders network and the television studies section of ECREA
Department of Arts – Università di Bologna, May 23rd-24th, 2017.

 

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Global Women's Cinema | Cinema delle donne e media contemporanei: estetiche, identità, immaginari - Università di Roma Tre
Roma, 21-22 November 2019
Paper: "Premium Female. Rhetoric and Perception of the Female Audience in US Television"

Ritmi e Algoritmi. La comunicazione audiovisiva e musicale su Internet - Università di Bologna
Bologna, 8 November 2019
Paper: "No Control? La musica fra celebrity brand, economie digitali e culture partecipative"

IAMHIST Conference 2019 | Power and the Media – Northumbria University, Newcastle (UK)
Newcastle Upon Tyne, 16-18 July 2019
Paper: “Mediating HBO. The Italian Circulation of Big Little Lies, The Deuce and Game of Thrones

Be cool! Aesthetic Imperatives and Social Practices – Università di Bologna, Campus di Rimini
Rimini, 17 May 2019
Paper: “’Iconic and Beyond Reproach’. The Socio-Aesthetic Relevance of Riverdale” (con Chiara Checcaglini)

XXIV convegno internazionale di studi cinematografici | From Spectacle to Entertainment. Cinema, media e forme del coinvolgimento dalla modernità a oggi – Università Roma Tre
Roma, 21-23 November 2018
Paper: “L’intrattenimento transnazionale nei circuiti OTT. Il caso delle commedie di Paolo Virzì”.

Media Industries: Current Debates and Future Directions - King's College London
Londra, 18-20 April 2018
Presentazione: "From Nashville to 'Nashville' and Back Again. The Values of Industrial and (Para)Textual Networks"

The Aesthetics of Television Serial - Universitat Politècnica de València
Gandìa (Spagna), 2-3 November 2017
Presentazione: “Not That Kind of Quality. Prestige, Relevance and Value in U.S. Network Television”

The Art of the Television Series – Museo Universidad de Navarra– KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Pamplona (Spain), 9-10 February 2017
Keynote Address: “Comics TV Rises. Practices and Aesthetics, Shifting from Paper to Television” (with prof. Guglielmo Pescatore)

Bigger Than TV. Quando la televisione diventa cinema- FIC (Federazione Italiana Cineforum)
Bergamo (Italy), 23-24 September 2016.
Paper: "Le serie TV statunitensi, fra pratiche industriali e costruzioni formali"

Streaming Media e Cultura on demand: dalla distribuzione alla circolazione?- Universitа Ca' Foscari, Venezia (Italy), 7-8 June 2016.
Paper: “Convergenza e Divergenza. La dialettica fra industria e uso negli ecosistemi narrativi” (with Veronica Innocenti).

Fashion, branding, performance nell'era dei social media– Università di Bologna, Department of Arts, Bologna (Italy), 18 November 2015.
Paper: “Suit Up.The Use of RTW Power Suits in TV Series”.

Media Industries: Current Debates and Future Directions - King's College London
London, 18-20 april 2018
Paper: "From Nashville to 'Nashville' and Back Again. The Values of Industrial and (Para)Textual Networks"

The Aesthetics of Television Serial- Universitat Politècnica de València
Gandìa (Spain), 2-3 November 2017
Paper: “Not That Kind of Quality. Prestige, Relevance and Value in U.S. Network Television”

Transmedia Musics. Musics Across Media- University of Leicester
Leicester (UK), 18 November 2016
Paper: "More Than a Soundtrack. The Role of Music in the NashvilleWorld-Building"

Media Change International Conference – Università di Urbino Carlo Bo, DISCUM
Urbino (Italy), 7-9 July 2015.
Paper: “Not That Transparent. Amazon's Series, Between System-Thinking and Branding Strategies

Multimedia and Expo Workshop – IEEE International Conference
Chengdu (China), 14-18 July 2014.
Paper: “Selection and Evolution in Narrative Ecosystems. A Theoretical Framework for Narrative Prediction” (co-authored with V. Innocenti and G. Pescatore).

Media Mutations 6 – Modes of Production and Narrative Forms in the Contemporary TV Series– Università di Bologna, Department of Arts
Bologna (Italy), 27-28 May 2014.
Paper: “Straight-to-Series in Broadcast Television. Causes, Issues and Consequences”.

Media Mutations 5 - Ephemeral Media– Università di Bologna, Department of Arts
Bologna (Italy), 21-22 May 2013
Paper: “The Institutional Fan-Made Paratext: the Case of the Van Der Memes”

Breaking the Media Value Chain– Universitat Ramon Llull
Barcelona (Spain), 8-9 June 2013
Paper: “The Pervasive Architecture of MTV Series Teen Wolf

Qu'est-ce qu'une télévision de qualité? – Université Sorbonne Nouvelle/Paris 3/CEISME
Paris (France), 12-14 September 2012
Paper: “Quality Brands. Broadcast Television and Its Version of Quality” (co-authored with Veronica Innocenti)