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Sara Pesce

Associate Professor

Department of the Arts

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

Curriculum vitae

Sara Pesce is Associate Professor at the University of Bologna, where she teaches “film history” and "cinema and literature" and has taught “Performance Studies and Media”. Her research is published in journals and edited collections: she has worked on English modernism and film avant-garde, on the historical and cultural roots of American film industry, on the historical roots of Hollywood industry, on war in Italian and American cinema, on memory and digital culture in the contemporary global context, and on acting, performance, fashion and celebrity. She is the author of a few books: on Hollywood Jewish founders (2005. Dietro lo schermo); on World War II and Italian Cinema (2008. Memoria e immaginario); on Laurence Olivier’s (2012 Laurence Olivier nei film). She is editor and author of two books: on film melodrama (2007. Imitazioni della vita,); and on time, memory and paratextual media: (2015, The Politics of Ephemeral Digital Media. Routledge).


1996: Degree in Foreign Languages and Literature (English Literature, Magna cum Laude, University of Bologna). Doctoral degree in English Studies at the University of Firenze. Sara Pesce has specialised in English and North American literature and interdisciplinary studies (cinema and literature).

1999 - 2000: Visiting Scholar in New York City, U.S.A., affiliated in the Department of English and Comparative Literatures, Columbia University (September-March) and in the Department of American Studies, New York University (March-September).

2002:  Fulbright Research Scholarship New York University (Departments of American Studies and Film Studies). Research Project on Frank Capra

She has taught at the Department of Music and Performing Arts since 2006