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Sara Pesce

Associate Professor

Department of the Arts

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

Curriculum vitae

Since 12-1-2008 researcher at the University of Bologna, Department of Music and Performing Arts

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

Sara Pesce has worked on English modernism and film avant-garde, and on the historical and cultural roots of American fiml industry. She's author of a volume dedicated to the Jewish founders of Hollywood (2005) and of a book on World War II cultural memory and Italian Cinema (2008). She is editor of a book on Film melodrama (2007) and does research on cinema and actors. She's been teaching since 2002. Her classes include undergraduate courses ("Film Analysis" :2006, 2007, 2008 - "Issues of Film Historiography" 2007, 2008), postgraduate courses  ("Narration and Representation through the Media": 2007, 2009), and seminars ("Issues in the History of American Cinema" 2002, "Methodology of Film Criticism" 2003, "World War II in American Cinema" 2004, "The Cultural Roots of  Classic Hollywood" 2005, "Italian War film since 1945" 2007, "Laurence Olivier: the Shakespearian Actor and the Cinema" 2008)

She has taught at the Department of Music and Performing Arts since the academic year 2005/2006 the following courses:

"Film Analysis", "Narrational and Representational Froms in the Media", "Lineaments of Film Historiography", "Film History Institutions"