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Dr Marco Paoli

Senior Lecturer in Italian and Film Studies Languages, Cultures and Film


    Personal Statement

    I joined the University of Liverpool in 2004, and have been appointed permanent lecturer in Italian and Film studies since 2010. Prior to this I completed a BA in Translation and Interpreting at ISTI in Brussels and a BA in Contemporary European Studies at the University of Salford, and subsequently an MPhil and a PhD at the University of Salford on the evolution of Italian crime in the post-war period in the works of film director Carlo Lizzani and writer Giorgio Scerbanenco. My publications include a monograph on Giorgio Scerbanenco and a series of essays on the portrayal of crime in the films of Carlo Lizzani and the representation of workplace in the films of Carlo Virzì. I am currently working on the concept of Italian noir film.

    I welcome enquiries about postgraduate supervision (MRes, MPhil, PhD) in all areas of Italian cinema, literature and media, and popular fiction, especially Italian crime fiction.

    Current PhD projects supervised:
    Tom Lockwood, Hidden Ideologies and an Acceptance of Violence in Cinema? A Re-evaluation of meaning in the 'Poliziotteschi' film.
    Yanan Ren, Investigating the Reception of Translated Chinese Film Franchises with Multilingual Subtitles and Paratexts.

    Completed PhD projects supervised:
    Giuseppa Coppola, A Sociocognitive Approach to Audiovisual Translated Texts: Dubbing /Subtitling in TV Series (English into Italian).
    Sijing Lu, A Sociological Analysis of Fansub Translation in China from a Bourdieusian Perspective.