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 and media, and Italian 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.
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.
- MLC UG Curriculum Lead - from February 2018
- Head of Italian - 2014-2017