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Film Sound in ItalyFilm Sound in Italy

Antonella Sisto, Ph.D., 2011

Film Sound in Italy. Listening to the Screen, Palgrave-McMillan, 2014

Considering films as audio-visual creations opens new inroads into the cultural practice, politics, and aesthetics of the soundtrack. This book is critical and trans-disciplinary engagement with cinema in Italy that examines the national archive of film based on sound ...

Francesco Borghesi, PhD 2004. Francesco Borghesi is currently Senior Lecturer of Italian at the University of Sydney, NSW, Australia. Among his recent publications, he co-edited (with Michael Papio, Ph.D. 1998, and Massimo Riva) the Cambridge U.P. edition of G. Pico della Mirandola, On Human Dignity, published in 2012.

Amanda Minervini, PhD 2012. Amanda Minervini currently teaches Italian and German language and culture at Salem State University. Her research interests are focused on the interaction of politics and religion, in particular on the representations of St. Francis of Assisi during Italian Fascism. With the aim to foster the dialogue between academic worlds, she has been translating political theory texts by Wendy Brown, Giorgio Agamben and Carlo Galli for Italian and Anglo-American audiences. She recently started working on contemporary political documentaries about Italy and her essay "Uccidete la democrazia e Girlfriend in a Coma: il nuovo documentario politico sull'Italia" is forthcoming in Hope, William, Luciana D'Arcangeli, and Silvana Serra. Un nuovo cinema politico italiano? Vol 2

Vika and NicoVika and Nico

Vika Zafrin PhD 2007. After completing her Ph. in Humanities Computing, Vika took a step sideways and is now Institutional Repository Librarian at Boston University. She helps researchers understand the implications of open access in the academic setting, and manages BU's institutional repository OpenBU. She also serves as the Executive Secretary of the Association for Computers and the Humanities. When not at work or conferences, she cooks up a storm, spends time with friends and family, and horses around with her toddler Nico.