PhD, University of Reading; MA, Birkbeck College, University of London; Laurea Quadriennale, University of Catania
Sergio Rigoletto has a joint appointment in the departments of Cinema Studies and Romance Languages. His research explores the relation between social change and media aesthetics (especially cinema and TV). He has written extensively on queer cinemas, film stardom & performance, international television, film costume, and many aspects of Italian cinema. He is the author of two monographs:
- Masculinity and Italian Cinema: Sexual Politics, Social Conflict and Male Crisis in the 1970s (Edinburgh University Press: 2014)
- Le norme traviate: Saggi sul genere e sulla sessualità nel cinema e nella televisione italiana (Meltemi: 2020)
He has co-edited a book entitled Popular Italian Cinema (Palgrave: 2013).
'Universality, Difference and Spectrality in Call Me by Your Name, Journal of Cinema and Media Studies, forthcoming.
'On Xavier Dolan's Musical Parentheses', New Review of Film and Television Studies, forthcoming.
‘(Un)dressing Authenticity: Neorealist Stardom and Anna Magnani in the Post War (1945-1948)’, JICMS, 6:3, 2018, pp. 389-404.
'Anna Magnani in The Golden Coach' in Murray Pomerance and Kyle Stevens (Eds.), Great Cinematic Performances: International, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, 2018, pp. 69-80.
‘Against the Teleological Presumption: Notes on Queer Visibility in Contemporary Italian Film’ in The Italianist, 37:2, 2017, pp. 212-227.
Professional Work / Film Criticism
- 2020 Berlin Film Festival: Redefining Masculinity and Masterminds, The Platform, http://www.the-platform.org.uk/2020/03/28/berlin-film-festival-2020-redefining-masculinity-and-masterminds/
- LGBT Refugee Cinema, Queer Politics and Human Rights: ‘Mr Gay Syria’, The Platform, http://www.the-platform.org.uk/2019/08/24/lgbt-refugee-cinema-queer-politics-and-human-rights-mr-gay-syria/
- 2019 Berlin Film Festival: Women’s Labour, Hypnotic Landscapes and Plenty of Synonyms, The Platform, http://www.the-platform.org.uk/2019/03/10/berlin-film-festival-2019-womens-labour-hypnotic-landscapes-and-plenty-of-synonyms/
- 2018 Berlin Film Festival: Theatre of War, Terror and Faith, The Platform, http://www.the-platform.org.uk/2018/04/14/berlin-film-festival-2018-theatres-of-war-terror-and-faith/
- 2016 Glasgow Film Festival: Daring Society to Accept its Flaws’, The Platform, http://www.the-platform.org.uk/2016/03/27/the-2016-glasgow-film-festival-daring-society-to-accept-its-flaws/