Posts under tag: Sergio Rigoletto
The UO Italian Program presents a special screening of ‘La Grande Bellezza‘, un film di Paolo Sorrentino. Winner of the 2014 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film!
The film will be introduced by Sergio Rigoletto, UO professor of Italian/Cinema Studies.
Assistant Professor of Italian and Cinema Studies Sergio Rigoletto has published a co-edited volume entitled Popular Italian Cinema (Palgrave Macmillan). The collection includes two essays by Prof. Rigoletto: “The Fair and the Museum: Framing the Popular’ (co-written with L. Bayman) [Open Access Postprint] and “Laughter and the Popular in Lina Wertmüller’s The Seduction of Mimì” [Open Access Postprint].
‘This volume really does represent a shift in thinking on Italian cinema, and the many fine, young scholars who contribute to this book show the direction that future criticism of Italian film will take. It is a valuable contribution to cinema studies on many levels, and I was delighted to have read it.’
– Peter Bondanella, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature, Film Studies and Italian, Indiana University, USA
Prof. Rigoletto has also published an essay, “Contesting National Memory: Masculine Dilemmas and Oedipal Scenarios in Bernardo Bertolucci’s Strategia del ragno and Il conformist” [Ingenta] [Open Access] in Italian Studies. The essay is a reading of the theme of the oedipal conflict between father and son in these two films as an exploration of the problematic relation between Italy’s post-1968 and its fascist past.
Cinema Studies presents The Cinematheque, a new cinema scholars club. Films are shown Tuesday evenings at 6:30pm in the Mills International Center. The first film screening takes place on Tuesday January 29th: Dans Paris (Dir. Chirstophe, 2007, 90 min).
All film screenings are free for faculty and graduate students.