Flavia Brizio-Skov, a professor of Italian in the Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures, recently signed a contract to write a chapter on spaghetti westerns for The Italian Cinema Book. This invitation, by the renowned cinema scholar, Peter Bondanella, recognizes Brizio’s standing as one of the foremost international scholars of Italian Cinema. The book is scheduled to be published in 2012 by Palgrave Macmillan Publishing. Brizio is also currently finishing a book manuscript, Popular Italian Cinema: Culture and Politics in a Postwar Society, to be published by I. B. Tauris, UK, in 2011. The manuscript looks at Italian popular genre cinema of the sixties using cultural studies theory. Her next book project, for the British publisher Scarecrow, will take a more in-depth look at the western cinematic genre.
This fall, Brizio published an essay on contemporary Italian noir fiction in Campi Immaginabili, a prestigious Italian refereed journal. Once considered pulp fiction, noir novels are now receiving critical attention from literary scholars. Brizio is also a recognized authority on the works of contemporary novelist Antonio Tabucchi.
“Per una rassegna della nuova letteratura gialla italiana,” Campi Immaginabili, vol. 40-41 (I and II) (2010): 391-402.
“Histoire, Littérature et Ontologie dans l’oeuvre d’Antonio Tabucchi – Storia, Letteratura e Ontologia nell’opera di Antonio Tabucchi,” Pour Tabucchi-Les Rencontres de Fontevraud Colloque littéraire. Saint Nazaire: Maisons des Écrivains Étrangers et des Traducteurs, 2009. Pp. 176-215.
“Mario Verdone: una vita per il cinema,” Omaggio a Mario Verdone – Il lettore di provincia, ed. Eusebio Ciccotti. Ravenna: Longo, 2008. Year XXXIX, vol. 131: 83-89.
“Si sta facendo sempre più tardi, Autobiografie altrui e Tristano Muore di Antonio Tabucchi: dove va il romanzo?” Italica, vol. 83 (3 and 4) (2006): 660-690.
Antonio Tabucchi: navigazioni in un arcipelago narrativo. Cosenza: Pellegrini, 2002.
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