Mauro Resmini
Assistant Professor: Film Studies

Mauro Resmini received his Ph.D. from the Departments of Italian Studies and Modern Culture and Media at Brown University. His writing and teaching is situated at the intersection of cinema, psychoanalysis, and critical theory, with a specific focus on the Italian context.

He currently teaches classes on Italian cinema, cinema history, film theory, and the geopolitics of contemporary storytelling.

He published a monograph on the work of Steven Spielberg (Il Castoro Cinema, 2014) and essays on contemporary Italian theory (American Imago, 2013), recent trends in French cinema (Camera Obscura, 2015), transmediality in the Italian context (The Italianist, 2016), the cinema of Nanni Moretti (in the volume The Essay Film: Dialogue, Politics, Utopia, Columbia University Press, 2016), the representation of 1968 in Italian film (1968 and Global Cinema, Wayne State University Press, 2018), Pier Paolo Pasolini's Salò (The Unwatchable, Rutgers University Press, 2019), and the figure of the worker in Elio Petri's The Working Class Goes to Heaven (Diacritics, 2019). He is currently working on a book project tentatively titled Figures of the Impasse: Italian Political Cinema and the Long '68.

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