Mauro Resmini
Assistant Professor, Cinema and Media Studies and Italian

Mauro Resmini received his Ph.D. from the Departments of Italian Studies and Modern Culture and Media at Brown University in 2014. He is the author of a monograph on the work of Steven Spielberg (Il Castoro Cinema, 2014) and has published essays on Italian and European cinema and media, psychoanalysis, and critical theory. He is currently finishing a manuscript titled Figures of the Impasse: Italian Political Cinema and the Long '68, under contract with University of Minnesota Press.


Steven Spielberg (Editrice Il Castoro, 2014) (in Italian).


“Periodizing Drama: Appunti su The Deuce,” in La grande Storia e il piccolo schermo, Andrea Bellavita, ed. (Milan: Mimesis, forthcoming in 2022) (in Italian).

“The Worker as Figure: On Elio Petri’s The Working Class Goes to Heaven,” Diacritics Vol. 46, No. 4 (2019).

“Asymmetries of Desire: Salò or the 120 Days of Sodom,” in The Unwatchable, Maggie Hennefeld et al., eds. (New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2019).

“Obscurity, Anthologized: Non-Relation and Enjoyment in Love and Anger (1969),” in 1968 and Global Cinema, Christina Gerhardt and Sara Saljoughi, eds. (Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2018).

“‘What Does It Mean to Be a Communist Today?’ Nanni Moretti’s Palombella rossa and La cosa as Essay Films,” in The Essay Film: Dialogue, Politics, Utopia, Caroline Eades and Elizabeth Papazian, eds. (New York: Wallflower – Columbia University Press, 2016).

“‘Il Senso dell’intreccio’: History, Totality, and Collective Agency in Romanzo Criminale,’ The Italianist Vol. 36, No. 2 (Fall 2016).

“Re-Framing the New French Extremity: Cinema, Theory, Mediation,” Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies 90, Vol. 30, No. 3 (December 2015), 161-187.

“The Italian Turn. A Certain Tendency in Contemporary Psychoanalytic Aesthetics,” American Imago 70, No. 2 (Summer 2013), 271-297.



ITAL436/FILM441 Italian Cinema I
ITAL473/FILM431 Italian Cinema II
ITAL499J/FILM429J Terrorism and Political Violence in Italy
FILM245 Film Form and Culture
FILM302 History of Cinema: The Sound Era
FILM319D The Geopolitics of Contemporary Storytelling
FILM329R The Mafia: From Corleone to Hollywood
FILM369A Post-war Film Theory
CMLT679I/FREN699C/GERM689C/SLLC698C Comparative Media Studies: History, Theory, Culture


Jimenez Hall