'How to Study Silent Cinema' - public lecture by Prof Jacqueline Reich (Fordham)
- Date: Monday 16 November 2015, 16:00 – 18:00
- Location: Baines Wing SR (1.14)
- Cost: Free
Prof Reich will discuss the practical, methodological and theoretical challenges of studying early cinema, drawing on her work on the internationally successful Italian muscleman ('Maciste') films.
Prof Jacqueline Reich is Chair of the Department of Communication and Media Studies at Fordham University. Her areas of expertise include star studies, masculinity, film history and theory, fashion studies, and Italian and Italian American cinema. She is the author of the seminal Beyond the Latin Lover:Marcello Mastroianni, Masculinity, and Italian Cinema(Indiana UP, 2004) and co-editor of Re-viewing Fascism: Italian Cinema, 1922-1942 (Bloomington: Indiana UP, 2002). Her most recent book is The Maciste Films of Italian Silent Cinema (Indiana UP, 2015), in collaboration with the National Film Museum in Turin, and a study of Italian masculinity and stardom co-written with Catherine O'Rawe (Donzelli, forthcoming 2016). In her lecture, Prof Reich will discuss the practical, methodological and theoretical challenges of studying early cinema, drawing on her work on the internationally successful Italian 'Maciste' (muscleman) films.
This event has been generously supported by Italian and by the Centre for World Cinemas and Digital Cultures in the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies.