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Luca Barattoni, Ph.D.

Luca Barattoni, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, World Cinema

Department of Interdisciplinary Studies
Office: 303 Strode

Ph.D., University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Curriculum Vitae


Italian Cinema, Popular Culture

Luca Barattoni holds a Ph.D. in Italian Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has been teaching at Clemson University since 2006. His primary research interests include film, nineteenth and twentieth century Italian literature, philosophy and critical theory, narrative theory, and comparative literature. Dr. Barattoni has published and/or presented papers on the work of such diverse figures as Luigi Pirandello, Roberto Rossellini, Vittorio De Sica, Luchino Visconti, Vladimir Majakovskij, Alberto Grifi, Yervant Gianikian and Angela Ricci Lucchi, and Augusto Tretti. His first book, Italian Post-Neorealist Cinema, will be published by Edinburgh University Press. He is also the translator of the novel Ispoved' Evreja by Aleksandr Melichov and of the collection of poems Patmos by Aleksandr Livšic. Dr. Barattoni teaches all levels of Italian and has recently offered courses on Italian Film, Dante's Divine Comedy, Neorealism, and Italy's genre movies.

Areas of Research

Film; 19th and 20th century literature; critical theory; pop culture


Selected Professional Works

Books (Published)

Italian Post-Neorealist Cinema. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. 2013.

Natura, cosmo e città nel primo Majakovskij. Pasian di Prato: Campanotto Editore, 2011.

Books (Edited)

Nuriel, Patricia and Luca Barattoni (eds.): Jewish Identities in Latin American Cinema, a special issue for Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities (2019)

Journal Articles & Book Chapters (Published)

Bergsonian themes and the human condition in Pirandello's Notebooks of Serafino Gubbio, Cinema Operator. Forum Italicum, Vol. 45 No. 1, Spring 2011, 80-99.

On the Phenomenology of (Mis)Representation: Anna As Failed Encounter. In Antonio Vitti, ed. Incontri culturali da oltreoceano. Pesaro: Metauro Edizioni, 2008, 23-39.

Translation of Aleksandr Melichov's novel Ispoved' Evreja in Slavia, 1999-2000.

Journal Articles & Book Chapters (Accepted or Submitted)

Recepire il postmoderno: Allonsanfan tra storia e memoria. In Fulvio Orsitto, ed. "Cinema e Risorgimento: Visioni e re-visioni." Vecchiarelli Editore, 2012. Forthcoming.

The Moral Realism of Yervant Gianikian and Angela Ricci Lucchi. NEMLA XXXIV, Spring 2012. Forthcoming.

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