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Italian Lecture Series: Dana Renga

Thu May 2nd 2024, 5:00 - 7:00pm
Event Sponsor
Department of French and Italian
Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages
Building 260, Pigott Hall
450 Jane Stanford Way, Building 260, Stanford, CA 94305
Rm 252, Germany Library

Please join the Italian Lecture Series talk entitled "#CastingStardom: Contemporary Italian Serial Television and Gendered Labour" by Dana Renga (Professor of Italian & Dean of Arts and Humanities, Ohio State University).

Dana is a specialist in Italian film and television. In addition to forty-five articles and book chapters, she authored Watching Sympathetic Perpetrators on Italian Television: Gomorrah and Beyond (Palgrave, 2019) and Unfinished Business: Screening the Italian Mafia in the New Millennium (Toronto, 2013). She also co-authored Internal Exile in Fascist Italy: History and Representation of ‘Confino’ (Manchester, 2019) and edited Mafia Movies: A Reader 2nd edition (Toronto, 2019). She is working on a book called #castingstardom in Contemporary Italian Television, which will be the subject of her lecture, as well as two co-edited books: Contemporary Italian Youth Television (under contract with Palgrave, co-edited with Luca Barra, Danielle Hipkins, and Catherine O’Rawe) and Crime Italian Style (under contract with Liverpool University Press, co-edited with Stephanie Malia Hom, who recently presented for the Italian Lecture Series).