Faculty Profile

Nicoletta Marini Maio

Associate Professor of Italian and Film Studies (2007)

Contact Information

marinin@dickinson.edu


http://blogs.dickinson.edu/marinin/

Bio

Professor Marini-Maio completed her Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania, specializing in Italian cinema. She is the Editor of the international open-access peer reviewed journal gender/sexuality/italy. Her main fields of research are film studies, Italian cinema, and theater, particularly the intersections between politics, gender, cultural representations, popular culture, the narrative mode, and collective memory. She recently published a book on Silvio Berlusconi in cinema. Her monograph on the representation of left-wing terrorism in Italian film and theatre is near to completion. In addition, she is currently doing research on the "decamerotici," a series of movies inspired by Boccaccio's Decameron produced in Italy in the 1970s, and on "Le Winx," an international comic strip and video series for young girls created in Italy. She has published articles on Italian cinema and theatre, Italian teaching pedagogy, and technology-enhanced language learning. In this areas, she has also co-edited the scholarly volumes "Set the Stage! Teaching Italian through Theater" (Yale University Press, 2009) and "Dramatic Interactions" (Cambridge Scholars, 2011). At Dickinson, she is sharing with her students her passion for film and theater.

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • B.A., University of Perugia, Italy, 1986
  • M.A., University of Rome, 1998
  • M.A., University of Pennsylvania, 2001
  • Ph.D., 2006

2018-2019 Academic Year

Spring 2019

ITAL 102 Elementary Italian
Intensive study of the fundamentals of Italian grammar, with a view to developing reading, writing, speaking, and understanding skills. Laboratory and other audiovisual techniques are used. Cultural elements are stressed as a context for the assimilation of the language.Prerequisite: 101 or the equivalent

ITAL 102 Elementary Italian
Intensive study of the fundamentals of Italian grammar, with a view to developing reading, writing, speaking, and understanding skills. Laboratory and other audiovisual techniques are used. Cultural elements are stressed as a context for the assimilation of the language.Prerequisite: 101 or the equivalent

WGSS 301 I Am Yours
Cross-listed with FMST 310-01 and ITAL 323-01.Discussion Session for Italian and INBM students at a time TBD. In this course, we will analyze a number of movies, television programs, and commercials, from the 1950s to the present, that have concurred to the representation of the female body and sexuality as a strategic response to societal changes, including women's sexual liberation and economic advancement. By constructing a hyper-sexualized narrative of the feminine, this representation neutralized the threats posed by women's emancipation and redefined gender power relationships in the post-1968 socio-cultural context. Grounded in the intersections between feminist, post-feminist, film, and media studies perspectives, our analysis will focus on the notions of power and control.

FMST 310 I Am Yours
Cross-listed with ITAL 323-01 and WGSS 301-02.Discussion Session for Italian and INBM students at a time TBD. In this course, we will analyze a number of movies, television programs, and commercials, from the 1950s to the present, that have concurred to the representation of the female body and sexuality as a strategic response to societal changes, including women's sexual liberation and economic advancement. By constructing a hyper-sexualized narrative of the feminine, this representation neutralized the threats posed by women's emancipation and redefined gender power relationships in the post-1968 socio-cultural context. Grounded in the intersections between feminist, post-feminist, film, and media studies perspectives, our analysis will focus on the notions of power and control.

ITAL 323 I Am Yours
Cross-listed with FMST 310-01 and WGSS 301-02.Discussion Session for Italian and INBM students at a time TBD. In this course, we will analyze a number of movies, television programs, and commercials, from the 1950s to the present, that have concurred to the representation of the female body and sexuality as a strategic response to societal changes, including women's sexual liberation and economic advancement. By constructing a hyper-sexualized narrative of the feminine, this representation neutralized the threats posed by women's emancipation and redefined gender power relationships in the post-1968 socio-cultural context. Grounded in the intersections between feminist, post-feminist, film, and media studies perspectives, our analysis will focus on the notions of power and control.