ABOUT

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I teach Film History and Criticism and Cinema and Cultural Studies at University of Milan. I have authored seven books, forty articles and more than thirty conference presentations.

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LUCHINO VISCONTI

A new perspective on Visconti's works and public image, and on the literature on him, based on a revaluation of his transgressive component and on a philological analysis of his papers...

CINEMA AND SEXUALITY

Sexuality as a privileged perspective to rethink film history, how it has been conceived and the cultural practices connected to both art and popular films, to the extreme of pornography.

CINEMA AND HOMOSEXUALITY​

A hidden history involving any aspect of cinematic institution, from industry to audience, criticism, stardom, with fallouts on dominant knowledge, popular culture and media representations.

ALFRED HITCHCOCK​

Hitchcock's work on gender and sexuality not only is open to always new dissections, but has had an enormous influence: studying both means to have a privileged viewpoint on the great part of film culture.

FILM CRITICISM AND HISTORIOGRAPHY

A consideration of both academic historiography and a criticism marginal in terms of ideological extremism, limited circulation and the social position of targeted readers, as a way to discuss forms and meaning of studying cinema.

books

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Homosexuality and Italian Cinema: from the Fall of Fascism to the Years of Lead

Palgrave MacMillan, London 2017, pp. XVI, 272, 31 ill. (revised Italian edition, corrected and augmented, Omosessualità e cinema italiano. Dalla caduta del fascismo agli anni di piombo, UTET, Turin 2019)

This book is the first to establish the relevance of same-sex desires, pleasures and anxieties in the cinema of post-war Italy. It explores cinematic representations of homosexuality and their significance in a wider cultural struggle in Italy involving society, cinema, and sexuality between the 1940s and 1970s...

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EDITED BOOKS AND ISSUES

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Parker Tyler

Allucinazione Hollywood

(Hollywood Hallucination, 1944)

Translated and edited by M. Giori

Temi, Trento 2017

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I cattolici, il cinema e il sesso in Italia tra gli anni ’40 e gli anni ’70

Special issue edited by M. Giori and T. Subini

Schermi, vol. 1, n. 1, 2017

LATEST articles

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ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS

Vecchi fusti e nuovi fusti: appunti su maschilità, cinema e destra radicale del dopoguerra, in A.B. Saponari, F. Zecca (eds), Oltre l'inetto? Rappresentazioni plurali della mascolinità nel cinema italiano, Meltemi, Milano 2021, pp. 121-135.

Alla corte di Re Luchino. Visconti visto dalla stampa dell’estrema destra laica, in M. De Grassi (ed.), Luchino Visconti oggi: il valore di un’eredità artistica, Edizioni Università di Trieste, Trieste 2020, pp. 85-116 (now revised and expanded in Intorno a Luchino Visconti. Dieci sguardi eccentrici, UTET, Torino 2021).

FORTHCOMING

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ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS

Gay and Lesbian e Queer studies, in F. Andreazza (ed.), Fare storia del cinema. Metodi, oggetti, temi, Carocci, Roma 2021.

BOOKS

Rocco e i suoi fratelli. La vita amara di Luchino Visconti, UTET, Torino 2021.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

"Pasolini, la politica e la pornografia”, paper, Symposium Pier Paolo Pasolini tra letteratura, lingua e cinema 1922-2022, Stockholms Universitet, 10-11 February 2022.