Francesco Pitassio

Visit Dates: 2014-15

Università degli Studi di Udine, Italy

Research Interests
  • Film and silent cinema
  • Neo-Realism
  • Film history and theory

Professor Pitassio joined the Institute as Notre Dame's Italian Fulbright Scholar for spring 2015. He taught a course on "Postwar Italian Cinema" and engageed closely with faculty and students in Film, Television, & Theatre as well as Romance Languages & Literatures. A graduate in Film Studies from the Università di Bologna (2002), Pitassio is currently an Associate Professor at the Università degli Studi di Udine, where he works on modern Italian film history, particularly Italian transnational comedy of the 1930s, Italian neo-realism, silent cinema, and film theory. His dissertation centered on European film acting theory in the 1920s. Pitassio publishes widely and serves on the editorial boards of a variety of film journals.

Visiting Scholar during 2014-2015 academic year.