Totality as Conjuration: Specters of Counterrevolution in the Italian Conspiracy Thriller

When and Where

Thursday, February 27, 2020 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Deluxe Screening Room, Room 222
2 Sussex Avenue, Toronto, ON M5S 1J5


Mauro Resmini (University of Maryland)


Mauro Resmini is Assistant Professor of Film Studies and Italian at the University of Maryland, College Park. He has published a monograph on the work of Steven Spielberg (Il Castoro Cinema, 2014) and essays on contemporary Italian theory (American Imago, 2013), recent trends in French cinema (Camera Obscura, 2015), transmediality in the Italian context (The Italianist, 2016), the cinema of Nanni Moretti (in the volume The Essay Film: Dialogue, Politics, Utopia, Columbia University Press, 2016), the representation of 1968 in Italian film (1968 and Global Cinema, Wayne State University Press, 2018), Pier Paolo Pasolini's Salò (The Unwatchable, Rutgers University Press, 2019), and the figure of the worker in Elio Petri's The Working Class Goes to Heaven (forthcoming in Diacritics). Resmini is currently working on a book that explores the intersections between media representations and radical politics in Italy from 1968 to 1989.

Contact Information

Prof. Brian Price


Department of Visual Studies (UTM), Cinema Studies Institute


2 Sussex Avenue, Toronto, ON M5S 1J5