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Giuseppe Fidotta

Part-time instructor, Cinema




Giuseppe Fidotta is a PhD student in Film and Moving Image Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema and a Part-Time PhD Lecturer at Concordia University in Montreal. Prior to joining Concordia, he obtained a PhD from the University of Udine with a dissertation on Fascist
documentary culture and empire building in 1930s Horn of Africa. For his current dissertation, he is conducting a media-ethnographic project on mafia media culture and its effects upon local civil society in Western Sicily. 
Giuseppe has published essays on media geography, the planetary imagination of the essay film, Italian colonial cinema, film historiography, and student film culture in 1950s Italy. He also co-edited an anthology on media archaeology in Italian, a special issue of NECSUS: European Journal of Media Studies on mapping and the media, and a special issue of Culture Machine on media populism.


Teaching activities

FMST 350: The Global Gangster Film


Publications

Edited Volumes

L'archeologia dei media: un'antologia, with Andrea Mariani, Roma 2018.

At the Borders of (Film) History.Temporality, Archaeology, Theories, with Alberto Beltrame and Andrea Mariani, Udine 2015.

Whose Right? Intellectual Property,Authorship and Media in the Digital Era, with Alberto Beltrame and Ludovica Fales, Udine 2014

 

 EssayArticles

“The World Essay Film and the Politics ofTraceability”, with Giorgio Avezzù, in Igor Krstic, Brenda Hollweg (eds.), World Cinema and the Essay Film. Transnational Perspectives on a Global Practice, Edinburgh 2019.

“The Italian Imperial Cinema, A RomanFantasy”, in Aboneh Ashagarie, Alessandro Jedlowski, Michael Thomas (eds.), Cine-Ethiopia. The History and Politics of Film in the Horn of Africa, Michigan University Press, East Lansing 2018.

“‘L’avvenire della cultura cinematografica ènelle mani dei CUC’. I Centri Universitari Cinematografici (1948-1968)”, with Andrea Mariani, in Massimo Locatelli, Simone Venturini (eds.), Il cinema come disciplina, Roma 2016.

“Queer Castellani”, in Giulia Carluccio, LucaMalavasi, Federica Villa (eds.), Renato Castellani, Roma 2015.

“The Boundless Boundaries of Film History”,with Alberto Beltrame and Andrea Mariani, in Alberto Beltrame, Giuseppe Fidotta, Andrea Mariani (eds.), At the Borders of (Film) History. Temporality, Archaeology, Theories, Udine 2015.

“Who Needs the Cinematic Author? Film Criticism, Hegemony, and the Invention of the Auteur”, with Alberto Beltrame, in Alberto Beltrame, Ludovica Fales, Giuseppe Fidotta (eds.), Whose Right? Intellectual Property, Authorship and Media in the Digital Era, Udine 2014.

 

 Edited Journal Issues

“Media Populism”, with Joaquin Serpe and Joshua Neves, Culture Machine, no. 19 (2020).

“Mapping”,with Giorgio Avezzù and Teresa Castro, NECSUS: European Journal of Media Studies, no. 11, 2019.

“Senza LUCE. Visioni ai confini del documentario italiano (1924-1943)”, with Andrea Mariani, Immagine. Note di storia del cinema, no. 15(2018). 

“Il mondo in forma disciplinata. Cinema, geografia e cultura visuale”, with Giorgio Avezzù, Cinergie, no. 10 (2016).

 

Journal Articles

“Ruling the Colonies with Sound. Documentary,Noise and Technology in Cronache dell'Impero”, Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies, vol. 4, no. 1 (2016).

“Gli scarti, il barone, l'operatore. Spedizione Franchetti nella Dancalia”, Immagine. Note di storia del cinema, no. 10 (2015).

“Animated Maps and the Power of the Trace”, NECSUS. European Journal of Media Studies,no. 5 (2014).

“Di una sopravvivenza del primitivo nel cinema neorealista”, Fata Morgana,no. 22 (2014).

“Per una teoria involontaria del documentario”, with Andrea Mariani, Filmidee,no. 8 (2013).

“Del prezioso ausilio e della sua alta missione. La microstoria della Filmoteca di igiene sociale”, Immagine, no. 6 (2013).

“Per il miglioramento della stirpe. Note sulla propaganda igienico-sanitaria durante il fascismo”, Cinergie, no. 3 (2013).


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