Research

Research Interests / Ongoing Projects

The main focus of my research for the past few years has been the representation of memory in literary and cinematic narrative, and cultural memory more broadly. Since publishing a monograph on memory in/and film in 2010, I have moved into adaptation and transmedia studies, combining my interests in both film and literary studies with what I see as the need to defend critical theory’s reputation in the face of current anti-theoretical tendencies from both ends of the ideological spectrum. Therefore I am lately also exploring affect theory, the new materialism (so-called), post-secular cinema, posthumanism, and the fate of the image in a post-cinematic moment as it intersects with – or determines – contemporary notions of subjectivity.

Research / Areas of Expertise:

  • Film Theory
  • Memory Studies
  • Adaptation (film and literature)
  • Transmediality
  • Affect Theory
  • W.G. Sebald
  • Postsecular cinema
  • posthumanism
  • Italian Cinema