We are delighted to welcome Dott. Laura Rascaroli, senior lecturer in film studies at UCC to the meeting on Thursday May 3rd.
Laura will illustrate some trends in contemporary international non-fiction cinema, focussing on reflective documentary, first-person cinema and the essay film. With a particular focus on independent film- and video-making, she will discuss why these non-fictional forms are particularly relevant today and analyse some specific examples.
Extract from UCC Website:
Dott. Laura Rascaroli D in L (Milan) Laurea in Lettere Moderne is senior lecturer in film studies, co-Chair of the Board of Film Studies and co-director of the MA in Film Studies.
She has delivered keynote and invited lectures at institutions in Ireland, UK, Italy, Germany, Austria, Spain and Canada. Her work has appeared in edited collections and in journals including Screen, Framework, Studies in French Cinema, Film Criticism and Italian Studies. She is the author of The Personal Camera: Subjective Cinema and The Essay Film (Wallflower, 2009) and the co-author, with Ewa Mazierska, of three monographs on contemporary European cinema. Most recently, she has co-edited, with Patrick O’Donovan, The Cause of Cosmopolitanism: Dispositions, Models, Transformations (Peter Lang, 2010) and, with John David Rhodes, Antonioni: Centenary Essays (British Film Institute/Palgrave, 2011).
She is a co-founder and currently general editor of Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media.
She was Government of Ireland Research Fellow in 2002-03, and has been Principal Investigator on the IRCHSS-funded RDI research project Capturing the Nation: Irish Home Movies, 1930-1970, a collaboration with Drs Barry Monahan and Gwenda Young (UCC) and the Irish Film Institute, Dublin. Currently, she is PI on two IRCHSS New Ideas projects: “Michelangelo Antonioni Centenary Workshop“; and “New Cinemas, Changing Audiences”.