With colleague Elena Mosconi (Uni Pavia) I am organizing Ugo Tognazzi: Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man. This is a film retrospective and exhibition celebrating the 100th (and one) birthday of Ugo Tognazzi, the famous protagonist of Italian cinema. It includes the screening of three films that have been recently restored by the Cineteca Nazionale at the...
I am newly back from Indonesia– where I have been delivering Masterclasses on Virtual Production (in Jakarta, Surabaya, Bandung and Yogyakarta). I loved sharing the platform with the wonderful Marissa Anita, an actress, journalist, and television news presenter who is intelligent, fun, and inquisitive. Our audience- drawn from across industry and...
Thanks to Laura Horak, Ian Christie, John Stokes and Tami Williams for their reviews of my new book!!
So here is the link to the University of California Press website for Transnational Trailblazers of Early Cinema. I am so grateful to these four amazing scholars for supporting my scholarship and advocacy for women as leaders in the creative industries!!
Featured on Bridget Kendall's BBC The Forum
This is an honour: talking everything Sarah Bernhardt with Sharon Marcus and John Stokes on BBC The Forum. I am thrilled, of course, that we speak of Bernhardt on stage AND SCREEN...This is what I have been advocating: women on the stage drove capacity across the arts and culture industries!!! (Recording is below the image)
Well this is great news in a difficult year!
My article celebrating the life and work of Peter Wollen has won the Senses of Cinema-UniSA Essay Prize. Here is the Jury Statement:
It has arrived! New edited collection on Guglielmo Giannini exploring Film, Theatre, Journalism, and Politics (the State University of Milan enabling this publication, link below)
Victoria Duckett, Deakin University
Raffaele Di Berti, Università Statale di Milano
Elena Mosconi, Università Pavia, Bergamo
Maria Gabriella Cambiaghi, Università Statale di Milano
Stefano Locatelli, Università La Sapienza, Rome
Irene Piazzoni, Università Statale di Milano
Empire builders: Women on stage and screen
I love the Phono-Cinéma-Théâtre poster I appropriated...See below the link for the talk
International film archives are streaming up a storm during lockdown. Australia’s movie trove isn’t even online
This Conversation article is about the lack of access we have to our very own NFSA, as compared to the film archive in Milan, and the British Film Institute. I held interviews (on zoom) with the directors and curators of these archives, and it was fascinating to see what they made available to people in lockdown. As I argued:
This paper was part of a panel that explores the 'les deux orphelines', the two orphan sisters who were first featured in the melodrama, Les Deux Orphelines, at the Théâtre Porte St. Martin, Paris, in January 1874. Written by Eugène Cormon and Adolphe D'Ennery, the play became one of the most famous and enduring melodramatic vehicles in the late...
In 2019 I attended and ran Master Classes on "Micro Budget Filmmaking" at Hasanuddin University, Makassar. I also ran these classes at the Festival Sinema Australia, hosted by Ruang Film Bandung. I did this in the executive role I was appointed to as Deakin University's Associate Head of School, Partnerships international (School of Communication...