Selected Articles and Book Chapters


Cinema’s Poetics of History. Modern Italy 22.2 (2017): special issue: Cinema and the Nation.

“Antonioni on the iPhone.” Letter-essay for La galassia Casetti. Lettere di amicizia, stima, provocazione (The Casetti galaxy. Letters of friendship, esteem, provocation), eds. Ruggero Eugeni and Mariagrazia Fanchi. Milan: Vita & Pensiero, 2017.

Pass-Fail Antonioni Screen Test“Pass/Fail: the Antonioni Screen Test.” Framework Journal of Cinema and Media 55.2, Fall 2014.

* Italian version: “Promossa/bocciata: Il provino.” Michelangelo Antonioni: Prospettive, culture, politiche, spazi, eds. Alberto Boschi and Francesco Di Chiara. Milano: Il Castoro, 2015.


Face In Reticence“Of the Face: In Reticence.” Film, Art, New Media: Museum without Walls? ed. Angela Dalle Vacche. London: Palgrave MacMillan, 2012. 




“Incoherent Spasms and the Dignity of Signs.” Opening Bazin, ed. Dudley Andrew. NY: Oxford University Press, 2011.

* French version: “Spasmes incohérents et dignité des signes: le Bresson de Bazin,” Ouvrir Bazin, eds. Hervé Joubert-Laurencin and Dudley Andrew. Montreuil (France): Éditions de l’œil, 2014. [link]

Elemental Housing“Elemental Housing in the Postwar Imaginary.” Arts and Artefacts in Movie Technology, Aesthetics, Communication 6 (2009).

* Expanded version in Giuseppe Pagano: The Architecture, Photography, Exhibition Designs, Editorship and Resistance of a Fascist Polymath, ed. Flavia Marcello. Bristol, UK: Intellect, forthcoming.


Refugees in Cinecittà“The Cinecittà Refugee Camp, 1944-1950.” October 128, Spring 2009. Reviewed in

* Italian version in two parts “Cinecittà campo profughi, 1944-1950.” Part 1 in Bianco e nero 560 (Nov. 2008); part 2 in Bianco e nero 561/562 (May 2009). 

* Reprinted in The Place of the Moving Image, eds. by John David Rhodes and Elena Gorfinkel. University of Minnesota Press, 2011.

* Hebrew version in In Response to an Italian Captain: Aliya Bet from Italy, 1945-1948. Exhibition catalogue on the Jewish-Italian immigration, Museum Eretz Israel, Tel Aviv, 2016.

Profugi a Cinecitta“Cinecittà irreale: appunti attorno a un campo profughi” [historiographical consideration of the Cinecittà project]. Neorealismo e presente dell’immagine, ed. Luca Venzi. Rome: Ente dello Spettacolo, 2008. 


The Wrong Man“What the Clerk Saw: Face to Face with The Wrong Man.” Framework Journal of Cinema and Media 48.2, Fall 2007. 

* Italian version “Quel che vide l’impiegata: faccia a faccia con The Wrong Man.” Dentro l’analisi: soggetto, senso, emozioni. Turin, It.: Kaplan 2008. 


“Visuality and Viscera.” The Five Senses of Cinema, eds. Alice Autelitano et. al. Udine, It.: Forum, 2005.



In Memoriam David Perlov.” Commemorative essay for Ha’aretz Literary Supplement [Israel], December 31, 2004.Perlov-InMemoriam

* Longer English and Portuguese versions in David Perlov Retrospective Catalog, eds. Patrícia Mourão and Ilana Feldman, Brazilian Cinematheque of São Paulo, 2011.



PhotographicVerismo“Photographic Verismo, Cinematic Adaptation, and the Staging of a Neorealist Landscape.” Film and Literature: A Reader, ed. Robert Stam. London: Blackwell Publishers, 2004.



PadrePadronePadre Padrone / Father and Master.” The Cinema of Italy, ed. Giorgio Bertellini. London and New York: Wallflower Press, 2004. 



“From the Air: A Genealogy of Antonioni’s Modernism.” Camera Obscura, Camera Lucida: Essays in Honor of Annette Michelson, eds. Richard Allen and Malcolm Turvey. Amsterdam University Press, 2003.

FromTheAir* Italian version Dall’aere: una genealogia del modernismo di Antonioni.” Il Nuovo Spettatore 7 (2003).

* Abridged version “Regionalism to Modernism: Antonioni, 1939.” Deterritorialisations: Revisioning Landscapes and Politics, eds. Mark Dorrian and Gillian Rose. London: Black Dog Publishing, 2003.

PasoliniTerraSanta“Pasolini on Terra Sancta: Towards a Theology of Film.” Yale Journal of Criticism, vol. 11, no. 1 (1998).

* Reprinted in “Pasolini on Terra Sancta: Towards a Theology of Film.” Rites of Realism: Essays on Corporeal Cinema, ed. Ivone Margulies. Duke University Press, 2003.