Jacqueline Reich a guest of #ICIH at Leeds

Jackie ReichProf Jacqueline Reich is visiting Leeds as a guest of the project on 16 November 2015. Jackie is Chair of the Department of Communication and Media Studies at Fordham University.  Her areas of expertise include star studies, masculinity, film history and theory, fashion studies, and Italian and Italian American cinema. She is the author of the seminal Beyond the Latin Lover:Marcello Mastroianni, Masculinity, and Italian Cinema (Indiana UP, 2004) and co-editor of Re-viewing Fascism: Italian Cinema, 1922-1942 (Bloomington: Indiana UP, 2002). Her most recent book is The Maciste Films of Italian Silent Cinema (Indiana UP, 2015), in collaboration with the National Film Museum in Turin, and a study of Italian masculinity and stardom co-written with Catherine O’Rawe (Donzelli, forthcoming 2016).

During her visit, Jackie will be teaching a class on Italian silent cinema to level 2 students, giving a public lecture called ‘How to Study Silent Cinema‘, and she will also be discussing the methodologies of the #ICIH project with Alan (she was present at the series of panels devoted to the project at the Zurich AAIS conference 2014) In her public lecture, Jackie will discuss the practical, methodological and theoretical challenges of studying early cinema, drawing on her work on the internationally successful Italian ‘Maciste’ (muscleman) films.

Jackie’s visit has been generously supported by Italian and by the Centre for World Cinemas and Digital Cultures in the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies.