Pierpaolo Antonello is Professor of Italian Literature and Culture. He is interested in Italian political cinema and in the representation of violence in film, with particular reference to René Girard’s theory of sacrifice. With Alan O’Leary, he edited ‘Imagining Terrorism: The Rhetoric and Representation of Political Violence in Italy, 1969-2009’ (Oxford: Legenda, 2009), and with Eleonora Bujatti: ‘La violenza allo specchio. Passione e sacrificio nel cinema contemporaneo’ (Massa: Transeuropa, 2009). He also published on Pier Paolo Pasolini, Nanni Moretti, Paolo Sorrentino, Matteo Garrone, Daniele Vicari, Quentin Tarantino, and on socio-political commitment in contemporary Italian film-making.
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