Lincoln School of Film & Media
College of Arts
Antonella completed a PhD in Film Studies at the University of East Anglia in 2012. She started teaching in 2008 and worked at Anglia Ruskin University and the University of East Anglia before joining the University of Lincoln in 2012. She specialises in film and teaches theory across the three years of the Lincoln School of Media Film and Television undergraduate programme. In her doctoral thesis, Passport to the Dream Factory: Hollywood and the Exotic Allure of Female Italian Ethnicity, Antonella analyses the trajectories, personae and screen performances of four female Italian film stars who have worked in Hollywood cinema. She exposes how specific dominant discourses around stardom and cultural fantasies about gender, sexuality, whiteness and ethnicity have conjoined in American popular fantasies of Italian femininity, and demonstrates how these Italian film stars functioned from within their embedded position in American media texts to consolidate and enhance America’s sense of its national identity and place in the world.
Senior Lecturer in Film, Television and Media at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. L1 Year Tutor for AP/FTV/MP/MDS. Module Coordinator: FTV1004M Analysing Moving Image Texts and FTV3019M Hollywood Cinema in the 1980s. Teaches on: FTV1004M Analysing Moving Image Texts ; MED1015M Mediation and Representation; MED2028M Media Research: Methods and Proposal Design; FTV3017M Heroes and Villains in Film; FTV3019M Hollywood Cinema in the 1980s. Dissertation Supervisor on MED3006 Media Independent Study.
The politics of gender, sexual and ethnic representations in popular film and television; star studies; Italian cinema.