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      Anna Viola Sborgi is a Research Fellow at the University of Genoa and a sessional lecturer at King’s College London, where she obtained a PhD in Film Studies (2020). She also holds a PhD in Comparative Literature (University of Genoa, 2007). Her current research investigates screen representations of gentrification in East London from the 1980s to the present. She co-edited the special issue “LondonIsOpen: London as a Cosmopolitan City in Contemporary Culture”, Other Modernities N. 20 (2018). 

      Her research has focused on film and television and on the relationships between literature and visual culture. She has published journal articles and presented at conferences on different subjects, from British film and television to literary and visual portraiture in Modernism.. She was the lead organiser of the Cities in Crisis symposium at King’s College London in November 2016 and she co-chairs the Space and Place workgroup at NECS (European Network for Cinema and Media Studies). She an editorial board member at Mediapolis.

      Publications

      2019

      “Grenfell on Screen”, in Bulley D., Edkins J., El-Enany N., (eds.),  After Grenfell: Violence,  Resistance and Response (London: Pluto Press, 2019).

      2018

      Anna Viola Sborgi and Lawrence Napper (eds.) “LondonIsOpen: London as a Cosmopolitan City in Contemporary Culture”, Altre modernità/ Other Modernities N. 20 (2018), https://riviste.unimi.it/index.php/AMonline/issue/view/1302/showToc

      2017

      “The city belonged to you”: Derek Jarman, Londra e i Docklands,Periferie: percezioni, conflitti e rigenerazioni, Publifarum, n. 28, 2017, http://www.publifarum.farum.it/ezine_pdf.php?id=401

      “An Update On Grenfell”, Mediapolis – A Journal of Cities and Culture, No. 3, Vol,. 2 September 30, 2017 http://www.mediapolisjournal.com/2017/09/an-update-on-grenfell/

      “The Day Social Housing Hit Mainstream Media”, Mediapolis – A Journal of Cities and Culture, No. 3, Vol. 2, September 27, 2017 http://www.mediapolisjournal.com/2017/09/the-day-social-housing-hit-mainstream-media/

      So Far, so Close: the City Skyline and East London in Screen Media, in Sander Hölsgens, Thi Phuong-Trâm Nguyen (eds.), Film as Resonance, Sander Hölsgens, Thi Phuong-Trâm Nguyen (eds.), publication of the research output of the Film + Place + Architecture doctoral initiative 2015-2017 , London: UCL Bartlett, 2017.

      2014

      «Italian Pictures»: il percorso futurista di Mina Loy, in”Prima e dopo il 1909: riflessioni sul Futurismo”, Proceedings of the Conference (Genoa, 23rd February 2010), eds., Leo Lecci and Manuela Manfredini, Rome: Aracne, 2014.

      2013

      “Flashforward” in Osservatorio TV 2013, ed. Barbara Maiom, http://www.osservatoriotv.it/Benvenuto.html

      2012

      “Sex Talk. Grey’s Anatomy”, in SEX! La Sessualità al Cinema e in Televisione, ed. Giada Da Ros, Ol3Media (Oltremedia), Università di Roma 3, Year 5, N. 12 (December 2012) <http://host.uniroma3.it/riviste/Ol3Media/SEX.html&gt;.

      2011

      “To Think and Watch the Evil: The Turn of the Screw as Cultural Reference in Television from Dark Shadows to CSI”, in Babel, Littératures Plurielles (Université du Sud-Toulon-Var), N° 24, deuxiéme semestre 2011, 181-94

      Images of Turkey and Visions of Identity in Rose Macaulay’s The Towers of Trebisond (1956), in, The Politics and Poetics of Displacement: Modernism off the Beaten Track, eds., M. Bacigalupo and L. Villa , Pasian di Prato, Udine: Campanotto, 2011, 113-126.

      Paradiso perduto e mutazioni genetiche: il Post-human Garden di Maria Rebecca Ballestra – Changing Perspectives/Cambiando Prospettive, (catalogue of the exhibition, Genoa, June–November 2011), ed.Paola Valenti, Genoa: De Ferrari Editore, 2011.

      “The garden is full of metal. Il giardino come luogo di contaminazione nell’opera di Derek Jarman e nell’arte contemporanea”, in Elephant & Castle n.3, Natura e Metaformosi, ed. Greta Perletti, University of Bergamo, April 2011.<http://cav.unibg.it/elephant_castle/web/numeri_monografici/natura-e-metamorfosi/8&gt;

      2010

      “The Thing that Reads a Lot”: Bibliophilia, College Life, and Literary Culture in Gilmore Girls, in Screwball Television: Gilmore Girls, David Scott Diffrient and David Lavery, eds., Syracuse, New York: Syracuse Press, 2010. 186-201

      “Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori. Militarismo e guerra nel cinema di Derek Jarman da War Requiem a Blue.” in Quaderni del dipartimento di lingue e letterature straniere moderne 17, University of Genoa, Genoa 2010.<http://www.disclic.unige.it/pub/17/sborgi.pdf&gt;

      “Scrubs: il musical sotto i ferri”, in Ol3Media (Oltremedia) – University of Rome 3, Year 3 – N.8 (June 2010) <http://host.uniroma3.it/riviste/Ol3Media/archivio_files/Ol3Media%2008%20Musical.pdf&gt;

      “Forme quotidiane dell’orrore: Twilight tra cinema e letteratura” in Ol3Media (Oltremedia), University of Rome 3, Year 3 – N. 7, January 2010,<http://host.uniroma3.it/riviste/Ol3Media/Archivio_files/Ol3Media%2007%20Vampiri.pdf&gt;

      2009

      Ford Madox Ford’s Literary Portraits, in Ford Madox Ford and Visual Culture, ed. Laura Colombino, International Ford Madox Ford Studies 8, Amsterdam-New York: Rodopi, 2009, 119-134.

      “Una lettura a più voci: i Sonetti in “The Angelic Conversation” (1985) di Derek Jarman’”, in Quaderni del dipartimento di lingue e letterature straniere moderne, online edition, ed. Massimo Bacigalupo and Ida Merello, 2009. http://www.disclic.unige.it/pub/19/QPS19.pdf

      2008

      Ritratti europei nell’opera di João Cabral de Melo Neto: gli scrittori anglosassoni, in Palabras e Ideas, Ida e Vuelta, eds. Pierluigi Crovetto, Laura Sanfelici, Rome: University Press, Editori Riuniti, 2008.

      2007

      Between literature and the visual arts: portraits of the self in William Carlos Williams, Marianne Moore and Fernando Pessoa, in Stories and Portraits of the Self, eds. Helena Carvalhão Buescu and João Ferreira Duarte, Amsterdam-New York: Rodopi, 2007, 267-279.

      Reconfiguring the Past into the Present: Derek Jarman’s Elaboration of Heritage Culture, NATION(S) AND CULTURAL HERITAGE, eds., Maria Rita Cifarelli and Jane Garnett, TEXTUS, English Studies in Italy, Vol 20 (2007) N. 2, Genoa: Tilgher, 2007.

      Intersezioni tra Antonioni e Cortázar, tra gaze e glance, in Quaderni di Synapsis VI, I Cinque Sensi (per tacer del sesto), ed. Francesco Ghelli, Florence: Le Monnier, 2007, 177-183.

      2004

      Imagining October di Derek Jarman: racconto di due mondi, in C’era una volta in America. Cinema, maccartismo e guerra fredda, eds. M.Cipolloni e G.Levi (eds.), Alessandria: Edizioni Falsopiano, 2004, 245-255.

      Tradizione e contemporaneità nel cinema britannico del periodo thatcheriano, Conference Proceedings “Maschere e Pugnali. Cinema Storia e Propaganda da Cuba all’Iraq” (Genoa, 2005) eds. M.Cipolloni, G.Levi, (printing in progress for Edizioni Falsopiano,

      Alessandria).

      Book Reviews

      2011

      Francesca Orestano, Francesca Frigerio, eds. Strange Sisters, Literature and Aesthetics in the Ninenteenth Century in Rivista di Letterature moderne e comparate 4/11.

      2009

      Elisabetta Girelli, Beauty and the Beast: Italianness in British Cinema, Bristol, Intellect, 2009 in Ravenna II, Autumn 2009, <http://www.oscholars.com/

       

       

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