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Jacqueline Reich


Jacqueline Reich

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Faculty Memorial Hall, Room 430


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Twitter: @Profjreich


PhD in Italian from the University of California at Berkeley
BA in Romance Languages from Dartmouth

Biography and Research Interests

Prof. Reich came to Fordham as a native New Yorker with a diverse academic background: a BA in Romance Languages from Dartmouth, a PhD in Italian from the University of California at Berkeley, and 18 years of teaching film at Stony Brook University. In Fall 2011 she had the honor of being awarded a mid-career fellowship from the Howard Foundation at Brown University.

Her research interests include Film History, Star Studies, Italian Cinema, Italian American Cinema.

Selected Publications

  • The Maciste Films of Italian Silent Cinema (Bloomington: Indiana UP, 2015), honored as the 2015 best book in film and media studies by the American Association of Italian Studies; runner-up for The 2016 Bridge Book Prize, and finalist for the Theater Library Association Richard Wall Memorial Award
  • Divi. La mascolinit√† del cinema italiano¬† (Male Stardom, Italian Style) (Donzelli, 2015), co-authored with Catherine O'Rawe
  • Beyond the Latin Lover: Marcello Mastroianni, Masculinity, and Italian Cinema (Bloomington: Indiana UP, 2004

I am co-editor of Re-viewing Fascism: Italian Cinema, 1922-1942 (Bloomington: Indiana UP, 2002), and I curated the book series New Directions in National Cinemas for Indiana University Press from 2005-2015. In addition, I have published and lectured widely on Italian American film, fashion and Italian cinema, and early twentieth-century physical culture in the United States and Italy.

Courses Taught

  • Film History, 1895-1950
  • Italian Americans on American Screens
  • Italian Cinema