Professor Bernadette Luciano

BA, MA (Stanford), PhD (Columbia)

Biography

Bernadette Luciano is Professor of Italian, Deputy Dean and Associate Dean (International) in the Faculty of Arts. She joined the Italian Department in 1994 after having taught at the University of California, Santa Barbara; Columbia University; the University of Minnesota; California State University San Diego and Stanford University.

She has published articles and book chapters on Italian cinema; film adaptation; Italian women’s historical novels; women’s autobiographical writing; the theory and practice of translation and subtitling;  and issues of identity, migration and transnationalism in literature and film. She has co-edited  an interdisciplinary book on cross-cultural encounters between New Zealand and Europe. She is author of The Cinema of Silvio Soldini: Dream, Image, Voyage (2008) and of the co-authored book (with Susanna Scarparo), Reframing Italy:  New Trends in Italian Women's Filmmaking (Purdue University Press, 2013).

Teaching | Current

COMPLIT 702 Rethinking Autobiography

EUROPEAN 200 Screening Europe

EUROPEAN 300 Screening Europe

ITALIAN 107 Italian Language for Beginners 2

ITALIAN 702 Advanced Italian Translation Practice

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Chung, H. J., & Luciano, B. (2015). Autonomous Navigation? Multiplicity and Self-reflexive Aesthetics in Sergio Basso's documentary film Giallo a Milano and web-documentary Made in Chinatown. In C. Deprez, J. Pernin (Eds.) Post-1990 Documentary: Reconfiguring Independence (pp. 203-216). Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Hilary Chung
  • Luciano, B., & Scarparo, S. (2015). Regia: sostantivo femminile?. Quaderni del CSCI: Rivista annuale di cinema italiano, 11, 210-217. Related URL.
  • Chung, H., & Luciano, B. (2014). The dis/locat/ing migrant as an agent of transposition: Borensztein’s Un cuento chino and Segre’s Io sono Li. Studies in European Cinema, 11 (3), 191-211. 10.1080/17411548.2014.972671
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Hilary Chung
  • Luciano, B., & Scarparo, S. (2014). Directing terramatta;. An interview with Costanza Quatriglio. Journal of Modern Italian Studies, 19 (3), 284-292. 10.1080/1354571X.2014.897439
  • Luciano, B. (2014). Book Review: Women and Gender in Post-Unification Italy: Between Private and Public Spheres by Katharine Mitchell and Helena Sanson. gender/sexuality/italy Journal, 1. Related URL.
  • Luciano, B., & Scarparo, S. (2014). Directing Terramatta;. An Interview with Costanza Quatriglio. Journal of Modern Italian Studies, 19 (3), 284-292. 10.1080/1354571X.2014.897439
  • Luciano, B., & Scarparo, S. (2014). Performing the invisible past: Costanza Quatriglio's Terramatta. Journal of Modern Italian Studies, 19 (3), 293-306. 10.1080/1354571X.2014.897441
  • Chung, H., & Luciano, B. (2014). The Dis/locat/ing Migrant as an Agent of Transposition: Borensztein’s Un cuento chino and Segre’s Io sono Li. Studies in European Cinema, 11 (3), 191-211. 10.1080/17411548.2014.972671
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Hilary Chung

Contact details

Office hours

Semester Two 2013: by appointment b.luciano@auckland.ac.nz

Primary location

ARTS 2 - Bldg 207
Level 5, Room 509
18 SYMONDS ST
AUCKLAND 1010
New Zealand