Siobhan Craig's book, "Cinema After Fascism: The Shattered Screen"(2010) explores the new cinematic languages that emerge from the rubble, both literal and symbolic, of the European cities after 1945. The specter of Fascism haunts European cinema after the war; filmmakers confront the legacies of fascist cinema in complex, ambivalent and highly coded ways. The book examines the intersections between the rubble on the screen and the rubble of cinematic representation itself, arguing that attempts to reconfigure the idioms of cinema, ranging from the Neorealism of Rossellini to Fassbinder's "neo-melodramas," remain highly precarious. Professor Craig is working on a second book, "La cinema é.l'arma piu forte: Resistance and the Visual Culture of Fascist-era Italian Colonialism." She has been awarded several research grants. She also received the Ruth Christie Distinguished Teaching Award in English.

Educational Background & Specialties
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Educational Background

  • Ph.D.: Comparative Literature, University of Massachusetts, Amherst,
  • B.A.: Comparative Literature, Smith College, ,

Specialties

  • Fascist-era cinema in Italy and Germany
  • Italian Neorealism
  • new German cinema
  • monsters and hybrids
  • the cinematic body
  • literary and cultural theory after 1968: psychoanalysis, queer and feminist theories, post-modern theories of language and meaning, film theory