Prof Siobhan S Craig
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.