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S. (Sergio) Rigoletto, PhD

Assistant Professor of Film Studies
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Sergio Rigoletto's research focuses on the politics of film aesthetics and its relation to social change, queer media cultures, stars and performance studies and several aspects of Italian cinema. Writing in both English and Italian, he is the author of two books: Masculinity and Italian Cinema: Sexual Politics, Social Conflict and Male Crisis in the 1970s  (Edinburgh University Press: 2014) and Le norme traviate   (Meltemi: 2020). In 2013, he co-edited an anthology titled Popular Italian Cinema (Palgrave). Recent publications (in English)·:   ‘Universality, Difference, and Spectrality in Call Me by Your Name’, Journal of Cinema and Media Studies, 62:4, 2023, pp. 57-79.·      ‘On Xavier Dolan’s Musical Parenthesis’, New Review of Film and Television Studies, 21:1, 2023, pp. 158-186.·      ‘Anna Magnani in The Golden Coach’ in Murray Pomerance and Kyle Stevens (Eds), Great Cinematic Performances: International, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2018, pp. 69-80.

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Prior to his current appointment at the University of Groningen, he was Associate Professor in Cinema Studies and Italian at the University of Oregon, USA.
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Oude Boteringestraat 34
9712 GK Groningen
The Netherlands