Bertellini, Giorgio

Jacqueline Reich

Educated in philosophy in Milan and Cinema Studies in New York, Giorgio Bertellini is Assistant Professor in Screen Arts and Cultures and Romance Languages and Literatures at the University of Michigan.  Author of a monograph on Bosnian director Emir Kusturica, he has published numerous essays on ideas of race, nation, and geography in film aesthetics in two dozen anthologies and in several journals.  Editor and co-editor of anthologies on silent film and Italian cinema, he is currently editing Silent Italian Cinema: A Reader and working on another book on the 1920s rise to fame of Valentino and Mussolini in the US and Argentina.

On Rorotoko:

On his book Italy in Early American Cinema: Race, Landscape, and the Picturesque
(Our Cover Feature of March 23, 2010)