Angela Dalle Vacche
A specialist in the intersection of aesthetic theory and film history, Angela Dalle Vacche was born in Venice, Italy and came to the United States in 1978. She has graduate degrees in American Studies and in Film Studies from Mount Holyoke College and the University of Iowa. She has been the recipient of a Fulbright Travel Grant, a Mellon Fellowship, a Rockefeller Bellagio Grant, and a Leverhulme Distinguished Professorship at the University of London, Birkbeck College, a Dora Maar Fellowship in Menerbes, France. During the Summer of 2016, she will be lecturing on "Cinema and the Museum" at the Institute for Marketing and Technology in Lucca, Italy. Her retrospective: Italian Silent Divas: Passion and Defiance, for the 2000 New York Film Festival was voted as "Best Event Of The Year" by Art Forum. Dalle Vacche has given guest-lectures in Europe, Asia and Australia.
While teaching at Vassar College, Yale University, and Georgia Institute of Technology, she has become a leading voice in Italian film studies, an internationally recognized specialist in European cinema, and she is highly regarded for having opened the field of film studies to the history of art. Dalle Vacche was the director of LMC-IFS, a summer film studies program between the Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of Udine-Gorizia in Italy between 2004 and 2013. Under the auspices of CINEMA TECH, she has organized film series for the School of Literature, Media, and Communication of Ivan Allen College at the Georgia Institute of Technology: the African, the French, and the Japanese Film Series. In 2013-14, Dalle Vacche has been involved with the Africa-Atlanta initiative at Georgia Tech. Currently, Dalle Vacche is completing a book titled 'André Bazin's Cinema: Art, Science, Religion'.
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