World Languages and Literatures
MA, Cinema Studies, New York University
Laurea, Foreign Languages and Literatures, Università degli Studi di Venezia Ca’ Foscari
Biography / Academic Interests
Professor Zambenedetti was born and raised in Venice, Italy. After completing his undergraduate studies in English and French literature and film, he began his career as a language instructor. He moved to New York to pursue a Master in Cinema Studies at New York University, which he received in 2005. He is now completing a PhD in Italian Studies from the same institution. His interests are technology in language pedagogy, film in the global context, and media.
Scholarship / Publications
“New coinages for old phenomena: from terrone to extracomunitario and beyond.” From Terrone to Extracomunitario: New Manifestations of Racism in Contemporary Italian Cinema. Ed. Grace Russo Bullaro. Leicester: Troubador Publishing Ltd., 2010, pp.1-24.
“Multiculturalism in New Italian Cinema: the impact of Migration, Diaspora, and the Post-Colonial on Italy’s Self-Representation.” Beyond Monopoly: Contemporary Italian Media and Globalization. Ed. Michela Ardizzoni and Chiara Ferrari. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2010, pp.245-268.
“Introducing Shakespeare. The Incipit in Orson Welles’s Adaptations.” Journal of Adaptation in Film and Performance. Vol 4, No. 1, 2011, pp.39-52.
“The War Is (Not) Over: a re-evaluation in the new era of perpetual war.” Short Film Studies. Vol 1, No. 1, 2011, pp. 51-54.
“Filming in Stone: Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana and Fascist Signification in Cinema.” Annali d’Italianistica. Capital City: Rome, 1870-2010. Vol. 28, 2010, pp.119-215.