- Published online December 20, 2016.
- Alan O'Leary
Alan O'Leary is Associate Professor in Italian and Director of Research and Innovation in the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies, University of Leeds. He has published several books and numerous articles on Italian cinema in Italian and English, notably the monographs Fenomenologia del cinepanettone ([Phenomenology of the Italian Christmas Film], Rubbettino, 2013), Tragedia all'italiana: Italian Cinema and Italian Terrorisms 1970–2010 (Peter Lang, 2011), and Tragedia all'italiana: Cinema e terrorismo tra Moro e memoria ([Tragedy Italian Style: Cinema and Terrorism between Moro and Memory], Angelica Editore, 2007); he also co-founded the annual film issue of The Italianist. His current project is “Italian Cinemas / Italian Histories” (for information, see (http://arts.leeds.ac.uk/italian-cinemas-italian-histories/about/)). He is also working on a monograph on film and history in Italy and another on The Battle of Algiers exclusively. He notes that his next project is devoted to the “trivial.”