Assistant Professor of Italian | Director, Italian Program; Italian Undergraduate Advisor
- 217 BB Comer Hall
- (205) 348-8464
Thursday 11:30am-1:30pm or by appointment
PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Dr. Romanelli’s research focuses on Italian cinema in the context of world cinema, the Italian screenplay, collaborative authorship, postcolonial studies, mixed- and intermedia. She is a generalist in Italian literature with an emphasis on the modern and contemporary periods. She is currently working on a book manuscript on Pier Paolo Pasolini and Federico Fellini.
“From dialogue writer to screenwriter: Pier Paolo Pasolini at work for Federico Fellini.” Journal of Screenwriting 10:3 (September 2019): 323-337.
“French and Italian Co-Production Redux: The Fondo Initiative.” Contemporary European Cinema: Crisis Narratives and Narratives in Crisis. Eds. Betty Kaklamanidou and Ana Corbalán. New York: Routledge, 2019. 119-133.
“Quel che resta di pulp in Stabat Mater di Tiziano Scarpa.” Forum Italicum 52.3 (November 2018): 763–787.
“A Screenplay in the Form of a Comic Strip: Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Drawings for La terra vista dalla luna.” Italian Studies 72. 3 (2017): 292-308.
“French and Italian Co-Productions and the Limits of Transnational Cinema.” Journal of Italian Cinema and
Media Studies 4.1 (January 2016): 25-50.
“Pasolini collaboratore di Fellini: Analisi del contributo dato da Pier Paolo Pasolini alla scrittura de Le notti di Cabiria.” The Italianist Film 35. 2 (June 2015): 212-233.
“La novella di Tedaldo degli Elisei e la revitalizzazione della precettistica medievale nel Decameron.” Carte italiane 2. 5 (2009): 1-22.
“La rappresentazione dell’alterità ne Le fate ignoranti di Ferzan Ozpetek.” Diversity, Otherness, and Pluralism in Italian Literature, Cinema, Language, and Pedagogy: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow. Eds. Filomena Calabrese et al. New York: Legas, 2009. 239-249.