Monica Facchini received her PhD in Italian Studies from Brown University in 2012.
Her main research field is Italian cinema and her approach is interdisciplinary, engaging with film studies, cultural anthropology, and subaltern studies.
Her teaching interests are diverse and include Italian language, literature and culture, and film and media studies. Her teaching approach is communicative and interdisciplinary, and she values the employment of technology in the classroom to contribute a multidimensional way to the teaching and learning process.
She is currently working on a book manuscript on the Italian political cinema of the 1960s, in which she furthers her discussion on the relationship between Christian iconography, popular cultures, and the representation of subaltern groups in Marxist filmography.
“Lo Spettacolo della Morte ne La Grande Bellezza di Paolo Sorrentino.” Sixth Annual Film Symposium on New Trends in Modern and Contemporary Italian Cinema, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, April 22-26 2015.
“A New “Laura” From the South. Isabella Morra and the Petrarchan Literary Canon.” I Congresso su Studi di Genere/ La Donna e la Scrittura in Ambito Lusofono e Italiano, University of Lisbon (Portugal), Novembre 17-18, 2014.
“The Revolutionary Failure of Pasolini's La ricotta.
" Pier Paolo Pasolini between Regression and Failure
Conference, University of Paris-Sorbonne (France), May 9-10, 2014.
"Mourning Accattone. Redemption and Technical Sacredness in Pasolini’s First Film." Invited Lecture at Syracuse University, March 26, 2014.
“Life Is… Comic! Creative Writing, Oral Presentation and Technology in Second Language Acquisition.” 6th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation (ICERI)
, Seville (Spain), November 18-20, 2013.
“Tanatopolitica, Arti Visive e Marxismo nel Cinema Italiano degli Anni ’60,” Intersections
Conference, Turin (Italy), June 7-8, 2013.
“Camera-Brush and Literary Soundtrack in Pasolini’s Mamma Roma
,” American Association of Italian Studies (AAIS) Conference, Eugene, April12, 2013.
“Channeling Emotions in Pontecorvo’s The Battle of Algiers
,” American Association of Italian Studies (AAIS) Conference, Pittsburgh, April 9, 2011.
“Sacredness and Desecration in Pasolini’s La Ricotta
,” American Association of Italian Studies (AAIS) Conference, New York, March 7, 2009.
“Voices from the Border. The Role of Rituals in Italian Political Films of the 60s,” Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Convention, Boston, February 26, 2009.