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Prof Robert Gordon

Serena Professor of Italian

Robert Gordon works on 20th-century Italian literature, cinema and cultural history, and on Holocaust studies. His work on cinema includes Pasolini. Forms of Subjectivity (Oxford University Press, 1996) and the BFI FIlm Classics book on De Sica / Zavattini's Bicycle Thieves (1948) (2008). He has also published on early cinema and literature, Holocaust cinema, Hollywood and European art cinema (Fellini, Antonioni), and censorship. His DVD commentary on Pasolini's Theorem (1968) appeared in 2007 (BFI) and his Blu-ray/DVD commentary on Bicycle Thieves in 2011 (Arrow). His book on narratives of luck in cinema and literature, Modern Luck, appeared in 2023.

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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics
Raised Faculty Building
Sidgwick Avenue Cambridge CB3 9DA


Tel: 01223 (3) 35032

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