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Please join the Italian Lecture Series talk entitled "#CastingStardom: Contemporary Italian Serial Television and Gendered Labour" by Dana Renga (Professor of Italian & Dean of Arts and Humanities, Ohio State University).

Dana is a specialist in Italian film and television. In addition to forty-five articles and book chapters, she authored Watching Sympathetic Perpetrators on Italian Television: Gomorrah and Beyond (Palgrave, 2019) and Unfinished Business: Screening the Italian Mafia in the New Millennium (Toronto, 2013). She also co-authored Internal Exile in Fascist Italy: History and Representation of ‘Confino’ (Manchester, 2019) and edited Mafia Movies: A Reader 2nd edition (Toronto, 2019). She is working on a book called #castingstardom in Contemporary Italian Television, which will be the subject of her lecture, as well as two co-edited books: Contemporary Italian Youth Television (under contract with Palgrave, co-edited with Luca Barra, Danielle Hipkins, and Catherine O’Rawe) and Crime Italian Style (under contract with Liverpool University Press, co-edited with Stephanie Malia Hom, who recently presented for the Italian Lecture Series).