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Dr William Hope

Lecturer in Italian

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Having graduated from the University of Kent, I subsequently acquired postgraduate and doctoral qualifications from the Universities of York and Birmingham.   I taught English as a Foreign Language in Italy and Switzerland before accepting teaching fellowship in Italian at Queen’s University, Belfast, and subsequently a lectureship in Italian at the University of Salford.


I teach Italian language and translation at undergraduate level and have taught and co-ordinated a range of modules on European cinema including “Europe on Screen – Conflict and  Change” and “European Cinema in the 20th Century”.

Research Interests

Contemporary Italian Cinema (1990 to the present)

Marxism and Cinema

Representations of Labour and the Workplace in Italian and other European Cinema

European Political Cinema in the 21st Century

Auteurism in Contemporary European Cinema

French and German Cinema from 1920-1939

Qualifications and Memberships

BA (Italian and English with French)     University of Kent

PGCE (Italian and French)    University of York

PhD (Italian Studies)   University of Birmingham



Giuseppe Tornatore; Emotion, Cognition, Cinema (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2006)

Edited Volumes:

Italian Cinema – New Directions (Peter Lang, 2005)

Italian Film Directors in the New Millennium (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2010)

Un nuovo cinema politico italiano? Vol. 1 (Troubador, 2013)