Francesco Pascuzzi
Teaching Instructor


Where Are We? Heterotopias in Horror Film Culture
Manuscript in progress

The Spaces and Places of Horror
Vernon Press 

Dreamscapes in Italian Cinema
Fairleigh Dickinson University Press

Mothers at a Loss: Identity and Mourning in La sconosciuta and Milyang in Italian Motherhood on Screen
Palgrave Macmillan

Motherhood and Mourning in Giuseppe Tornatore’s The Unknown Woman
Film International

A Politics of Reality: Tactics of Artifice in Ladri di biciclette and Vidas Secas
La Fusta: Journal of Italian Literature and Culture 
Vol. 19 Spring 2011

Aschenbach e Tadzio: Visconti alla Ricerca della Bellezza in Morte a Venezia
La Fusta: Journal of Italian Literature and Culture
Vol. 16 Fall 2008


Modern and contemporary horror film
Hallyu and contemporary Korean cinema
Italian auteur film of the new millennium
Contemporary queer cinema

I have received a PhD in Italian from Rutgers University. I currently teach English Writing at Rutgers University as a full-time Teaching Instructor. In 2015, I edited Dreamscapes in Italian Cinema (FDU Press), an anthology that examines the oneiric realm in Italian film history, and I have since then published book chapters and essays on filmic representations of motherhood, mourning, and identity. I am currently editing a volume that considers the coding of space and place in world horror film, and I am researching a manuscript on heterotopias and horror film culture. My main field of research encompasses comparative and transnational studies between Italian and foreign cinema, and my current interests include modern and contemporary horror film, Hallyu and contemporary Korean cinema, Italian auteur film of the new millennium, and contemporary queer cinema.

Elementary Italian

Expository Writing

Elementary Italian Lab

Intermediate Italian

Italian for Reading Knowledge

Scientific & Technical Writing

Writing for Business and the Professions

Advanced Language & Literature II

Advanced Italian Conversation and Composition

History of Italian Cinema

Italian Cinema & Literature I

Literary Relationships (online, undergraduate)

Italian Cinema & Literature II

Italian Baroque Painting and Sculpture

The Civilization of Italy

Methods of Teaching Second Languages

Literary Relationships (online, graduate)

Film and Modernity, Modernity in Film

Managing Editor
Italian Quarterly

NeMLA Travel Award 

Lead Instructor and Coordinator
Rutgers Transliteratures Graduate Language Program

Certificate of Appreciation and Graduate Scholarship
Italian Department
Rutgers University


Rutgers University
October 2014 

Graduate Certificate
Cinema Studies
Rutgers University
October 2014

Foreign Languages and Literatures
Università Roma Tre
April 2003 

Liceo Classico Socrate
July 1996