• Francesco Pascuzzi
  • Francesco Pascuzzi
  • Assistant Teaching Professor
  • At Rutgers Since: 2006
  • PascuzziCV.docx
  • Office: Via Zoom
  • Office Hours: Wednesdays 10 AM to 11 AM and by appointment
  • About:

    I have received a PhD in Italian from Rutgers University. I currently teach English Writing at Rutgers University as Assistant Teaching Professor. 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. In 2020, I edited The Spaces and Places of Horror (Vernon), an anthology that explores the complex horizon of landscapes in horror film culture to better understand the use that the genre makes of settings, locations, spaces, and places, be they physical, imagined, or altogether imaginary. I am currently researching a manuscript on heterotopias and horror film culture; my latest book, the first English translation of Porpora Marcasciano's Antologaia, will release in October 2023. 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.

  • Books:



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

    US translation

    The Spaces and Places of Horror
    Vernon Press 

    Dreamscapes in Italian Cinema
    Fairleigh Dickinson University Press

  • Education:
    • Ph.D.
      Rutgers University
      October 2014 
    • Graduate Certificate
      Cinema Studies
      Rutgers University
      October 2014
    • Laurea
      Foreign Languages and Literatures
      Università Roma Tre
      April 2003 
    • Diploma
      Liceo Classico Socrate
      July 1996
  • Courses Taught:
    • Elementary Italian ITA 101
    • Expository Writing ENGLISH 101
    • Elementary Italian Lab ITA 107
    • Intermediate Italian ITA 131
    • Italian for Reading Knowledge TRANSLIT
    • Research in the Disciplines - Film & Modernity ENGLISH 201
    • Technical Writing Essentials ENGLISH 202
    • Scientific & Technical Writing ENGLISH 302
    • Writing for Business and the Professions ENGLISH 303
    • Advanced Language & Literature II ITA 306
    • History of Italian Cinema ITA 345
    • Italian Cinema & Literature ITA 347
    • Literary Relationships (online) ITA 347
    • Italian Cinema & Literature II ITA 348
    • The Civilization of Italy II ITA 382
    • Methods of Teaching Second Languages LIT & LAN 500
    • Literary Relationships (online) ITA 673
  • Awards:
    • Rutgers WP Conference Funding Committee Travel Award
    • Seeking Success Leadership Series
      Rutgers Faculty Appreciation Series 
    • NeMLA Travel Award 
    • Certificate of Appreciation and Graduate Scholarship
      Italian Department
      Rutgers University
  • Membership Affiliations:
    • NeMLA
    • MLA
    • SAMLA
    • SCMLA
    • AAIS
    • SCMS
  • Publications:

    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