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Ermelinda M. Campani

Ermelinda M. Campani campani
Personal bio
Ermelinda M. Campani is the Spogli Family Director of Stanford's Breyer Center for Overseas Studies in Florence. A native of Emilia Romagna, she earned an M.A. in Italian literature and a Ph.D. with an emphasis in film studies from Brown University. Prior to joining Stanford University in 1993, she taught courses at both Brown and the Rhode Island School of Design and served as acting director of the Brown University Program in Bologna, Italy. Her areas of research include: contemporary Italian cinema, early silent cinema, 1930s and 40s cinema, classical Hollywood cinema, and post-structuralist film theory. Her publications include a monographic work on Bernardo Bertolucci, a book on cinema and the sacred (translated into French in 2007), and a book on cinema's representations of the human body. She has written articles both on European and US film journals, has contributed entries to the encyclopedia of World Cinema and has lectured widely. Her current research revolves around iconology and the film image.

Currently teaching
OSPFLOR 11: Film, Food and the Italian Identity (Autumn)
OSPFLOR 111Y: From Giotto to Michelangelo: The Birth and Flowering of Renaissance Art in Florence (Winter)
OSPFLOR 115Y: Building the Cathedral and the Town Hall: Constructing and Deconstructing Symbols of a Civilization (Autumn)
OSPFLOR 15: An Introduction to Contemporary Italy (Autumn, Winter, Spring)
OSPFLOR 19: Florence for Foodies: Discovering the Italian Culinary Tradition (Autumn, Winter, Spring)
OSPFLOR 1A: Accelerated First-Year Italian, Part 1 (Autumn, Winter, Spring)
OSPFLOR 1F: First-Year Italian, First Quarter (Autumn, Winter, Spring)
OSPFLOR 21F: Accelerated Second-Year Italian, Part A (Autumn, Winter, Spring)
OSPFLOR 22F: Accelerated Second-Year Italian Part B (Autumn, Winter, Spring)
OSPFLOR 26: The Politics of the European Crisis: from the Maastricht Treaty to the Greek Crunch (Spring)
OSPFLOR 28: Between Art and Science: the Evolution of Techniques from Antiquity to Leonardo da Vinci (Winter)
OSPFLOR 2A: Accelerated First-Year Italian, Part 2 (Autumn, Winter, Spring)
OSPFLOR 2F: First-Year Italian, Second Quarter (Autumn, Winter, Spring)
OSPFLOR 31F: Advanced Oral Communication: Italian (Autumn, Winter, Spring)
OSPFLOR 32: Critical Strategies in Contemporary Photographic Practice: Florence Through a Lens (Winter)
OSPFLOR 34: The Virgin Mother, Goddess of Beauty, Grand Duchess, and the Lady: Women in Florentine Art (Autumn)
OSPFLOR 3F: First-Year Italian, Third Quarter (Autumn, Winter, Spring)
OSPFLOR 41: The Florentine Sketchbook: A Visual Arts Practicum (Autumn)
OSPFLOR 42: Academic Internship (Autumn, Winter, Spring)
OSPFLOR 45: The State of the Union: Challenges and Opportunities in Europe Today (Autumn)
OSPFLOR 46: Images of Evil in Criminal Justice (Spring)
OSPFLOR 48: Sharing Beauty in Florence: Collectors, Collections and the Shaping of the Western Museum Tradition (Winter)
OSPFLOR 49: On-Screen Battles: Filmic Portrayals of Fascism and World War II (Winter)
OSPFLOR 54: High Renaissance and Mannerism: the Great Italian Masters of the 15th and 16th Centuries (Spring)
OSPFLOR 55: Academy of Fine Arts: Studio Art (Autumn, Winter, Spring)
OSPFLOR 56: University of Florence Courses (Autumn, Winter, Spring)
OSPFLOR 58: Space as History: Social Vision and Urban Change (Spring)
OSPFLOR 67: The Celluloid Gaze: Gender, Identity and Sexuality in Cinema (Spring)
OSPFLOR 69: Abstract Art: Creativity, Self-Expression and Depicting the Unimaginable (Winter)
OSPFLOR 71: A Studio with a View: Drawing, Painting and Informing your Aesthetic in Florence (Spring)
OSPFLOR 78: The Impossible Experiment: Politics and Policies of the New European Union (Autumn)
OSPFLOR 8: Migration and Cultural Diversity in Contemporary Italy (Winter)
OSPFLOR 85: Bioethics: the Biotechnological Revolution, Human Rights and Politics in the Global Era (Autumn)
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