Department of English

Marcia Landy

Distinguished Professor


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Marcia Landy Marcia Landy is Distinguished Professor of English/Film Studies with a secondary appointment in the French and Italian Languages and Literatures Department at the University of Pittsburgh.

Her books include Fascism in Film: The Italian Commercial Cinema, 1931-1943 (1986); Imitations of Life: A Reader on Film and Television Melodrama (1991), British Genres: Cinema and Society, 1930-1960 (1991); Film, Politics, and Gramsci (1994); Queen Christina (1996 with Amy Villarejo); Cinematic Uses of the Past (1996); The Folklore of Consensus: Theatricality and Spectacle in Italian Cinema 1930-1943 (1998); Italian Film (2000); The Historical Film: History and Memory in Media (2000); Stars: The Film Reader (2004 co-edited with Lucy Fischer); Monty Python’s Flying Circus (2005), and Stardom, Italian Style: Screen Performance and Personality in Italian Cinema.  Her essays on cultural theory, cinema history, national cinema, and genres have appeared in anthologies and in such journals as Screen, Post Script, Jump Cut, Film Criticism, The Journal of Film and Video, New German Critique, French Review, American Imago, and Critical Quarterly and Cinema Journal.  Her articles on Gramsci have appeared in Rethinking Marxism, boundary 2, and Critical Studies.  She was the recipient of the 2005 chancellor's Senior Research Award.


Graduate Courses

  • Modern Critical Practices

Undergraduate Courses

  • Film
  • Literature

Other Duties & Service

  • Member, Graduate Procedures Committee
  • Member, Provost Fact-finding Committee for Dean Koehler
  • Member, Executive Committee of Cultural Studies Program
  • Member, Steering Committee, Women's Studies Program
  • Member, Committee of Past Presidents of Faculty Senate