Marcia Landy

  • Distinguished Professor Emerita

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

Her books include Fascism in Film: The Italian Commercial Cinema 1931-1943 (Princeton, 1986); British Genres: Cinema and Society, 1930-1960 (Princeton, 1991); Imitations of Life: A Reader on Film and Television Melodrama (Wayne State, 1991); Film, Politics, and Gramsci (Minnesota, 1994); Queen Christina (with Amy Villarejo, BFI, 1995); Cinematic Uses of the Past (Minnesota, 1996); The Folklore of Consensus: Theatricality in Italian Cinema (SUNY, 1998); Italian Film (Indiana, 2000); The Historical Film: History and Memory in Media (Rutgers, 2000); Stars: The Film Reader (co-edited with Lucy Fischer, Routledge, 2004); Monty Python’s Flying Circus, TV Milestones Series, Eds. Barry Grant and Jeannette Sloniowski (Detroit:  Wayne State University Press, 2005; Stardom Italian Style: Screen Performance and Personality in Italian Cinema (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2008); Cinema and Counter History (Indiana University Press, 2015).

Her essays have appeared in numerous anthologies and in such journals as Screen, Journal of Film and Television, Quarterly Review of Film and Television, The Historical Review of Film, Radio and Television, Critical Quarterly, Cinema JournalKinokultura, The ItalianistCritical Inquiry, and  boundary 2.  She serves on the editorial boards of Italian Culture, Journal of Italian Cinema & Media Studies, and the Quartely Review of Film and Video.

Education & Training

  • Honorary PhD, Stockholm University, Sweden
  • PhD, University of Rochester

Representative Publications

  • Stardom Italian Style, Screen Performance and Personality in Italian Cinema 
  • Stars: The Film Reader