Giulio Olesen

Dr Giulio Olesen

  • Lecturer in Media
  • Weymouth House W211, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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I am a media historian, with primary research interests in the areas of Italian cinema and history, cinema and social conflict, and genre studies. My area of expertise concerns the cultural and historical significance of Italian exploitation cinema.

I hold a Ph.D. in film studies where I address Italian police thrillers produced in the 1970s. The thesis explores intermedial features of the genre by addressing its link with and use of news media. The films were addressed as historical documents of the negotiation of the blame for state inefficiencies in the struggle against criminality and political violence.

I published an interview with the director Sergio Martino in the Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies (2017) and I am currently working on a research project on the representation and historical significance of lynching in Italian cinema.

I participated in academic events and conferences in Prague, at Canterbury Christ Church University, the American University of Rome, and The Ohio State University.

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Profile of Teaching PG

  • Narrative Constructions

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Career Pathways
  • Work in the Media Industries
  • The Film Industries
  • Understanding Media
  • Industry Research Project
  • Media Perspectives
  • Media Scholarship
  • The Dissertation