De Montfort University
Pierluigi Ercole is a Lecturer in Cinema and Television History at De Montfort University (Leicester, UK). Much of his research is grounded in audience and reception studies, transnational cinema and the diaspora and his work focuses, in particular, on Italian cinema, cinema-going in Italy and Britain, Anglo-Italian film culture and the distribution and reception Italian films in the UK and Ireland. His publications include, among others, the edited volume Diviso in Due:Cesare Zavattini, Cinema e Culture Popolare (2002), the articles ‘Screening Fascism in the Free State’ Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television (2014); ‘The Greatest Film of the Fascist Era’ Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media(2013, special issue on ‘Reframing Cinema Histories’ co-edited with Gwenda Young). His work is also included in the edited collections Silent Italian Cinema: A Reader (2013) edited by G. Bertellini; Cinema, Audiences and Modernity: New Perspectives on European Cinema History (2011), edited by D. Biltereyst, R. Maltby and P. Meers.