Portrait of Dr Alex Marlow-Mann

Dr Alex Marlow-Mann

Lecturer in Italian


After completing undergraduate studies in Film Studies and Italian at the University of Kent, Dr Alex Marlow-Mann pursued graduate studies in Film Archiving at the University of East Anglia and obtained a PhD in Italian film from the University of Reading. 

Alex has held positions in both film studies and modern languages at the Universities of Leeds, St Andrews and Birmingham before returning to Kent to take up his current position in 2015. He worked for both the National Film and Television Archive and the Filmographic Department of the British Film Institute and as theatre manager of the Reading Film Theatre. He also spent several years living and working in Italy, in both Pisa and Naples.

Alex's virtual office hours take place on Wednesday 12:00-14:00

Research interests

Alex's research interests include

  • Italian cinema
  • European genre cinema (particularly musicals, horror films, thrillers)
  • Political cinema
  • Regional cinemas
  • Film festivals
  • Film archiving.

He is currently completing a monograph on The Political Thriller in Its Global Context, forthcoming from Edinburgh University Press.

Alex was one of the founding members of the British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies and sits on the editorial boards of the journals Film StudiesJournal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies, Open Screens and Cine-Excess, as well as on the executive committee of the Centre for Film and Media Research. He is also joint series editor of the Routledge book series Remapping World Cinema.

Alex would welcome research proposals on any aspect of Italian cinema or on topics related to his research interests.  


Alex teaches modules on Italian cinema, modern Italian culture and Italian language (with a particular emphasis on translation).

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