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Dr Alex Marlow-Mann

Lecturer in Italian


Office: Cornwallis North West, Room 227
Office Hours: Monday 11.00-12.00, 15.00-14.00


After completing my undergraduate studies in Film & Italian at the University of Kent, I pursued graduate studies in Film Archiving at the University of East Anglia and obtained a PhD in Italian film from the University of Reading. I have 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 my current position in 2015.

I have also worked in 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, and have spent several years living and working in Italy, in both Pisa and Naples.

I am one of the founding members of the British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies and I sit on the editorial boards of the Cine-Excess journal and the Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies, as well as the executive committee of the Centre for Film and Media Research at the University of Kent. I am also joint series editor of the book series ‘Remapping World Cinema’, forthcoming from Routledge in 2017 and managing editor of the journal Film Studies

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Also view these in the Kent Academic Repository

Marlow-Mann, A. (2011). The New Neapolitan Cinema. [Online]. Edinburgh University Press. Available at:
Edited book
Stone, R. et al. eds. (2017). The Routledge Companion to World Cinema. [Online]. Routledge. Available at:
Marlow-Mann, A. ed. (2013). Film Festival Yearbook 5: Archival Film Festivals. [Online]. St Andrews Film Studies. Available at:
Marlow-Mann, A. and Mendik, X. (2016). Death, Desire and Dania: Satire, Sexuality and Erotic Mobility in 1970s and 1980s Italy. Cine-Excess [Online]. Available at:
Marlow-Mann, A., Marcus, M. and Antonello, P. (2010). Il Divo: A Discussion. The Italianist [Online] 30:245-271. Available at:
Marlow-Mann, A. (2009). The Tears of Naples' Daughters: Re-interpreting the Sceneggiatain Mario Martone's L'amore molesto. The Italianist [Online] 29:199-213. Available at:
Marlow-Mann, A. (2001). Gli ultimi giorni di Pompei or the Evolution of the Italian Historical Epic (1908-1926). La Valle dell'Eden:67-78.
Book section
Marlow-Mann, A. (2017). Regional Cinema: Micro-mapping and Glocalisation. in: Stone, R. et al. eds. The Routledge Companion to World Cinema. Routledge. Available at:
Marlow-Mann, A. (2016). Whose Heritage?: Noi credevamo (We Believed) and the National, Regional and Transnational Dynamics of the Risorgimento Film. in: Screening European Heritage: Creating and Consuming History on Film. London, UK: Palgrave MacMillan, pp. 45-60. Available at:
Marlow-Mann, A. (2014). Subjectivity and the Ethnographic Gaze in Antonio Capuano's 'Vito e gli altri'. in: Hipkins, D. and Pitt, R. eds. New Visions of the Child in Italian Cinema. Peter Lang, pp. 267-284. Available at:
Marlow-Mann, A. (2013). Strategies of Tension: Towards a Re-Interpretation of Enzo G. Castellari's The Big Racket and The Italian Crime Film. in: Bayman, L. and Rigoletto, S. eds. Popular Italian Cinema. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 133-146. Available at:
Marlow-Mann, A. (2012). Italy. in: Creekmur, C. and Mokdad, L. eds. The International Film Musical. Edinburgh University Press, pp. 80-91. Available at:
Marlow-Mann, A. (2011). Gothic Horror. in: Bayman, L. ed. Directory of World Cinema: Italy. Intellect, pp. 154-175. Available at:,id=4764.
Marlow-Mann, A. (2010). Character Engagement and Alienation in the Cinema of Paolo Sorrentino. in: Hope, W. ed. Italian Film Directors in the New Millennium. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 161-173. Available at:
Marlow-Mann, A. (2006). Un cinema di nicchia: le fortune in Gran Bretagna. in: Zagarrio, V. ed. La meglio gioventù: Nuovo cinema italiano 2000-2006. Marsilio, pp. 292-296. Available at:
Marlow-Mann, A. (2002). British Series and Serials in the Silent Era. in: Higson, A. ed. Young And Innocent? The Cinema in Britain, 1896-1930. Exeter: University of Exeter Press, pp. 147-161. Available at:
Edited journal
Marlow-Mann, A. and Mendik, X. eds. (2016). European Erotic Cinema: Identity, Desire and Disgust. Cine-Excess [Online]. Available at:
Total publications in KAR: 17 [See all in KAR]
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Alex Marlow-Mann teaches modules on Italian cinema, modern Italian culture and translation.

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