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Doctoral Candidate, Middlebury College, VA, USA. DML (Doctorate Modern Languages).
B.A.& M.A. University Roma Tre, Rome, Italy. (Performance Arts, with concentration on Film Studies)
Post-Graduate Diploma, University Guglielmo Marconi, Rome, Italy. (Italian Literature: Elements of Teaching)
COM Italian Cinema
COM Comedy in Films
COM Alternative Cinema
COM French Cinema
Background and Research Interests
Professor Ottaviani Jones has been teaching part-time Film Studies, and Italian Language and Culture at Flagler College since 2009. Her graduate research at Middlebury College, Vermont is on Neorealism and the critical reception of the most important Italian Cinema period. She is fluent in English and Italian, with a deep understanding of the Spanish, French, and Latin languages.
Professor Ottaviani Jones started positions as Director of Study Abroad and Academic Advisor for International students in 2012. She also achieved the Certificate of Completion for Core Education Program in the same year from NAFSA: Association of International Educators.
Before starting her academic career at Flagler College in 2009, she had experience working as translator for the Italian Consulate of Foreign Trade.
As a film theorist with a heavy background in linguistic and interdisciplinary subjects, she is dedicated to exploring visual cultural representation through research, methodological development, and possible applied production, with an emphasis on literature, independent and art film.
Italian culture: language, literature, cinema, representation of Italian culture in American films; linguistics and the evolution of languages; independent, art, experimental films, and cerebral films; connection between text and film script; studies in auteur filmmaking; film aesthetics; semiotics and psychoanalysis in film; film and media production; Sociology, gender, and race in films; the rhetoric of the frame; comedy genre and theory in cinema.
Her current research focus on films continues while aslo developing additionally a high-impact courses on languages.
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