Angela Dalle Vacche

Professor Emerita

Member Of:
  • School of Literature, Media, and Communication
Office Location: Skiles 344
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A specialist in the intersection of aesthetic theory and film history, Angela Dalle Vacche was born in Venice, Italy and came to the United States in 1978. She has graduate degrees in American Studies (1980) and Film Studies (1985) from Mount Holyoke College and the University of Iowa. She has been the recipient of a Fulbright Travel Grant; a Mellon Fellowship; a Rockefeller Bellagio Grant; a Leverhulme Distinguished Senior Professorship at the University of London, Birkbeck College; and a Dora Maar Fellowship in Menerbes, France. During the Summer of 2016, she will be lecturing on Cinema and the Museum at the Institute for Marketing and Technology in Lucca, Italy.

Dalle Vacche’s retrospective Italian Silent Divas: Passion and Defiance for the 2000 New York Film Festival was voted as “Best Event of the Year,” by Art Forum. Dalle Vacche has given guest-lectures in Europe, Asia, and Australia. Currently Dalle Vacche is completing a book titled: Andre Bazin’s Film Theory: Art, Science, Religion, forthcoming in 2018.



Areas of
  • Art History
  • International Cinema
  • Philosophy
  • West African Culture


  • Africa (Sub-Saharan)
  • Europe
  • Inequality and Social Justice


  • LCC-2500: Intro to Film
  • LCC-2813: Special Topics in STAC
  • LCC-3256: Major Filmmakers
  • LCC-3257: Global Cinema
  • LCC-3314: Tech of Representation
  • LCC-3352: Film Technology
  • LCC-3853: Special Topics in Film
  • LCC-4102: Senior Thesis
  • LCC-4500: Seminar in Film Studies
  • LMC-2500: Intro to Film
  • LMC-3257: Global Cinema
  • LMC-3352: Film Technology
  • LMC-4500: Seminar in Film Studies