Giovanna De Luca is a Professor of Italian and Film at the College of Charleston, South Carolina. Her research interests include representation of children in Italian and French cinema, comparative studies of organized crime in Italian and American cinema, evolution and functions of “comedy Italian style” and contemporary Neapolitan cinema and TV. She wrote different book chapters and her articles have appeared in Filmcritica, Film Comment, Quaderni d’Italianistica, Forum Italicum, Italica, Film Comment, Cinergie and, Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies. She is the author of the book Il punto di vista dell’ infanzia nel cinema italiano e francese: rivisioni. She is currently writing a book about the new Neapolitan cinema.
She is the founder and artistic director of Nuovo Cinema Italiano Film Festival, in Charleston, South Carolina, USA.