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Inaugural Postdoc (spring/summer, 2021), preliminary archive research and website projects: Carlotta Vacchelli.


Carlotta Vacchelli (M.A., U of Pavia; M.A. and Ph.D. in Italian Studies, Indiana University), has been a 2020-21 fall/winter Fellow at the Center for Italian Modern Art (NYC). Her dual CIMA project focused on the reciprocal influence between Mario Schifano (1934-1998) and the group of young artists that in 1980 founded the countercultural magazine Frigidaire, as well as on the visual and literary representations of Schifano and his works by other authors. Her current book-project focuses on the impact of iconic Italian artist Andrea Pazienza (1956-1988) on Italian comics and graphic novels, literature, cinema, and pop music. During the spring/summer 2020, she has curated the exhibition La funzione-Pazienza at the Centro Fumetto Andrea Pazienza (Cremona), and the namesake catalogue. She is Associate Editor of the online peer-reviewed journal Simultanea. A Journal of Italian Media and Pop Culture, and has published numerous articles on Italian literature, art, comics, and cinema in journals such as Elephant & the Castle, Studi ItalianiItalicaItalian QuarterlyStudi buzzatianiInternational Journal of Comic ArtCultura & Comunicazione.