BROTTO DENIS

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Qualification Ricercatore a tempo determinato di tipo B
Scientific sector L-ART/06 - CINEMA, PHOTOGRAPHY AND TELEVISION
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Il ricevimento studenti è sospeso dal 26 luglio al 23 agosto 2018 compresi.
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Curriculum Vitae
Denis Brotto is researcher (L-ART/06) and lecturer of Cinema and New Technologies at the University of Padua. At the same University, in 2010, he took his PhD in History and Criticism of Art, Music and Performing Arts.
Since 2015 he is lecturer at “Carlo Mazzacurati” Master of Screenwriting (University of Padua).

Since 2008 he has participated in numerous national and international conferences and has written a wide range of essays about the following lines of research:
-New Digital Technologies;
-Iconology of Cinema;
-Theories of New Media;
-Intertextual Relationships between Film Language and Literature;
-Theories and Techniques of Cinematic Languages;
-Theories of Mass Communication;
-Cinema and the Notion of Author in Aleksandr Sokurov, Michael Haneke, Agnès Varda, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Marco Bellocchio, Joseph Losey, Laurent Cantet, Lech Majewski, Jean Vigo, François Truffaut, Francesco Rosi, Ermanno Olmi.

In 2010 he wrote the book "Observe the Enchantment. The Cinema and the Art of Aleksandr Sokurov”, the first Italian monograph dedicated to Sokurov. In 2012 he wrote the books "The Cinema in Pixels" and "Digital Plots" on the relation between cinema and new technologies.
In 2018, he wrote the book “Jean Vigo”, a new study perspective on the French director.
He has developed international researches conducted at the personal archive of Alexander Sokurov in Saint Petersburg, at the IRI (Institut de Recherche et de l'Innovation) - Centre Georges Pompidou of Paris and at the Berger Archive of the British Library in London.

In addition to his theoretical research, he carries out practical research through the creation of videos and documentaries. He has made documentaries such as "Patrice Leconte" (2010), "La Pièce" (2011) and the video installation “Esedra. Generation goes, generation comes” (2015) for the Jewish Heritage Museum of Padua.
He was a member of the avant-garde Ipotesi Cinema Group directed by the world renowned film director Ermanno Olmi. Since 2004 he has collaborated with important museums and institutions (including The Triennale Art Gallery of Milan, the Mart Museum of Rovereto, Condenast of Milan, Teatro Stabile del Veneto "Carlo Goldoni", Académie de France of Rome, Jewish Museum of Padua).

Research areas
LINES OF RESEARCH:

-New Digital Technologies:
Relations between film language and new digital technologies, investigating the principal developments occurring as regards the film narration, the aesthetics of representation and the various technical aspects concerning the film industry.

-Iconology of Cinema:
From the pre-iconographic analysis to the Iconological study of a movie; the role of the symbolic in the image; cinema and museum; cinema and language or art.

-Theories of New Media:
Cinema as medium and its historical relationship with the mass media (journal, radio, tv, internet, social media).

-Intertextual Relationships between Film Language and Literature:
This kind of research has been developed focusing in particular on the work of authors such as Aleksandr Sokurov, Marco Bellocchio, François Truffaut, Ermanno Olmi, John Berger, Andrea Zanzotto.

-Cinema and the Notion of Author:
European Cinema Studies (Aleksandr Sokurov, Lech Majewski, Avi Mograbi, Nuri Bilge Ceylan);
French Cinema Studies (Jean Vigo and the milieu of 20's), François Truffaut, Laurent Cantet and the recent film production; Michael Haneke and the digital cinema; Agnès Varda, Patrice Leconte, Joseph Morder, Jean-Claude Rousseau, Jean-Daniel Pollet);
Italian Cinema Studies (Marco Bellocchio, Francesco Rosi, Ermanno Olmi);
Italian Cinema in the 50s and 60s (Giuseppe De Santis, Roberto Rossellini, Michelangelo Antonioni, Federico Fellini).

-Theories and Techniques of Cinematic Languages:
the construction of the film from the concept to the creation (script, shooting, editing); the historical evolution of cinematic language; the cinematic thinking and the connection with the real.

-Practical Research:
Collaboration with important museums and institutions: the Mart Museum of Rovereto (2004), The Triennale Art Gallery of Milan (2007), Condenast of Milan (2010).
Creation of videos and documentaries: "Patrice Leconte" (2010), "La Pièce" (2011), “Esedra. Generation goes, generation comes” (2015).

Publications
Main publications:

MONOGRAPHS:

-BROTTO D. (2018). Jean Vigo. MILANO: MIMESIS
-BROTTO D. (2012). Trame digitali. Cinema e nuove tecnologie. [Digital Plots. Cinema and New Technologies]. VENEZIA: MARSILIO
-BROTTO D. (2012). Il cinema in pixel. Mutazioni tecniche nella creazione filmica. [The cinema in pixels. The technical mutations in filmic creation]. PADOVA: UNIPRESS
-BROTTO D. (2010). Osservare l’incanto. Il cinema e l’arte di Aleksandr Sokurov. [Observe the enchantment. The Cinema and the Art of Alexandr Sokurov]. ROMA: ENTE SPETTACOLO


EDITED VOLUMES:

-(2018) François Truffaut. La letteratura al cinema. VENEZIA: MARSILIO
-(2015) Studi novecenteschi, n. 90: “La scena del moderno: la città nel cinema e nel romanzo”. PISA-ROMA: FABRIZIO SERRA EDITORE
-(2014) Lo stato delle cose 2013. PADOVA: CLEUP
-(2012) Marco Bellocchio. L’inquietudine di un sogno. UDINE: CEC


BOOK CHAPTERS:

-(2018) “Lo stupore negli occhi dell’altro”; John Berger e l’immagine del desiderio. In: ANDREA RABBITO, La cultura visuale del ventunesimo secolo. Cinema, teatro e new media. p. 135-150. MILANO: MELTEMI
-(2018) L’immagine e la fiamma. “La camera verde” e il luogo del racconto. In: DENIS BROTTO, François Truffaut. La letteratura al cinema. p. 52-66. VENEZIA: MARSILIO
-(2015) Ritratti e documentari. In: ANTONIO COSTA, Carlo Mazzacurati. p. 138-148. VENEZIA: MARSILIO
-(2014) Tenebre in luce. Le opere di Ceylan e Reygadas. In: AA.VV., Lo stato delle cose 2013. p. 27-36, PADOVA: CLEUP
-(2012) I colori dell’immagine. Modi del realismo digitale. In: AA.VV., Lo stato delle cose 2012. p. 18-29, TORINO: KAPLAN
-(2012) Jour après jour. L’autoritratto incompiuto e altri casi di autoportrait digitali. In: CATERINA VIRDIS LIMENTANI, NOVELLA MACOLA. Tempo e ritratto. La memoria e l’immagine dal Rinascimento a oggi. P. 271-282, PADOVA: IL POLIGRAFO
-(2011) Entre les murs. In: GIORGIO TINAZZI. Il cinema francese attraverso i film. p. 245-262, ROMA: CAROCCI
-(2010) Uomini verso l'oblio nell'ultimo Losey: La truite e Steaming. In: LUCIANO DE GIUSTI. Senza re, senza patria. p. 190-198, MILANO: IL CASTORO
-(2010) L’esthétique du journal intime numerique. Jean-Claude Rousseau et Agnès Varda. In: FRANCESCO CASETTI, JANE GAINES, VALENTINA RE. Dall'inizio, alla fine. In the very beginning, at the very end. p. 403-408, UDINE: FORUM
-(2008) Ritrovare l'identità. Aleksandra, o del riconoscersi. In: AA.VV.. Identità e disgregazione. Frammenti dal cinema contemporaneo. p. 69-84, ROMA: ENTE SPETTACOLO


JOURNAL ARTICLES:

-(2017) Domani è un’altra notte. Assenza e rievocazione in “Noche” di Leonardo Brzezicki, p. 25-32. RIVISTA DI PSICOLOGIA ANALITICA, n. 44
-(2016) Il mito dell’ombra. Figure dell’oscurità nel contemporaneo, p. 128-140. FATA MORGANA, n. 29
-(2015) La modernità come attesa. Disincanti urbani nel cinema italiano degli anni Cinquanta, p. 347-361. STUDI NOVECENTESCHI, n. 90
-(2014) L’adiacenza e il presagio. Il paesaggio nel cinema digitale, p. 131-142. IMAGO
-(2013) La visione del reale. John Berger e la costruzione dell’immagine, p. 71-80. FATA MORGANA, vol. 21
-(2013) A Digital Way for Film Studies & Soundscape Retrieval, p. 150-156. CINERGIE, n. 3
-(2012) Dentro la bellezza del male, p. 11-14. CINEFORUM, n. 509

List of taught course units in A.Y. 2018/19
Degree course code (?) Degree course track Course unit code Course unit name Credits Year Period Lang. Teacher in charge
LE0615 COMMON SUP7080797 6 1st Year Second
semester
ITA DENIS BROTTO
IF0314 COMMON SUP8083766 6 1st Year Second
semester
ITA DENIS BROTTO
IF0315 COMMON SUP8083478 9 1st Year Second
semester
ITA DENIS BROTTO
LE0606 COMMON SUP6075178 3 1st Year Annual ITA DENIS BROTTO


Responsibility of other activity for A.Y. 2018/19
Degree course code (?) Degree course track Course unit code Course unit name Credits Year Period Lang. Teacher in charge
LE0615 COMMON SUP6075178 3 1st Year Annual ITA DENIS BROTTO
IF0315 COMMON LEM0019468 6 1st Year Annual ITA DENIS BROTTO
IF0315 COMMON LEM0018443 3 1st Year Annual ITA DENIS BROTTO
IF0315 COMMON LEM0019380 3 1st Year Annual ITA DENIS BROTTO