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Personal Profile: Highly motivated teacher and researcher. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Good organiser; networking skills. Remaining calm under strict deadlines.

Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it personal homepage www.notarofam.com/annawork   Twitter identity: notanna1

Education: Secondary School, Liceo Classico, (Italy), 1975-80. Diploma in Classics.

Istituto Universitario Orientale (Italy) 1980-85, BA in English and Modern Languages, (English, German, Spanish) First Class Honors (Summa cum Laude). Dissertation: ‘The Methodologies of Cultural Studies’

University of Sheffield (UK) 1990-91, Degree of Master of Arts in The Language and Philosophy of Criticism. Dissertation: ‘Criticism, Ideology and Deconstruction’. Grant  of the Italian Ministry of Education.

University of Sheffield (UK) 1992-96 Ph.D .in English Literature. Thesis: ‘Fluctuations of Fantasy: Postmodernist Contaminations in Angela Carter's Fiction'. Grant of the Italian Ministry  of Education.

Current Employment: (Since December 1st 2005): Senior Lecturer & Programme Leader in Contemporary Media Theory, Art & Media, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, University of Dundee (UK).

Main duties: Teaching at UG level. UG & PhD Supervision; Research & Dissemination.

Administrative duties: Socrates/Erasmus students exchange programme coordinator for Illustration, Animation and TBA/Digital Film Students (2005-2010);

Member of the following committees: DJCAD Board; DJCAD Learning & Teaching; DJCAD Research Committee; University Senate; Convener of the Academic Standing Committee and Chair of the Academic Council (http://www.dundee.ac.uk/academic/accoun.htm), Co-Director PhD Studies programme DJCAD.

 

Areas of current teaching and research: New Media and Digital Communication,  Cinema & New Technologies, Digital Culture, Internet Studies, Video/Net Art, E-textuality.

Previous Employment:

1986-1990 Teaching Assistant, Dept. of English Language & Literature, Istituto Universitario Orientale, (Italy).

1995- 1997 Postdoctoral Leverhulme Research Fellow, Royal Holloway, University of London working on the research project: ‘Imperial Cities: Landscape, Space and Performance in Rome and London (1850-1950)’.

1997-2003 Research Fellow in Visual Culture, School of American & Canadian Studies, University of Nottingham, UK, working on the research project: ‘Literary and Visual representations of Three American Cities 1870s-1930s’. Project’s Web Site http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/3cities/

Main duties: Teaching at postgraduate and undergraduate level (see Teaching Portfolio below for details); Research and dissemination; Collaborated to the design of the 3Cities Project Web Site http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/3cities/ Co-editor and contributor to City Sites: Chicago and New York, 1870s to 1930s, A. Notaro et al eds. Electronic Book; available at http://artsweb.bham.ac.uk/citysites/ Supervision of Undergraduate, MA and PhD Dissertations; Internal PhD examiner; Regular convener of the Urban/Visual Culture(s) Research Seminar; Organiser, in the context of the 3Cities Project, of the Symposium ‘Urban Space and Representation’, Nottingham, 16  May 1998; Organiser, in the context of the 3Cities Project, of the International Conference 'Cities and Representation II', Nottingham, 4-5 April   2003 (Plenary Speaker: Prof. Giuliana Bruno, Harvard University, conference programme at http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/3cities/

Administrative duties: Personal Tutor, Socrates, students exchange programme coordinator and personal tutor, European Research Contact for the School of American & Canadian Studies; Director of the Visiting Speakers Programme

2004-2005 Assistant Professor, Television and Digital Media, Radboud University Nijmegen (NL)

Main duties: Teaching: (UG) ‘Digital Art & Culture in a Postmodernist Context’,  ‘Gender, Sexuality and the City’, ‘Visual Culture’; UG & PG Dissertation Supervision; Research and Dissemination

Administrative duties: Socrates/Erasmus programme co-ordinator; first year tutorship programme co-ordinator

TEACHING PORTFOLIO:

University of Nottingham (UK) 1997-2003

Radboud University Nijmegen (NL) 2004-2005

Art & Media
University of Dundee 2005-2011

  • Contemporary Media Theory Level 2
  • Contemporary Media Theory Level 3
  • Contemporary Media Theory Level 4 Dissertations
  • 2011-current

  • Introduction to Critical & Contextual Studies

  • Art & Media Cultures

  • Critical Studies: Introduction to Dissertation

  • Critical Studies: Dissertation

  • APCP Dissertation

Professional Status/Memberships:

(1985-1990) Member of the Italian Association of English Studies (AIA)

(1997-2003) Member of the British Association of American Studies (BAAS)

(1997-2003) Member of the European Association of American Studies (EAAS)

(2005-current) Member of the Media and Communication Association (SMCA)

(2007-current) Member of the American Association of Cultural Studies (ACS)

(2008-current) Member of the Society for Media & Cinema Studies (SMCS)

(2008-current) Member of the Media, Communication & Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA)

(2008-current) Scottish Consortium for Film & Visual Studies

(2009-current) Member of The European Network for Cinema & Media Studies Association) (NECS)

(2009-current) Member of the European Association for Communication Research (ECREA)

(2010-current) Member of the AHRC Peer Review College;

(2014-current) Carnegie Trust Research Assessor;

(2014-current) International Association for Word and Image Studies IAWIS/AERTI & SWIG (Scottish Word & Image Group)

Expert-Evaluator for the Smart Cities Call (FP7-SMARTCITIES-2013) of FP7's ICT theme. Unit "Smart Cities & Sustainability" Communications Networks, Content & Technology DG European Commission;

Juror for the European Academic Software Award, EASA;

Regular Reviewer for the following academic journals:
Scientific Journals International (SJI). http://www.scientificjournals.org (USA)
Communication, Culture and Critique, http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/cccr (USA)

Journal of Historical Geography (UK)

Associate Editor for the volume of The International Journal of the Book CG Publisher http://ijb.cgpublisher.com

(2009) International reviewer for the Research Project: The De-Bildung of youth in Italian fictions of uncertainty (1990-2010). Application to FWO (Belgian Research Funding Council), Principal investigator: Prof. Walter Geerts.

 

(2009) Reviewer/Juror for the ArTe (Art & Technology Competition (http://artentnu.wordpress.com/). Project supported by the Norwegian Research Council, IDI/NTNU

(2013) Member of the Times Higher Education Reader Panel which contributes to the national debate on Higher Education.

Most recent PhD Supervision:

Emile Shemilt ‘An Exploration of Tension between the Material and the Image in Moving Image Art’. Start date Sept. 2006/completed successfully June 2011.

Cornelia Sollfrank ‘Performing the Paradoxes of Intellectual Property: An Artistic Investigation of the Conflicting Relationship between Copyright and Art within the Knowledge Economy’. Start date Sept. 2006/completed successfully January 2012.

Mentorship: (2012-current) the Universities of St Andrews and Dundee cross-institutional mentoring scheme for Early Career Academics.

(2014-current) Mentor in the context of the “Framework for STUC Mentorship” programme, University of Dundee-University of Aberdeen.

 


External Examiner (since October 2013) for the BA (Hons) Media/BA (Hons) Communication with PR, Department of Communication, Marketing & Media, Aberdeen Business School, Robert Gordon University.

 

Fluency in languages other than English: Italian (native), Dutch, German & Spanish (intermediate).

Computer Skills: Word, Power Point, Internet, Outlook, GroupWise, Eudora, Blackboard

Hobbies: Classical music, Opera, Internet, theatre, travel.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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