Ph.D. in Italian, Indiana University, 2015
M.A. in Italian, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2008
M.A. in History, Wake Forest University, 2000
B.A. in History, James Madison University, 1998
Edward Bowen specializes in Italian film history, film exhibition, urban politics, independent cinema, and contemporary Italian culture. He enjoys teaching all levels of Italian language, and he has designed numerous interdisciplinary courses on cinema, literature, history, migration, and urban studies. This year, he has been developing two new online courses: Cinematic Rome and Mafia Movies. Along with Rémi Lanzoni, he co-edited and contributed to the volume The Cinema of Ettore Scola (Wayne State University Press, 2020). Bowen has also published two peer-reviewed articles on film exhibition history in Rome, and he is currently preparing an article on the largest private cinema chain in postwar Italy. Another one of his scholarly interests is Italian book history. He also has a forthcoming article that addresses the editorial principles and activity of the Venetian editor Anton Federigo Seghezzi (1706–1743), who expanded the famed Giuntina anthology of Tuscan poems in the 1730s. Bowen has co-directed the Summer Language Institute in Florence three times, and he enjoys helping students to find internships and scholarships in Italy.
“The Editorial Principles of Anton Federigo Seghezzi and his Giuntina Project.” Textual Cultures 13.2 (Fall 2020): 133-171.
The Cinema of Ettore Scola, edited by Rémi Lanzoni and Edward Bowen. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2020.
“Ettore Scola’s Legacy: A Statesman for Italian Cinema.” In The Cinema of Ettore Scola (2020).
“Tales of Courage: Trade Stories of Italian Independent Cinema.” In Experimental and Independent Italian Cinema, edited by Anthony Cristiano and Carlo Coen. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2020
“C’era una volta il cinema Corso. Storia di una sala cinematografica romana durante il fascismo.” Cinema e storia. Rivista di studi interdisciplinari, Vol. 1, (2018): 103- 23.
“‘Take Notice of the Red Light!’ A History of Adult Cinemas in Rome.” Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies, Vol. 5:1 (2017): 3-21.
“Tracking the King of Film Exhibition in Postwar Italy”
Recent Undergraduate Courses Taught
The Cinema of Federico Fellini and Ettore Scola
Intermediate Italian II
Migration to and from Italy