Carlo Celli, Ph.D. UCLA, B.A. University of Virginia also studied at the universities of Florence and Bologna. He is the author of books on the historical, economic and social factors influencing culture. Works include:
The Essence of Machiavelli: The Prince (Axios Press 2011)
National Identity in Global Cinema: How Movies Explain the World (Palgrave MacMillan 2011)
Il carnevale di Machiavelli (Leo S. Olschki 2009)
- info at http://www.olschki.it/Prosp/SP/2008/58434.pdf
A New Guide to Italian Cinema (Palgrave MacMillan 2007)
From Resistance to Terrorism: The Cinema of Gillo Pontecorvo (Scarecrow Press 2005)
The Divine Comic: The Cinema of Roberto Benigni (Scarecrow Press 2001).
He has published on literature, film and culture in journals including Annali d'italianistica, Critical Inquiry, Film Quarterly, Italica, Italian Culture, Italian Quarterly, Journal of Popular Film and Television, Renaissance Quarterly, Romance Quarterly and has contributed/consulted for periodicals including The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.