Emilio Audissino

Emilio Audissino

Associate professor
Department of Media and Journalism Faculty of Arts and Humanities
ABW plan 2, Hus Radix, Kalmar
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Emilio Audissino is a film and media scholar, and a film musicologist. He is the author of The Film Music of John Williams. Reviving Hollywood’s Classical Style (University of Wisconsin Press, 2021, second revised and expanded edition of the 2014 book John Williams’s Film Music), the first book-length study in English on the composer, and the editor of the collection of essays John Williams. Music for Films, Television and the Concert Stage (Brepols, 2018). He has also studied film music beyond the screen, as a repertoire for concert programmes and multimedia events, and has published on this topic Film Music in Concert.

His book Film/Music Analysis. A Film Studies Approach (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017) concerns a method for audiovisual analysis that blends Neoformalism and Gestalt Psychology. He co-edited the volume Cinema Changes: Incorporations of Jazz in the Film Soundtrack (Brepols, 2019), and he is currently co-editing a handbook about music in comedy cinema, under contract with Palgrave Macmillan – both with Emile Wennekes (Utrecht University). His current research deals with the cinema of Zucker-Abrahams-Zucker and has already produced the first academic essays on their film and television works.


PhD, Film Studies - University of Southampton, UK

PhD, History of Visual and Performing Arts - University of Pisa, Italy

MBA, Arts Administration - Bocconi University, Milan, Italy

MA, Cinema Studies - University of Turin, Italy

BA, Arts, Music, and Drama - University of Genoa, Italy


Website: www.emilioaudissino.eu

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Media Production

Sound and Music in Audiovisuals

Psychology of Music in Audiovisuals


Creative Industries

Narration Theories

Representation and Ideology

Film and Media Theory

Textual Analysis of Film and Television


Film Music History and Styles

The Film Music of John Williams

Theories of Sound in Film and Media

Film and Television History

Comedy in Film and Television

Gestalt Psychology and Audiovisual Media

Neoformalist Film Analysis

Horror Cinema

History of US Cinema and Television

History of Italian Cinema and Television


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  • Audissino, E. (2023). John Williams. Oxford Bibliographies Online, Cinema and Media Studies. New York, Oxford University Press.
    Status: Published

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