Juliette Bellacosa

Juliette Bellacosa

Ph.D. Candidate, Italian Studies

Williams Hall 537

Juliette Bellacosa holds a B.A. magna cum laude from Wellesley College, where she completed a double major in Art History and French. During her time at Wellesley College, she was an editorial assistant for the Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies

She earned her MA in Italian Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, where she teaches Italian language at the undergraduate level. She is in the process of completing the Graduate Certificate in Cinema and Media Studies and the CTL Teaching Certificate. She is also co-editor of the peer-reviewed journal Bibliotheca Dantesca

Juliette's dissertation centers around contemporary adaptations of Italian Renaissance masterworks, more specifically in the area of digital installations. Her academic interests include Renaissance Art, Cinema and Media Studies, Visual Studies and Adaptation Studies. 

Teaching Experience:

  • Elementary Italian I (ITAL 110)Fall 2019; Fall 2020
  • Elementary Italian II (ITAL 120)Spring 2020; Spring 2021
  • Intermediate Italian (ITAL 130), Fall 2021

Conference Participation:

  • “An Outstretched Hand: The Renaissance in Godard’s Le Livre d’Image”, Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA), March 13, 2021.
  • “A Rinascimento of the Rinascimento: Peter Greenaway’s Leonardo’s Last Supper”, Annual Conference the Canadian Association for Italian Studies (CAIS), Sorrento, Italy, June 4-7, 2020 (Cancelled due to COVID-19). 
  • “Rossellini and the View in the Broken Mirror”, Italian Graduate Conference at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, November 22-23, 2019.
  • “Raphael and the Feminine Mystique”, French and Italian Graduate Society Conference (FIGS), University of Pennsylvania, March 30-31, 2019. 


  • 2020-2021 Department of Romance Languages, Certificate of Excellence in Teaching, University of Pennsylvania


  • “Rossellini and the View in the Broken Mirror”, La Fusta Vol. 28 – Voices –Fall 2020 
Office Hours
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