Researching European Crime Narratives and the Role of Television: An Introduction


  • Luca Barra University of Bologna
  • Alice Jacquelin Université de Limoges
  • Federico Pagello D’Annunzio University of Chieti-Pescara


Author Biographies

Luca Barra, University of Bologna

Luca Barra is Associate Professor at the Department of the Arts, Università di Bologna, Italy, where he teaches Television and Digital Media. His research centres mainly on television production and distribution cultures, the international circulation of media products, the comedy TV genres, and the evolution of the contemporary media landscape. He is the author of three books, respectively on dubbing and national mediations (Risate in scatola, Vita e Pensiero, 2012), TV scheduling (Palinsesto, Laterza, 2015) and sitcoms (La sitcom, Carocci, 2020), and co-editor of collections on TV fiction (Tutta un’altra fiction, Carocci, 2013; A European Television Fiction Renaissance, Routledge, 2020), production studies (Backstage, Unicopli, 2016) and controversial TV humour (Taboo Comedy, Palgrave MacMillan, 2016).

Alice Jacquelin, Université de Limoges

Alice Jacquelin is postdoctoral Research Fellow at Université de Limoges, France, where she is affiliated to the DETECt project. She has received her Ph.D. in French and Comparative Literature from the University of Poitiers, where she specialised in crime fiction and media studies. Her research on the detective and crime novel, transmedia rural and country noir in France and the United-States, and the reception of crime fiction in Europe has been published in edited collections and peer review journals such as Belphégor, Interrogations and AFJS. She was co-curator of the exhibition L’Europe du polar (BiLipo/Quais du polar, 2019-2021).

Federico Pagello, D’Annunzio University of Chieti-Pescara

Federico Pagello is Lecturer in Film and Media Studies at the D’Annunzio University of Chieti-Pescara, Italy. Together with Monica Dall’Asta he has designed and coordinated the DETECt project. His research focuses on the transnational circulation of European popular culture, transmedia serial narratives, and film theory. He is the author of two monographs: Grattacieli e superuomini. L’immagine della città fra cinema e fumetto (Le Mani, 2010), Quentin Tarantino and Film Theory: Aesthetics and Dialectics in Late Postmodernity (Palgave Macmillan, 2020).




How to Cite

Barra, L., Jacquelin, A., & Pagello, F. (2021). Researching European Crime Narratives and the Role of Television: An Introduction. Cinéma & Cie. Film and Media Studies Journal, 21(36/37), 9–18.