Emilio Audissino, Ph.D.

Faculty of Arts and Humanities · Linnæus University, Sweden — Associate Professor

Research Areas

  • Media Production and Innovation
  • Media Theory
  • Television and Film

Highlighted publications

Audissino. E. (2021). The Film Music of John Williams. Reviving Hollywood’s Classical Style, revised and updated edition of John Williams’s Film Music (2014). Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 390 pp.

Audissino, E. (2020). ‘A Matter of Form, Style, and Monsters. A Comparative Analysis of Reazione a catena and Friday the 13th.’ In L’avventura. International Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Landscapes 6/1 (January-June): 3-22.

Audissino, E. (2021) ‘New Hollywood’s “Zany Godards”: A “Shirley” Serious Assessment of Zucker-Abrahams-Zucker.’ In New Wave, New Hollywood: Gender, Reassessment, Recovery and Legacy, edited by Nathan Abrams and Gregory Frame. New York: Bloomsbury, 2021, in press.


Emilio Audissino is Associate Professor of Media and Audiovisual Production at Linnaeus University, Sweden. He holds one PhD in History of Visual and Performing Arts from the University of Pisa, Italy, and one PhD in Film Studies from the University of Southampton, UK. He specialises in Hollywood and Italian cinema, and his interests are audiovisual production and analysis; screenwriting; stylistic and formalist film analysis; comedy; horror; and sound and music for media. He has published journal articles, book chapters, and encyclopedia entries on the history and analysis of films and TV from the silent era to the contemporary media-convergence era. He has taught film history, technique and theory at the Universities of Genoa, Southampton, Utrecht, West London, and UNINT Rome. He is the author of the monograph John Williams's Film Music: 'Jaws', 'Star Wars', 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' and the Return of the Classical Hollywood Music Style (University of Wisconsin Press, 2014, second edition, 2021), 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). His book Film/Music Analysis. A Film Studies Approach (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017) concerns a method for audiovisual analysis that blends Neoformalism and Gestalt Psychology. More recently, he co-edited (with Emile Wennekes) the volume Cinema Changes: Incorporations of Jazz in the Film Soundtrack (Brepols, 2019). He is currently co-editing (with Emile Wennekes) a handbook about music in comedy cinema, under contract with Palgrave Macmillan. He is also an award-winning screenwriter.