Amy Hough-Dugdale

Lecturer of Italian

Department: Italian Studies
Office Address: Balch 206
Office Phone: (909) 607-1521
Office Hours: T, Th - 2:30pm-4:00pm
Amy Hough-Dugdale

Academic History

Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, UC Riverside
M.A. in Comparative Literature, UC Riverside
B.A. in Environmental Studies, Dramatic Art, UC Santa Barbara

Awards and Honors

  • California Interdisciplinary Consortium of Italian Studies prize, 2019
  • Center for Ideas and Society Graduate Student Research Grant, 2017
  • Outstanding Teaching Award, 2015


Amy Hough-Dugdale received her PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of California, Riverside, with a dissertation entitled The Liquid Eye: A Deleuzian Poetics of Water in Film. Amy’s areas of interest include Italian cinema and literature, the cinema of poetry, ecopoetics, intermediality, Deleuzian theory, literary translation, and creative writing. A poet, as well as a scholar, Amy’s lyric essay “Marathon Meditation” was published in the Los Angeles Review of Books Quarterly Journal, and her untitled short poem won the Santa Clarita Sidewalk Poetry Contest. Her scholarly essay “The Liquid Hyperfilm: Fellini, Deleuze, and the Sea as forza generatrice” is forthcoming this year in the Wiley Blackwell Companion to Federico Fellini, and most recently, Amy’s essay “Periphaural Vision: Sound and the Rhizomatic Reconfiguration of Image in Fellini’s La voce della luna” won the 2019 California Interdisciplinary Consortium of Italian Studies (CICIS) prize.

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