Professor Haaland studied Italian and Social Anthropology at the University of Oslo and received a BA in Media Studies from the University of Wales, Cardiff. She completed an MA and PhD in Modern Italian Studies at the University of Indiana. Her research interests reside in the areas of modern Italian literature and film, as well as in contemporary Italian Philosophy and memory studies. She is the author of several articles in addition to a monograph titled Italian Neorealist Cinema. Edinburgh University Press, 2012. https://edinburghuniversitypress.com/book-italian-neorealist-cinema.html
“On the Eastern Woman’s Body: Ethnic Stigma and Complex Trauma in Giuseppe Tornatore’s La sconosciuta (2006).” Quaderni d’Italianistica 43. 2. 2022. (peer reviewed)
“The Art of Writing from the Border: Narrative Decentralisation and Pluricultural Identity Construction in Fulvio Tomizza’s Franziska (1996).” Quaderni d’italianistica 41.1 2020
“Negotiations of an Author’s Self: Liminal Experiences and Dialogic Reconsiderations in Anna Banti’s Un grido lacerante.” Quaderni d’italianistica 40. 2. 2019.
“From il dolce stil nuovo and Roman Myths, to Postmodern Narratives and Hollywood Italians: Is there a Red Line in Professor Bondanella’s Inexhaustibly Whimsical Work?” The Italianist. 38. 2. 2018: 261-66.
“Between Past and Present, Self and Other: Liminality and the Transmission of Traumatic Memory in Elena Ferrante’s La figlia oscura.” Transmissions of Memory: Echoes, Traumas and Nostalgia in Post-World War II Italian Culture. Ed. Patrizia Sambuco. Vancouver: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2018: 143-160.
“Le vie verso la ragione: i segni del nuovo realismo in Gomorra.”Quaderni d’italianistica. Vol 37. No 2.(2018): 191-210.
“From behind the barbed wire: Strategies of resistance in Primo Levi’s Se questo è un uomo.” JAISA (Journal of the Association for the Interdisciplinary Study of the Arts). Vol. 12 Special Issue, Systems of Control, Modes of Resistance. 2017.
Book Review. Pacchioni, Federico. Inspiring Fellini: Literary Collaborations behind the Scenes. Toronto University Press, 2014. X 237. 2016.
“Bernardo Bertolucci.” Oxford Bibliographies in Cinema and Media Studies. Ed. Krin Gabbard. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016.
“Mapping the Nation: Journeys of Discovery in Neorealist Film and Fiction.” The Italian Cinema Book. Ed. Peter Bondanella. British Film Institute, 2014.
“Spatial Practices and Nomadic Thought in Antonioni’s La notte.” Italica 90:4 2013: 596-416.
Italian Neorealist Cinema. Edinburgh University Press. 2012.
Book Review: Vitti. Antonio. The Films of Gianni Amelio. The Search for a Cinema of Social Conscience, True to His Roots. Cineaste. (May 2010).
“Eco on Film.” New Essays on Umberto Eco. Ed. Peter Bondanella. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 2009: 157-170.
“DVD Review: Vittorio De Sica’s Bicycle Thieves.” Criterion Collection (2007).” Modernism/Modernity (Spring, 2009).
The ‘I’ and the ‘We’ in Mussolini's Bread and Circuses: Performing a Fascist Communitas.” La Fusta. Journal of Italian Studies. (Fall, 2006): 53-66.
“Moretti’s Epistemological Realism: Cultural Heritage and Intellectual Distance in Caro diario.” Forum Italicum. (Fall, 2006): 346-66.
“Echoes of Scipione in Fellini’s Roma.” Fellini Amarcord. Rivista di studi Felliniani. (n. 2 November 2005): 50-72.