Peter Lešnik

Peter Lešnik

Peter Lešnik is a Ph.D. Candidate in Italian Studies and Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Before coming to Penn, he earned an MA from the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, graduating with a master thesis on the American filmmaker David Lynch. He is currently completing his doctoral dissertation, entitled An Adaptive Auteur: Michelangelo Antonioni and His Literary Encounters, which represents the first systematic study of Antonioni’s adaptations. He has published two book chapters on Italian modern and contemporary literature, while his articles “Pavese, Antonioni, and the Specters of a Silenced Past” and “Michelangelo Antonioni’s Images of the Planet in the Anthropocene” are forthcoming in the journals Adaptation and Synoptique.

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