On September 23, 2016, Giorgio Bertellini gave a keynote address at Oxford University at the conference, "Cultures on the Move: Italy and the USA: Language, Cinema, and Literature." His talk, entitled "Modern Throwbacks: Screening Italians in America—The First Fifty Years," dealt with the aesthetic patterns that American film culture deployed in its reception of Italian characters and narratives, from the turn of the 20th century to neorealism.