As I wrote in a previous post, I spent most of June in Italy, taking the cinepanettone on a visit home. In this post I’ll talk about CineRoma, the three-week Notre Dame University seminar at the Villa Mirafiori, La Sapienza, 11-28 June, co-organized by Zyg Baranski (ND), Robert Gordon (Cambridge) and myself. I discuss here the seminar as a whole and the session I gave on popular cinema. In the next post I’ll discuss my keynote paper at the conference ‘Echi Oltremare. The Other Inside and Out: Italy and the Mediterranean’ (Rome, 14-16 June).