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Dr Joana Rita Ramalho

Joana Rita Ramalho (MA/PhD Film Studies, UCL) teaches Gothic cinema and Luso-Brazilian language and culture. In 2015, she became a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and, in 2016, she achieved a UCL Arena Fellowship. Her current research interests include the representation of death, memory, mourning and oneirism in film, television, painting and music; the connections between Romanticism and the Gothic; film musicals; and the role of sound, time and space in transnational cinema and television. She has written articles on Gothic thresholds and the aesthetics of the sensory, particularly touch, in film. She is currently working on a monograph about the transatlantic Romantic-Gothic films of émigré and exile directors. She has presented her work at several international conferences in the UK, Canada, Denmark and Portugal. As an undergraduate, she lived and studied in Lisbon and Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium), and graduated with a BA in Communication Sciences and Journalism from the New University of Lisbon.


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