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Dr Joana Rita Ramalho

Dr Joana De Amil Da Costa Jacob Ramalho

Dr Joana De Amil Da Costa Jacob Ramalho

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312/313
Foster Court
Gower Street
London
WC1E 6BT

Appointments

  • Teaching Fellow
    SELCS
    Faculty of Arts & Humanities

Joined UCL

2009-10-05


My main research interests include 

  • Romanticism, the Gothic and neo-Victorianism in film and television; 
  • cinematic representations of death, memory, mourning and oneirism;
  • film musicals; 
  • the role of time, space and the senses in classical Hollywood and European cinema.

I have published on thresholds, haptic motifs and sensory contagion in Gothic terror cinema and have also written articles on creepy dolls in Gothic and horror productions and on the use of portraits in the woman’s film cycle of the 1940s. I have presented my work at several international conferences in the UK, Canada, Denmark, New Zealand and Portugal.

I welcome proposals for MA dissertations that focus on or overlap with any of the research specialisms mentioned above.

Award year Qualification Institution
2015 PhD
Doctor of Philosophy
Film studies
University College London
2009 MA
Master of Arts
Film studies
University College London


Joana Rita Ramalho (MA/PhD Film Studies, UCL) teaches Luso-Brazilian language and culture at University College London, where she has also lectured on Gothic cinema. In 2015, she became a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and, in 2016, she achieved a UCL Arena Fellowship.

Her MA dissertation focused on the disenchanted worlds of Vincente Minnelli's comedies, musicals and melodramas, and her PhD thesis investigated the transatlantic Romantic-Gothic films of early émigré and exile directors. 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.

Email: joana.ramalho@ucl.ac.uk

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