Ph.D. Research Student – Warwick Postgraduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Italian
Dott. Ling. Lett. (Siena); MA (Warwick and Birmingham).
Year Started: 2006
Supervisors: Dr. Loredana Polezzi & Dr. Jennifer Burns
Mentor: Dr. Simon Gilson
- Intersemiotic Translation
- Film/Literary Theory and Analysis
- Psychoanalytic Criticism
- Italian Cinema
Project - Intersemiotic Translation: Scopophilia in Written and Filmic Texts
How can scopophilia be analyzed in an intersemiotic context? My research intends to examine how the reader and the spectator may share similar psychoanalytic receptive experiences by analyzing how narratives, both written and visual, enact scopophilic scenarios and their ideological implications, and how those narratives are shifted from the original novel to the film.
Mariarita Martino's academic background covers both Italian (Cinema, Contemporary Literature) and Anglo-American Studies-oriented research (Adaptation Studies, Beat Generation and Jazz Music, Edith Wharton and Women's Writing, Ghost Stories). She studied Foreign Languages and Literatures in the Department of Philology and Literary Criticism at the University of Siena, where she obtained a BA (Hons) in 2004 in Anglo-American Literature and and Criticism focusing on adaptations of novels to film. In the UK she studied in Edinburgh (Summer Programme) and in Warwick as an undergraduate research student in the Department of Film and Television Studies, and as a postgraduate taught student in the Department of Italian. She graduated with a University of Birmingham and University of Warwick combined MA in Italian Studies: Culture and Communication in 2006 with a thesis on Liliana Cavani's Trilogy (The Night Porter, 1974; Beyond Good and Evil, 1977; The Berlin Affair, 1983). She is currently completing her Ph.D. on intersemiotic translation of scopophilia from a written code (novel) to a visual code (film) in the works of Pasolini, Brass, Boccaccio, and Tanizaki.