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Rita Benis
PhD Student


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Biographical Note:

Rita Benis is a researcher at CEC – Center for Comparative Studies, Faculty of Letters, University of Lisbon. She is currently finishing her Ph.D on the screenplays of Manoel de Oliveira and João César Monteiro. Master thesis on cinematographic adaptation (Manoel de Oliveira). Taught screenwriting (University of Lisbon) and film history (Modern University). Member of the team project Cinema and the World – Studies on Space and Cinema. Belongs to the editorial board of the electronic magazine False Movement – studies on writing and image. She has translated books and organized workshops/seminaries on the relation of image and writing, having several publications on the theme. Award-winning screenwriter, works in cinema since 2000. Worked, among others, with the film directors: Teresa Villaverde, Margarida Gil, António da Cunha Telles, Inês Oliveira, Vicent Gallo, Catherine Breillat.

Selected Publications:

    Compilations - Chapters in International Books

    Compilations - Chapters in National Books

     

    • 2017 – «How Angelica Became The Strange Case of Angelica: From the Idea to the Script to the Book to the Film» in  Manoel de Oliveira: A Poetics of Dissent, Adriana Martins (org.) Lisboa: CECC, Universidade Cátólica Portuguesa (no prelo). https://oliveiraconference2016.wordpress.com/
    • 2016 - "A palavra é uma imagem: Manoel de Oliveira e João César Monteiro" in Falso Movimento: Ensaios Sobre Escrita e Cinema, Clara Rowland e Tom Conley (org.). Lisboa: Edições Cotovia.
    • 2016 - "Vai e Vem, uma figura ao centro do texto" in A Escrita do Cinema: Ensaios, Clara Rowland e José Bertolo (eds.), Lisboa: Documenta, Assírio & Alvim e Centro de Estudos Comparatistas.
    • 2008 -  “Fanny Owen, da Literatura ao Cinema: o argumento como estrutura de ligação”, in Não vi o livro, mas li o filme – ACT. 17, Mário Jorge Torres (org.). Ribeirão: Húmus, Dezembro, pp. 21-36.

    Articles in International Journals

    • 2017 - Benis, R. (2017), ‘The censorship of Manoel de Oliveira’s screenplays during the Salazar Dictatorship in Portugal (1933−74)’, Journal of Screenwriting, 8:2, pp. 147–59, doi: 10.1386/jocs.8.2.147_1

    Articles in National Journals

    • 2017 - "‘O Estranho Caso de Angélica‘: afinidade entre Fantástico e Documental", in Revista Online Aniki nº 4, vol.1, Tiago Baptista, Susana Viegas, Teresa Castro, Carlos Natálio, Mª do Carmo Piçarra (eds.),pp. 5-26. http://aim.org.pt/ojs/index.php/revista
    • 2016 - "Vai e Vem, uma figura ao centro do texto" in Revista Online Falso Movimento, nº 3, Rita Benis, Filipa Rosário, Amâdio Pires, José Bertolo (eds.), Projecto Falso Movimento – estudos sobre escrita e cinema; Lisboa: Centro de Estudos Comparatistas, Universidade de Lisboa. http://revistafalsomovimento.com
    • 2014/2016 - Comissão Editorial da Revista Online "Falso Movimento" (eds: Rita Benis, Filipa Rosário, Amâdio Pires, José Bertolo), Projecto Falso Movimento – estudos sobre escrita e cinema; Centro de Estudos Comparatistas, Universidade de Lisboa.

     

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