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Rita Benis
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Biographical Note:

Rita Benis is completing a PhD in Comparative Studies. Her research focuses on the figure of the screenplay as area of contamination between the worlds of literature and cinema (Manoel de Oliveira and João César Monteiro). Member of the project team False Movement – Studies on Writing and Film. Taught "Screenplay" in Artistic Studies (Performing Arts), at the School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon. Also works regularly as screenwriter and assistant director. Among others, worked with Teresa Teresa Villaverde, Inês Oliveira, António Cunha Telles, Vincent Gallo e Catherine Breillat. Her research interests include Literature, Cinema, Philosophy and Interart Studies.

Selected Publications:

    • 2013.  "O ‘Como’ e o ‘Quê’ da escrita fílmica" in Atas do II Encontro Anual da AIM, Tiago Baptista and Adriana Martins (eds.), AIM - Association of Researchers of the Moving Image, pp. 117-126.
    • 2012.   "The Abysses of Passion in Manoel de Oliveira’s «The Strange Case Of Angélica»" in Fearful Symmetries, Riley Olstead and Katherine Bischoping (eds.). United Kingdom: ebook by Inter - Disciplinary Press, October.   https://www.interdisciplinarypress.net/online-store/ebooks/evil-monsters-horror/fearful-symmetries
    • 2009.   "A Palavra é um Vício: relações no cinema de Oliveira a propósito de Francisca" in Vértice, 149, Lisbon: Página a Página - Divulgação do Livro editors, November-December, pp. 58-76.
    • 2009.  "Agustina, Camilo e Oliveira: uma aproximação de artes e temas a propósito das circunstâncias do caso Fanny Owen" in Textos e Pretextos - Agustina Bessa -Luís, No. 12, Lisboa: Faculty of Leters/Centre for Comparative Studies, Livro do dia Editors, Spring/Summer, pp. 32-42.
    • 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 Editions, December, pp . 21-36.

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