Saori Mita (三田 紗央里)

Thesis title: Queer Spies in British Cold War Culture: Literature, Film, Theatre and Television


Saori Mita received her BA in French literature from Waseda University, Tokyo and her MA in comparative litearture from the University of Tokyo. She then entered the Contemporary Literary Studies PhD course at the University of Tokyo where she completed her doctoral coursework. Saori has come to Edinburgh to write her PhD thesis about espionage literature, film and television in terms of the representation of male homosexuality.

Undergraduate teaching

Tutorial: Introduction to European Cinema

Current research interests

Adaptation Studies, Queer Theory, Feminist and Masculinity Studies, Cultural Studies

“Homophobia and Repression: The Representation of Lie and Truth in Xavier Dolan’s Tom at the Farm”, Eureka 52, no. 4 (2020):163-170. (In Japanese) (Published)

"Double Identities: Male Homosexuality and Espionage in the 20th century Britain" Renyxa 9 (2019): 113-128. (in Japanese) (Published)

"Queer Spies: Adaptation of the Tailor of Panama and Our Man in Havana" Renyxa 8 (2018): 139-152. (peer-reviewed) (Published)

"Soviet Spies in Britain : the Representation of Moles from the 1970s to the Present through the Visual Adaptations of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" Renyxa 6 (2016): 39-52. (Published)

"Consumption, Gaze and Desire : Sofia Coppola's The Bling Ring (2013)", Renyxa 5 (2014) : 118-128. (Published)

“Transitions of Marilyn Monroe's Image: from the Prince and the Showgirl to My Week with Marilyn”, Studies in Adaptations UT 3 (2012): 79-88 . (in Japanese) (Published)

“Gender and Ethnicity in Popular Film: Alfie in 1966 and in 2004”, Studies in Adaptations UT 2 (2011): 21-28. (in Japanese) (Published)

“The Hours and Mrs Dalloway from the Perspective of Queer Studies”, Studies in Adaptations UT 1 (2011): 15-20. (in Japanese) (Published)