Saori Mita (三田 紗央里)

Thesis title: The Queer Spies in British Cold War Culture: Literature, Film and TV

Background

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.

Current research interests

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

"Queer Spies: Adaptation of the Tailor of Panama and Our Man in Havana" Renyxa 7 (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", Adaptation Kenkyu UT 3 (Studies in Adaptations UT ) (2012): 79-88. (in Japanese) (Published)

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

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