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Elmnaz Shahbali Gargari

Elmnaz Shahbali Gargari


Project: Semiotization of visual art in cinema

Elmnaz Shahbali is a PhD candidate at the Graduate School “Society and  Culture in Motion” and at the School of Philology, Communication Studies  and Music of the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg. She  graduated from the University of Tabriz, Iran, in 2011 with an  undergraduate degree in English Language and Literature. In 2017, she  received her Master’s degree in Intercultural Anglophone Studies from  the University of Bayreuth, Germany. She has worked as a student  assisstant for Prof. Dr. Susan Arndt at BIGSAS in 2014 and 2016 and at  the ALA in 2015. Elmnaz’s Ph.D project attempts to theorize  (semioticize) the Visual Arts in Queer Cinema. Her fields of interest  include British Literature, Feminism, Queer Studies, Film Studies, and  Semiotics.