Emma Morton

Emma Morton is a third-year PhD candidate in the Department of Film and Television Studies at the University of Warwick. Her thesis, ‘Women and the Nation in Early Italian Cinema, 1905-1914’, examines the very prolific but often marginalised presence of women in early Italian cinema and provides an in-depth study of the intersections between gender and the nation that occur in early cinematic representation. It raises the question of how the image of women act as a visual and discursive sign that rework and expand narratives of national belonging in Italy in the 1910s. She is the postgraduate representative for BAFTSS (British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies) since 2020.