Maria Ristani received her Ph.D. from the School of English, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, in 2012, after successfully completing her doctoral research on the intrinsic musicality of Samuel Beckett’s ‘text-scores’, exploring, in particular, the role of rhythm in the verbal and scenic idiom of his late plays. Part of her work has been presented at conferences in Greece and abroad, while she has published several articles and chapters on Samuel Beckett’s dramaturgy, as well as on the topics of sound and listening in modern theatre and performance art. Her research interests include contemporary British drama, sound art and acoustics. She is currently affiliated with the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Department of English Literature) where she teaches contemporary drama and research methodology courses.
Research Interests: modern British drama, Samuel Beckett, sound art and acoustics, podcast drama, listening across disciplines