Mariana Nascimento is a PhD student in Comparative Studies at NOVA FCSH and the University of Warwick. She is developing a thesis on figurations of remains in the works of Fernando Guerreiro, Manuel Gusmão and Teresa Villaverde. It explores the possibility of a hybrid and dialogic language manifested in objects that are also compound and phantasmatic. She holds a Master’s Degree in Aesthetics and Artistic Studies, with a dissertation entitled The Residue as the Resistance of Matter: the Rematerialisation of the World through Poetry and Photography (FCSH). She has a degree in Arts and Humanities from the Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa.