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Sérgio Dias Branco is Assistant Professor of Film Studies at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Coimbra, where he coordinates the image and film studies in the Art Studies course and directs the MA in Art Studies. He is a researcher at the CEIS20 - Centre of 20th Century Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of Coimbra, a research colaborator at IFILNOVA - NOVA Philosophy Institute, and an invited member of the group of film analysis at the University of Oxford, “The Magnifying Class”. He has taught at the New University of Lisbon (NOVA) and at the University of Kent, where he was awarded a PhD in Film Studies. His research work on the aesthetics of works of the moving image, in its realtions with philosophy, history, marxism, and religion.

a PhD in Film Studies
a PhD in Film Studies
a PhD in Film Studie.

Email: sdiasbranco@fl.uc.pt

Website: www.sdiasbranco.net

 

Education

Licenciate, Architecture (Technical University of Lisbon, now University of Lisbon)

MA, Film Studies (University of Kent)

PhD, Film Studies (University of Kent)

 

Journals

2013-. Co-ed. with Amir Khan. Conversations: The Journal of Cavellian Studies. University of Ottawa. https://uottawa.scholarsportal.info/ojs/index.php/conversations.

2013-. Member of the Academic Board. SERIES: International Journal of TV Serial Narratives. Polytechnic University of Valencia/University of Bologna. http://series.unibo.it.

2010-. Co-ed. with Patrícia Silveirinha Castello Branco and Susana Viegas. Cinema: Journal of Philosophy and the Moving Image. IFILNOVA - NOVA Philosophy Institute. http://cjpmi.ifl.pt.

 

Books

2016. Por Dentro das Imagens: Obras de Cinema, Ideias do Cinema. Lisboa: Documenta. 160 pp.

 

Edited Journal Issues and Books

2014. With Paulo Cunha, eds. Atas do III Encontro da AIM. Coimbra: AIM. http://aim.org.pt/atas/Atas-IIIEncontroAnualAIM.pdf.

2013. Ed. Cinema: Journal of Philosophy and the Moving Image, no. 4, “Philosophy of Religion”. IFILNOVA - NOVA Philosophy Institute. http://cjpmi.ifl.pt/storage/4/4.pdf.

 

Chapters in books

2015. “Antígona, Mulher Levantada”. In Clássicos no Cinema. Coimbra: Origem da Comédia.

2015. “Sembène, Ousmane (1923-2007)”. In The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Imperialism and Anti-Imperialism, ed. Saër Maty Bâ and Immanuel Ness. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

2015. “Comunidades do Cinema”. In Atas do IV Encontro Anual da AIM, ed. Daniel Ribas and Manuela Penafria, pp. 112-19. Covilhã: AIM. http://aim.org.pt/atas/pdfs/Atas-IVEncontroAnualAIM-09.pdf.

2015. “Magic and Loss: Style, Progression and the ‘Ending’ of Carnivàle”. In “Carnivàle” and the American Grotesque: Critical Essays on the HBO Series, ed. Peg Aloi and Hannah E. Johnston, pp. 57-72. Jefferson, NC: McFarland.

2014. “O Conceito Aberto de Cinemático”. In Cinema & Filosofia: Compêndio, org. João Mário Grilo and Maria Irene Aparício, pp. 351-63. Lisbon: Edições Colibri.

2014. With Paulo Cunha. “Introdução”. In Atas do III Encontro Anual da AIM, ed. Cunha and Sérgio Dias Branco, pp. 7-8. Coimbra: AIM. http://aim.org.pt/atas/pdfs/Atas-IIIEncontroAnualAIM-Intro.pdf.

2014. “Vídeos Musicais e Figuras Abstractas”. In Atas do III Encontro Anual da AIM, ed. Paulo Cunha and Sérgio Dias Branco, pp. 258-63. Coimbra: AIM. http://aim.org.pt/atas/pdfs/Atas-IIIEncontroAnualAIM-27.pdf.

2013. “‘Estejamos Atentos!’: Notas sobre o Cinematógrafo como Reflexões Espirituais”. In Atas do II Encontro Anual da AIM , ed. Tiago Baptista and Adriana Martins, pp. 135-41. Lisbon: AIM. http://aim.org.pt/atas/Atas-IIEncontroAnualAIM.pdf.

2013. “Permanecer no Amor: A Arte e Teologia de Des hommes et des dieux”. In Mosteiros Cistercienses: História, Arte, Espiritualidade e Património - Tomo II , dir. José Albuquerque Carreiras, pp. 365-69. Alcobaça: Jorlis.

2013. “Situating Comedy: Duration and Inhabitation in Classical American Sitcoms”. In Television Aesthetics and Style, ed. Jason Jacobs and Steven Peacock, pp. 93-102. New York: Bloomsbury.

2012. “Prescrições e Descobertas: A Especificidade do Meio Cinemático Segundo Berys Gaut”. In XIII Colóquio de Outono: Estética, Cultura Material e Diálogos Intersemióticos, org. Ana Gabriela Macedo, Carlos Mendes de Sousa, and Vítor Moura, pp. 115-25. Vila Nova de Famalicão: Edições Húmus.

2012. “Screened Signs of Grace: André Bazin’s ‘Cinema and Theology’ and the Sacramental Facet of Film”. In Spirituality: New Reflections on Theory, Praxis and Pedagogy, ed. Martin C. Fowler, Michael Weiss, and John L. Hochheimer, pp. 199-205. E-book. Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press.

2011. “Super Style: Notes for a Stylistic Analysis”. In Investigating “Heroes”: Truth, Justice and Quality TV, ed. David Simmons, pp. 109-18. Jefferson, NC: McFarland.

2011. “Na Desordem: Balagan, Mapa Intersticial de Histórias e Identidades”. In Literatura, Espaço, Cartografias, ed. António Apolinário Lourenço and Osvaldo Manuel Silvestre, pp. 391-408. Coimbra: Centro de Literatura Portuguesa da Universidade de Coimbra.

2010. “Sci-Fi Ghettos: Battlestar Galactica and Genre Aesthetics”. In “Battlestar Galactica”: Investigating Flesh, Spirit, and Steel, ed. Roz Kaveney and Jennifer Stoy, pp. 185-98. London: I.B. Tauris.

 

Refereed articles

2015. “O Cinema como Educação Social dos Sentidos”. Persona: Revista do Departamento de Teatro e Cinema da ESAP, no. 3, “Arte e Desenvolvimento Humano”, ed. José Eduardo da Silva, pp. 61-69. http://persona-esap.weebly.com/uploads/9/0/2/7/90272353/persona3_8_sergio_dias_branco.pdf.

2015. “Kino Kino Kino Kino Kino: el cine de artificio de Guy Maddin” [orig. “Kino Kino Kino Kino Kino: Guy Maddin’s Cinema of Artifice”], trans. Marta Martín Núñez. L’Atalante: Revista de estudios cinematográficos, no. 19, coord. Pablo Hernández Miñano and Violeta Martín Núñez, pp. 105-10. University of Valencia.

2012 [2015]. “A Memória Resistente da Guerra no Cinema Vietnamita”. O Olho da História: Revista de Teoria, Cultura, Cinema e Sociedades, no. 19. Federal University of Bahia.

2011. “Au hasard Balthazar: teologia e arte della presenza” [orig. “Seeing Balthazar: Robert Bresson’s Art of Presence and Franciscan Theology”], trans. Simona Busni and Andreina Campagna. Fata Morgana: Quadrimestrale di cinema e visioni, no. 14, “Animalità”, pp. 163-70. University of Calabria.

2009. “Music Videos and Reused Footage”. Scope: An Online Journal of Film & TV Studies, no. 15, “Cultural Borrowings: Appropriation, Reworking, Transformation”, ed. Iain Robert Smith, pp. 111-21. University of Nottingham. http://www.scope.nottingham.ac.uk/cultborr/chapter.php?id=10.

2008. “The Mosaic-Screen: Exploration and Definition”. Refractory: A Journal of Entertainment Media, no. 14. University of Melbourne. http://blogs.arts.unimelb.edu.au/refractory/2008/12/27/the-mosaic-screen-exploration-and-definition-–-sergio-dias-branco/.


Non-refereed articles (selected)

2015. With Amir Khan. “Cavell and History”. Conversations: The Journal of Cavellian Studies, no. 3, pp. 1-2. University of Ottawa. https://uottawa.scholarsportal.info/ojs/index.php/conversations/article/view/1289/1201.

2015. “Entendimentos do Cinema: A Linguagem Analítica e Crítica para Daniel Frampton e David Bordwell”. Vértice, no. 174, pp. 58-70.

2015. “Um Encontro Desencontrado em Tempo de Guerra”. Via Latina: Fórum de Confrontação de Ideias, no. 12, “Tempo de Encontro(s)”, pp. 102-4.

2014. “Fotografar, Filmar, Escrever”. Revista Alma Azul, no. 10, pp. 6-13.

2014. “Estudos do Vídeo Musical”. Aniki: Portuguese Journal of the Moving Image, no. 2, pp. 363-68. AIM - Association of Moving Image Researchers. http://aim.org.pt/ojs/index.php/revista/article/view/75/70.

2014. “Uma Aparência, Diferentes Seres: Performance e Identidade Pessoal em Battlestar Galactica”. Drama: Revista de Cinema e Teatro, no. 5, pp. 38-41. Associação Portuguesa de Argumentistas e Dramaturgos.

2013. “Editorial: Cinema, Religion, and Their Philosophical Thinking”. Cinema: Journal of Philosophy and the Moving Image, no. 4, “Philosophy of Religion”, pp. 1-3. IFILNOVA - NOVA Philosophy Institute. http://cjpmi.ifilnova.pt/storage/4/4 Editorial.pdf.

2013. “Film/Religion: A Conversation with P. Adams Sitney”. Cinema: Journal of Philosophy and the Moving Image, no. 4, “Philosophy of Religion”, pp. 210-15. IFILNOVA - NOVA Philosophy Institute. http://cjpmi.ifilnova.pt/storage/4/4 Sitney-Dias Branco.pdf.

2013. With Amir Khan. “Genesis”. Conversations: The Journal of Cavellian Studies, no. 1, pp. 1-3. University of Ottawa. https://uottawa.scholarsportal.info/ojs/index.php/conversations/article/view/1110/964.

2011. “Film noir, um Género Imaginado”. Revista de História das Ideias, vol. 32, “Artes”, pp. 327-54. University of Coimbra.

2010. With Patrícia Silveirinha Castello Branco and Susana Viegas. “Editorial”. Cinema: Journal of Philosophy and the Moving Image, no. 1, pp. 1-6. IFILNOVA - NOVA Philosophy Institute. http://cjpmi.ifl.pt/storage/1/1 Editorial E.pdf.

 

Other articles (selected)

2015. “A Cativa”O Interior, 2 Apr., p. 13.

2015. “Ne change rien”. “Há Filmes na Baixa!” film programme, 25 Mar. Porto/Post/Doc.

2015. “A Comunidade”O Interior, 15 Jan., p. 13.

2014. “As Quatro Voltas”O Interior, 23 Oct., p. 12.

2014. “Fala e Lugar”O Interior, 7 Aug., p. 19.

2014. “Imagens Arrastadas de uma Cidade”O Interior. 3 Jun., p. 13.

2014. “Liberdade Encarcerada”O Interior, 15 May, p. 12.

2014. “Nomes da Inquietação”O Interior, 20 Feb., p. 16.

2014. “THX 1138 (1971)”. “O Futuro do Passado” film programme, 18 Feb. Guimarães Film Society.

2013. “Uma Máquina de Passar Vidro Colorido”O Interior, 19 Dec., p. 15.

2013. “Música Nocturna”O Interior, 17 Oct., p. 12.

2013. “Os Dias Vastos”O Interior, 22 Aug., p. 13.

2013. “Tecer e Voar”O Interior, 20 Jun., p. 16.

2013. “A Vida Ganha”O Interior, 18 Apr., p. 14.

2013. “Abraço ao Vento”O Interior, 21 Feb., p. 10.

 

Blogs (selected)

2013-. Common Liberation. Blogger. http://commonliberation.blogspot.com.

2010-. Writings of a Spectator. Blogger. http://writingsspectator.blogspot.com.

2009-. Gestures of the Word. Blogger. http://gesturesword.blogspot.com.

2007-. Aesthetics and Other Philosophy. Blogger. http://aestheticsotherphilosophy.blogspot.com.

2007-. The Motions of Images. Blogger. http://motionsimages.blogspot.com.

 
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