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 Art Studies. He is the director of the MA in Art Studies and the coordinator of LIPA - Laboratory for Investigating and Practicing Art. He has taught at the Nova University of Lisbon and at the University of Kent, where he was awarded a PhD in Film Studies.

He is a Researcher at the Centre of 20th Century Interdisciplinary Studies (CEIS20) at the University of Coimbra, and an invited member of the film criticism group “The Magnifying Class” at the University of Oxford. His research work focuses on the aesthetics and poetics of works of the moving image, in their relations with philosophy, history, Marxism, and religion.

He has been a member of the Direction Board of AIM - Association of Moving Image Researchers since 2014 and its elected president since 2018.

He is working on a new book: O Assombro da Imagem: Cinema, Movimento, Pensamento [The Hauting of Image: Cinema, Motion, Thought].

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

PhD, Film Studies. University of Kent.

MA, Film Studies. University of Kent.

BA (Hons), Architecture. Technical University of Lisbon (now University of Lisbon).

 

Affiliations

2011-. Association of Moving Image Researchers (AIM).

2009-. Society for Cinema & Media Studies (SCMS).

 

Journals

2013-, co-editor with Amir Khan. Conversations: The Journal of Cavellian Studies. Ottawa: University of Ottawa. ISSN: 1929-6169. https://uottawa.scholarsportal.info/ojs/index.php/conversations.

2010-, co-editor with Patrícia Silveirinha Castello Branco and Susana Viegas. Cinema: Journal of Philosophy and the Moving Image. Lisbon: IFILNOVA. ISSN: 1647-8991. http://cjpmi.ifl.pt.

 

Books

2019. Escrita em Movimento: Apontamentos Críticos sobre Filmes [Moving Writing: Critical Notes on Movies]. Lisbon: Documenta. Forthcoming.

2016. Por Dentro das Imagens: Obras de Cinema, Ideias do Cinema [Within Images: Film Works, Cinema Ideas]. Lisbon: Documenta. ISBN: 978-989-8618-92-4.

 

Recent Edited Journal Issues

2019. “The Watching and Criticism of Television Series” dossier. Aniki: Portuguese Journal of the Moving Image 6, no. 1. Lisbon: Association of Moving Image Researchers. ISSN: 2183-1750. http://aim.org.pt/ojs/index.php/revista/issue/view/20.

2017, with Amir Khan. Conversations: The Journal of Cavellian Studies, no. 5. Ottawa: University of Ottawa. ISSN: 1929-6169. https://uottawa.scholarsportal.info/ottawa/index.php/conversations/issue/view/291.

2017, with Patrícia Silveirinha Castello Branco and Saeed Zeydabadi-Nejad. Cinema: Journal of Philosophy and the Moving Image, no. 9, “Islam and Images”. Lisbon: IFILNOVA. ISSN: 1647-8991. http://cjpmi.ifilnova.pt/storage/9/9.pdf.

 

Recent Chapters in Books

2018. “The Urban and the Domestic: Spaces of American Film Noir”. New Approaches to Cinematic Spaces, ed. Filipa Rosário and Iván Villarmea Álvarez, 85-96. London: Routledge. ISBN: 978-113-860-444-5.

2017. “As Águas de Sua Mãe: Líquida Força, Líquida Fragilidade” [“As Águas de Sua Mãe: Liquid Strength, Liquid Fragility”]. In UBICinema 2007-2017, org. Ana Catarina Pereira and Luís Nogueira, pp. 209-17. Covilhã: Editora LabCom.IFP. ISBN: 978-989-654-420-1. http://www.labcom-ifp.ubi.pt/ficheiros/201712131640-201713_ubicinema10anos_acpereiralnogueira_02.pdfEstudo Geral

2016. “A Cidade das Imagens: Três Olhares Fílmicos sobre a Urbanidade de Hoje” [“The City of Images: Three Film Perspectives on Today’s Urbanity”]. In Territórios do Cinema: Representações e Paisagens da Pós-Modernidade [Territories of Film: Representations and Landscapes of Post-Modernity], coord. Fátima Velez de Castro and João Luís J. Fernandes, 103-22. Malaga: Eumed - University of Malaga. ISBN: 978-841-639-998-7. http://www.eumed.net/libros-gratis/ciencia/2016/39/39.zipEstudo Geral

 

Recent Refereed Articles

2017. “Morta por Dentro: Subjetividade e Alegoria em The Addiction” [“Dead Inside: Subjectivity and Allegory in The Addiction”]. Revista de História das Ideias, vol. 35, “Fronteiras”, ed. João Maria André and Rui Cunha Martins, pp. 433-57. Coimbra: Coimbra University Press. ISSN: 0870-0958. https://impactum.uc.pt/pt-pt/node/119660.

2017. “The Past Tense of Our Selves: Um Adeus Português in 1980s Portugal”. Journal of Lusophone Studies, vol. 2, no. 1, “Special Dossier on Portuguese Cinema”, ed. Clara Rowland and Estela Vieira, pp. 41-58. Davis, CA: American Portuguese Studies Association. ISSN: 2469-4800. https://jls.apsa.us/index.php/jls/article/view/154.

2016. “O Cinema como Educação Social dos Sentidos” [“Film as Social Education of the Senses”]. Persona: Revista do Departamento de Teatro e Cinema da ESAP 3, “Art and Human Development”, ed. José Eduardo da Silva: 61-69. Porto: Department of Theatre and Cinema - Higher Artistic School of Porto. ISSN: 2183-4504. http://persona-esap.weebly.com/uploads/9/0/2/7/90272353/persona3_8_sergio_dias_branco.pdf.

 

Recent Papers in Conference Proceedings

2017. “Visualizar a Inferência: Motivos de Imagem nos Policiais Processuais da CBS” [“Visualising Inference: Image Motifs in CBS Police Procedurals”]. In Televisão e Novos Meios [Television and New Media], org. Paulo Serra e Sónia Sá, pp. 129-35. Covilhã: Editora LabCom.IFP. ISBN: 978-989-654-371-6. http://labcom-ifp.ubi.pt/livro/291.

2016. “O Cinema como Ética” [“Film as Ethics”]. In Atas do V Encontro Anual da AIM [Proceedings of the V AIM Annual Meeting], ed. Sofia Sampaio, Filipe Reis, and Gonçalo Mota, pp. 146-55. Lisbon: AIM. ISBN: 978-989-98215-4-5. http://aim.org.pt/atas/Atas-VEncontroAnualAIM.pdf.

2016. “O Rosto da Técnica: Walter Benjamin e a Arte Fotográfica” [“The Face of the Technique: Walter Benjamin and Photographic Art”]. Filosofia e as Artes [Philosophy and the Arts], org. Steven S. Gouveia, pp. 95-100. ISBN: 978-154-101-982-9.

 

Recent Non-refereed Articles

2019. “Conversations with Stanley”. Forma de Vida 15. Lisbon: School of Arts and Humanities - University of Lisbon. ISSN: 2183-1343. https://formadevida.org/sdbrancofdv15.

2019. “Séries de Televisão: Estética, Visionamento Atento e Escrita Crítica” [“Television Series: Aesthetics, Attentive Watching and Written Criticism”]. Aniki: Portuguese Journal of the Moving Image 6, no. 1: 32-40. Lisbon: Association of Moving Image Researchers. ISSN: 2183-1750. http://aim.org.pt/ojs/index.php/revista/article/view/527/pdf. Estudo Geral

2018. “José Augusto Mourão, Errante da Palavra” [“José Augusto Mourão, Wanderer of the Word”]. Colóquio/Letras 199: 216-21. Lisbon: Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. ISSN: 0010-1451. Estudo Geral

 

Blogs (selected)

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