Sérgio Dias Branco is Assistant Professor of Film Studies at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Coimbra, where he directs the MA in Art Studies and coordinates LIPA - Laboratory for Investigating and Practicing Art. He has taught at Nova University of Lisbon and 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. His research falls within the scientific areas of film, religious, television, and working class studies.

He was a member of the Direction Board of AIM - Association of Moving Image Researchers between 2014 and 2020 and its elected president between 2018 and 2020.

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

Email: sdiasbranco@fl.uc.pt

Website: www.sdiasbranco.net

Estudo Geral, UC scientific digital repository: Branco, Sérgio Dias

ORCID: 0000-0003-2444-9905

 

Education

PhD, Film Studies. University of Kent.

MA, Film Studies. University of Kent.

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

 

Research

Film and Television Studies. Philosophy. Religious Studies. Theology. Working Class Studies.

 

Recent Publications

2020. “O Agora de Outrora: O Cinema de Silas Tiny” [“The Now of Erstwhile: The Cinema of Silas Tiny”]. Vista: Revista de Cultura Visual 6, “(In)Visibilidades: Imagem e Racismo” [“(In)Visibilities: Image and Racism”], ed. Ana Cristina Pereira, Michele Sales, and Rosa Cabecinhas: 171-78. Lisbon: Portuguese Association of Communication Sciences. ISSN: 2184-1284. http://vista.sopcom.pt/ficheiros/ 20200630-9_o_agora_de_outrora_o_cinema_de_silas_tiny.pdf.

2020. “Nas Flores Vermelhas: Três Estudos sobre a Revolução de Outubro e o Cinema” [“In the Red Flowers: Three Studies on the October Revolution and Film”]. Estudos do Século XX 20, “Politização, Despolitização e Repolitização” [“Politicisation, Depoliticisation and Repoliticisation”], ed. António Pedro Pita, Fernando Matos Oliveira, and Michelle Sales: 65-82. Coimbra: Coimbra University Press. ISSN: 1645-3530. https://impactum-journals.uc.pt/estudossecxx/article/view/6815.

2020. “‘A Cultura É Política’: O Cinema de Ousmane Sembène na África Pós-Colonial” [“‘Culture Is Politics’: Ousmane Sembène’s Cinema in Post-Colonial Africa”]. In Cinemas Pós-Coloniais e Periféricos, Volume 2 [Post-Colonial and Peripheral Cinemas, Volume 2], ed. Michelle Sales, Paulo Cunha, and Liliane Leroux, 145-55. Guimaraes and Rio de Janeiro: Nós por Cá Todos Bem - Associação Cultural and Edições LCV.

2020. Escrita em Movimento: Apontamentos Críticos sobre Filmes [Moving Writing: Critical Notes on Movies]. Lisbon: Documenta. ISBN: 978-989-9006-32-4.

2020. O Trabalho das Imagens: Estudos sobre Cinema e Marxismo [The Work of Images: Studies on Cinema and Marxism]. Lisbon: Página a Página. ISBN: 978-972-8140-92-2.

2020. “The Work of Cinematic Art: Art as Work and Work as Art”. Peace, Land, & Bread: A Scholarly Journal of Revolutionary Theory and Practice 3: 173-80. https:// 4e738bf1-3b89-467b-8f45-de5511b6665d.filesusr.com/ugd/ec1faf_9d1edf69765a4913 b401921ee2800177.pdf.

2019, with Daniel Ribas and Manuela Penafria. Atas do VIII Encontro da AIM [Proceedings of the VIII AIM Annual Meeting]. Lisbon: Association of Moving Image Researchers. http://aim.org.pt/atas/Atas-VIIIEncontroAnualAIM.pdf.

2019. “Conversations with Stanley”. Forma de Vida 15. https://formadevida.org/sdbrancofdv15.

2019. “Descobertas do Cinemático” [“Discoveries of the Cinematic”]. Paralaxe: Revista de Estética e Filosofia da Arte 6, no. 1, “Perspectivas Estéticas Entre Brasil e Kenya” [“Aesthetic Perspectives Between Brazil and Kenya”], ed. Alice Lino Lecci, Lydia Waithira Muthuma, and Sônia Campaner: 121-43. https://revistas.pucsp.br/paralaxe/article/view/46608/30965.

2019. “Melodias do Reuso: A Reutilização de Imagens nos Vídeos Musicais” [“Melodies of Reuse: Image Reutilisation in Music Videos”]. Esferas: Revista Interprogramas de Pós-graduação em Comunicação do Centro Oeste 16, “Novas Linguagens do Audiovisual” [“New Languages of the Audiovisual”], ed. Felipe Polydoro and Gabriela Freitas: 26-34. https://portalrevistas.ucb.br/index.php/esf/article/view/11265/6754.

2019. “Mulheres Especulares: Género e Desdobramento no Neo-Noir de Brian De Palma” [“‘Specular Women: Gender and Development in Brian De Palma’s Neo-Noir”]. In Espelhos do “Film Noir” [Mirrors of Film Noir], ed. Jeffrey Childs, 133-42. Lisbon: Documenta.

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

2020. “Nem Luz Pura, Nem Sombra: Nostalgia da Luz como Documentário Poético Politizado” [“‘Neither Pure Light, Nor Shadow: Nostalgia for the Light as Politicised Poetic Documentary”]. In Visões da Luz [Visions of Light], ed. Francisco Gil and Lídia Catarino, 163-74. Coimbra: Coimbra University Press. ISBN: 978-989-26-1818-0.

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.

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

2017, with Patrícia Silveirinha Castello Branco and Saeed Zeydabadi-Nejad. Cinema: Journal of Philosophy and the Moving Image 9, “Islam and Images”. Lisbon: IFILNOVA. ISSN: 1647-8991. http://cjpmi.ifilnova.pt/storage/9/9.pdf.

2017, with Amir Khan. Conversations: The Journal of Cavellian Studies 5, “The Aesthetics of Politics and the Politics of Aesthetics in and After Cavell”. Ottawa: University of Ottawa. ISSN: 1929-6169. https://uottawa.scholarsportal.info/ottawa/index.php/conversations/issue/view/291.

2017. “Morta por Dentro: Subjetividade e Alegoria em The Addiction”. [“Dead Inside: Subjectivity and Allegory in The Addiction”]. Revista de História das Ideias 35, “Fronteiras”, ed. João Maria André and Rui Cunha Martins: 437-61. 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 2, no. 1, “Special Dossier on Portuguese Cinema”, ed. Clara Rowland and Estela Vieira: 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: Theatre and Cinema Department of ESAP - CESAP. ISSN: 2183-4504. http://persona-esap.weebly.com/uploads/9/0/2/7/90272353/persona3_8_sergio_dias_branco.pdf.

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. Málaga: Eumed - Universidade de Málaga. ISBN: 978-841-639-998-7. http://www.eumed.net/libros-gratis/ciencia/2016/39/39.zip.

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

2016. “Sembène, Ousmane (1923-2007)”. In The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Imperialism and Anti-Imperialism, vol. I, ed. Immanuel Ness and Zack Cope, 218-22. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN: 978-023-039-277-9.

 
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