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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 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 Nova Institute of Philosophy (IFILNOVA), an Associate Reseacher 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.

He is working on two new books: O Assombro da Imagem: Cinema, Movimento, Pensamento [The Hauting of Image: Cinema, Motion, Thought] and Escrita em Movimento: Apontamentos Críticos sobre Filmes [Moving Writing: Critical Notes on Movies].

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

2017-. Working-Class Studies Association (WCSA).

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

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.

 

Edited Journal Issues (last 3 years)

2016, with Michael Wayne. Cinema: Journal of Philosophy and the Moving Image, no. 8, “Marx’s Philosophy”. Lisbon: IFILNOVA. ISSN: 1647-8991. http://cjpmi.ifl.pt/storage/8/8.pdf.

2016, with Amir Khan. Conversations: The Journal of Cavellian Studies, no. 4. Ottawa: University of Ottawa. ISSN: 1929-6169. https://uottawa.scholarsportal.info/ojs/index.php/conversations/issue/view/257.

2015, with Amir Khan. Conversations: The Journal of Cavellian Studies, no. 3. Ottawa: University of Ottawa. ISSN: 1929-6169. https://uottawa.scholarsportal.info/ojs/index.php/conversations/issue/view/230.

 

Chapters in Books (last 3 years)

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, pp. 103-22. Málaga: Eumed - Universidade de Málaga. ISBN: 978-841-639-998-7. http://www.eumed.net/libros-gratis/ciencia/2016/39/39.zipEstudo Geral

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

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. ISBN: 978-078-644-816-6.


Refereed Articles (last 3 years)

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, no. 3, “Art and Human Development”, 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: Guy Maddin’s Cinema of Artifice”. L’Atalante: Revista de estudios cinematográficos, no. 19, coord. Pablo Hernández Miñano and Violeta Martín Núñez, pp. 105-10. Valencia: University of Valencia. ISSN: 2340-6992. http://www.revistaatalante.com/index.php?journal=atalante&page=article&op=view&path%5B%5D=269&path%5B%5D=256.

 

Papers in Conference Proceedings (last 3 years)

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.

2015. “A Arte como Trabalho ou O Trabalho como Arte” [“Art as Labour or Labour of Art”]. In II Congresso Internacional “Marx em Maio” 2014: Colectânea de Textos [II International Congress “Marx in May” 2014: Collection of Texts], pp. 455-66. Lisbon: GEM. ISBN: 978-989-205-936-5.

2015. “Comunidades do Cinema” [“Cinema Communities”]. In Atas do IV Encontro Anual da AIM [Proceedings of the IV AIM Annual Meeting], ed. Daniel Ribas and Manuela Penafria, pp. 112-19. Covilhã: AIM. ISBN: 978-989-98215-2-1. http://aim.org.pt/atas/pdfs/Atas-IVEncontroAnualAIM-09.pdf.

2015. “A Identidade como Facto Colectivo em Palombella rossa” [“Identity as Collective Fact in Palombella rossa”]. In AVANCA | CINEMA 2015, coord. António Costa Valente and Rita Capucho, pp. 391-98. Avanca: Edições Cineclube de Avanca. ISBN: 978-989-96858-6-4.

2015. “As Imagens Ressonantes: A Escrita Fílmica de Marguerite Duras” [“The Resonant Images: Marguerite Duras’s Film Writing”]. In 1.º Simpósio “A Fusão das Artes no Cinema” [“The Fusion of Arts in Cinema” 1st Symposium], org. Vítor Ferreira and André Cardoso, pp. 18-24. Coimbra: Edições Caminhos do Cinema Português. ISBN: 978-989-98948-2-2.

 

Non-refereed Articles (last 3 years)

2016. “Corpos Instáveis: Os Vídeos Musicais de Chris Cunningham” [“Unstable Bodies: Chris Cunningham’s Music Videos”]. ESC:ALA: Revista Electrónica de Estudos e Práticas Interartes, no. 7. Porto: ILCML - University of Porto. ISSN: 2183-1823. http://wp.me/p4iz9I-T9.

2016. “The Law of Capital: The Measure of a Man”. Film International, 11 Sept. ISSN: 2040-3801. http://filmint.nu/?p=19295.

2015. “Antígona, Mulher Levantada” [“Antigone, Raised Woman”]. Vértice, no. 176, pp. 98-106. ISSN: 0042-4447.

2015. “Entendimentos do Cinema: A Linguagem Analítica e Crítica para Daniel Frampton e David Bordwell” [“Understandings of Film: The Analytical and Critical Language of Daniel Frampton and David Bordwell”]. Vértice, no. 174, pp. 58-70. ISSN: 0042-4447.

2015. “A Matéria do Mal: Os Filmes Noir de Orson Welles” [“The Matter of Evil: Orson Welles’s Noir Films”]. Vértice, no. 177, pp. 13-37. ISSN: 0042-4447.

2015. “Um Encontro Desencontrado em Tempo de Guerra” [“A Missed Meeting in Time of War”]. Via Latina: Ad Libitum, no. 12, “Tempo de Encontro(s)” [“Time of Encounter(s)”], pp. 102-4. Coimbra: Journalism Section of the Coimbra Academic Association.

 

Blogs (selected)

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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