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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 has taught at the New University of Lisbon (NOVA) and at the University of Kent, where he was awarded a PhD in Film Studies.

He is a Researcher at NOVA Institute of Philosoph (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 e Escrita em Movimento: Apontamentos Críticos sobre Filmes.

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

 

Books

2016. Por Dentro das Imagens: Obras de Cinema, Ideias do Cinema [Within Images: Film Works, Cinema Ideas]. Lisboa: Documenta. 160 pp.

 

Edited Journal Issues and Books

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

2014. With Paulo Cunha, eds. Atas do III Encontro da AIM [Proceedings of the III AIM Annual Meeting]. Coimbra: AIM. http://aim.org.pt/atas/Atas-IIIEncontroAnualAIM.pdf.

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Chapters in Books

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. http://www.eumed.net/libros-gratis/ciencia/2016/39/39.zip.

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.

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

2014. “O Conceito Aberto de Cinemático” [“The Open Concept of the Cinematic”]. In Cinema & Filosofia: Compêndio [Film & Philosophy: Compendium], org. João Mário Grilo and Maria Irene Aparício, pp. 351-63. Lisbon: Edições Colibri.

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Refereed Articles

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. 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: 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” [“The Resistant Memory of War in Vietnamese Cinema”]. O Olho da História: Revista de Teoria, Cultura, Cinema e Sociedades, no. 19. Federal University of Bahia. http://oolhodahistoria.org/inicio/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/18sergio.pdf.

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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. 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. 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.

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: Grupo de Estudos Marxistas.

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. 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.

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.

2014. “Vídeos Musicais e Figuras Abstractas” [“Music Videos and Abstract Figures”]. In Atas do III Encontro Anual da AIM [Proceedings of the III AIM Annual Meeting], ed. Paulo Cunha and Sérgio Dias Branco, pp. 258-63. Coimbra: AIM. http://aim.org.pt/atas/pdfs/Atas-IIIEncontroAnualAIM-27.pdf.

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Non-refereed Articles

2016. With Michael Wayne. “Editorial: Film Through Marx, Our Contemporary”. Cinema: Journal of Philosophy and the Moving Image, no. 8, “Marx’s Philosophy”, pp. 1-3. NOVA Institute of Philosophy (IFILNOVA). http://cjpmi.ifilnova.pt/storage/8/8_Editorial.pdf.

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. University of Porto. http://wp.me/p4iz9I-T9.

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

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. “Antígona, Mulher Levantada” [“Antigone, Raised Woman”]. Vértice, no. 176, pp. 98-106.

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.

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.

2015. “Um Encontro Desencontrado em Tempo de Guerra” [“A Missed Meeting in Time of War”]. Via Latina: Fórum de Confrontação de Ideias, no. 12, “Tempo de Encontro(s)” [“Time of Encounter(s)”], pp. 102-4.

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

2014. “Fotografar, Filmar, Escrever” [“Photographing. Filming, Writing”]. Revista Alma Azul, no. 10, pp. 6-13.

2014. “Uma Aparência, Diferentes Seres: Performance e Identidade Pessoal em Battlestar Galactica” [“One Appearance, Different Beings: Performance and Personal Identity in Battlestar Galactica”]. Drama: Revista de Cinema e Teatro, no. 5, pp. 38-41. Portuguese Association of Writers and Playwrights.

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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.

 

Photo: © Mariana Castro, 2016, Cinemateca Portuguesa - Museu do Cinema.

 
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