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 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].

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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.

2010-19, 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

2020. O Trabalho das Imagens: Estudos sobre Cinema e Marxismo [The Work of Images: Studies on Cinema and Marxism]. Lisbon: Página a Página.

2020. Escrita em Movimento: Apontamentos Críticos sobre Filmes [Moving Writing: Critical Notes on Movies]. Lisbon: Documenta. 

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

 

Recent Edited Books and Journal Issues

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

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.

2017, with Amir Khan. Conversations: The Journal of Cavellian Studies, no. 5. 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”. http://cjpmi.ifilnova.pt/storage/9/9.pdf.

 

Recent Chapters in Books

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.

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.

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.

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

 

Recent Refereed Articles

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.

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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.

 

Recent Non-refereed Articles

2019. “Conversations with Stanley”. Forma de Vida 15. 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. 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. 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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