André Guiomar Premiado

28.11.2020

A Nossa Terra, O Nosso Altar.

André Guiomar foi o vencedor do Prémio Companhia das Culturas/ Fundação Pereira Monteiro para melhor realizador da Competição Internacional do Porto/Post/Doc com o magnífico A Nossa Terra, O Nosso Altar (2020). O júri justifica a escolha desta maneira: “Pelo compromisso que o filme assume de acompanhar, de uma forma continuada e ao longo de muito tempo, as alegrias, as tristezas e as lutas de uma comunidade. O realizador demonstra toda a persistência neste filme promissor. Aguarda-se o próximo.”

Prémio SPAutores — Cinema Falado

28.11.2020

Êxtase.

Foi um prazer participar no júri para o Prémio SPAutores — Cinema Falado do Porto/Post/Doc, com a Eduarda Neves e a Inês Moreira. E quem tiver oportunidade não perca Êxtase (2020), o filme da brasileira Moara Passoni que decidimos premiar.

The Work of Cinematic Art

25.11.2020

The third issue of Peace, Land, & Bread: A Scholarly Journal of Revolutionary Theory and Practice, published by the Center for Communist Studies in the United States, is out here. I am one of the contributors. My essay “The Work of Cinematic Art: Art as Work and Work as Art” is available here. Check it out and enjoy.

Seminário “Casa Comum e Novos Modos de Habitar Interculturalmente”

10.11.2020

Dos Homens e dos Deuses.

Hoje é dia de eu apresentar um breve seminário integrado no projecto “Casa Comum e Novos Modos de Habitar Interculturalmente”, coordenado pelo Alex Villas Boas no Centro de Investigação em Teologia e Estudos de Religião da Universidade Católica Portuguesa. Ou quando o trabalho satisfaz.

Vou-me concentrar no contributo para a casa comum do diálogo inter-religioso e da coexistência respeitosa entre religiões e culturas numa sociedade diversa. Para isso, continuarei um trabalho de investigação que iniciei em 2012/2013 sobre o filme Dos Homens e dos Deuses (Des hommes et des dieux, 2010), realizado por Xavier Beauvois.

Journal of Class & Culture

05.11.2020

This is one of the most timely editorial projects that I have involved with in recent times. It came into fruition thanks to Deirdre O'Neill’s tenacity and persistence. The Journal of Class & Culture is published by Intellect. It gathers and welcomes scholars from different disciplines interested in intervening into debates concerning class and culture. It is an honour for me to be a member of the Editorial Board. The introductory text states: “We reject and challenge the rendering of class as an archaic concept and engage with class as a dynamic category actively shaped by the changing demands of capitalism.”

Here are the aims and scope of the journal:

“The Journal of Class & Culture is a peer reviewed journal which aims to provide a platform for an engagement with and an analysis of the intersection of class and culture. It takes an interdisciplinary approach, challenging existing theoretical paradigms and established ways of thinking about and discussing class. Considering class in its various forms — cultural, structural, social, and economic — the journal demonstrates the heterogenous, dynamic and multifaceted nature of class. Its approach is both analytical and explanatory, linking the power of class with the complexities involved in the way it is lived and reproduced. It approaches the question of class from both historical and contemporary perspectives as an engagement with the everyday; television programmes, theatre, education and the legal system, addressing subjects and events which might appear insignificant or disconnected, but when viewed through the lens of class, become hugely important and reveal much about the societies in which we live.

It recognizes that class as an analytical category has fallen out of favour within many areas of academia while the material impact of class continues to affect the lives of the working class who are strategically excluded from the public sphere. Questions of class do not correspond to single theories or practices nor are they geographically confined, and the journal recognizes questions of class as international, national, and regional.

Drawing on a wide and diverse range of academics and non-academics, encompassing various methodological and epistemological approaches the aim of the journal is to shape this field of research rather than follow it and in the process develop new theoretical perspectives and new methods of enquiry.”

Further information here.

Cinema Falado

05.11.2020

O Porto/Post/Doc decorre este ano entre 20 e 29 de Novembro e tem uma categoria nova com o nome Cinema Falado, reforçando as obras nacionais e faladas em português em competição. Fui convidado a integrar o júri desta categoria e aceitei com todo o gosto. Estarei muito bem acompanhado nesta tarefa pela Eduarda Neves e pela Inês Moreira. Mais informações sobre os júris e prémios da edição deste ano aqui.

Saudação ao LIPA do CAUC

04.11.2020

Na última reunião do seu Conselho Científico, o Colégio Das Artes da Universidade de Coimbra (CAUC) aprovou um voto de saudação ao LIPA, na sequência de uma proposta apresentada pelo Presidente deste órgão e diretor do CAUC, António Olaio. It's coming out in 2021, but it's already available for pre-order. “New Approaches to Islam in Film” is edited by Kristian Petersen. I'm one of the contributors. My chapter appears in Part 5 of this essay collection on new understandings of conflict. It's called “Together in the Midst of War: Muslim and Christian Coexistence in Lebanese Cinema”. The volume includes the exploration of regional cinemas, detailed analysis of auteurs and individual films, comparison across global cinema, and new explorations that have not yet entered the conversation. The interdisciplinary collection provides an examination of the multiple roles Islam plays in film and the various ways Muslims are depicted. Across the chapters, key intersecting themes arise that push the limits of how we currently approach issues of Muslims in cinema and ventures to lead us in new directions for future scholarship. This book adds new depth to the matrix of previous scholarship by revisiting methodological structures and sources, as well as exploring new visual geographies, transnational circuits, and approaches. It reframes the presiding scholarly conventions in five novel trajectories: considering new sources, exploring new communities, probing new perspectives, charting new theoretical directions, and offering new ways of understanding conflict in cinema. As such, it will be of great use to scholars working in Islamic Studies, Film Studies, Religious Studies, and Media.

Pre-Order New Approaches to Islam in Film

04.11.2020

It's coming out in 2021, but it's already available for pre-order here. New Approaches to Islam in Film is edited by Kristian Petersen. I'm one of the contributors. My chapter appears in Part 5 of this essay collection on new understandings of conflict. It's called “Together in the Midst of War: Muslim and Christian Coexistence in Lebanese Cinema”. Some more information from the webpage:

The volume includes the exploration of regional cinemas, detailed analysis of auteurs and individual films, comparison across global cinema, and new explorations that have not yet entered the conversation. The interdisciplinary collection provides an examination of the multiple roles Islam plays in film and the various ways Muslims are depicted. Across the chapters, key intersecting themes arise that push the limits of how we currently approach issues of Muslims in cinema and ventures to lead us in new directions for future scholarship.

This book adds new depth to the matrix of previous scholarship by revisiting methodological structures and sources, as well as exploring new visual geographies, transnational circuits, and approaches. It reframes the presiding scholarly conventions in five novel trajectories: considering new sources, exploring new communities, probing new perspectives, charting new theoretical directions, and offering new ways of understanding conflict in cinema. As such, it will be of great use to scholars working in Islamic Studies, Film Studies, Religious Studies, and Media.

Novo Sítio Electrónico do LIPA

02.11.2020

O novo sítio electrónico do LIPA está online e pode ser acedido aqui. Nele podem ser encontradas informações sobre as actividades correntes e passadas do LIPA. Isto quer dizer que tem uma importante dimensão de arquivo que espelha o contributo da Universidade de Coimbra para o campo das artes, no encontro entre o trabalho científico e a prática artística.

Cinema, Revolução, Montagem

29.10.2020

Foi um prazer moderar hoje o painel “Cinema, Revolução, Montagem” com comunicações de Giulia Strippoli, Raquel Schefer, e Eduarda Kuhnert. Aprendi muito. Obrigado à organização desta grande conferência Materialidade e Processos Criativos no Cinema Português: Cucinotta Caterina e Federico Pierotti!