film theory, french film criticism, cinema studies, Queer studies, post human, trans human, cyborg studies, Science Fiction studies, Women , Gender and Sexuality studies, critical disability and body, body politics and theory,new weird and literature,ecocriticism, image and visual culture.
Twentieth/twenty-first century Latin American and Latino literatures, postcolonial theory and subaltern studies, Afro-Caribbean and Afro-Latino literature and film, critical race theory, Cuban Revolutionary politics, Global South Studies
I am now a Professor Emeritus, officially retired in May 2015; however, my academic interest continue:
Film studies, narrative studies, 19th and 20th century American literature, interdisciplinary humanities
Professional interests: Accreditation issues, shared governance, assessment and learning outcomes, developments in online course offerings
I have served as Chair of the English Department and as Director of the small Humanities Program at Minnesota State University, Mankato. I have also served as campus and statewide President of the Inter Faculty Organization, the collective bargaining unit for faculty members teaching in the seven state universities of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities (MnSCU) system. I am a continuing Peer Reviewer for the Higher Learning Commission, which accredits higher learning institutions from West Virginia to Arizona. My most recent activities have included participation in certificate programs in online teaching, publication of annotated bibliographies on Orson Welles and on Narrative for Oxford Bibliographies Online (Film), a presentation at the 1st Global Conference on Hollywood & the World, in Sydney Australia, organizing and leading an MLA Convention panel on director Michael Haneke, and book reviews for Film Quarterly, Film Criticism, and other journals.
Sérgio Dias Branco is Assistant Professor of Film Studies at 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 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 the Association of Moving Image Researchers (AIM) since 2014.
Pedagogy. American Literature. Poetry. Film. Architecture. Criticism and Theory.
Television/Visual Culture, Film Studies, 20th Century Literature, Cultural Studies, Disability Studies, Youth/Teenage Culture, Subculture, Popular Culture, Urban Studies, Comic/Sequential Art, Popular Music, Feminism, Cultural Geography, Poststructuralism, Material Culture, Gender/Queer Studies, Critical Theory, African American Studies
Shakespeare; Renaissance literature and culture; history of Shakespearean criticism; literature, religion, and warfare; Shakespeare on film
Research in translingualism; the life of Henry Roth; contemporary fiction; self-begetting novels. Book, film, and theater critic.
African American literature, Multi-Ethnic American literature; Critical race and gender theories; American music in literature and film
American and British Modernism; Modern Women writers; Gender and Feminist Theories; Representations of women in literature and film; Theories of Subjectivity; Literary Criticism; Critical Theory; Rhetorical Analysis