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José Bértolo
PhD Student

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Biographical note:

    José Bértolo graduated in Languages, Literatures and Cultures (2013) from the University of Lisbon, from which he also earned his master’s degree in Comparative Studies (2015) with a dissertation on François Truffaut. He is a PhD student in the International Programme in Comparative Studies – PhDComp (University of Lisbon, Catholic University of Leuven, University of Bologna), and he was awarded a fellowship by the Portuguese national funding agency (FCT) for an individual research project on the relations between physical reality and the filmic image in the writings and films of Jean Epstein, Jean Painlevé and Jean Cocteau. He is an editor of Falso Movimento, an online journal on writing and film, and he edited with Clara Rowland A Escrita do Cinema: Ensaios (Documenta, 2015). He is a member of the Centre for Comparative Studies (University of Lisbon School of Arts and Humanities) and his research is focused on film studies, with a special incidence on relations between film and other arts, and on questions of representation and figuration, ontology and materiality of the filmic image.


    Main Research Areas: 

    • Film theory and film philosophy
    • Silent film
    • Film and other arts

    Selected Publications:

    • 2016 “As palavras e os corpos: François Truffaut”, in Clara Rowland and Tom Conley (orgs.), Falso Movimento: ensaios sobre escrita e cinema. Lisbon: Cotovia, pp. 93-106.
    • 2016 “Filmar em verso: Dimitri Kirsanoff e Herman G. Weinberg”, ESC:ALA: revista electrónica de estudos e práticas interartes, N.º 7, online: https://goo.gl/E5yzIn.
    • 2013 “Narração e storytelling em Mysterious Object at Noon, de Apichatpong Weerasethakul”, MatLit, Vol. 1, N.º 2, online: http://goo.gl/IjuY27, pp. 57-71.
    • 2013 “Dimitri Kirsanoff na 1.ª vanguarda francesa”, Românica, N.º 21, pp. 163-172.

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