Keynote Speakers

M.J. Torres


Professor Mário Jorge Torres

Mário Jorge Torres is Associate Professor and Researcher in the Centre for Comparative Studies at the Faculty of Letters, University of Lisbon. One of the leading Portuguese names in the field of film studies, he has taught extensively on various aspects of cinema, both at graduate and post-graduate levels for many years. He is one of the most relevant contemporary Portuguese film critics, having written regularly for Ípsilon, the cultural supplement of the well-known national newspaper Público. He has published extensively on different aspects of cinema including American cinema, genre, the star system, melodrama, European cinema, literature & cinema, among others.

Professor Timothy Corrigan

Timothy Corrigan is a Professor of English and Cinema Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. His work in Cinema Studies has focused on modern American and contemporary international cinema. He received a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame, and completed graduate work at the University of Leeds, Emory University, and the University of Paris III. He has published essays in Film QuarterlyDiscourse, and Cinema Journal, among other collections, and is also an editor of the journal Adaptation and a former editorial board member of Cinema Journal. He is a member of graduate groups and an affiliated faculty member in the departments of English, History of Art, German, Women’s Studies, and Comparative Literature.


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