Dr. Hudson Moura received a Ph.D. in film studies and comparative literature at the Université de Montréal and he completed a postdoctoral fellowship in intercultural cinema at the School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University. He is sessional lecturer at the University of British Columbia and has been teaching at Simon Fraser University since 2006 in film studies and art and culture. He is visiting professor at the graduate program in Communication, Culture and Arts at University of Algarve, Portugal. He taught at the Université de Montréal and he held a position as an assistant professor in social communication in university colleges for three years in Brazil. He is a videomaker and editor of the e-journal Intermídias (www.intermidias.com), which publishes articles on culture and media. Dr. Moura has given many presentations on contemporary cinema, exile, cultural studies, intermediality, digital media and documentary in several universities and has had many refereed articles on similar subjects published in Canadian, Brazilian, French, Mexican and Portuguese publications. He is the guest editor of a special issue focusing on contemporary Brazilian cinema for the Université de Montréal’s journal Cinémas. Currently his research focuses on screen culture, subtitles, global art, intercultural documentary and emergent cinemas.
Selected refereed publications and conferences
“Intermediality and digital culture in global cinema,” Global Media, Cultures, and Identities, Ed. by Rohit Chopra and Radhika Gajjala, Santa Clara University, California. (forthcoming)
“Intercultural and Intermedial Diasporic Montage in Gariné Torossian’s Experimental Films,” In-Between Spaces: Diasporic and Indigenous Independent Film & Video produced by Women in Canada, Ed. by Michelle Mohabeer, University of Toronto-Scarborough. (forthcoming)
“L’intraductibilité des cultural studies dans les études cinématographiques francophones : le cinéma interculturel et le cinéma d’exil”, Les 'Cultural Studies' dans les mondes francophones. (i)Précisions, imprécisions, conceptualisation. Boulou Ebanda de B'béri (Ed.), LAMACS: Ottawa University (In Press)
“Intercultural cinema and intermediality in the age of globalization” (O cinema intercultural e a intermedialidade na era da globalização), Cinema, Globalização e Interculturalidade, Andréa França (Pontifical Catholic University (PUC), Rio de Janeiro) e Denilson Lopes (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro) (eds.), Argos Editora, 2008 (In Press)
“Le montage interculturel et intermédial de l’identité arménienne chez les cinéastes canadiens Atom Egoyan et Gariné Torossian”, Montage des Identités, Sophie-Jan Arrien and Jean-Pierre Sirois-Trahan (eds.). Collection Kairos, Presses de l’Université Laval, Québec, pp. 130-148, 2008
“The intermediality borders of exile in intercultural cinema” (As fronteiras intermidiáticas do exílio no cinema intercultural), Olhar: Cinema, Josette Monzani and Bernadette Lyra (eds.). Pedro & João Editores/CECH-UFSCar, São Carlos, SP, pp. 250-259, 2006.
“Le cinéma émergent et ses pratiques interculturelles”, Revue du Gresec - Groupe de recherche sur les enjeux de l’information et de la communication, Université de Grenoble, France, April 20, 2007.
“The seduction of Narrative Films: The drama-terror of Walter Salles and the action-thriller of Fernando Meirelles” (A sedução do cinema de gênero: O terror dramático de Walter Salles e o thriller de espionagem de Fernando Meirelles), Sinopse Revista de Cinema, Ismail Xavier (ed.). Edusp, no. 11, Year VIII, University of São Paulo, pp. 67-78, 2006.
“Glauber Rocha and Exile-Image in Claro” (Glauber Rocha et l’Image-Exil de Claro), Cinémas, Special issue: Between Europe and the Americas, Johanne Villeneuve and Marie-Pascale Huglo (eds.). University of Montréal, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 81-103, 2005.
Biography of filmmaker Walter Salles. Vidas Lusófonas [vidaslusofonas.pt/walter_salles.htm], Lisboa, Portugal, 2005.
“Movements and Passages in the space of the intermediality” (Mouvements et passage dans l’espace de l’intermedialité), Visio, Special issue: The Visual in the Age of the Post-Visual. International Association of Visual Semiotics (IAVS). University of Laval, Québec, vol. 8, no. 1-2, spring, pp. 353-360, 2003.
Editor of “Le cinéma Brésilien contemporain après la Reprise,” special issue focusing on contemporary Brazilian cinema to Revue Cinémas of the Université de Montréal with articles from very well known Brazilian film scholars (Ismail Xavier, Stella Senra, João Luiz Vieira, Consuelo Lins, Denilson Lopes, and others). Vol. 22, n. 1 (forthcoming)
Editor of the “Jerusa Pires Ferreira Dossier” (A collection of 50 documents including biographies, interviews, articles and book reviews on the life and work of Ferreira). Articles by Jacques Migozzi, Wladimir Krisinski, J. Guinsburg, Marlyse Meyer, etc., journal Intermídias. [www.intermidias.com/jerusa] February 2008.
2009 “A intermidialidade no cinema contemporâneo,” (The Intermediality at contemporary cinema) Sopcom, Portugal, April 17-18.
2009 “Le sous-titrage des accents de la banlieue métissée chez Abdellatif Kechiche,” Colloque 'Mise en scène des pratiques langagières : le cas du français' Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, April 16.
2008 “Globalização e interculturalidade no cinema,” (Globalization and interculturality in cinema), Centre for Orality Studies, Communication and Semiotics graduate program, PUC-Catholic University of São Paulo, December 8.
2008 “The artificial global city and the intermedial subject in The World of Jia Zhangke,” The New Intermediatic Sphere 10th International Conference of the Center for Research on Intermediality, “The Intermedial City: Practices, Technologies, Imaginaries,” McGill University, Montreal, October 9-11.
2008 “Subtitled vs. dubbed films: National perspectives and media markets in narrated films,” Annual Conference of the Canadian Association of Communication (CAC), University of British Columbia, June 4-6.
2008 “Subtitling foreign films: exploring The World of Jia ZhangKe,” Annual Conference of the Film Studies Association of Canada FSAC, University of British Columbia, June 2-4.
2008 “Le nouvel ordre de la famille dans C.R.A.Z.Y. de Jean-Marc Vallée et A casa de Alice de Chico Teixeira redirige les cinémas québécois et brésilien” conference Visions et désirs des Amériques à partir du Québec et du Brésil, org. by Licia Soares de Souza (UFBA-Brazil) and Rita Godet (Université de Rennes, France). INRS, Quebec City, May 5-6.
2008 “Les sous-titres et les épreuves de l’étrangeté dans le cinéma mondial contemporain,” Département d’Études Cinématographiques, Université de Montréal, April 15.
2008 “Subtitles as cultural intermediation,” Conference Interculturality and Intermediality, an Encounter of Cultures,Cinema and Media, School for the Contemporary Arts and Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Simon Fraser University, April 9.
2008 “La modernité interculturel dans le cinéma Québécois: Littoral de Wajdi Mouawad,” La rencontre interculturelle dans la modernité cinématographique québécoise. Org. Guillaume Lafleur. CRILCQ, Université de Montréal, March 7.
2008 “Subtitling The World of Jia Zhangke: Globalization, Digital Cinema and the Varieties of Foreignness of Cultures in Film,” Department of Film, York University, February 21.
“Emergent cinemas and the new cinematic strategies and forms,” panel at Annual Conference of Film Studies Association of Canada, Carleton University, Ottawa, May 2009.
“Screen culture: intermediality and interculturality,” 2nd conference in art and culture at School for the Contemporary Arts, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, March 2009.
“Interculturality and intermediality, an Encounter of Cultures, Cinema and Media,” School for the Contemporary Arts and Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, April 2008.
Direction and writing with Nancy Shaw, “Screen city,” DV, film-essay, 10 min., 2008.
Direction, production, writing and narration, “Amylton’s secret files” (Os arquivos secretos de Amylton). DV, 54 min, 2004. Documentary about the filmmaker and film critic Amylton de Almeida.
Coordination and writing, “Ricardo Sá retrospective: from resistance to sabotage” (Ricardo Sá, da resistência à sabotagem). Video, 19 min, 2003. Documentary about the documentary filmmaker Ricardo Sá.
University of Algarve
University of British Columbia
University colleges in Brazil (2002-4)
Université de Montréal
CRI - Center for Research on Intermediality, Université de Montréal, coordinated by Silvestra Mariniello. (associated since 1999)
Centre for Orality Studies, Communication and Semiotics graduate program, PUC-Catholic University of São Paulo, coordinated by Jerusa Pires Ferreira. (associated since 1994)