Iván Villarmea Álvarez

PhD Researcher

E-mail: villarmea@letras.ulisboa.pt

Iván Villarmea Álvarez (Verão 2015)_fotoBiographical note

Iván Villarmea Álvarez is a film critic, researcher, professor and programmer who currently works as a postdoctoral researcher at the Universidade de Santiago de Compostela. He holds a Ph. D. from the Universidad de Zaragoza, and has been a visiting scholar at the Universidade de Lisboa, the University of Southern California, the California Institute of the Arts, the University of Roehampton, the Universidad de La Habana and the Universidad Estatal de Milagro, in Ecuador. His research career is focused on the representation of space and landscape in film, a subject on which he has published the book Documenting Cityscapes. Urban Change in Contemporary Non-Fiction Film (2015) and a Special Issue –edited with Filipa Rosário– in Aniki. Portuguese Journal of the Moving Image (2017). Moreover, since 2013, he has co-directed the online film journal A Cuarta Parede, for which he has co-edited the volume Jugar con la Memoria. El Cine Portugués en el Siglo XXI (2014).

Main areas of research

  • Iberian Cinemas;
  • Non-Fiction Cinema;
  • Cinema and the City;
  • Cinema and Landscape;
  • Great Recession.

Selected publications

Books

  • Villarmea Álvarez, Iván. 2015. Documenting Cityscapes. Urban Change in Contemporary Non-Fiction Film. Londres e Nova Iorque: Wallflower Press. More info.
  • Muñoz Fernández, Horacio & Villarmea Álvarez, Iván. (eds.) 2014. Jugar con la memoria. El cine portugués en el siglo XXI. Santander, Espanha: Shangrila. More info.

Book Chapters

  • Villarmea Álvarez, Iván. 2016. “Blinking Spaces: Koyaanisqatsi’s Cinematic City”, em Suárez, Juan A. e Walton, David (eds.) Culture, Space and Power: Blurred Lines. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books: 33-43. More info.
  • Villarmea Álvarez, Iván. 2016. “Transnational Identities in Galician Documentary Film: Alberte Pagán’s Bs. As. and Xurxo Chirro’s Vikingland”, em Oliete-Aldea, Elena; Oria, Beatriz; Tarancón, Juan A. (eds.) Global Genres/Local Films: The Transnational Dimension of Spanish Cinema. Nova Iorque, NY: Bloomsbury Academic: 231-245. More info.
  • Villarmea Álvarez, Iván. 2014. “El hallazgo de una nueva ficción documental. La Trilogía de Fontainhas de Pedro Costa”., em Muñoz Fernández, Horacio & Villarmea Álvarez, Iván (eds.) Jugar con la memoria. El cine portugués en el siglo XXI. Santander, Espanha: Shangrila: 20-49. More info.

Articles in Scientific Magazines

  • Rosário, Filipa & Villarmea Álvarez, Iván. 2017. “A paisagem no cinema: imagens para pensar o tempo através do espaço”, Aniki. Revista Portuguesa da Imagem em Movimento 4 (1): 55-63. More info.
  • Villarmea Álvarez, Iván. 2016. “Mudar de Perspetiva: A Dimensão Transnacional do Cinema Português Contemporâneo”, Aniki. Revista Portuguesa da Imagem em Movimento 3 (1): 101-120. More info.
  • Muñoz Fernández, Horacio & Villarmea Álvarez, Iván. 2015. “Aesthetic Tendencies in Contemporary Portuguese Cinema”, Cinema Comparat/ive Cinema 6: 39-46. More info.

Some publications are available in the repository of the University of Lisbon.

CILM – City and (In)Security in Literature and the Media / LOCUS

Cinema and the World – Studies on Space and Cinema / THELEME