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Department of Communication
CINEMA, Aesthetic Research of Audiovisual Media Group
Interim Associate Professor

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Manuel Garin (Gandia, 1984) is a professor of Film Aesthetics, Soundtrack and Serial Narrative at the  Pompeu Fabra University, where he got his PhD in 2012 with a thesis about visual humor. Graduate in Audiovisual Communication and Humanities, he acquired formation on his creativity in the conservatory for twelve years, where he got the Título Profesional de Música (‘Professional title of music’). He completed his formation with a Master’s Degree in Soundtrack Composing from the ESMUC. He has been a visitant researcher in the Tokyo University of the Arts, the University of Southern California and the Columbia University, where he developed the projects of digital humanities Gameplaygag. Between Silent Film and New Media and A Hundred Busters: Keaton Across The Arts. Author of the book El gag visual (Cátedra, 2014), his research about cinema, literature and new media have been published in scientific journals —like International Journal of Cultural Studies, Feminist Media Studies, L’Atalante, EPI or Communication & Society—, in journals about cultural critique —such as La Maleta de Portbou, Contrapicado or Cultura/s—and in books from international publishing houses —such as Oxford University Press, Routledge, The MIT Press, ABC-Clio or Mimesis. He is currently the head teacher of the UPF’s Bachelor’s degree in Audiovisual Communication.

Research lines

  • Music and sound in audiovisual media.
  • Literary and television serial narrative.
  • Comparative media studies: cinema and videogames.
  • Humor, silent cinema and slapstick.