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Departament de Comunicació
Comunicació Audiovisual


Manuel Garin works at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, where he teaches as senior lecturer in film and media studies. In 2012 he defended his PhD thesis on visual humor, later published as a book: El gag visual. De Buster Keaton a Super Mario (Cátedra, 2014). He has been visiting scholar at the Tokyo University of The Arts and the University of Southern California, where he developed the comparative media project Gameplaygag. Between Silent Film and New Media. His writing about cinema, literature and video games has been published in scientific journals such as International Journal of Cultural Studies, Communication & Society, Feminist Media Studies or L' Atalante, in cultural magazines like La Maleta de Portbou or Cultura/s, and in edited collections from Oxford University Press, MIT Press, ABC-Clio or Mimesis. Trained as a musician, he holds an MA in Film Scoring from ESMUC Music School.

Research lines

- Comparative media studies, cinema and video games

- Sound and music in audiovisual media

- Serial narratives and transmedia storytelling

- Visual humor, comedy, slapstick