About Intermidia

The IntermIdia research project has investigated cinema’s nature as a mixture of arts and media. It has aimed to produce the first intermedial history of Brazilian cinema and to explore intermediality as a historiographic method applicable to cinema as a whole. The project was a collaboration between the University of Reading and the Universidade Federal de São Carlos, funded by AHRC-FAPESP from October 2015 to July 2019. Although our funding has ended, our partnership will continue. Please explore the site to discover what we have found.

AHRC-FAPESP collaborative project 'Towards an Intermedial History of Brazilian Cinema:
Exploring Intermediality as a Historiographic Method'

This project focuses on cinema's nature as a mixture of arts and media in order to produce the first, groundbreaking intermedial history of Brazilian cinema. It will also explore the uses of intermediality as a historiographic method applicable to cinema as a whole. To that end, it will bring together scholars from the University of Reading and the Federal University of São Carlos, as well as three postdoctoral researchers, combining expertise in cinematic intermediality, Brazilian cinema, film history and film theory. Intermediality has never been applied to cinema as a historiographic method, which is being proposed in this project as an entirely original and promising avenue. 

Institutions: Department of Film, Theatre & Television, University of Reading (UK); Centro de Educação e Ciências Humanas, Universidade Federal de São Carlos (Brazil).

AHRC PI: Lúcia Nagib, Co-Is: John Gibbs, Lisa Purse, Alison Butler. PDRAs: Albert Elduque Busquets, Stefan Solomon. Administrator: Richard McKay.
FAPESP PI: Luciana Araújo, Co-Is: Samuel Paiva, Flávia Cesarino Costa, Suzana Reck Miranda. PDRA: Margarida Maria Adamatti.

AHRC award: £718,139.65, including 2 PDRAs and a 0.4 Administrator.
FAPESP award: R$266,591.31.

Project partners: Tate Modern; Reading Film Theatre; Cinemateca Brasileira.

Start date: 1st October 2015, for 48 months.