Dominique Nasta

I am Full Professor of Film Studies at the Université libre de Bruxelles. I have chaired the Film Studies Department from 1991 to 2011 and was Visiting Professor at the Universities of Montréal (2013), Strasbourg (2015) and Buenos Aires (2019). 

I have published widely on emotions and music in films, Romanian cinema, the aesthetics of silent melodramas, and the cinema of Michelangelo Antonioni. I am Series editor for Rethinking Cinema, a bilingual collection published by Peter Lang and I am currently a Principal Investigator of the EOS B-magic project


Projecting Pathos: Emotions and

the Magic Lantern

Online B-magic conference-workshop

organised by the ULB Film Studies Department



2020  Dominique Nasta & Bart G. Moens, Religious temperance slides and multimodal aesthetics of emotion:  Un poison mortel and early film adaptations of  Emile Zola’s L’Assomoir (forthcoming in Religion and the Magic Lantern, eds. Sabine Lenk and Natalija Majsova)

2020  A common grounds among the Trenches? European Melodramas around WWI and Their Impact on Balkan Film Style 

2019 The New Romanian Cinema

2018 Connaît-on la chanson? Usages de la chanson dans les cinémas d'Europe et d'Amérique Latine depuis 1960