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Dr. Paula Quigley

Assistant Professor (Film Studies)

Paula Quigley is Head of Film and former Director of Teaching and Learning (Postgraduate) and Director of the MPhil in Film Studies (2006-2022) at the School of Creative Arts. She has published on a wide range of topics in film studies, including the work of Sergei Eisenstein and André Bazin, the impact of psychoanalysis on film theory, and studies of the short film. In addition, she has published on issues of genre and gender, with a focus on iterations of the 'woman's film' in diverse cinematic and cultural contexts. Recent research includes an examination of 'face politics' in the films of Lynne Ramsay and an exploration of maternal gothic/horror cinema. Current research projects include analyses of the work of prominent women filmmakers Ava DuVernay, Emerald Fennell, Greta Gerwig, and Chloé Zhao. Dr. Quigley welcomes enquiries from research students interested in working on film theory, film style, film performance, genre, gender, women and film, feminism and postfeminism, melodrama, female gothic, and various aspects of Hollywood cinema and European cinema.
  European Cinema   Film and Gender   Film Theory and Philosophy   Hollywood Cinema
'I can't leave her': Maternal Gothic/Horror in Hereditary (Ari Aster, 2018), Relic (Natalie Erika James, 2020), and You Are Not My Mother (Kate Dolan, 2021) in, editor(s)Deirdre Flynn & Susan Liddy , Routledge Companion to Motherhood on Screen, London, Routledge, 2024, pp1-16 , [Paula Quigley], Book Chapter, ACCEPTED  TARA - Full Text
Paula Quigley, Writing With Light: Reflections on Sarah Strong's 'I Hear Fish Drowning' (2014), Strong: A Hybrid Symposium, Boston College Ireland, 24 November 2023, 2023, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  Handle
'Sheer Epidermis': 'Face Politics' and the Films of Lynne Ramsay in, editor(s)Alice Maurice , Faces on Screen: New Approaches, Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Press, 2022, pp138 - 149, [Paula Quigley], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Short Film Studies, London, Intellect, [eds.], 2022, Editorial Board, PUBLISHED  URL
Paula Quigley, Mapping her-self: Ma and Da, Small Deaths, Gasman [Lynne Ramsay] and the 'mobile home', Short Film Studies, 11, (2), 2021, p167 - 175, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  URL  Handle
Paula Quigley, The art of keeping time, Short Film Studies, 10, (2), 2020, p203 - 206, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
The Babadook, maternal gothic, and the 'woman's horror film' in, editor(s)Tamar Jeffers McDonald and Frances A. Kamm , Gothic Heroines on Screen: Representation, Interpretation and Feminist Inquiry, Britain, Routledge, 2019, pp222 - 242, [Paula Quigley], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Paula Quigley, The Babadook, Maternal Gothic and the 'woman's horror film', Gothic Feminism: The Representation of the Gothic Heroine in Cinema, University of Kent, 26-27 May 2016, edited by Tamar Jeffers McDonald and Frances Kamm , 2016, pp1-10 , Conference Paper, PRESENTED  TARA - Full Text  Handle
Paula Quigley, 'Thinking through the body: the corporeal turn in film theory', Glitch New Media Festival 2016, Rua Red, South Dublin Arts Centre, 4th June, 2016, Glitch New Media Festival, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Paula Quigley, When Good Mothers Go Bad: Genre and Gender in The Babadook, Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies, 15, 2016, p57 - 75, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL

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Paula Quigley, Women and Horror, London, Trinity College Dublin, 2019, Report, PUBLISHED
Paula Quigley, Women and Cinematography, Dublin Feminist Film Festival 2018, Generator Hostel Dublin, 20 November , 2018, Dublin Feminist Film Festival, Invited Talk, PRESENTED