Professor Laura Rascaroli is Co-Head of Film and Screen Media. Her interests span art film, modernism and postmodernism, geopolitics, space (the city, the road), nonfiction, the essay film, and first-person cinema, often in relation to issues of social, political, intellectual and artistic European history. She is the author and editor of several volumes, including The Personal Camera: Subjective Cinema and the Essay Film (2009), Crossing New Europe: Postmodern Travel and the European Road Movie (2006), co-written with Ewa Mazierska, and Antonioni: Centenary Essays (2011), co-edited with John David Rhodes. Her forthcoming book How the Essay Film Thinks will be published by Oxford UP in 2017.

Office: O'Rahilly Building 1.26
Tel: 021 490-2471
Email: l.rascaroli@ucc.ie

Dr Gwenda Young is Co-Head of Film and Screen Media. She is Lecturer in Film Studies in the School of English at University College Cork. Her research interests include: Silent Cinema, 1914–1927; Film History; Animals and Film/Media; Classical Hollywood Cinema; Post-Classical Hollywood Cinema; Genre Studies.

Office: O'Rahilly Building 1.74
Tel: 021 490-2776
Email: g.young@ucc.ie

Dr Abigail Keating is Lecturer in Film and Screen Media. She is Erasmus Coordinator for 2016–17. She has published widely on her main research areas: women and media; identity, gender and place in contemporary cinema; interactivity and identity in digital screen media; and the contemporary documentary; and is currently working on a book on the topic of identity and autonomy in the digital age. She has also worked in collaboration with the Irish Film Institute a number of times, through projects and lecture series.

Office: 2 Carrigside 2nd Floor
Tel: 021 490-2656
Email: abigail.keating@ucc.ie

Dr Barry Monahan is a Lecturer in Film Studies in the School of English. His main teaching and research interests are: the history and aesthetics of Irish and other national cinemas and film theory.

Office: O'Rahilly Building 1.27
Tel: 021 490-2515
Email: b.monahan@ucc.ie

Ciara Chambers is Lecturer in Contemporary Film and Media. Her research interests include newsreels, amateur film and the recycling of archival images. She has worked on a range of archival projects and digitization initiatives with the Irish Film Archive, Northern Ireland Screen, Belfast Exposed Photography, UTV, BBC, and the British Universities Film and Video Council. She is book reviews editor for the Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television and scriptwriter and associate producer on Éire na Nuachtscannán (Ireland in the Newsreels), a six part television series to be broadcast on TG4 in autumn 2017.

Office: Lancaster Hall Office 2 1st Floor
Tel: 021 490-1915
Email: ciara.chambers@ucc.ie

Dr. Jill Murphy is part-time Lecturer in Film and Screen Media. Her research interests focus on the relationship between film and art history, particularly as regards human figuration. She has published articles, translations and reviews in various journals and edited collections. She is Secretary of the Editorial Board of Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media. 

Office: O'Rahilly Building 1.74
Tel: 021 490-2776
Email: jill.murphy@ucc.ie

Dan O'Connell is Practitioner in Residence in Film and Screen Media. He is a multi award-winning director and has written and directed dozens of short films and documentaries, which have been screened at film festivals both locally and internationally. He is Director at SUPEREGO, a high-quality video production company with large multinational clients, which aims to deliver promotional, fashion and event video to a growing online market. He is also founder of egomotion.net, Cork's online filmmaking hub with over 400 members, where filmmakers can share knowledge, participate in each other's projects and share resources. Egomotion have also hosted various screenings, workshops and meet-and-greets in order to promote local filmmaking talent.

Office: Kane B10D
Tel: 021 490-2237
Email: danieloconnell@ucc.ie
Website: www.superego.ie

Mark O’Halloran is Arts Council/ UCC Film Artist in Residence. He is an award winning writer and actor. His screenwriting credits include the films GarageAdam & Paul and Viva, all of which have been recognised internationally. He has also written for television (the TV series Prosperity) and for theatre (Trade). As an actor he has worked with all the major theatre companies in Ireland and has appeared in numerous films, most notably as one of the eponymous heroes in Adam & Paul and as the lead role of MP in History’s Future. He also had roles in The GuardCalvary and Viva.

Office: O'Rahilly Building 1.48
Tel: 021 490-3268
Email: uccfilmstudies@ucc.ie

Dr Aidan Power is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. His current project, which is funded by the Irish Research Council, focuses on European science fiction cinema. He has co-edited two collections on science fiction cinema and is currently writing a monograph on contemporary European cinemas for which he is under contract with Palgrave Macmillan. He has published articles on British science fiction, the history of European science fiction, Michael Haneke, John Ford, the road movie, tourism in cinema, and film production. He previously worked at the University of Bremen.

Office: 3 Perrott Avenue Room 1.05
Email: aidan.power@ucc.ie

Lord David Puttnam is Adjunct Professor of Film Studies and Digital Humanities at UCC. David Puttnam spent thirty years as an independent producer of award-winning films including The Mission, The Killing Fields, Local Hero, Chariots of Fire, Midnight Express, Bugsy Malone and Memphis Belle. His films have won ten Oscars, 25 BAFTAs and the Palme D'Or at Cannes. From 1994 to 2004 he was Vice President and Chair of Trustees at the British Academy of Film & Television Arts (BAFTA) and was awarded a BAFTA Fellowship in 2006. He retired from film production in 1998 to focus on his work in public policy as it relates to education, the environment, and the 'creative and communications' industries.

Webpage: http://www.davidputtnam.com/index.cfm


Barry Reilly is Multimedia and IT Technical Officer for the Discipline of Film and Screen Media. A graduate in Film and Video Technology from Southampton Solent University, he went on to work for Setanta Transmissions Limited as a Broadcast Technician. His role there included technical supervision of the company’s live studio events as well as broadcast engineer on global news channel guest interviews.

Office: Kane B10D
Email: barry.reilly@ucc.ie
Tel: 021 490-2237


Linda Murphy, Senior Executive Assistant.

Office: O'Rahilly Building 1.80
E-mail: uccfilmstudies@ucc.ie
Tel: 353 (0)21 490 3863 

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