FOCUS: Forum on Film and Screen Media Theories

FOCUS is a permanent forum of scholars, research students, postdoctoral researchers, visiting fellows and guest speakers in the Department of Film and Screen Media at University College Cork.


FOCUS supports the study and development of critical, theoretical and methodological approaches to film and new media texts, genres and formats. It is a space for dialogical reflection where the moving image is considered all at once in its specificity and in relation to broad interdisciplinary discourses. FOCUS seeks to participate in and respond to current debates, and to produce original ideas and approaches.


FOCUS is inclusive and generative. It supports the individual researcher’s development within a dynamic group ecology. It coordinates regular theory reading sessions, organizes research events, and creates opportunities for interdisciplinary and intercultural debate.


FOCUS Convenor: Professor Laura Rascaroli, Department of Film and Screen Media


FOCUS DeputyMichael Holly, PhD candidate, Department of Film and Screen Media


Core members:

Sandra Costello

Tadhg Dennehy

Rachel Gough

Michael Holly

James Mulvey

Dan O’Connell

Rory O’Sullivan

Laura Rascaroli

Paolo Saporito

Anna Viola Sborgi

Ellen Scally

Department of Film and Screen Media

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