Dr. Denis Murphy holds a Government of Ireland Research Fellowship in the Department of Film, School of Creative Arts. He is completing research on the labour history of screen production in Ireland, 1958-2020, funded by the Irish Research Council. He joined the School of Creative Arts in 2018 as a field researcher on the Ecologies of Cultural Production project funded by Creative Ireland.
Denis is a graduate of Dublin City University (BA Communications, MA Film and Television Studies), and also holds a doctorate from DCU for research on the labour history of film and television drama production in Ireland. Prior to joining TCD, he worked as a lecturer at Maynooth University's Department of Media Studies (2016-2018).
Prior to entering the academic world, Denis worked in video editing, cable TV promotion, news promotion, corporate multimedia production, motion graphics production and television advertising. He has also worked on several short films, editing Right Now Ladies and Gents (2004), and co-producing/co-directing the short documentary The Bookbinder's Daughter (2011).
Publications and Further Research Outputs
John O'Hagan, Denis Murphy, Ruth Barton, Do state funding, geographic location, and networks matter?, Cultural Trends, 2020, p10.1080/09548963.2020.1768026
Denis Murphy, Fear, loathing (and industrial relations) in the Irish film industry, Estudios Irlandeses, (14), 2019, p321 - 324
Murphy, Denis, Ardmore Studios, film workers and the Irish State: creative labour in the 'Decade of Upheaval', Saothar - Journal of the Irish Labour History Society, 43, 2018, p69--82
Murphy, Denis, Cardboard Gangsters, Estudios Irlandeses, 13, 2018, p255--258
Murphy, Denis, A labour history of Irish film and television drama production 1958-2016., Dublin City University, 2017
Murphy, Denis and O'Brien, Maria, Film finance rebooted: the new Section 481, Estudios Irlandeses, (10), 2015, p225--227
Murphy, Denis, Amber, Screenworks and the production of culture, Estudios Irlandeses, (9), 2014, p223--226
Murphy, Denis, Ardmore Studios, Film Labour and the Irish State, ECREA European Film Cultures, 2013
Murphy, Denis, Small objects of desire: measuring the success of Ireland's short film schemes, 2010
Arnds, Peter, Ballymore, 2002, - 61-66
Denis Murphy, 'St. Patrick, The Mayor and the Long Con', Sunday Miscellany, https://www.rte.ie/radio1/sund, (Sunday Miscellany), RTE Radio 1, RTE, 2014, -
Awards and Honours
Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Research Fellowship