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Dr. Paula Quigley
Assistant Professor, Film Studies


Paula Quigley is Director of Teaching and Learning (Postgraduate) and Director of the M.Phil. in Film Studies: Theory, History, Practice, 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 in relation to American and European film and filmmakers, with a focus on iterations of the 'woman's film' in diverse cinematic and cultural contexts. Current research projects include an analysis of the ways in which aspects of film style and technique have been theorised, and the female gothic on film.

Dr. Quigley welcomes inquiries from research students interested in working on film theory, film style, film performance, genre, gender, melodrama, female gothic, and aspects of Hollywood cinema and European cinema.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

'Sheer Epidermis': 'Face Politics' and the Films of Lynne Ramsay in, editor(s)Alice Maurice , Face Forward: New Approaches to the Face on Screen, Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Press, 2022, pp1-13 , [Paula Quigley] Book Chapter, 2022

Paula Quigley, Mapping her-self: Ma and Da, Small Deaths, Gasman and the 'mobile home', Short Film Studies, 11, (2), 2021, p167 - 175 Journal Article, 2021

Paula Quigley, The art of keeping time, Short Film Studies, 10, (2), 2020, p203 - 206 Journal Article, 2020

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, 2019

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, 2016

Paula Quigley, What Children See: Dorthe Scheffmann's The Beach (1995), Short Film Studies, 7, (1), 2016, p55 - 58 Journal Article, 2016

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, 2016

Paula Quigley, The Perfect Human and 'modern cinema', Short Film Studies, 5, (2), 2015, p157 - 160 Journal Article, 2015

Paula Quigley, 'Robbed of One's Eyes': Re-Viewing the Holocaust, Short Film Studies, 4, (2), 2014, p211 - 214 Journal Article, 2014

Paula Quigley, Realism and Eroticism: Re-Reading Bazin, Paragraph: A Journal of Modern Critical Theory, 36, (1), 2013, p31 - 49 Journal Article, 2013

Paula Quigley, Matka: Muteness, Metaphor, Metonymy, Short Film Studies, 4, (1), 2013, p31 - 34 Journal Article, 2013

Paula Quigley, The Man Giving Orders: The Girl Chewing Gum, Short Film Studies, 2, (2), 2012, p151 - 154 Journal Article, 2012

Paula Quigley, The Spectacle of Suffering: The 'Woman's Film' and Lars von Trier, Studies in European Cinema, 9, (2+3), 2012, p155 - 168 Journal Article, 2012

Paula Quigley, Slow/Motion: Time and Space in Natan, Short Film Studies, 3, (1), 2012, p49-52 Journal Article, 2012

Paula Quigley, Straight lines and cirlcles, Short Film Studies, 1, (2), 2011, p307 - 310 Journal Article, 2011

Paula Quigley, Undoing the Image: Film Theory and Psychoanalysis, Film-Philosophy, 15, (1), 2011, p13 - 32 Journal Article, 2011 URL

Eisenstein, Montage and 'filmic writing' in, editor(s)Jean Dunne with Paula Quigley , The Montage Principle: Eisenstein in New Critical and Cultural Contexts, Amsterdam, Rodopi, 2004, pp153 - 170, [Paula Quigley] Book Chapter, 2004

Jean Dunne with Paula Quigley (eds), The Montage Principle: Eisenstein in new Critical and Cultural Contexts, 1, Amsterdam, Rodopi, 2004 Book, 2004

General Introduction in, editor(s)Jean Dunne with Paula Quigley , The Montage Principle: Eisenstein in New Critical and Cultural Contexts, Amsterdam, Rodopi, 2004, pp15 - 24, [Jean Antoine Dunne and Paula Quigley] Book Chapter, 2004

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Paula Quigley, Women and Horror, 2019, - Miscellaneous, 2019

Paula Quigley, Women and Cinematography, Dublin Feminist Film Festival 2018, Generator Hostel Dublin, 20 November , 2018, Dublin Feminist Film Festival Invited Talk, 2018

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, 2016

Paula Quigley, Women in Horror, Feminist Film Festival, New Theatre, Dublin 2, 31 October, 2015, Feminist Film Festival Invited Talk, 2015,, voicesonfilm, [eds.], 2014 Editorial Board, 2014 URL

Research Expertise


European Cinema; Film and Gender; Film Theory and Philosophy; Hollywood Cinema