Dr. Paula Quigley

Dr. Paula Quigley

Assistant Professor, Film Studies

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Paula Quigley is Director of Teaching and Learning (Postgraduate) and former 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.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

  • Voices on Film, Vimeo, voicesonfilm, [Editorial Board], 2014Editorial Board, 2014
  • 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, pp1-10Conference Paper, 2016, TARA - Full Text
  • Paula Quigley, What Children See: Dorthe Scheffmann's The Beach (1995), Short Film Studies, 7, (1), 2016, p55 - 58Journal Article, 2016, URL
  • Paula Quigley, When Good Mothers Go Bad: Genre and Gender in The Babadook, Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies, 15, 2016, p57 - 75Journal Article, 2016, URL
  • 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 art of keeping time, Short Film Studies, 10, (2), 2020, p203 - 206Journal Article, 2020, URL
  • '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, 2022, 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 - 175Journal Article, 2021, URL , TARA - Full Text
  • Short Film Studies, London, Intellect, [eds.], 2022Editorial Board, 2022, URL
  • Paula Quigley, Review of Nora: Ireland into Film, by Gerardine Meaney, Irish Studies Review, 14, (1), 2005, p156 - 158Review Article, 2005
  • Paula Quigley, The Development of Film Studies in Irish Universities, Journal of Film and Film Culture, 2, 2003, p1-3Journal Article, 2003
  • Paula Quigley, Eisenstein and Hieroglyphic Editing, Eisenstein Centenary Conference, University College Dublin, 1998, 1998Conference Paper, 1998
  • Paula Quigley, Film and figure: theory revisited, Screen Studies Conference, University of Glasgow, 1999, 1999Conference Paper, 1999
  • 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, 2023Conference Paper, 2023, TARA - Full Text
  • '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, 2024
  • Jean Dunne & Paula Quigley (eds), The Montage Principle: Eisenstein in New Critical and Cultural Contexts, 1, Amsterdam, Brill, 2004Book, 2004
  • Eisenstein, Montage and 'filmic writing' in, editor(s)Jean Dunne & Paula Quigley , The Montage Principle: Eisenstein in New Critical and Cultural Contexts, Amsterdam, Brill, 2004, pp153 - 170, [Paula Quigley]Book Chapter, 2004
  • General Introduction in, editor(s)Jean Dunne & Paula Quigley , The Montage Principle: Eisenstein in New Critical and Cultural Contexts, Amsterdam, Brill, 2004, pp15 - 24, [Jean Antoine Dunne and Paula Quigley]Book Chapter, 2004
  • Paula Quigley, Straight lines and circles, Short Film Studies, 1, (2), 2011, p307 - 310Journal Article, 2011, URL
  • Paula Quigley, Undoing the Image: Film Theory and Psychoanalysis, Film-Philosophy, 15, (1), 2011, p13 - 32Journal Article, 2011, URL
  • Paula Quigley, The Spectacle of Suffering: The 'Woman's Film' and Lars von Trier, Studies in European Cinema, 9, (2-3), 2012, p155 - 168Journal Article, 2012, URL
  • Paula Quigley, The Man Giving Orders: The Girl Chewing Gum, Short Film Studies, 2, (2), 2012, p151 - 154Journal Article, 2012, URL
  • Paula Quigley, Slow/Motion: Time and Space in Natan, Short Film Studies, 3, (1), 2012, p49-52Journal Article, 2012, URL
  • Paula Quigley, Realism and Eroticism: Re-Reading Bazin, Paragraph: A Journal of Modern Critical Theory, 36, (1), 2013, p31 - 49Journal Article, 2013, URL
  • Paula Quigley, Matka: Muteness, Metaphor, Metonymy, Short Film Studies, 4, (1), 2013, p31 - 34Journal Article, 2013
  • Paula Quigley, 'Robbed of One's Eyes': Re-Viewing the Holocaust, Short Film Studies, 4, (2), 2014, p211 - 214Journal Article, 2014, URL
  • Paula Quigley, The Perfect Human and 'modern cinema', Short Film Studies, 5, (2), 2015, p157 - 160Journal Article, 2015, URL
  • Paula Quigley, Women in Horror, Feminist Film Festival, New Theatre, Dublin 2, 31 October, 2015, Feminist Film FestivalInvited Talk
  • 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 FestivalInvited Talk
  • Paula Quigley, Women and Cinematography, Dublin Feminist Film Festival 2018, Generator Hostel Dublin, 20 November , 2018, Dublin Feminist Film FestivalInvited Talk
  • Paula Quigley, Women and Horror, London, Trinity College Dublin, 2019Report, URL
  • Paula Quigley, Film Studies: New Directions, University College Dublin, 2000, 1999Invited Talk