Paula Quigley

Assistant Professor, Film Studies, Creative Arts


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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

'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, 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 - 175Journal Article, 2021

Paula Quigley, The art of keeping time, Short Film Studies, 10, (2), 2020, p203 - 206Journal 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, When Good Mothers Go Bad: Genre and Gender in The Babadook, Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies, 15, 2016, p57 - 75Journal Article, 2016

Paula Quigley, The Babadook, Maternal Gothic and the 'woman's horror film', Gothic Feminism: The Representation of the Gothic Heroine in CinemaUniversity of Kent26-27 May 2016, edited by Tamar Jeffers McDonald and Frances Kamm , 2016, pp1-10Conference Paper, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Paula Quigley, Women and Cinematography, Dublin Feminist Film Festival 2018Generator Hostel Dublin20 November , 2018, Dublin Feminist Film FestivalInvited Talk, 2018

Paula Quigley, 'Thinking through the body: the corporeal turn in film theory', Glitch New Media Festival 2016Rua Red, South Dublin Arts Centre4th June , 2016, Glitch New Media FestivalInvited Talk, 2016

Paula Quigley, Women in Horror, Feminist Film FestivalNew Theatre, Dublin 231 October, 2015, Feminist Film FestivalInvited Talk, 2015,, voicesonfilm, [eds.], 2014Editorial Board, 2014 URL

Research Expertise

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