Assistant Professor in Film Studies, Trinity College Dublin
I've been making and displaying audiovisual essays since 2012. I have taught and given guest workshops on the format since January 2015, and have reviewed for [in]Transition, the first peer-reviewed academic journal of videographic film and moving image studies.
I also have experience of supervising MA dissertations in videographic form, and accompanied by critical essays and reflective statements.
In May 2016, I was a co-facilitator of ‘The Audiovisual Essay in Ireland’, a 2-day workshop held at Maynooth University. The workshop was led by Dr. Catherine Grant and Dr. Liz Greene, and organized by Prof. Maria Pramaggiore.
Hyperacousia: haunting her with sound (2014)
Christina Ricci - 'Bad Girl' Getting Worse? (2015)
Character as DJ (2012)
Double Talk: Speaking the Noir and Neo-Noir Code (2014)
Public and Industry Engagement
Jennifer O'Meara, Jennifer Ryan, Mia Mullarkey, Aoife O'Toole, 'The Irish Times Women's podcast’, Episode 258, November 2018.
Judging panel member, ‘Film Blitz’ 60th Hour Community Film Festival, St Andrews, March 2017.
Programming manager for the third annual Feminist Film Festival Dublin, May-November 2016. Public talk on 'Screening Women's Voices, November 2016.
‘Fading and Emerging: Japan’s Women Filmmakers’, mini-TED event, University College Dublin, and organized in conjunction with the Japanese Embassy of Ireland, April 2016.
Host, and member of the FFFDublin curation team, for a four-hour programme of short films for F_Festival at Hangar, Dublin, March 2016.
Host of selected ‘Maynooth Film for All’ public screenings (in collaboration with Kildare County Council), November 2015-March 2016.
Attendee, access>CINEMA programming meetings, Lighthouse Cinema, November 2015.
‘Achievements of Women in Film’ public talk delivered as part of second annual Feminist Film Festival Dublin, The New Theatre, Dublin, October 2015.
Regular contributor to the ‘Women and Film’ Public Outreach Programme, School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Trinity College Dublin: hosted 3 lectures and screenings (Oct 2014-March 2015).
Public paper, ‘Watch Her Tongue: An Introduction to Female Film Dialogue’, delivered as part of International Women’s Week, Trinity College Dublin, March 2014.
Panel member, ‘The Symbiosis of Literature & Film in Horror’, Trinity Literary Festival, The Hist. Society, Trinity College Dublin, February 2014.
Public paper, ‘‘Are You Talking to Me?’’; An Introduction to the Design of Film Dialogue’, delivered as part of ‘Uprising: Young Scholars and Artists in Dialogue’, ‘Dublintellectual’ seminar series, The Generator, Smithfield, May 2012.
New Media Communications
(2019) Curator, The GIF that Keeps on GIFing, interactive exhibition, ‘SILENCE’ — Trinity Week, Trinity College Dublin, April 29-May 3rd.
As part of this year's SILENCE themed Trinity Week, I sought submissions for an interactive exhibition that displayed submitted GIFs on screens around the Trinity College Dublin campus.
Named after their Graphical Interchange Format, short, silent and looping GIFs have become a central aspect of digital culture. For five days, GIFs were grouped and displayed as looping "walls" around campus, inviting passers-by to reflect on the aesthetic and communicative power of this silent, micro-media format.
Contributors were particularly encouraged to submit GIFs related to the themes of Colour, Shape, Touch, and Mechanics.
Conference Papers and Invited Talks
Invited Talks / Workshops
‘Women’s Voices in Digital Media,’ Gender-Thing research and practice symposium Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh, May 9 2018.
'Engaging Dialogue in American Independent Cinema', Centre for Film Studies public talk, University of St Andrews, February 7, 2017.
'Vocally Fried to Fetishized: the Politics of the Female Voice in Contemporary Screen Media', University of Stirling, Communications, Media and Culture Research Seminar Series, November 2, 2016 (forthcoming).
Workshop: An Introduction to Videographic Film Studies, Huston School of Film & Digital Media, NUI Galway (2 hours), October 2015.
‘The Video Essay: A Practical and Pedagogical Survey of the Medium’, Huston School of Film & Digital Media, NUI Galway (90 mins, part of a guest lecture series), January 2015.
Selected Conference Papers / Workshops
‘Instagram: an Algorithmic Return to the Avant-garde?‘, Network for European Cinema and Media Studies, Structures and Voices: Storytelling in Post-Digital Times, Gdańsk, Poland, 13-15 June 2019 (forthcoming)
‘Hybridity and Embodiment in Researching Gendered Digital Stories’, Workshop participant at Network for European Cinema and Media Studies, Structures and Voices: Storytelling in Post-Digital Times, Gdańsk, Poland, 13-15 June 2019 (forthcoming)
“The aesthetics of magnified bodies in Instagram’s ASMR digital videos,” “Bodies of Data: digital humanities meets medical humanities”conference, Royal Irish Academy, November 23, 2018.
‘Sartorial satire: merging fashion and identity politics on Instagram’s “everyoutfitonSATC”. Fashion, Costume and Visual Cultures conference, University of Zagreb, forthcoming 17-19 July 2018.
‘Remixing actresses voices on the You Must Remember This podcast’, Network for European Cinema Studies conference, University of Amsterdam, forthcoming 27-29 June 2018.
‘Meme girls vs. Trump: digitally recycled screen dialogue as political discourse’, Screen conference, University of Glasgow, forthcoming 29 June-1st July 2018.
'Speaking Across Screens: Cyberfeminism and the Digital Recycling of Women’s Voices' (SCMS, Chicago, March 2017)
‘Singer, Narrator, Host: the Woman’s Voice as Guide in Inherent Vice (2014), The Lobster (2015) and Serial (2014)’, Network for European Cinema Studies Annual Conference: In/between: Cultures of Connectivity. Brandenburg Center for Media Studies, Potsdam, Germany. July 30, 2016.
‘The Troubled Production of Troubling Images in the Contemporary Music Documentary’, Music and Visual Cultures International Conference. Maynooth University, Ireland, July 23, 2016.
‘Park Chan-wook’s Vengeance Trilogy: An Allegorical or Exploitative Take on Korea’s Violent Past?’, Film and History: The Korean Example, An International Conference organised by the Centre of Korean Studies and the Centre for Film Studies, SOAS, University of London, November 2015.
‘Listen Carefully – Straining to Hear as Active Audio-viewing’, Network for European Cinema Studies Annual Conference: ‘Creative Energies >> Creative Industries’, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy, June 2014.
Character as DJ: The Implications of Diegetically Controlled Music’, British Association for Film, Television and Screen Studies Annual Conference, Birkbeck Institute of the Moving Image, University of London, April 2014.
‘Playing with persona, while playing oneself – Cate Blanchett and Tom Waits in Coffee and Cigarettes’, Cinematic Reflections on Stardom and the ‘Stardom Film’, King’s College, London, September 2013.
‘Star Speed; the Fast-Talking Voices of Independent Cinema’, Revisiting Star Studies, Newcastle University, June 2013.
‘Verbal integration of the soundtrack; narrowing the gap between dialogue, music and effects’, Cinesonika 3 – The Third International Conference & Festival of Sound Design, University of Ulster, Derry-Londonderry, February 2013.
‘‘‘Mouth as Nervous Brain’’ – Deflating Jewish Stereotypes in Greenberg’, Genres in Transit: Rethinking Genres in Contemporary Cinema, Trinity College Dublin, April 2012.
‘Christina Ricci’s Enduring ‘‘Bad Girl’’ Body’, Irish Screen Studies Seminar, University of Ulster, Belfast, May 2015.
‘Cate Blanchett’s Deconstruction of Performance through Performance’, Irish Screen Studies Seminar, Trinity College Dublin, May 2014.
‘Talk is cheap – Re-emergence of the classical dialogue style of the 1930s in contemporary independent cinema’, 2nd Annual Marginalised Mainstream Conference: Fading and Emerging, University of London, September 2013.
‘He said, She Said – Dialogue and Gender in Contemporary Cinema’, Contemporary Gendered Performance & Practice, Queen’s University Belfast, April 2013.
‘Language as aural effect; the musical qualities of film dialogue’, Language/Cinema, University of Leeds, December 2012.