Dr Des O'Rawe
|Lecturer in Film Studies
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Modules Convened: 2012-2013
- FLM2012: Documentary Film
- FLM2015: Cinema and Modernism
- FLM3017: Experimental Film
- FLM7011: Film Aesthetics
My research interests tend to concentrate on the analysis of cinematic forms and structures, especially in relation to modernism, and European film and visual culture. I currently co-edit the ‘Cinema Aesthetics’ series (Manchester University Press) with Sam Rohdie, and recently co-edited a special themed issue of Screening the Past on cinema and photography.
I am completing a monograph on film aesthetics (Questioning the Frame), and writing some essays on documentary film-makers whose work is especially influenced by an interest in – and experience of – other visual arts.
- "Eclectic Dialectics: William Klein's Documentary Method," Film Quarterly, 66.1 (2012).
- “(Pro)Motion Pictures: Len Lye in the Thirties,” Quarterly Review of Film and Video, 29.1 (2012).
- “New York City: 12 December, 1980,” Studies in Documentary Film, 5.1 (2011).
- “Towards a Poetics of the Cinematographic Frame,” Journal of Aesthetics and Culture, 3.1 (2011).
- “The Fraternity of Metaphors: Jean-Luc Godard’s Film Socialisme,” Kinema: Journal of Film and Audiovisual Media, 34.1 (2010).
- “Cinema Lucida: Johan van der Keuken and the Meaning of Loss,” Screening the Past, 29 (2010).
- “Cinema of Masks: Commedia dell’Arte and Jean Renoir’s The Golden Coach,” Clowns, Fools, and Picaros: Popular Forms in Literature, Drama and Film, ed. David Robb. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2007.
- “Inviolable Attachments: Takeshi Kitano’s Dolls,” Screening the Past, 20 (2007).
- “Ten Minutes for John Lennon” Film Studies: An International Review, 9 (2007).
- “The Great Secret: Silence, Cinema, Modernism,” Screen, 47.4 (2006).
- “Venice in Film: The Postcard and the Palimpsest,” Literature/Film Quarterly, 33. 3 (2005).
- “The Northern Other: Irish Cinema and the Troubles,” Representing the Troubles: Texts and Images, eds. Éibhear Walshe and Brian Cliff. Dublin: Four Courts, 2004.
- “Beyond Representation: I Could Read the Sky and Contemporary Irish Cinema,” Canadian Journal of Irish Studies, 28.2/29.1 (2003).
- “At Home with Horror: Neil Jordan’s Gothic Variations,” Irish Studies Review, 11.2 (2002).
Paula Blair (Film, New Media and “Post-Conflict” NI)
Clarke Elgin (Cinema, Modernism, and the Museum)
Peter Jameson (The Theatres of Joseph Losey’s Cinema)
Peter Johnston (The Opening Title Sequence: A Practice-based Approach )
Seana Kane (Francis Bacon and Contemporary Film Culture)
Michael Leonard (Philippe Garrel and the Question of a Political Cinema)
Bernard McCarron (Hitchcock and Gallery Art)
David Stevenson ('Hollywood-Europe’ and 1920s)