May 23 2017 Posted: 18:46 IST

Huston School of Film & Digital Media, NUI Galway
Research Symposium 2017
Monday May 29th

The annual PhD research day of the Huston School of Film & Digital Media, NUI Galway will be held on Monday May 29th. Huston currently has ten PhD students engaged in a variety of pioneering research projects, both traditional and practice-based. These include projects examining punk cinema, digital comics, what New Media can learn from film, video and altermodernity, comedy in contemporary art practice, awe and the sublime in cinema, augmented reality, media practices and Irish identity in the United Kingdom, and transnational science-fiction. Huston’s research day will also include a screening of the essay film Dúshlán Lurgan (The Lurgan Challengem), the final project of Huston practice-based PhD candidate Uinsionn Mac Dubhghaill. Dúshlán Lurgan examines the production of Irish-language versions of popular music videos in English at Coláiste Lurgan, an Irish summer college in Connemara. The guest speaker for this year’s research day is Dr. Roddy Flynn (Dublin City University) who will be presenting on the topic of “Broken beyond repair? Irish Broadcasting policy in the 21st century”. Dr Flynn is Chair of the MA in Film and Television at the School of Communications, Dublin City University. He writes and researches extensively on film and broadcasting policy in Ireland and Europe and is author (with John Horgan) of Irish Media History to be published by Four Courts Press in Autumn 2017.

The Huston School of Film & Digital Media is the leading centre for research and teaching in film and digital media in the West of Ireland. The school offers teaching and research programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels (up to PhD), including pioneering MA degrees in Film Studies: Theory and Practice, Film Production and Direction, Digital Media, Arts Policy and Practice, Public Advocacy and Activism, and Film and Theatre.

Download programme: PhD Research Symposium 2017‌ 

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