Dr. Rod Stoneman

DAH Supervisor

Dr. Rod Stoneman

Rod Stoneman is Director of the Huston School of Film & Digital Media. Before coming to NUI Galway, he was Chief Executive of Bord Scannán na hÉireann / the Irish Film Board and previously a Deputy Commissioning Editor in the Independent Film and Video Department at Channel 4 Television.

Telephone: 00353 (0) 91 492999
Address: Office Hours : Tuesday 1 - 2 & Thursday 4.30 - 5.30

Teaching Modules

Film Studies
Critical Theory
Psychoanalysis and Cinema
Vietnam Cinema

Digital Media
A History of the Avant Garde

Production & Direction
Theory of Film Practice

Public Advocacy & Activism
Film and Politics

Arts Policy & Practice
Key Issues in the Arts

Research interests

Visual culture
Film and politics
Jean-Luc Godard
The avant garde
Early cinema


1. Books
Chávez: The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (Wallflower Press, November 2008).
Scottish Cinema Now, co-edited with Jonathan Murray and Fidelma Farley, (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009).
The Quiet Man ... and Beyond, co-edited with Seán Crosson, (Dublin: The Liffey Press, 2009). Including ‘The Quiet Man: Myth, Commodity and Fetish'

2. Recent Articles
‘Recycled Electrons: Film and the Digital'; Kinema, Fall 2001.
‘All Generalisations are False'; Film Ireland, November/December 2002; Kinema, Fall 2002.
‘Five Easy Pieces'; Film Ireland, March/April 2004; Kinema, Spring 2004; ScriptWriter, November 2004.
'The Sins of Commission II'
Screen v46 n2, Summer 2005.
‘Soft and Hard: Indications Intimations Implications' Jean-Luc Godard Documents Ed. Witt, 2006; ‘Soft and Hard: Intimations Insinuations Implications' Film Ireland, May/June 2006; Kinema, Fall 2006.
‘War of the Flea,'
Re-imagining Ireland, Ed. Andrew Higgins Wyndham, University of Virginia Press, 2006
‘Alexander Kluge: Utopian Cinema', Processes of Transposition - German Literature into Film, ed. Christiane Schonfeld (Amsterdam / New York: Rodolpi, 2007).
‘Ireland/Cinema and Reality/Illusion' The Irish Knot: Essays on Imaginary/Real Ireland, ed. María José Carrera, Anunciación Carrera (Valladolid: Universidad de Valladolid, 2008).
‘Chance and Change', Film and Risk, ed. Mette Hjort, (Forthcoming: Wayne State University Press, 2010).

3. Recent Films
A Tourist Excursion to the Burren (2006, 30 mins), screened at the Burren Spring Conference, Feb 2006, Dublin Film Festival February 2008.
-Nolens Volens- (Whether Willing or Unwilling)' (2006, 50 mins), screened at festivals in Sao Paolo, Brazil; Aardhus, Denmark; Cork, Ireland. Available on the internet via Google video.
12,000 Years of Blindness (2007, 51 mins), screened at the Cork Film Festival October 2007, Dublin Film Festival February 2008.
The Spindle: How Life Works, 17 mins, 2009.

4. Recent Activities
Plenary Speaker, ‘Global Monoculture and digital distribution' at Les enjeux de l'écriture cinématographique et les défis de la culture numérique, Ecole de cinema, Gammarth, Tunisia April 2006.

Plenary Speaker, ‘Ireland/Cinema and Reality/Illusion' 6th International Conference of the Spanish Association for Irish Studies (AEDEI), Universidad de Valladolid, Spain, 2006.

Guest Speaker, ‘Research and Advocacy,' Consolidations: Teaching and Researching Media Practice, Queen's University, Belfast, May 2006

Guest Speaker, ‘Dimpsey at the Edge' Cinema at the Periphery Conference, University of St Andrews, Scotland, June 2006
Pedagogical committee, Meda Film Development, EU production workshops Marrakech Morocco, 2006-2009.
Guest Speaker, ‘Research and the Work of Art', Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland, 2008.
‘Much Harm', Transmission: Cinema / Psychoanalysis, Cambridge, England, 2008.
Newsreel workshop at the Imagine Film School during FESPACO in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

Guest lectures on Chávez: The Revolution Will Not Be Televised:
Universita di Roma Tre, John Cabot University in Rome;
Tunis Documentary Festival;
‘Ways with Words' literary festival in Totnes, England.
Lecture tour in the United States in October 2009 combined academic departments in universities and public venues: Georgetown University, Latin American Studies Dept,
Blue Stockings bookstore, Manhattan,
City University of New York Graduate Center.
Lower Mills Branch Library, Boston,
Community Church of Boston / Irish Immigration Network,
Eckerd College, St Petersburg,
Latin American Studies Department, University of South Florida,
University of Tampa Film School,
University of Sarasota, School of Theatre, Film and Television, University of California Los Angeles,
The Cinefamily at the Silent Movie Theatre, Fairfax, Los Angeles,
Henry Miller Library, Big Sur,
University of the Pacific, Stockton,
Artists' Television Access, San Francisco.
Guest Speaker, ‘The Role of Chance in Film', University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, 2009.
Plenary Speaker, ‘The Theory of Film Practice: 30 Years Later', Theory That Matters, University of Lodz, Poland 2010.
Beyond Borders, MEDIA International training programme, Djerba, Tunisia, June 2010.
Summer School in Cinema, Human Rights and Advocacy, August 2010.