Dr Conn Holohan

B.A.,M.A.,Ph.D.

Contact Details

Lecturer Above The Bar
Huston School of Film &
Digital Media
Block Q, Nun's Island
NUI Galway

T: Ext. 5686
E: conn.holohan@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

Conn Holohan is Acting Director of the Huston School of Film & Digital Media and a lecturer in film and media studies. He is a graduate of Dublin City University and completed his PhD on contemporary Irish and Spanish cinema at Ulster University. His research focuses on space and place in European and Hollywood cinema, and his publications include the monograph Cinema on the Periphery: Contemporary Irish and Spanish Cinema as well as a number of journal articles and book chapters on space and place in European cinema. He has also published on the film theory of Gilles Deleuze as well as several articles on the short film. His current research explores the home space in 1930s Hollywood cinema.

Dr Holohan is also lead researcher on The Home Project, an Irish Research Council funded community project which brings experienced filmmakers together with community groups to enable participants explore their relationship to home through the medium of film.

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2017) 'Mapping the European Cinematic'
Conn Holohan (2017) 'Mapping the European Cinematic'. Studies in European Cinema, 14 (1):1-6 [Details]
(2012) 'Wind: The Image of Violence'
Holohan, Conn (2012) 'Wind: The Image of Violence'. Short Film Studies, 2 (2):177-180 [Details]
(2011) 'Dreams of Home: Migrant Spaces and Narrative Desire in Felicia’s Journey'
Holohan, C. (2011) 'Dreams of Home: Migrant Spaces and Narrative Desire in Felicia’s Journey'. Irish Studies Review, 19 (1):87-97 [Details]
(2011) '‘Disturbing types: gender stereotypes and the short film’'
Holohan, C. (2011) '‘Disturbing types: gender stereotypes and the short film’'. Short Film Studies, 1 (1) [Details]
(2011) '‘‘Wrong Turns: radical spaces in the road movies of Tony Gatlif’'
Conn Holohan (2011) '‘‘Wrong Turns: radical spaces in the road movies of Tony Gatlif’'. Transnational Cinemas, 1 (3):21-35 [Details]
(2010) '‘Aesthetics of Intimacy in the Short Film’'
Conn Holohan (2010) '‘Aesthetics of Intimacy in the Short Film’'. Short Film Studies, 1 (1):87-90 [Details]

Books

  Year Publication
(2010) Cinema on the Periphery: Contemporary Irish and Spanish Cinema.
Conn Holohan (2010) Cinema on the Periphery: Contemporary Irish and Spanish Cinema. Dublin and Oregon: Irish Academic Press. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2017) 'Space and Place in Irish Cinema'
Conn Holohan (2017) 'Space and Place in Irish Cinema' In: The Blackwell Companion to British and Irish Cinema. London: Blackwell. [Details]
(2017) 'Love/Hate as Lyrical Sociology: Mapping the Spaces of Urban Crime'
Conn Holohan (2017) 'Love/Hate as Lyrical Sociology: Mapping the Spaces of Urban Crime' In: Lifeworlds: Space, Place and Irish Culture. Cork: Cork University Press. [Details]
(2015) 'At Home in Irish Cinema'
Conn Holohan (2015) 'At Home in Irish Cinema' In: Ireland and Cinema: Culture and Contexts. London: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]
(2015) 'Between a Rock and No-place: Ursusla Meier’s Home (2009)'
Conn Holohan (2015) 'Between a Rock and No-place: Ursusla Meier’s Home (2009)' In: Spatiality and Symbolic Expression: On The Links Between Place and Culture. London: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]
(2013) 'Deleuze and the Image of Film Theory'
Conn Holohan (2013) 'Deleuze and the Image of Film Theory' In: The Edinburgh Companion to Poststructuralism. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. [Details]
(2009) '‘Queering the Green?: the limitations of sexuality as metaphor in contemporary Irish cinema’'
Conn Holohan (2009) '‘Queering the Green?: the limitations of sexuality as metaphor in contemporary Irish cinema’' In: Cinemas of Ireland. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. [Details]
(2007) 'Trauma, subjectivity and narrative in Breakfast on Pluto'
Conn Holohan (2007) 'Trauma, subjectivity and narrative in Breakfast on Pluto' In: Irish Films, Global Cinema. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
(2014) Masculinity and Irish Popular Culture.
Conn Holohan and Tony Tracy (Ed.). (2014) Masculinity and Irish Popular Culture. Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave. [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
(2008) 'Interview with Lenny Abrahamson'
Conn Holohan (2008) 'Interview with Lenny Abrahamson' Estudios Irlandeses, . [Details]
(2009) 'The Short Film and Irish Cinema'
Conn Holohan (2009) 'The Short Film and Irish Cinema' Estudios Irlandeses, 4 . [Details]
(2011) 'Virtual Cinema, Short Films'
Conn Holohan (2011) 'Virtual Cinema, Short Films' Estudios Irlandeses, 6 :205-207. [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2017) European Network for Cinema and Media Studies Conference,
Conn Holohan (2017) Crossing the threshold: movement, mobility and the domestic spaces of the fallen woman film. [Conference Paper], European Network for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, Sorbonne University, PAris , 28-JUN-17 - 01-JUL-17. [Details]
(2017) Film and Philosophy,
Conn Holohan (2017) 'Melodramatic Objects and the Weird Realism of Alfred Hitchcock'. [Conference Paper], Film and Philosophy, Lancaster University , 04-JUL-17 - 06-JUL-17. [Details]
(2015) European Cinema Research Forum Conference,
Conn Holohan (2015) An international conference exploring Space and Place in European Cinema. Keynotes included Prof. Thomas Elsaesser and Prof. Victor Burgin. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], European Cinema Research Forum Conference, NUI Galway , 08-JUL-15 - 09-JUL-15. [Details]
(2015) European Network for Comparative Literary Studies Conference,
Conn Holohan (2015) All That Is Solid: Camera and Character Movement in the Domestic Spaces of 1930s Melodrama. [Conference Paper], European Network for Comparative Literary Studies Conference, NUI Galway , 24-AUG-15 - 28-AUG-15. [Details]
(2015) Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference,
Conn Holohan (2015) All That Is Solid: Camera and Character Movement in the Domestic Spaces of 1930s Melodrama. [Conference Paper], Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, Montreal , 24-MAR-15 - 29-MAR-15. [Details]
(2014) Television Crime Drama Symposium,
Conn Holohan (2014) Love/Hate as Lyrical Sociology. [Invited Paper], Television Crime Drama Symposium, Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Dun Laoghaire , 27-NOV-14 - 28-NOV-14. [Details]
(2014) Lifeworlds Conference, NUI Galway,
Conn Holohan (2014) Going to the Wire: Love/Hate as Lyrical Sociology. [Conference Paper], Lifeworlds Conference, NUI Galway, NUI Galway , 28-MAR-14 - 28-MAR-14. [Details]
(2013) Queens University Film Studies Seminar,
Conn Holohan (2013) In praise of error: cosmopolitan spaces in the films of Claire Denis. [Invited Lecture], Queens University Film Studies Seminar, Queens University Belfast , 28-NOV-13 - 28-NOV-13. [Details]
(2013) European Federation of Associations and Centres of Irish Studies,
Conn Holohan (2013) 9th Annual conference of EFACIS. [Conference Organising Committee Member], European Federation of Associations and Centres of Irish Studies, NUI Galway , 05-JUN-13 - 08-JUN-13. [Details]
(2013) 'From Ego to Eco' Workshop,
Conn Holohan (2013) In praise of error: cosmopolitan spaces in the films of Claire Denis. [Invited Paper], 'From Ego to Eco' Workshop, NUI Galway , 11-OCT-13 - 11-OCT-13. [Details]
(2013) European Cinema Research Forum,
Conn Holohan (2013) In praise of error: cosmopolitan spaces in the films of Claire Denis. [Conference Paper], European Cinema Research Forum, Edinburgh University , 01-JUL-13 - 03-JUL-13. [Details]
(2013) Ireland and Cinema: Culture and Contexts , 18th-20th April 2013,
Conn Holohan (2013) No Direction Home: Location and Dislocation in Irish Visual Culture. [Conference Paper], Ireland and Cinema: Culture and Contexts , 18th-20th April 2013, UCC , 18-APR-13 - 20-APR-13. [Details]
(2012) Mapping Spectral Traces Conference, NUI Galway,
Holohan, Conn (2012) No direction home?: Location and dislocation in Irish visual culture. [Conference Paper], Mapping Spectral Traces Conference, NUI Galway, NUI Galway , 20-APR-12 - 21-APR-12. [Details]
(2012) European Cinema Research Forum, Edge Hill University, Liverpool,
Holohan, Conn (2012) Fragile Utopia: between a rock and no-place in Ursula Meier's Home. [Conference Paper], European Cinema Research Forum, Edge Hill University, Liverpool, Edge Hill University, Liverpool , 16-JUL-12 - 18-JUL-12. [Details]
(2012) Alphaville Conference, University College Cork,
Holohan, Conn (2012) Fragile Utopia: between a rock and no-place in Ursula Meier's Home. [Conference Paper], Alphaville Conference, University College Cork, University College Cork , 07-SEP-12 - 09-SEP-12. [Details]
(2011) Ireland Astray Symposium, St Mary’s University College, London,
Holohan, Conn (2011) No direction home?: Location and dislocation in Irish visual culture. [Conference Paper], Ireland Astray Symposium, St Mary’s University College, London, St Mary’s University College, London , 11-NOV-11 - 13-NOV-11. [Details]
(2011) I Jornada de Cinema e Literatura Irlandesa, Universidade Federal da Bahia,
Holohan, Conn (2011) No direction home?: Traversing space in Irish Cinema. [Keynote Address], I Jornada de Cinema e Literatura Irlandesa, Universidade Federal da Bahia, Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brazil , 06-OCT-11 - 08-OCT-11. [Details]
(2011) From Jack’s Army to Jedward: Irish Masculinity and Popular Culture,
Conn Holohan and Tony Tracy (2011) Three day international conference. Keynote speaker were Professor Diane Negra and Dr Sean Campbell. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], From Jack’s Army to Jedward: Irish Masculinity and Popular Culture, NUI Galway , 23-SEP-11 - 25-SEP-11. [Details]
(2011) Irish Film Research Postgraduate Seminar,
Conn Holohan (2011) Postgraduate research conference featuring speakers from Ireland and the UK. Keynote speaker was Professor Rosalind Galt of King's College, London. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Irish Film Research Postgraduate Seminar, NUI Galway , 12-APR-11 - 13-APR-11. [Details]
(2010) European Cinema Research Forum, University of Exeter,
Conn Holohan (2010) Non-place like home: hitting the road in the former Soviet Union. [Conference Paper], European Cinema Research Forum, University of Exeter, University of Exeter , 02-JUL-10 - 04-JUL-10. [Details]
(2010) IASIL conference, NUI Maynooth,
Conn Holohan (2010) Urban utopias in Irish Cinema. [Conference Paper], IASIL conference, NUI Maynooth, NUI Maynooth , 26-JUL-10 - 29-JUL-10. [Details]
(2009) Trinity Postgraduate Seminar,
Conn Holohan (2009) Wrong turns and dead ends: radical spaces in the migrant films of Tony Gatlif and Fatih Akin. [Invited Paper], Trinity Postgraduate Seminar, Trinity College Dublin , 09-APR-09 - 09-APR-09. [Details]
(2009) Screening the Irish in Britain Conference, Trinity College, Dublin,
Conn Holohan (2009) Utopian Spaces in Migrant Narratives. [Invited Paper], Screening the Irish in Britain Conference, Trinity College, Dublin, Trinity College Dublin , 26-SEP-09 - 26-SEP-09. [Details]
(2009) American Conference of Irish Studies, NUI Galway,
Conn Holohan (2009) Urban Migrants and Utopian Spaces in Recent Irish Cinema. [Conference Paper], American Conference of Irish Studies, NUI Galway, NUI Galway , 10-JUN-09 - 13-JUN-09. [Details]
(2007) Contemporary Irish Cinema: Assessment and Perspectives” conference,
Conn Holohan (2007) The politics of sexual identity in contemporary Irish cinema. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Contemporary Irish Cinema: Assessment and Perspectives” conference, Faculté des lettres et des sciences humaines, Limoges, France , 22-NOV-07 - 23-NOV-07. [Details]
(2006) MECCSA postgraduate conference,
Conn Holohan (2006) Symbolism, allegory and the rural spaces of La mala educaciόn. [Conference Paper], MECCSA postgraduate conference, University of Ulster, Coleraine , 22-JUN-06 - 23-JUN-06. [Details]
(2006) Irish Postgraduate Film Research Seminar,
Conn Holohan (2006) Space, Identity and the City in Recent Irish and Spanish Cinema. [Conference Paper], Irish Postgraduate Film Research Seminar, University of Ulster, Coleraine , 04-MAY-06 - 05-MAY-06. [Details]
(2005) Genre and Irish Cinema Conference , 14-16 March 2005,
Conn Holohan (2005) Police, power and patriarchy – a comparative study of the crime film in Irish and Spanish cinema. [Conference Paper], Genre and Irish Cinema Conference , 14-16 March 2005, University of British Columbia, Vancouver , 14-MAR-05 - 16-MAR-05. [Details]
(2005) Irish Postgraduate Film Research Seminar,
Conn Holohan (2005) Police, power and patriarchy – a comparative study of the crime film in Irish and Spanish cinema. [Conference Paper], Irish Postgraduate Film Research Seminar, Trinity College Dublin , 07-MAY-05 - 08-MAY-05. [Details]
(2005) MECCSA Postgraduate Conference,
Holohan, C. (2005) A comparative approach to Irish cinema. [Conference Paper], MECCSA Postgraduate Conference, Cardiff University , 23-JUN-05 - 24-JUN-05. [Details]
(2013) The Twentieth Anniversary of the Irish Film Board,
Conn Holohan (2013) The Home of National Cinema. [Invited Paper], The Twentieth Anniversary of the Irish Film Board, Irish Film Institute , 13-APR-13 - 13-APR-13. [Details]
(2012) Centre for Media Studies, Seminar Series,
Conn Holohan (2012) No Direction Home: Location and Dislocation in Irish visual Culture. [Invited Lecture], Centre for Media Studies, Seminar Series, University of Ulster, Coleraine , 21-MAR-12 - 21-MAR-12. [Details]
(2013) Tarleton State University Summer School,
Conn Holohan (2013) An introduction to Irish cinema. [Invited Lecture], Tarleton State University Summer School, NUI Galway , 10-JUL-13 - 12-JUL-13. [Details]
(2013) Spalding University MFA Programme Summer School,
Conn Holohan (2013) The Voice of Irish Cinema. [Invited Lecture], Spalding University MFA Programme Summer School, NUI Galway , 12-JUL-13 - 12-JUL-13. [Details]
(2017) Flagler College Communications Week,
Conn Holohan (2017) Irish Cinema: Funding Contexts. [Invited Lecture], Flagler College Communications Week, Flagler College, St Augustine, Florida , 07-MAR-17 - 08-MAR-17. [Details]

Article

  Year Publication
(2015) A Cinematic Geophany: In Praise of Wrong Moves.
Conn Holohan (2015) A Cinematic Geophany: In Praise of Wrong Moves. Article [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
(2014) Viewpoints: Theoretical Perspectives on Irish Visual Texts by Claire Bracken and Emma Radley (eds.), in Irish Literary Supplement (Fall 2014).
Conn Holohan (2014) Viewpoints: Theoretical Perspectives on Irish Visual Texts by Claire Bracken and Emma Radley (eds.), in Irish Literary Supplement (Fall 2014). Book Review [Details]
(2010) 'Early Irish Cinema by Denis Condon – Review’, Wasafiri, 62 (Summer 2010).
Conn Holohan (2010) 'Early Irish Cinema by Denis Condon – Review’, Wasafiri, 62 (Summer 2010). Book Review [Details]

Editorship of Journals

  Year Publication
(2017) Reviews Editor, Journal of Popular European Culture.
Conn Holohan (2017) Reviews Editor, Journal of Popular European Culture. Editorship of Journals [Details]

Review Articles

  Year Publication
(2011) ‘Soldados de Salamina’ Lorenzo Torres Hortenlano (ed.) Directory of World Cinema: Spain. Bristol: Intellect.
Holohan, C. (2011) ‘Soldados de Salamina’ Lorenzo Torres Hortenlano (ed.) Directory of World Cinema: Spain. Bristol: Intellect. Review Articles [Details]

Special Issue Editor

  Year Publication
(2017) Space and Place in European Cinema, Special Issue of Studies in European Cinema.
Conn Holohan (2017) Space and Place in European Cinema, Special Issue of Studies in European Cinema. Special Issue Editor [Details]