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
(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) [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’'
Holohan, C. (2011) '‘‘Wrong Turns: radical spaces in the road movies of Tony Gatlif’'. Transnational Cinemas, 1 (3) [Details]
(2010) '‘Aesthetics of Intimacy in the Short Film’'
Holohan, C. (2010) '‘Aesthetics of Intimacy in the Short Film’'. Short Film Studies, 1 (1) [Details]

Books

  Year Publication
Cinema on the Periphery: Contemporary Irish and Spanish Cinema Dublin and Oregon: Irish.
Holohan, C. Cinema on the Periphery: Contemporary Irish and Spanish Cinema Dublin and Oregon: Irish. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(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’'
Hholohan, C. (2009) '‘Queering the Green?: the limitations of sexuality as metaphor in contemporary Irish cinema’' In: Estelle Epinoux (ed.) Cinemas of Ireland. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. [Details]
(2007) '‘Trauma, subjectivity and narrative in Breakfast on Pluto’'
Holohan, C. (2007) '‘Trauma, subjectivity and narrative in Breakfast on Pluto’' In: Martin McLoone and Kevin Rockett (eds.) 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 Masculinity and Irish Popular Culture. Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave. [Details]

Conference Paper

  Year Publication
(2013) 'No Direction Home: Location and Dislocation in Irish Visual Culture’, at the Ireland and Cinema: Culture and Contexts conference at UCC, 18th-20th April 2013.
Conn Holohan (2013) 'No Direction Home: Location and Dislocation in Irish Visual Culture’, at the Ireland and Cinema: Culture and Contexts conference at UCC, 18th-20th April 2013. Conference Paper [Details]
(2013) ‘In praise of error: cosmopolitan spaces in the films of Claire Denis’ at the 'From Ego to Eco' workshop, NUI Galway, October 11th.
Conn Holohan (2013) ‘In praise of error: cosmopolitan spaces in the films of Claire Denis’ at the 'From Ego to Eco' workshop, NUI Galway, October 11th. Conference Paper [Details]
(2013) ‘In praise of error: cosmopolitan spaces in the films of Claire Denis’ at the European Cinema Research Forum at Edinburgh University, July 1-2.
Conn Holohan (2013) ‘In praise of error: cosmopolitan spaces in the films of Claire Denis’ at the European Cinema Research Forum at Edinburgh University, July 1-2. Conference Paper [Details]
(2012) 'Fragile Utopia: between a rock and no-place in Ursula Meier's Home.’ Presented at the Alphaville Conference, Universoity College Cork.
Holohan, Conn (2012) 'Fragile Utopia: between a rock and no-place in Ursula Meier's Home.’ Presented at the Alphaville Conference, Universoity College Cork. Conference Paper [Details]
(2012) 'Fragile Utopia: between a rock and no-place in Ursula Meier's Home.’ Presented at the European Cinema Research Forum, Edge Hill University, Liverpool.
Holohan, Conn (2012) 'Fragile Utopia: between a rock and no-place in Ursula Meier's Home.’ Presented at the European Cinema Research Forum, Edge Hill University, Liverpool. Conference Paper [Details]
(2012) ‘No direction home?: Location and dislocation in Irish visual culture’ presented at the Spectral Traces Conference, NUI Galway.
Holohan, Conn (2012) ‘No direction home?: Location and dislocation in Irish visual culture’ presented at the Spectral Traces Conference, NUI Galway. Conference Paper [Details]
(2011) ‘No direction home?: Location and dislocation in Irish visual culture’, presented at the Ireland Astray Symposium, St Mary’s University College, London.
Holohan, Conn (2011) ‘No direction home?: Location and dislocation in Irish visual culture’, presented at the Ireland Astray Symposium, St Mary’s University College, London. Conference Paper [Details]
(2010) ‘Non-place like home: hitting the road in the former Soviet Union’, presented at the European Cinema Research Forum, University of Exeter.
Holohan, C. (2010) ‘Non-place like home: hitting the road in the former Soviet Union’, presented at the European Cinema Research Forum, University of Exeter. Conference Paper [Details]
(2010) ‘Urban utopias in Irish Cinema’, presented at the IASIL conference, NUI Maynooth.
Holohan, C. (2010) ‘Urban utopias in Irish Cinema’, presented at the IASIL conference, NUI Maynooth. Conference Paper [Details]
(2009) ‘Wrong turns and dead ends: radical spaces in the migrant films of Tony Gatlif and Fatih Akin’,presented at the Trinity Postgraduate Seminar.
Holohan, C. (2009) ‘Wrong turns and dead ends: radical spaces in the migrant films of Tony Gatlif and Fatih Akin’,presented at the Trinity Postgraduate Seminar. Conference Paper [Details]
(2009) ‘Utopian Spaces in Migrant Narratives’, presented at the Screening the Irish in Britain conference, Trinity College, Dublin.
Holohan, C. (2009) ‘Utopian Spaces in Migrant Narratives’, presented at the Screening the Irish in Britain conference, Trinity College, Dublin. Conference Paper [Details]
(2009) ‘Urban Migrants and Utopian Spaces in Recent Irish Cinema’, presented at the American Conference for Irish Studies, NUI Galway.
Holohan, C. (2009) ‘Urban Migrants and Utopian Spaces in Recent Irish Cinema’, presented at the American Conference for Irish Studies, NUI Galway. Conference Paper [Details]
(2007) ‘The politics of sexual identity in contemporary Irish cinema’, presented at the “Contemporary Irish Cinema: Assessment and Perspectives” conference, Faculté des lettres et des sciences humaines, Limoges, France.
Holohan, C. (2007) ‘The politics of sexual identity in contemporary Irish cinema’, presented at the “Contemporary Irish Cinema: Assessment and Perspectives” conference, Faculté des lettres et des sciences humaines, Limoges, France. Conference Paper [Details]
(2006) ‘Space, Identity and the City in Recent Irish and Spanish Cinema’, presented at the Irish Postgraduate Film Research Seminar, University of Ulster, Coleraine.
Holohan, C. (2006) ‘Space, Identity and the City in Recent Irish and Spanish Cinema’, presented at the Irish Postgraduate Film Research Seminar, University of Ulster, Coleraine. Conference Paper [Details]
(2006) ‘Symbolism, allegory and the rural spaces of La mala educaciόn’, presented at the MECCSA postgraduate conference, University of Ulster, Coleraine.
Holohan, C. (2006) ‘Symbolism, allegory and the rural spaces of La mala educaciόn’, presented at the MECCSA postgraduate conference, University of Ulster, Coleraine. Conference Paper [Details]
(2005) ‘A comparative approach to Irish cinema’, presented at the MECCSA postgraduate conference held at Cardiff University.
Holohan, C. (2005) ‘A comparative approach to Irish cinema’, presented at the MECCSA postgraduate conference held at Cardiff University. Conference Paper [Details]
(2005) ‘Police, power and patriarchy - a comparative study of the crime film in Irish and Spanish cinema’, presented at the “Genre and Irish Cinema” conference, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, 14-16 March 2005.
Holohan, C. (2005) ‘Police, power and patriarchy - a comparative study of the crime film in Irish and Spanish cinema’, presented at the “Genre and Irish Cinema” conference, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, 14-16 March 2005. Conference Paper [Details]
(2005) ‘Police, power and patriarchy - a comparative study of the crime film in Irish and Spanish cinema’, presented at the Irish Postgraduate Film Research Seminar, Trinity College, Dublin.
Holohan, C. (2005) ‘Police, power and patriarchy - a comparative study of the crime film in Irish and Spanish cinema’, presented at the Irish Postgraduate Film Research Seminar, Trinity College, Dublin. Conference Paper [Details]
(2004) ‘The Male Vanishes: The devaluation of patriarchy in Irish and Spanish culture and its legacy for contemporary cinematic representations’, as part of the Centre for Media Research Seminar Programme, Ulster University, Coleraine.
Holohan, C. (2004) ‘The Male Vanishes: The devaluation of patriarchy in Irish and Spanish culture and its legacy for contemporary cinematic representations’, as part of the Centre for Media Research Seminar Programme, Ulster University, Coleraine. Conference Paper [Details]

Invited papers

  Year Publication
(2014) 'Love/Hate as Lyrical Sociology' presented at the Television Crime Drama Symposium at IADT, November 28th.
Conn Holohan (2014) 'Love/Hate as Lyrical Sociology' presented at the Television Crime Drama Symposium at IADT, November 28th. Invited papers [Details]
(2011) 'No direction home?: Traversing space in Irish Cinema', presented at I Jornada de Cinema e Literatura Irlandesa, Universidade Federal da Bahia.
Holohan, Conn (2011) 'No direction home?: Traversing space in Irish Cinema', presented at I Jornada de Cinema e Literatura Irlandesa, Universidade Federal da Bahia. Invited papers [Details]

Invited Seminars

  Year Publication
(2013) ‘In praise of error: cosmopolitan spaces in the films of Claire Denis’ at the Queens Film Studies Seminar, November 20th.
Conn Holohan (2013) ‘In praise of error: cosmopolitan spaces in the films of Claire Denis’ at the Queens Film Studies Seminar, November 20th. Invited Seminars [Details]

Reviews

  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. Reviews [Details]