Dr D O'Rawe

Film Studies
School of Languages, Literatures and Arts
Queen’s University Belfast

School/Institute website address: www.qub.ac.uk/lla
E-mail address: d.orawe@qub.ac.uk

Biography and Irish Studies research interests
Des O’Rawe studied English at Queen’s University, Belfast and was awarded a PhD in 1999: 'Encountering Eros: Discourses on Desire in Contemporary Irish Literature’. He has written various essays and reviews on Irish literature and culture. In more recent years, his main teaching and research interests have focused on Irish cinema and film culture. Prior to his appointment to the School of Languages, Literatures and Arts at Queen’s in 2001, he had taught at the University of Ulster, the Open University, and the Belfast Institute of Further & Higher Education. His current research interests include examining the relationship between film-making and the visual arts in Ireland (painting, photography, video art, etc.).

Selected Publications
2003. “Wha’ kinna story is this?’ Film Forms and Folklore in Play Me Something’, Ireland (Ulster) Scotland: Concepts, Contexts and Comparisons. Eds. Edna Longley, Eamonn Hughes and Des O’Rawe. Belfast Studies in Language, Culture and Politics 7. Belfast: Cló Ollscoil na Banríona. 157-163.
2003. ‘At Home with Horror: Neil Jordan’s Gothic Variations’, Irish Studies Review. 11.2. 189-198.
2003. ‘Beyond Representation: I Could Read the Sky and Irish Cinema’, Canadian Journal of Irish Studies. 28.2/29.1. 84-97.
2003. ‘Language and The Irish Cinema Question’. Towards our Goals in Broadcasting, the Press, the Performing Arts and the Economy: Minority Languages in Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, and Scotland. Eds. John M. Kirk and Dónall Ó Baoill. Belfast: Cló Ollscoil na Banríona. 143-147.
2004. ‘The Northern Other: Irish Cinema and the Troubles’. Representing the Troubles: Texts and Images, 1970-2000. Eds. Eibhear Walshe and Brian Cliff. Dublin: Four Courts. 93-105.