Dr Díóg O’Connell
Books include: ‘New Irish Storytellers: Narrative Strategies in Contemporary Film’, Intellect, 2010. ‘Documentary in a Changing State: Ireland since the 1990s’ (ed.) Cork University Press, 2012. In addition I have a wide publication record in peer review papers, chapters in books, critical reviews, conference papers etc.
|Chapter–‘Small Nation / Big Neighbours – Co-producing stories in a European Context’ in European Cinema and Television: Cultural Policy and Everyday Life, edited by Ib Bondebjerg, Andrew Higson and Caroline Pauwels, Palgrave Anthology||2014|
|Chapter–‘Irish Film Board – gatekeeper or facilitator: the experience of the Irish Screenwriter’ in Screenwriters and Screenwriting (Ed. Craig Batty), Palgrave Macmillan||2013|
|‘Documentary in a Changing State: Ireland since the 1990s’ (ed.) Cork University Press||2012|
|Peer reviewed article–‘Social Realism Re-imagined: Irish Television Drama and the Celtic Tiger’ in Media Education Journal, Summer||2012|
|‘New Irish Storytellers: Narrative Strategies in Contemporary Film’, Intellect||2010|
Film + Television Work – includes member of Writers’ Team for Glenroe, RTE 1997 – 2000.
Currently research Ellen O’Mara Sullivan and the Film Company of Ireland (1916-1919) – based on letters she wrote in 1918 / 1919 this study explore to what extent she was involved in the Film Company of Ireland at a creative and business level.
|Ellen O’Mara Sullivan and FCOI||2016|
|Irish Female Screenwriters – a history||2014–2015|
|Social Capital and the Working Life of the Screenwriter||2013/14|
|Irish Cinema and Post-Celtic Ireland||2012|
|Script Development Process and Irish Film Board||2010–2011|
I present annually at the Screenwriting Research Network conferences (2006-2016) on current research. Member of European Imaginaries workshops – presented in Copenhagen and Brussels and contributed to publications. Invited speaker University of Vienna (2013) and 1916 Conference NUIG (2016)
|‘Ellen Sullivan and Film Company of Ireland 1916-1919’, Plenary, 1916 Conference NUIG May||2016|
|‘Social Capital and the Working Life of the Screenwriter’, Screenwriter Research Network, Annual Conference, Potsdam, Germany, October||2014|
|‘Irish Cinema – Post Celtic Tiger’ – invited speaker at the Irish Studies Cultural Group, University of Vienna + Irish Embassy, June||2012|
|‘European Policy and Media Industries: Irish Context’, European Imaginaries Symposium, University of Copenhagen, Oct.||2010|
|‘Irish Cinema and Post-Conflict Films’, Conflicting Visions Conference, IADT, June||2010|
Awards + Achievements
- Associate Fellow – GradCam – Graduate School of Creative Arts + Media (Funded by PRTLI) – NCAD, DIT + IADT.
- Scholarship – RTÉ Annual Scholarship for PhD Studies.
- Scholarship – Gregory Peck Scholarship, NYU / UCD Scriptwriting Summer School, 1993.
|Member + Irish representative, ‘European Imaginaries’, University of Copenhagen, International research group||2010 – present|
|Member – HETAC Register of Expert Panellists (Film, Media + Cultural Studies)||2010 – present|
|Member of Steering Committee, Screenwriting Research Network – Rethinking Screenwriting Project, International Research Group||2009 – present|
|Member of Steering Committee to establish the National Film School||2001-2003|
|Member of Editorial Board, Film Ireland, published by Film Base, IFI||1994-1998|
Reviews, chapters in books, peer review articles, scripts and books.