Research Profile

Abigail Keating

Biography

Dr Abigail Keating is Lecturer in Film and Screen Media at University College Cork. 

She was awarded her PhD at UCC in 2014, with a thesis on transnationalism in contemporary European cinemas. Prior to that, she studied at UCC and Université de Bordeaux, taking a BA in Language and Cultural Studies and MA in Film Studies.

For several years, she has worked as a freelance video editor, videographer, photographer, and web designer for a number of local and national organisations and publications. She has previously lectured at the Irish Film Institute, Dublin. And she has also worked as a research assistant and video editor on the nationally funded project Capturing the Nation: Irish Home Movies, 1930-1970, a collaboration between UCC and the Irish Film Institute. Most recently in 2019, she was Visiting Scholar at the Centro de Estudos Anglísticos, University of Lisbon.

Her main research areas include: women and contemporary film and media; contemporary cinemas, particularly European and nonfiction; pop culture; and digital screen culture. She has contributed articles and essays to such publications as Studies in Documentary Film, New Cinemas: Journal of Contemporary Film, Film-Philosophy, Directory of World Cinema, Glocal Ireland: Current Perspectives on Literature and the Visual Arts, and Amateur Filmmaking: The Home Movie, the Archive, the Web. And she is currently working on a monograph on the topic of women across screen media in twenty-first century Ireland.

In 2011, she co-founded the open access journal Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media with colleagues in Film and Screen Media at UCC, of which she has since been a member of the Editorial Board and has served as the web designer and content editor.

She is the Erasmus and Year Abroad Coordinator and the PhD Coordinator for the Department of Film and Screen Media.

Research Interests


  • Women and film/media
  • Contemporary cinemas
  • Place and identity in cinema
  • Protest media
  • Digital screen culture
  • Screen media and pop culture

Publications

Books

 YearPublication
(2020)Women in Irish Film: Identity and Autonomy on the Contemporary Screen.
Abigail Keating (2020) Women in Irish Film: Identity and Autonomy on the Contemporary Screen. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. [Details]

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2020)'Of Art and Science: The Body and Intermedial Aesthetics in the Cinema of Pedro Almodóvar'
Abigail Keating (2020) 'Of Art and Science: The Body and Intermedial Aesthetics in the Cinema of Pedro Almodóvar' In: Susan Flynn (eds). Screen Bodies in the Digital Age: Violence, Voyeurism and Power. 2020: Forthcoming. [Details]
(2019)'YouTube and Citizen Media'
Abigail Keating (2019) 'YouTube and Citizen Media' In: Luis Pérez-González, Bolette Blaagaard and Mona Baker (eds). Routledge Encyclopedia of Citizen Media. London; New York: Routledge.   [Details]
(2014)'Amateur Filmmaking: The Home Movie, the Archive, the Web'
Abigail Keating (2014) 'Amateur Filmmaking: The Home Movie, the Archive, the Web' In: Laura Rascaroli, Gwenda Young, and Barry Monahan (eds). Home Movies in the Age of Web 2.0: The Case of Star Wars Kid. London: Bloomsbury. [Details]
(2011)'Romance: Love Story'
Abigail Keating (2011) 'Romance: Love Story' In: Lincoln Geraghty (eds). Directory of World Cinema: American Hollywood. Bristol: Intellect. [Details]
(2011)'Drama: Philadelphia'
Abigail Keating (2011) 'Drama: Philadelphia' In: Lincoln Geraghty (eds). Directory of World Cinema: American Hollywood. Bristol: Intellect. [Details]
(2011)'Locating the City: Dublin and the Consumerist Journey in Recent Irish Cinema'
Abigail Keating (2011) 'Locating the City: Dublin and the Consumerist Journey in Recent Irish Cinema' In: Juan F. Elices and Marisol Morales (eds). Glocal Ireland: Current Perspectives on Literature and the Visual Arts. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars. [Details]
(2011)'Animation: The Simpsons Movie'
Abigail Keating (2011) 'Animation: The Simpsons Movie' In: Lincoln Geraghty (eds). Directory of World Cinema: American Hollywood. Bristol: Intellect. [Details]

Journal Volume Edited

 YearPublication
(2016)Women and Media in the Twenty-First Century.
Abigail Keating and Jill Murphy (2016) Women and Media in the Twenty-First Century. Journal Volume Edited   [Details]
(2013)Cinema in the Interstices.
Abigail Keating, Deborah Mellamphy, and Jill Murphy (2013) Cinema in the Interstices. Journal Volume Edited   [Details]
(2011)European Cinema: Transnational, Transcultural, Transmedial.
Abigail Keating, Jill Murphy, and Aidan Power (2011) European Cinema: Transnational, Transcultural, Transmedial. Journal Volume Edited   [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2019)'Review - Allison Macleod's Irish Queer Cinema'
Abigail Keating (2019) 'Review - Allison Macleod's Irish Queer Cinema'. Estudios Irlandeses, [Details]
(2016)'Introduction - Women and Media in the Twenty-First Century'
Abigail Keating and Jill Murphy (2016) 'Introduction - Women and Media in the Twenty-First Century'. Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media,   [Details]
(2015)'Article - Europe of ‘Others’: Deviating Mobility and Constructing Identities in Carmine Amoroso’s Cover Boy: L’ultima rivoluzione (2006)”'
Abigail Keating (2015) 'Article - Europe of ‘Others’: Deviating Mobility and Constructing Identities in Carmine Amoroso’s Cover Boy: L’ultima rivoluzione (2006)”'. Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media,   [Details]
(2013)'Introduction - Cinema in the Interstices'
Abigail Keating et al (2013) 'Introduction - Cinema in the Interstices'. Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media,   [Details]
(2013)'Article - Video-making, Harlem Shaking: Theorizing the Interactive Amateur'
Abigail Keating (2013) 'Article - Video-making, Harlem Shaking: Theorizing the Interactive Amateur'. New Cinemas: Journal of Contemporary Film, [Details]
(2011)'Introduction - European Cinema: Transnational, Transcultural, Transmedial'
Abigail Keating et al (2011) 'Introduction - European Cinema: Transnational, Transcultural, Transmedial'. Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media,   [Details]
(2011)'Article - All Roads lead to Piazza Vittorio: Transnational Spaces in Agostino Ferrente’s Documusical'
Abigail Keating (2011) 'Article - All Roads lead to Piazza Vittorio: Transnational Spaces in Agostino Ferrente’s Documusical'. Studies In Documentary Film, [Details]
(2010)'Review Article - Katherine Thomson-Jones' Aesthetics and Film'
Abigail Keating (2010) 'Review Article - Katherine Thomson-Jones' Aesthetics and Film'. Film-Philosophy, [Details]

DVD

 YearPublication
(2010)Capturing the Nation: Irish Home Movies, 1930-1970.
Abigail Keating (Researcher and Editor) (2010) Capturing the Nation: Irish Home Movies, 1930-1970. DVD [Details]

Professional Activities

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Alphaville: Journal Of Film And Screen Media Member of Editorial Board01-JAN-11 -

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2019)Centro de Estudos Anglísticos,
Abigail Keating (2019) Invited Seminar - Unpacking the Past: Representing Women in Contemporary Irish Historical Film. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Centro de Estudos Anglísticos, Universidade de Lisboa . [Details]
(2018)Difficult Women & the Common Good: Activism, Archives, Aesthetics,
Abigail Keating (2018) Presentation - 'Difficult' Women on the Contemporary Irish Screen: Sociopolitical Contexts. [Oral Presentation], Difficult Women & the Common Good: Activism, Archives, Aesthetics, University of Edinburgh . [Details]
(2017)Multivoicedness in European Cinema: Representation, Industry, Politics, ECREA Film Studies Conference,
Abigail Keating (2017) Presentation - “Queerness and Transgression in A Date for Mad Mary: Voice, Time, Structure”. [Oral Presentation], Multivoicedness in European Cinema: Representation, Industry, Politics, ECREA Film Studies Conference, University College Cork . [Details]
(2017)Digital Arts and Humanities Colloquium,
Abigail Keating (2017) Invited Seminar - “Feminist Hashtivism and the Irish Context”. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Digital Arts and Humanities Colloquium, University College Cork . [Details]
(2017)Women’s Voices in Ireland,
Abigail Keating (2017) Presentation - “Feminist Hashtivism in an Irish Context: The Case of #repealthe8th”. [Oral Presentation], Women’s Voices in Ireland, University College Cork , 10-JUN-17. [Details]
(2017)3rd International Alphaville Conference,
Abigail Keating (2017) Presentation - “Open Access Publishing”. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], 3rd International Alphaville Conference, University College Cork , 18-MAY-17 - 19-MAY-17. [Details]
(2017)Mum’s The Word: Voicing the Female Experience in Popular Culture,
Abigail Keating (2017) Presentation - “Feminisms and Crises in Can’t Cope, Won’t Cope“. [Oral Presentation], Mum’s The Word: Voicing the Female Experience in Popular Culture, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick , 09-MAR-17. [Details]
(2016)Keeping it Real,
Abigail Keating (2016) Invited Lecture - Agnès Varda. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Keeping it Real, Irish Film Institute , 11-OCT-16. [Details]
(2016)Irish Screen Studies Seminar Series,
Abigail Keating (2016) Presentation - “Framing Intimacy in Todd Haynes’s Carol“. [Oral Presentation], Irish Screen Studies Seminar Series, Dublin City University , 11-MAY-16. [Details]
(2016)The Audiovisual Essay in Ireland,
Abigail Keating (2016) Invited Participation. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], The Audiovisual Essay in Ireland, Maynooth University , 09-MAY-16 - 05-OCT-16. [Details]
(2015)(In)visible Lines: Sibéal Annual Conference,
Abigail Keating (2015) Presentation - “(In)Visible Dynamics: Female Control in Contemporary Irish Cinema”. [Oral Presentation], (In)visible Lines: Sibéal Annual Conference, University of Limerick , 20-NOV-15 - 21-NOV-15. [Details]
(2014)Deviate! The Second International Alphaville Conference,
Abigail Keating (2014) Conference Co-organiser. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Deviate! The Second International Alphaville Conference, University College Cork , 04-SEP-14 - 06-SEP-14. [Details]
(2013)Ireland and Cinema: Culture and Contexts,
Abigail Keating (2013) Presentation - All About Adam and Paul: (Fore)Naming the Tiger in Recent Irish Cinema. [Oral Presentation], Ireland and Cinema: Culture and Contexts, University College Cork , 18-APR-13 - 20-APR-13. [Details]
(2013)Hitchcock: Shadow of a Genius,
Abigail Keating (2013) Invited Lecture - Pedro Almodóvar and Alfred Hitchcock. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Hitchcock: Shadow of a Genius, Irish Film Institute , 12-MAR-13. [Details]
(2013)Research Seminar Series,
Abigail Keating (2013) Invited Seminar - “Art vs Science: Transmedial Aesthetics in the Cinema of Pedro Almodóvar”. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Research Seminar Series, Queen's University Belfast , 19-FEB-13. [Details]
(2013)Screen Studies Conference,
Abigail Keating (2013) Presentation - “What’s in an Eponym? Embodied (non)Identity in ‘Celtic Tiger’ Irish Cinema”. [Oral Presentation], Screen Studies Conference, University of Glasgow, Scotland , 28-JUN-13 - 30-JUN-13. [Details]
(2012)Cinema in the Interstices, Alphaville Inaugural Conference,
Abigail Keating (2012) Conference Co-organiser. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Cinema in the Interstices, Alphaville Inaugural Conference, University College Cork , 07-SEP-12 - 09-SEP-12. [Details]
(2012)Time Networks: Screen Media and Memory, NECS 2012,
Abigail Keating (2012) The Interactive Home Movie: Individual and Collective Memory in the Age of Web 2.0. [Oral Presentation], Time Networks: Screen Media and Memory, NECS 2012, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal , 21-JUN-12 - 23-JUN-12. [Details]
(2012)Digital Humanities Workshop,
Abigail Keating (2012) Invited Presentation - “Digital Deceptions: Aesthetics of the Dotcomumentary”. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Digital Humanities Workshop, University College Cork , 25-MAY-12. [Details]
(2012)Cinema in the Interstices, Alphaville Inaugural Conference,
Abigail Keating (2012) Presentation - Aestheticising the Interstice in Pedro Almodóvar’s The Skin I Live in. [Oral Presentation], Cinema in the Interstices, Alphaville Inaugural Conference, University College Cork , 07-SEP-12 - 09-SEP-12. [Details]
(2012)Changing Times: Performances and Identities On Screen,
Abigail Keating (2012) Presentation - Performing Identity in Pedro Almodóvar’s The Skin I Live in. [Oral Presentation], Changing Times: Performances and Identities On Screen, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal , 07-NOV-12 - 09-NOV-12. [Details]
(2012)Genres in Transit: Re-thinking Genre in Contemporary Cinemas,
Abigail Keating (2012) Presentation - “Documentary in Transit: On the Movement and Aesthetics of a Cinematic Cyberspace”. [Oral Presentation], Genres in Transit: Re-thinking Genre in Contemporary Cinemas, Trinity College Dublin , 20-APR-12 - 21-APR-12. [Details]
(2011)ECR’s Journal Committee, School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures,
Abigail Keating (2011) Invited Seminar - Setting up an Online Academic Journal. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], ECR’s Journal Committee, School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, University College Cork , 08-FEB-11. [Details]
(2011)Sonic Futures: Soundscapes and the Languages of Screen Media, NECS 2011,
Abigail Keating (2011) Presentation - “On the (Non-)Fluency of a Transnational Generation: Performing Identity in Contemporary Irish-language Media”. [Oral Presentation], Sonic Futures: Soundscapes and the Languages of Screen Media, NECS 2011, Birkbeck College and King’s College, University of London , 23-JUN-11 - 26-JUN-11. [Details]
(2011)8th Irish Postgraduate Film Research Seminar: Space and Time in Film,
Abigail Keating (2011) Conference Co-organiser. [Conference Organising Committee Member], 8th Irish Postgraduate Film Research Seminar: Space and Time in Film, University College Cork , 29-MAR-11 - 30-MAR-11. [Details]
(2011)College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences Postgraduate Conference,
Abigail Keating (2011) Presentation - Conceptualising the Dotcomumentary: Timoner’s We Live in Public. [Oral Presentation], College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences Postgraduate Conference, University College Cork , 14-NOV-11. [Details]
(2011)Department of Italian Research Seminar,
Abigail Keating (2011) Invited Seminar on “Corporeality and Identity Movement in Contemporary Cinematic Dublin”. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Department of Italian Research Seminar, University College Cork , 27-OCT-11. [Details]
(2011)8th Irish Postgraduate Film Research Seminar: Space and Time in Film,
Abigail Keating (2011) Presentation - A/politicising the Eternal City: Representation, Immigration and a Docu- Agenda. [Oral Presentation], 8th Irish Postgraduate Film Research Seminar: Space and Time in Film, University College Cork , 29-MAR-11 - 30-MAR-11. [Details]
(2010)Saving Private Reels: An International Conference on the Presentation, Appropriation and Re-contextualisation of the Amateur Moving Image,
Abigail Keating (2010) Presentation - Private Places, Global Spaces: Subverting the Amateur Aesthetic of Recent YouTube Phenomena. [Oral Presentation], Saving Private Reels: An International Conference on the Presentation, Appropriation and Re-contextualisation of the Amateur Moving Image, University College Cork , 17-SEP-10 - 19-SEP-10. [Details]
(2010)College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences Postgraduate Conference,
Abigail Keating (2010) Presentation - Ferrente’s Fleeting Other: L’orchestra di Piazza Vittorio. [Oral Presentation], College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences Postgraduate Conference, University College Cork , 20-NOV-10. [Details]
(2010)7th Irish Postgraduate Film Research Seminar,
Abigail Keating (2010) Presentation - Where the Hell is … YouTube?. [Oral Presentation], 7th Irish Postgraduate Film Research Seminar, Trinity College Dublin , 22-APR-10 - 23-APR-10. [Details]
(2010)Transnational, Transcultural, Transmedial: European Cinema Today, An International Graduate Film Studies Conference,
Abigail Keating (2010) Conference Co-organiser. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Transnational, Transcultural, Transmedial: European Cinema Today, An International Graduate Film Studies Conference, University College Cork , 14-MAY-10 - 15-MAY-10. [Details]
(2010)The Europeanness of European Cinema,
Abigail Keating (2010) Presentation - Transnational European Cinema: An Irish Context. [Oral Presentation], The Europeanness of European Cinema, King’s College London, England , 04-JUN-10. [Details]
(2010)Transnational, Transcultural, Transmedial: European Cinema Today, An International Graduate Film Studies Conference,
Abigail Keating (2010) Presentation - On the Transnationality of Filmic Space: A Reconsideration of Almodóvar’s Global Cities. [Oral Presentation], Transnational, Transcultural, Transmedial: European Cinema Today, An International Graduate Film Studies Conference, University College Cork , 14-MAY-10 - 15-MAY-10. [Details]
(2009)Metropolitan Desires: Cultural Reconfigurations of the European City Space,
Abigail Keating (2009) Presentation - To the Centre and Back: Dublin and the Consumerist Journey in Recent Irish Cinema. [Oral Presentation], Metropolitan Desires: Cultural Reconfigurations of the European City Space, Manchester Metropolitan University, England , 08-SEP-09 - 09-SEP-09. [Details]
(2009)De-Marginalising the Marginal,
Abigail Keating (2009) Presentation - Women on the Verge: Mothers and Margins in the Cinema of Pedro Almodóvar. [Oral Presentation], De-Marginalising the Marginal, University College Dublin , 01-APR-09. [Details]
(2009)From Local Ireland to Global Ireland: The Reality Beyond, VIII International Conference of the Spanish Association for Irish Studies,
Abigail Keating (2009) Presentation - Peripheral Cubs: Cinematic Representations and Aesthetics of the Other in Celtic Tiger Ireland. [Oral Presentation], From Local Ireland to Global Ireland: The Reality Beyond, VIII International Conference of the Spanish Association for Irish Studies, Universidad de Alcalá, Spain , 28-MAY-09 - 30-MAY-09. [Details]
(2009)Locating Media, NECS 2009,
Abigail Keating (2009) Presentation - Contrasting Spaces? Representations of Motherhood and the (Urban) Village in Pedro Almodóvar’s Volver. [Oral Presentation], Locating Media, NECS 2009, University of Lund, Sweden , 25-JUN-09 - 28-JUN-09. [Details]
(2009)College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences Postgraduate Conference,
Abigail Keating (2009) Presentation - Transnational European Cinema: Aesthetics and the Urban Space. [Oral Presentation], College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences Postgraduate Conference, University College Cork , 14-SEP-09. [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
Film and Screen Media Graduate Studies Committee Member2017 /

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
NECS - European Network for Film and Media Studies Member01-JAN-09 /

Languages

 LanguageReadingWritingSpeaking
Gaeilge FunctionalFunctionalFunctional
German BasicBasicBasic
Italian FunctionalFunctionalBasic
French FunctionalFunctionalFunctional

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2019College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences Conference Organisation Support Fund College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences, UCC
2019College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences Research Support Fund College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences, UCC
2019School of Film, Music and Theatre Research Event Funding Support School of Film, Music and Theatre, UCC
2018College of Arts, Celtic Studies & Social Sciences Research Support Fund University College Cork
2012College of Arts, Celtic Studies & Social Sciences Strategic PhD Research Fund University College Cork

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests


  • Contemporary film and documentary
  • Women and film/media
  • Gender and film/media
  • Politics and film/media
  • Screen media theory
  • Digital media practice

Modules Coordinated and Delivered, 2018-19

Recent Postgraduates

 Graduation YearStudent NameInstitutionDegree TypeThesis Title
2018Aoife O'Neill University College Cork“The Repeal the 8th Movement: Documenting the Voices, Perspectives and Protests of the Pro-Choice Campaign in Ireland”
2018Nicole Clinton University College Cork“Iconography, Nostalgia and Gender Representation in the Music Videos of Lana Del Rey”
2018Tara O'Connor University College Cork“Music is Now Seen: Reframing the Modern Visual Album as a Reaction and Response to a Shifting Digital Culture”

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2020Introduction to Screen Media and Culture FX1002Introduction to Screen Media and Culture
2020The Gendered Lens: Industry, Culture, Representation FX3011The Gendered Lens: Industry, Culture, Representation
2020Special Studies in Screen Media FX2007Special Studies in Screen Media

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