Dr. Cormac Deane
My translation of the last major work by the seminal French film theorist Christian Metz was published early in 2016. I regularly publish articles in media archaeology, digital media, film studies, Science and Technology Studies, and related fields. I am also the author of a 2007 monograph on the Field Day Theatre and Publishing Company.
|Christian Metz, Impersonal Enunciation, or the Place of Film. Translation and critical introduction by Cormac Deane. Columbia University Press||2016|
|‘The Control Room: A Media Archaeology’, Culture Machine||2015|
|‘Redundancy and Information in Explanatory Voice-Ins and Voice-Offs’ in The Integrated Soundtrack: Sound Design and Music in Contemporary Film, Liz Greene and Danijela Kulezic-Wilson (eds.), Palgrave Macmillan||2015|
|‘Nanotechnology: Imagining the Invisible’, Science, Technology and Human Values, March, co-authored with Norah Campbell and Padraig Murphy||2015|
|‘What FUIs Can Do: The Promises of Computing in Contemporary TV Series’ in Global Television: Aesthetics and Style, Jason Jacobs and Steven Peacock (eds.), Bloomsbury||2013|
|‘The Hiss of Data’, Journal of Sonic Studies, 3 (1), Oct||2012|
My main current research activity is the preparation of a book-length media archaeology of the control room. It examines the history of control engineering alongside its appearance in screen narratives of the last 50 years, all in the context of a legal-theoretical reading of the changing nature of political sovereignty. A 10-minute video essay on this theme is available here: https://youtu.be/hswm-1wkODw
- ‘The Saville Inquiry: Bloody Sunday Enhanced’ in Control Room: Nodes in the Networked City (chapter in book under preparation), edited by Simon Marvin and Andres Luque-Ayala.
- ‘The Sounds of Nanotechnology’, Nature (Nanotechnology), (under review). Multimedia article with audiovisual illustrations. Co-authored with Norah Campbell (TCD, Business) and Padraig Murphy (DCU, Science Communications)
- ‘Bacteria and the Market’ Theory, Culture and Society (under review). Co-authored with Norah Campbell (TCD, Business).
I regularly deliver lectures and papers at conferences and other venues in Ireland and abroad.
|Christian Metz, Enunciation and Cybernetics, Film-Philosophy Conference, University of Oxford, July||2015|
|The Saville Inquiry: Digital Technology and Bloody Sunday, Digital Studies Seminar, Gradcam/Dublin Institute of Technology, March||2015|
|Groping the Nano: the Visual Economy of Nanotechnology (co-authors: Norah Campbell and Padraig Murphy), Future of the Body Conference, Trinity College Dublin, June||2014|
|Extraterritoriality and Legal Exception in the Submarine Film, Screen Conference, University of Glasgow, June||2014|
|The Cinematic Control Room 1971-2014, Authority and Political Technologies Conference, University of Warwick, June||2014|
Awards + Achievements
I have received several awards for academic and other achievements.
|Irish Film Board, Script Development Fund||2015|
|Irish Research Council for Humanities and Social Studies, Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship||2013-14|
|National Library of Ireland, Archival Costs for Field Day Archive||2007|
|Heritage Council Publication Grant for monograph 'The Field Day Archive'||2006|
I am the founder of the Irish Screen Studies proceedings and online archive. A seminar of current research in screen studies is held every year by ISS. More details at http://irishscreenstudies.ie
- Participant in Film Studies Reading Group, Trinity College Dublin
- Participant in Philosophy Reading Group, Dublin (cross-institutional)
- Participant in Digital Studies Seminar Group, Gradcam Screenwriter for film and television, represented by Curtis Brown agency.