Black and Mixed-Race Cinemas

The work of film scholars drawing on Critical Race Theory are central to this course. Students explore the changing the relationship between race, racism and power onscreen, examining the ways in which personal and national identities are formulated in black and mixed-race cinematic representation.

World Cinemas

This course features a wide-ranging collection of non-Anglophone, non-European films that fall under the term ‘world cinema’. Through examinations of both contemporary and classic films, it explores how these films interrogate, challenge, influence and are influenced by Western cinema.

French Cinema

The cultural concerns of a wide range of films are considered in this course with attention to the interconnected issues of gender, class and sexuality to explore how notions of race, agency and difference have been defined and redefined in relation to changing socio-historic frameworks.

Asian Cinemas

This module is designed to give students a broad understanding of the development of cinema on the continent, mainly in relation to the industries of China, Japan and India. The social and cultural forces that have shaped film production are also addressed, enabling students to engage critically with questions regarding post/neo-colonialism, transnationalism and identity politics.


Debates about definition and political impact are central to this course on a genre which has been viewed as both repressive and revolutionary. Taking an intersectional approach, issues of race, gender, class and sexuality are centralised in order to allow students to debate a range of questions regarding cinema and identity.

European Cinemas

This course explores key movements in European cinema history and production, including the role of state cultural policy, the changing landscape of European film culture and European cinema’s engagement with both its colonial histories and its contemporary multicultural societies.

Irish Cinema

This module considers a broad range of films which address the changing national landscape, as well as questions of power, agency and aesthetics. While exploring how political contexts can affect modes of production, students are encouraged to assess the impact of both US and European cinema on the national industry, as well as counter-cultural movements such as Third Cinema.

Other Modules Include:

Film Theory, Media Studies, Gothic Horror, Latin American Cinemas, Representations of Race and Gender in Cinema, Contemporary Cinema, Cinema and the City, Irish Film, Drama and Literature, Research Methodologies, Film/Research Project

Other Academic Posts

In addition to nearly twenty years of lecturing in Film and Media Studies, Zélie has been the director of two undergraduate degrees, coordinated an annual masterclass series and organised work placements.

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