Dr Sarah Arnold

Media Studies, Motherhood Project

Lecturer

Iontas
1st Floor
1.21
(01) 4747702

Biography

I joined Maynooth University's Department of Media in September 2016 and am Lecturer in Media. I previously worked at the school of Film & Television at Falmouth University in the UK. I received my PhD from NUI Galway's Huston School of Film & Digital Media in 2010. 

At Maynooth University, I teach across the BA in Media Studies and the MA in Critical and Creative Media on subjects ranging from television studies to screen production. I coordinate the MA programme and the postgraduate research programmes. 

My main research interests are in women’s roles and participation in film, television and media. I have published subjects including horror film and motherhood and the framing of women and women’s interests on television platforms. I am currently preparing a monograph on women’s place in early television.  I contribute to the Critical Studies in Television blog (http://cstonline.tv/). My research interests include emergent screen entertainment experiences and technologies and production cultures.  

I welcome enquiries from people interested in pursuing scholarly or practice-based PhDs on subjects related to screen media.

Books

  Year Publication
2013 The Film Handbook.
Sarah Arnold; Mark de Valk (2013) The Film Handbook. London: Routledge. [Details]
2013 Maternal Horror Film: Motherhood and Melodrama.
Sarah Arnold (2013) Maternal Horror Film: Motherhood and Melodrama. Basingstoke: Palgrave. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2017 'The Denial Of Denial: Intergenerationality In The Films Of Larry Clark’'
Sarah Arnold (2017) 'The Denial Of Denial: Intergenerationality In The Films Of Larry Clark’' In: Donna Peberdy; Darren Kerr (eds). Screening Sexual Perversities. London: I.B. Tauris. [Details]
2015 'Netflix and the Myth of Choice/Participation/Autonomy'
Sarah Arnold (2015) 'Netflix and the Myth of Choice/Participation/Autonomy' In: Kevin McDonald, Daniel Smith-Rowsey (eds). The Netflix Effect Technology and Entertainment in the 21st Century. New York: Bloomsbury. [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
2014 'New Perspectives on Cinematic Spectatorship, Digital Culture and Space: Re-evaluating Exhibition, Participation and Interaction'
Sarah Arnold; Dario Llinares (2014) 'New Perspectives on Cinematic Spectatorship, Digital Culture and Space: Re-evaluating Exhibition, Participation and Interaction' Networking Knowledge: Journal of the MeCCSA-PGN, . [Details]
2013 'Redacted: The Iraqi War According to Youtube'
Sarah Arnold (2013) 'Redacted: The Iraqi War According to Youtube' Kinema: A Journal for Film and Audiovisual Media, . [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2017 Media Studies Grant International Federation of Television Archives
2006 PhD Scholarship Huston School of Film and Digital Media

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Royal Television Society Member 03-JUL-17 /
Women in Film & Television Ireland Member 03-OCT-17 /

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Academic Discipline Board Member 2017 /
Learning and Teaching Committee Member 2016 /

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
Axonista Project Manager 25-JAN-16 / 15-JUL-16
Southampton Solent University Lecturer in Film & TV 21-SEP-09 / 31-AUG-11
Falmouth University Lecturer in Film & TV 01-SEP-11 / 25-JAN-16

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2010 Southampton Solent Certificate in Blended Learning Blended Learning

Teaching Interests

I lecture on undergraduate and postgraduate courses on subjects related to the study of television, screen media and media technologies as well as screen production and research methods for media practice. 
Taught modules are as follows:
BA Media Studies: MD221 Reality and Television; MD353 Socialisation of Technology; MD312 Immersive Screen Media
MA Critical and Creative Media: MD622 Critical and Creative Research; MD629 Screen Production: Formats and Genres

I also supervise PhD projects on subjects related to diversity in Irish media production and digital labour in digitally native platforms.