Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Academic CV

Lorcan Mc Grane
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lorcanmcgrane@yahoo.com /lorcan.grane@uea.ac.uk
58 Dover Street, Norwich, Norfolk NR2 3LQ

Date of Birth: 2 January 1976 Martial Status: Single. Nationality: Irish


University of East Anglia, Norwich, Norfolk NR4 7TJ.

1 October 2002-Present
PhD in Television and Film Studies AHRC-Funded (Fees-only Award)

Thesis Title: "Superheroic Bodies: The Corporealities of Contemporary Film Superheroes".
Supervisors: Dr. Diane Negra and Dr. Yvonne Tasker

Dublin Institute of Technology, Aungier Street, Dublin 2.

MA in Media Studies 4 November, 2000: First Class Honours

"New Flesh for Film Studies: David Cronenberg and the Horror of the Corporeal".
Supervisor: Richard Fitzsimons.

University of Ulster at Coleraine, Northern Ireland, BT52 1SA.
BA in Media Studies 2 July, 1996: 2:1 Upper Division (68.2%)

"Fascism, Fetishism and Fandom: Political and Psychoanalytical aspects of Judge Dredd".
Supervisor: Dr. Dan Fleming.

St. Macartan's College, Monaghan, Republic of Ireland.

Leaving Certificate (all subjects taken at honours level)

English: A1 Art: B1 History: B2 French: B3
Biology: B3 Irish: C3 Maths: D3

lorcan.grane@uea.ac.uk, page 2.

Teaching Experience
Associate Tutor, Film and Television Studies, University of East Anglia, Norwich.

Spring Semester 2005: Introduction to Television Studies: A module that focused on the critical methodologies for studying television as a cultural form and for understanding the complex processes through which texts have been produced and consumed.

Spring semester 2004: Film History: Classical Cinema 1930-1960: A module that focused on Hollywood cinema in its historical context, particularly how it responded to such challenges as the coming of synchronised sound, the depression, World War II, post-war tensions, and the spread of television.

Autumn semester 2003: Key Issues in Film Studies: A module that introduced students to the formal aspects of the film medium with weekly screenings of Hollywood, European, Asian and avant-garde films.

Part-time tutor, The Revision Centre, The Maltings, Norwich City

October 2002-October 2003 GCSE Media Studies: Part-time tutor.
Teaching Media Studies at GCSE level on a one-to-one basis 1-2 hours per week.

Papers Presented

“Whatever Happened to the Man of Steel?' The Births and Rebirths of Superman.” Science Fiction(s): A Study Day on Science Fiction Film, Television, Literature and New Media, University of Nottingham, 19 August 2005.

“Is this the price I must always pay for being Spider-Man?…: ‘Mythic loneliness’ and intimate apocalypse of Spider-Man and Hulk.” (Trans)forming Bodies. Postgraduate study day, School of American and Canadian Studies, University of Nottingham, 5 August 2005.

‘Paradise Lost?’: The fluctuating corporeal powers of Wonder Woman from strip to screen. MeCCSA Postgraduate Network, Annual Forum, Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, Cardiff University, 23- 24 June, 2005.

"Superhero Narratives as Alternative History: Superman, Wonder Woman and World War II". Historical Adventure Film: Birth of a Nation to Gladiator. A Postgraduate Study Day. University of East Anglia, 1 June 2005.

“Where does he get those wonderful toys?: Costume, Masks and Fetishism in Batman and other dark heroes of the 1980s and 1990s”. School of Film and Television Studies. Spring 2005 Research Seminar. University of East Anglia, 9 May 2005.

lorcan.grane@uea.ac.uk, page 3

“Who is this Guy?’: Protections/Projections of Fetishism, Masks and Masculinity in Batman (1989) and Batman Returns (1992)”. Masculinity as Masquerade: Men and the Performance of Gender A Research Student Conference, Gregynog Hall, Newtown, Powys, 26 April 2005.

“Supermen and Wonder Women: The Rise of the Superhero from Strip to Screen.” Dialogues Series, World Art and Muselogy. University of East Anglia, 19 April 2005

‘Sex, Superhumans and Species Wars: The posthuman superheroic bodies of X-Men and X-2’. Society for Cinema and Media Studies, 2005 London Conference April 1 2005.

“Supeheroes/Supervillains: The Corporeal and Moral Ambiguities of Superheroic Bodies” ‘Heroes Or Villains?’ exhibition, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich. 9 June 2004.

· “Daze of Future Past: The Postfeminist Corporealities of ‘X-Women’”
Interrogating Post-Feminism: The Politics of Gender and Popular Culture, University of East Anglia, 3 April 2004.

"The Superheroic Body: ‘Posthumanism’ and the corporeality of recent film superheroes" Journeys Across Media: A Postgraduate Conference in Film, Theatre and Television, University of Reading, 21 March 2003.

· "Marvellous Mutations": The Bodily Ambiguous Superheroes of Blade, X-Men and Spider-Man, Film and Television Studies research seminar, University of East Anglia, 3 March 2003.

Panel chair of 'A History of the Vampire Genre' at Blood, Texts, and Fears: Reading Around Buffy the Vampire Slayer, University of East Anglia, 19 October 2002.

· "New Flesh For Film Studies: David Cronenberg and Postmodernism"
Beyond the Screen: A Study of Film Through the Genres, Free University of Ireland, 55 Prussia Street, Dublin 7. 27 June 2001.

· "The Invisible Closet: Fluctuating Sexual Identities on Screen, (1900-2000)", Lecture for Representations module, MA in Media Studies, DIT Aungier Street.
Module co-ordinator Richard Fitzsimons. March 2001.

lorcan.grane@uea.ac.uk, page 4


· ‘Lost in Adaptation? The fluctuating powers of Wonder Woman from strip to screen’ (forthcoming 2006) in Mark Jancovich and Rayna Denison (eds.) Mysterious Bodies: Investigating the Corporeal in Television Drama

· "Perversions of the Interface: Technology and Gender in the films of David Cronenberg". Article in Irish Communications Review. Dublin Institute of Technology. (forthcoming)

Teaching Interests

Cultural Studies/Media Studies/Film Studies, Journalism Studies.

· Gender roles in film noir.
· Satire and situation comedy.
· Magazine journalism theory, history and practice.
· Audience media consumption and moral panics.
· The history of science fiction and horror film and comics.
· Postmodern feminist filmmaking.
· Raymond Williams and the rise of cultural studies.
· Marshall McLuhan and the technological interface of mass media.
· Continental philosophy: Lacan, Foucault, Derrida, and Kristeva.

Research Interests

· Images of the body in such recent superhero comic-book adaptations as The Hulk, Spider-Man, X-Men and Blade.

· Representations of the gendered body in horror, science fiction and action film, focusing on the increasingly frenzied interface between the body and technology represented in postmodern literature, film, comics and art.

· The historical connections between cinema, comics and science fiction in the last 100 years.

· Time travel and parallel dimension narratives.

· The cross-pollination of visual and linguistic conventions between documentary and fictional texts and the subversion of news narratives through these conventions in the work of satirists such as Christopher Morris and Michael Moore.


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