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I joined the Department of Media Studies in 2022 as an Assistant Professor. Prior to my appointment I worked at the Huston School of Film & Digital Media, NUIG, where I received my PhD in Film Studies. I teach across the BA in Media Studies and the MA in Critical and Creative Media on Media Theory, Media and Gender, Authorship, Documentary Film, and Screenwriting. I am the Maynooth Access Programme Academic Advisor for the department and I welcome queries from all Media Studies MAP students.
My current consultation hours are from 2-3pm on Thursdays or contact me to arrange a different time at email@example.com
Broadly speaking I am a film historian. My research interests are in the area of early film and cinema scholarship with a particular focus on female film pioneers, early cinema audiences, the transnational film industry and films and cinemas from peripheral nations. I am currently preparing a monograph on the Film Company of Ireland (1916-1920) Ireland’s first indigenous fiction film company. I am an active member of a number of scholarly societies including Domitor: the society for the study of early cinema, the International Association for Media and History and the Women’s Film and Television History Network and the Research Society for Victorian Periodicals.
Veronica Johnson (2023) 'The picture in Boston was really a success Nell Sullivan marketing Irish films in America 1918' Doing Womens Film and Television History University of Sussex, UK, .
Veronica Johnson (2023) Crosscurrents in early cinema magazines Research Society for Victorian Periodicals Conference Université Caen, Normandie, France, .
Veronica Johnson (2022) 'Pathé want to see our stuff Nell Sullivan and the Film Company of Ireland in America Women and the Silent Screen XI: Women, Cinema & World Migration Columbia University, New York, USA, .
Veronica Johnson (2022) 'The Bioscope magazine: centre and peripheral reporting' Research Society for Victorian Periodicals Online, .
Veronica Johnson (2022) 'Persuading the public of peace - British Pathé newsreels of the Paris Peace Conference 1919 International Association for Media History: Conflict Resolution and the Media University of Applied Sciences, Kiel, Germany, .
Veronica Johnson (2022) 'Repercussions of Conflict - the distribution and reception of Film Company of Ireland films Capturing Conflict - The Irish War of Independence & Civil War on Film Irish Film Institute, Dublin, Ireland, .
Veronica Johnson (2022) 'A family network: the O'Mara sisters and the Film Company of Ireland' Womens History Association of Ireland Online, .
Veronica Johnson (2022) 'Competing copyright claims and the emergence of a female film company owner: Ireland 1919' Copy/Rights and Early Cinema: Seventeenth International Domitor Conference Online, .
Veronica Johnson (2022) 'Comedy conflict: how the Irish fought in early American cinema Society for the Study of Nineteenth-Century Ireland: New Perspectives on Conflict and Ireland in the Nineteenth Century University College Dublin, Ireland, .
Veronica Johnson (2021) Seeking traces of women in early Irish filmmaking - the O'Mara sisters and the archive Doing Womens Film and Television History V Online, hosted by Maynooth University, .
Veronica Johnson (2021) How the Film Company of Ireland adapted Knocknagow for the big screen History of Moviegoing, Exhibition and Reception Network Online, hosted by Maynooth University, .
Veronica Johnson (2020) The craft of Irish acting: the Abbey theatre and the Film Company of Ireland Domitor: the international society for the study of early cinema Online, .
Veronica Johnson (2019) Power, money and the Irish film industry in the 1910s International Association for Media and History: Power and the Media Northumbria University, Newcastle, England, .
Veronica Johnson (2019) Irish femininity in Knocknagow 12th International Seminar on the history and origins of cinema, The Visible Woman: onscreen presences of femininity Cinema museum and Department of History of Art, University of Girona, Spain, .
Veronica Johnson (2016) Dublin Cinemas in 1916 1916, Cinema and Revolution Huston School of Film & Digital Media, NUIG, Galway, Ireland, .
Veronica Johnson (2015) Character and Place in the films of Krzysztof Kieślowski European Cinema Research Forum, Space and Place in European Cinema Huston School of Film & Digital Media, NUIG, Galway, Ireland, .
Veronica Johnson (2014) I don't know why I did that Deviation from psychological motivation in the films of Hitchcock Deviate! The 2nd International Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media Conference University College Cork, Ireland, .
Veronica Johnson (2014) Alfred Hitchcock, David O. Selznick and the popularisation of psychoanalysis in America Society of Cinema and Media Studies Seattle, U.S.A, .
Veronica Johnson (2013) Once Upon a Time there were two Friends called Adam and Paul: Marginal spaces in contemporary Irish European Federation of Associations and Centres of Irish Studies National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland, .
Veronica Johnson (2008) The visible invisible: showing the interior in film Interiors Conference University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland, .
Veronica Johnson (2008) Sally O'Brien and the way she might look at you: the construction of the Irish subject in film Visualising Ireland (Theory, Culture, Image) University College Dublin, Ireland, .
Peer Reviewed Journal
Veronica Johnson (2021) '“Seeking traces of women in early Irish filmmaking – the O’Mara sisters and the archive”'. Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media, (20).
Veronica Johnson (2020) 'Dublin Cinemas in 1916 and the growth of the middle-class audience'. Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, (40.2).