Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Feedback from Rep Council

Hello All!

Just a few bits of info for y'all from the Rep Council yesterday evening:

  • USI (Union of Students in Ireland) have begun a nation wide campaign against the year on year rise in college fees. As some of you may have heard, there is a march planned for Nov 16th. For anyone brave enough, there is also going to be a camp out this year, which we were assured will be well organised. The location hasn't been 100% confirmed yet but they plan on having an area securely sectioned off, manned by security guards, with toilets, hot food and drinks all available within that area. The SU would like as many of us as possible to turn out for the march and the camp out if possible!
  • As well as the march, the SU plan on starting a letter campaign later in the year targeting local politicians & in particular Labour TDs like Eamon Gilmore and Ruairi Quinn who previously pledged NOT to raise fees & to protect grants but failed to keep their word... I will most likely be given a pre-written letter/email which each of you just need to put your signature to, unless you'd like to write your own strongly worded rant which you are, of course, more than welcome to do!
  • Computers: Some of you mentioned problems you were having with printers/computers around the college, unfortunately there's not much that can be done at the moment but it is being worked on. Almost all classes had complaints about the computers in the college. Lisa, our Education Officer, has contacted ICT in the hope of setting up a meeting with them so that they can come to some sort of arrangement regarding quicker repairs of computers/printers and quicker responses to requests for new passwords for Blackboard, student email, ect. but she is still awaiting a reply...
  • Library Hours: Apparently the limited opening hours are due to new staff being trained in... Lisa has organised for some of the computer labs to be open late instead (see facebook post for room numbers). The library opening hours are due to get back to normal from next Tues (9.15am - 9.00pm Mon-Thurs, 9.15am-5.00pm Fri, 10.30am-4.30pm Sat).
  • Clubs & Socs space: The SU has signed a lease to rent unit 16 in Deansgrange Business Park. Just to let you know this space isn't just for clubs & socs, it can be used by students for group projects as it's open till 11pm. If you want to book it just give the SU a shout and do it a week in advance of when you need it.
  • CA Deadlines: I know this is a major problem but unfortunately it will have to wait until the Programme Board Meeting with our lecturers, I haven't been given a date for this yet but I will definitely be bringing it up!!!
Well I think that's everything! These rep council meetings are every month so if there's an issue you want discussed just give myself or Gita a shout & we'll make sure it's on the agenda for the next meeting!

Orla xoxo

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Upcoming Assignments...

Ugh November! Busy, busy month in terms of assignments! They are as follows:

1. 19th century literature - 19th century novel essay:
  • Submission date: November 8th (to be submitted after the Tuesday lecture at 3.00pm)
  • Word Count: 1500 - 2000 words
  • Use a minimum of 3 literary critical sources
  • 6 Questions to choose from. (All on Blackboard & I'll send them to the class email!)

2. Writing Project 1 - Short Fiction:
  • Submission date: November 10th (for groups C, B & E) & November 11th (for groups D, A & F).
  • No less than 2000 words.

3. Film Studies - Written report (to accompany presentation):
  • Due Week 9 ( Week beginning November 14th).
  • Word Count: 1000-1500 words.

4. Critical Theory - Semester 1 essay:
  • Submission date: November 30th (at the lecture).
  • Word Count: 2000 words.
  • Brief: "Choose 2 theories from semester 1 and highlight the advantages and disadvantages of the theories' application. Please make reference to material from other modules."

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

IADT Freshers Week 2011

19 September at 12:00 - 23 September at 18:00

Kill Avenue 

NOTE: IADT Freshers Ball takes place on Thursday 29th of September

Government I.D. Essential

Monday 19th - Welcome to IADT!

Inflatable Obstacle Course
*RedBull Dodge Ambulance DJ Set & Wiings Sampling Team
*Ice Cream Van
*Sony Playstation Pods
*Beer Olympics
*Chat Roulette Bingo

Buses from the College into Dublin's newest Bacardi Bar, Crown Alley, Temple Bar!

Late Bar/UV Glow Party/Drink Flaring Bar Staff/Drinks Promotions
€5 Entry/All Bottles €3/Alcopops €3/Shots €3/2-4-1 Cocktails 

Tuesday 20th - Comedy Night! 

*Iron Stomach
*Speed Friending
*Blind Date

Comedian David O'Doherty in the Chapel from 5pm.

*Back to Bakers - Traffic Light Ball
Drinks Promo's and DJ's till' late.
Wednesday 21st - 80's Night! 
IADT Market
Tag Rugby Tournament

SPRING BREAK - Ireland's premier 80's cover band

Bacardi Bar, Crown Alley Temple Bar

Thursday 22nd - Arthur's Day! 
Fun & Games
Table Quiz
Live Music All Day
Toast to Arthur at 17:59

Arthur's Day Celebration!

O'Reillys Bar - Tara Street

Friday 23nd - RNR 
Rest & Relaxation Day with Movies and Popcorn in the Chapel all day! 


With Support from:
Falling Famous

Thursday 29th of September 2011

The Button Factory Temple Bar

Drinks Promotions

Tickets €10 for the SU Office

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Film Studies Reading List

This is the reading list for Film Studies 1 with Diog O'Connell. Read more about the course outline on the class email account.


Cook, David. A History of Narrative Film.
Cook, Pam. The Cinema Book.
Lapsley, R & Westlake, M. Film Theory: An Introduction.
Bordwell, D & Thompson, K. Film Art: An Introduction.
Carroll, Noel. Mystifying Movies.
Gledhill, C. Home is Where the Heart is.
Monaco, J. How to Read a Film.
Nichols, Bill. Movies & Methods, Vol 1& 2.

Also = good reference books

The Oxford Guide to Film Studies by John Hill and Pamela Church Gibson (1998)

Film Studies: Critical Approaches by John Hill and Pamela Church Gibson (2000)

American Cinema and Hollywood: Critical Approaches by John Hill and Pamela
Church Gibson (2000)

World Cinema: Critical Approaches by John Hill and Pamela Church Gibson

*Further reading will be recomended on a weekly basis.

Critical Theory 2 Reading List

Here is the indicative reading list for Critical Theory 2 with Gráinne Elmore. The module runs across two semesters, involves a 60% exam in May, a 40% CA, and three set texts. Read more about the course outline in the class email account.

Indicative Reading List:

  • MAIN TEXT: Rivkin, Julie & Ryan, Michael: Literary Theory:An Anthology 2nd
  • edition. Blackwell Publishing 2004.
  • Belsey, Catherine. Critical Practice, London, Routledge, 1991.
  • Greenblatt, Stephen. Renaissance Self-Fashioning. Chicago: University of ChicagoPress, 1984.
  • Greenblatt, Stephen. Shakespearean Negotiations. Oxford: Oxford University Press,1999.
  • Dollimore, Jonathan&Sinfield, Alan (eds), Political Shakespeare: Essays in CulturalMaterialism, Manchester, Manchester University Press, 1994
  • Healy, Thomas. New Latitudes: Theory and English Renaissance Literature.Chapter 4. London: Routledge, 1992.
  • Dollimore, Jonathan & Alan Sinfield. Political Shakespeare: New Essays in Cultural Materialism. Manchester. Manchester University Press, 1985.
  • Mills, Sara & Lynne Pearce. Feminists Reading Feminists Readings. London:.Routledge, 1996.
  • Belsey, Catherine & Jane Moore. The Feminist Reader. London. Macmillan, 1997.
  • Said, Edward. Orientalism. London: Penguin, 1978.
  • Fanon, Frantz. The Wretched of the Earth. London. Penguin, 1961.
  • Spivak, G.C. 'Can the Subaltern Speak?' in The Post-Colonial Studies Reader, ed. B. Ashcroft, G.Griffiths, H. Tiffin, London: Routledge, 1995.
  • Green, Keith and Jill LeBihan. Critical Theory and Practice: A Coursebook. London: Routledge, 1996.
  • Baldick, Chris. Criticism and Literary Theory: 1890 to the Present. London: Longman, 1996.
  • Hawthorn, Jeremy. A Concise Glossary of Contemporary Literary Theory. London: Edward Arnold, 1994.
  • Julia Simon-Ingram (ed) Critical Theory: The Essential Readings. London, Paragon,2002.