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Dr Davina Quinlivan

Senior Lecturer in Critical and Historical Studies


I am a Senior Lecturer in Critical and Historical Studies. My research focuses on the moving image and visual culture, especially the history and contemporary practice of embodied filmmaking and material culture, European women artists and filmmakers, experimental film and the politics of the body. I have recently collaborated with the Freud Museum, the Serpentine Gallery and the British Film Institute. I am part of the Childhood, Nation and World Cinema network in association with Royal Holloway University and I am developing a new research network on the subject of women and movement in 21st century moving image media. I have recently worked as a guest lecturer in 'Cinemuseology' at Queen Mary, University of London. I regularly teach on Kingston's MA in Experimental Cinema. 

Areas of specialism

  • Moving image media
  • Film and philosophy
  • Visual and material cultures
  • Haptic cinema
  • Feminist theory
  • Sonic cinema
  • Cartographic film, film as architecture
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Production design and art direction
  • French feminist thought

Courses taught



  • PhD Film Studies(King's College London)
  • MA Contemporary Cinema Cultures (King's College London)
  • BA (Hons) Film and Television Production (University of Westminster)




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Number of items: 7.


Quinlivan, Davina (2015) On how queer cinema might feel. Music, Sound, and the Moving Image, 9(1), pp. 63-77. ISSN (print) 1753-0768

Quinlivan, Davina (2014) Film, healing and the body in crisis: a twenty-first century aesthetics of hope and reparation. Screen, 55(1), pp. 103-117. ISSN (print) 0036-9543

Quinlivan, Davina (2014) Girls on film. Times Higher Education(2159), ISSN (print) 0049-3929

Quinlivan, Davina (2013) The French female butterfly collector : Hadzihalilovic, Denis, de Van and the cinema du corps. Studies in European Cinema, 10(1), pp. 35-44. ISSN (print) 1741-1548

Quinlivan, Davina (2009) Material hauntings: The kinaesthesia of sound in Innocence (Hadzihalilovic, 2004). Studies in French Cinema, 9(3), pp. 215-224. ISSN (print) 1471-5880


Quinlivan, Davina (2015) Filming the body in crisis: trauma, healing and hopefulness. Basingstoke, U.K. : Palgrave Macmillan. 200p. ISBN 9781137361363

Quinlivan, Davina (2012) The place of breath in cinema. Edinburgh, U.K. : Edinburgh University Press. 232p. ISBN 9780748648993

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