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 and the politics of the body.
Recent and on-going collaborations/Impact initiatives include work with The Wallace Collection, Birds Eye View, Freud Museum, the Serpentine Gallery and the British Film Institute.
I am currently writing two books; one on the British Art Cinema of Joanna Hogg for the 'Visionaries' Female Filmmakers EUP series and another on the literature of Deborah Levy and her philosophical writings which I align with cinematic thought. I am also developing a research network on Venice and Film which will lead to a conference and edited volume of essays.
I am on the editorial board of 'MAI: An International Journal of Feminism and Visual Culture'
Senior Lecturer in Critical and Historical Studies
Chamarette, Jenny, Mayer, So and Quinlivan, Davina (2019) Towards a queer feminist vernacular : Dr Katharina Linder's film bodies. MAI : Feminism and Visual Culture, 3, ISSN (online) 2003-1673
Quinlivan, Davina (2018) An architecture of light and air, a rhythm of stillness : absence in Joanna Hogg's Exhibition (2013). Screening the Past(43), ISSN (online) 1328-9756
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 (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 (2020) Joanna Hogg : new British art cinema, female identity and aesthetics. Edinburgh, U.K. : Edinburgh University Press. (In Press)
Quinlivan, Davina (2015) Filming the body in crisis: trauma, healing and hopefulness. Basingstoke, U.K. : Palgrave Macmillan. 200p. ISBN 9781137361363
Quinlivan, Davina (2019) Her skin against the rocks, the rocks against the sky : revisiting Weir's Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975) after Morley's The Falling (2014) and Freud's fable of female hysteria. In: Piotrowska, Agnieszka and Tyrer, Ben, (eds.) Femininity and psychoanalysis : cinema, culture, theory. Abingdon, U.K. : Routledge. pp. 37-47.
Quinlivan, Davina (2017) A dark and shiny place: the disembodied female voice, Irigarayan subjectivity, and the political erotics of hearing Her (Spike Jonze, 2013). In: Whittaker, Tom and Wright, Sarah, (eds.) Locating the voice in film: critical approaches and global practices. New York, U.S. : Oxford University Press. pp. 295-309. ISBN 9780190261122