Dr Sarah Neely

  • Senior Lecturer in Media History (Theatre, Film & Television Studies)

Research interests

Sarah Neely is a writer and lecturer whose work currently focuses on the areas of film history and memory, and artists' moving image. She is co-investigator for the AHRC-funded project, Cinema Memory and the Digital Archive (with Richard Rushton, Lancaster University, and Annette Kuhn, Queen Mary) and, in 2018-19, led on a year-long project celebrating the centenary of the filmmaker and poet, Margaret Tait (margarettait100.com).  Book publications include Between Categories: The Films of Margaret Tait - Portraits, Poetry, Sound and Place (Peter Lang, 2016), Margaret Tait: Poems, Stories and Writings (as editor) (Carcanet, 2012), and Reel to Rattling Reel: Stories and Poems About Memories of Cinema-Going (edited with Nalini Paul) (Cranachan, 2018). She is currently working on a book-length study exploring the relationship between memory, archives and creativity.

Sarah has given talks and curated film programmes at a number of festivals and venues, such as Cinema Ritrovato in Bologna, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Glasgow Short Film Festival, Punto de Vista International Documentary Festival, Orkney Book Festival, Glasgow International, Small Islands Film Festival/Urras Film nan Eileanan Beaga, Istanbul Silent Film Festival, Scottish National Galleries, Stills Gallery, Scottish Poetry Library, Mills College Art Museum (Oakland, California), The Poetic Research Bureau (Los Angeles) and Glasgow's Gallery of Modern Art.

Outside of the University, Sarah has served as a member of the advisory boards for LUX Scotland and Creative Stirling and has also served on judging panels for a variety of prizes and awards including the BAFTA new talent awards and the Margaret Tait Award for artists working within film and moving image. In 2017, Sarah was awarded a residency at the Ingmar Bergman Estate on Fårö island in Sweden.

 

Publications

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Number of items: 15.

2020

Brown, C. , Goode, I. , Munro, E. and Neely, S. (2020) The media of modernity: film and new media in the Highlands & Islands 1946-1971: introduction. Northern Scotland, (Accepted for Publication)

Neely, S. (2020) The story of the reel that went for a swim’: cinema memory and the history of the Highlands and Islands Film Guild as narrated through oral history interviews and its surrounding metadata. Northern Scotland, (Accepted for Publication)

2019

Neely, S. (2019) 'Reel to Rattling Reel': telling stories about rural cinema-going in Scotland. Participations: Journal of Audience and Reception Studies, 16(1), pp. 778-795.

2018

Neely, S. (2018) Tantalising fragments: Scotland’s voice in the early talkies in Britain and Jenny Gilbertson’s The Rugged Island: A Shetland Lyric (1934). Music, Sound, and the Moving Image, 12(2), pp. 171-195. (doi: 10.3828/msmi.2018.10)

Neely, S. and Paul, N. (Eds.) (2018) Reel to Rattling Reel: Stories and Poems About Memories of Cinema-Going. Cranachan: Stornoway. ISBN 9781911279389

2017

Neely, S. (2017) Discoveries in the biscuit tin: the role of archives and collections in the history of artists’ moving image in Scotland. Moving Image Review and Art Journal, 6(1-2), pp. 132-147. (doi: 10.1386/miraj.6.1-2.132_1)

Neely, S. (2017) Between Categories: the Films of Margaret Tait: Portraits, Poetry, Sound and Place. Series: Studies in the history and culture of Scotland, 7. Peter Lang: Oxford. ISBN 9783034318549 (doi:10.3726/978-3-0353-0724-5)

2012

Neely, S. (Ed.) (2012) Margaret Tait: Poetry, Stories and Writings. Carcanet Press Limited: Manchester. ISBN 9781847771599

2010

Neely, S. (2010) Virtually commercial sex. In: Boyle, K. (ed.) Everyday Pornography. Routledge: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY, pp. 90-102. ISBN 9780415543781

2008

Neely, S. (2008) Stalking the image: Margaret Tait and intimate filmmaking practices. Screen, 49(2), pp. 216-221. (doi: 10.1093/screen/hjn029)

Neely, S. (2008) Contemporary Scottish cinema. In: Blain, N. and Hutchison, D. (eds.) The Media in Scotland. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, pp. 151-165. ISBN 9780748627998

2007

Gibson, G. and Neely, S. (2007) Scottish television drama and parochial representation. In: Schoene, B. (ed.) The Edinburgh Companion to Contemporary Scottish Literature. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, pp. 106-113. ISBN 9780748623952

2005

Neely, S. (2005) Scotland, heritage and devolving British cinema. Screen, 46(2), pp. 241-246. (doi: 10.1093/screen/46.2.241)

2004

Maley, W. and Neely, S. (2004) "Almost afraid to know itself": Macbeth and cinematic Scotland. In: Bell, E. and Miller, G. (eds.) Scotland in Theory: Reflections on Culture & Literature. Series: Scottish cultural review of language and literature (1). Rodopi: Amsterdam, pp. 97-106. ISBN 9789042010284

2001

Neely, S. (2001) Cool intentions: the literary classic, the teenpic and the 'chick flick'. In: Cartmell, D., Hunter, I.Q. and Whelehan, I. (eds.) Retrovisions: Reinventing the Past in Film and Fiction. Series: Film/fiction (6). Pluto Press: London ; Sterling, Virginia, pp. 74-86. ISBN 9780745315836

This list was generated on Sun Jul 12 00:34:31 2020 BST.
Number of items: 15.

Articles

Brown, C. , Goode, I. , Munro, E. and Neely, S. (2020) The media of modernity: film and new media in the Highlands & Islands 1946-1971: introduction. Northern Scotland, (Accepted for Publication)

Neely, S. (2020) The story of the reel that went for a swim’: cinema memory and the history of the Highlands and Islands Film Guild as narrated through oral history interviews and its surrounding metadata. Northern Scotland, (Accepted for Publication)

Neely, S. (2019) 'Reel to Rattling Reel': telling stories about rural cinema-going in Scotland. Participations: Journal of Audience and Reception Studies, 16(1), pp. 778-795.

Neely, S. (2018) Tantalising fragments: Scotland’s voice in the early talkies in Britain and Jenny Gilbertson’s The Rugged Island: A Shetland Lyric (1934). Music, Sound, and the Moving Image, 12(2), pp. 171-195. (doi: 10.3828/msmi.2018.10)

Neely, S. (2017) Discoveries in the biscuit tin: the role of archives and collections in the history of artists’ moving image in Scotland. Moving Image Review and Art Journal, 6(1-2), pp. 132-147. (doi: 10.1386/miraj.6.1-2.132_1)

Neely, S. (2008) Stalking the image: Margaret Tait and intimate filmmaking practices. Screen, 49(2), pp. 216-221. (doi: 10.1093/screen/hjn029)

Neely, S. (2005) Scotland, heritage and devolving British cinema. Screen, 46(2), pp. 241-246. (doi: 10.1093/screen/46.2.241)

Books

Neely, S. (2017) Between Categories: the Films of Margaret Tait: Portraits, Poetry, Sound and Place. Series: Studies in the history and culture of Scotland, 7. Peter Lang: Oxford. ISBN 9783034318549 (doi:10.3726/978-3-0353-0724-5)

Book Sections

Neely, S. (2010) Virtually commercial sex. In: Boyle, K. (ed.) Everyday Pornography. Routledge: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY, pp. 90-102. ISBN 9780415543781

Neely, S. (2008) Contemporary Scottish cinema. In: Blain, N. and Hutchison, D. (eds.) The Media in Scotland. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, pp. 151-165. ISBN 9780748627998

Gibson, G. and Neely, S. (2007) Scottish television drama and parochial representation. In: Schoene, B. (ed.) The Edinburgh Companion to Contemporary Scottish Literature. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, pp. 106-113. ISBN 9780748623952

Maley, W. and Neely, S. (2004) "Almost afraid to know itself": Macbeth and cinematic Scotland. In: Bell, E. and Miller, G. (eds.) Scotland in Theory: Reflections on Culture & Literature. Series: Scottish cultural review of language and literature (1). Rodopi: Amsterdam, pp. 97-106. ISBN 9789042010284

Neely, S. (2001) Cool intentions: the literary classic, the teenpic and the 'chick flick'. In: Cartmell, D., Hunter, I.Q. and Whelehan, I. (eds.) Retrovisions: Reinventing the Past in Film and Fiction. Series: Film/fiction (6). Pluto Press: London ; Sterling, Virginia, pp. 74-86. ISBN 9780745315836

Edited Books

Neely, S. and Paul, N. (Eds.) (2018) Reel to Rattling Reel: Stories and Poems About Memories of Cinema-Going. Cranachan: Stornoway. ISBN 9781911279389

Neely, S. (Ed.) (2012) Margaret Tait: Poetry, Stories and Writings. Carcanet Press Limited: Manchester. ISBN 9781847771599

This list was generated on Sun Jul 12 00:34:31 2020 BST.

Grants

  • 2019    AHRC Standard Grant,Cinema Memory and the Digital Archives, CI (with Richard Rushton, University of Lancaster and Annette Kuhn, Queen Mary) (AHRC contribution £613,000)

  • 2018    Creative Scotand, Margaret Tait 100 project, year-long programme of events celebrating Tait’s centenary (£63k)

  • 2017    British Academy Newton Mobility Grant (co-applicant with Dr Ozge Ozyilmaz) for project looking at Silent Cinema and the Transition to Sound in Turkey. (£9995)

  • 2016-9  AHRC Standard Grant, The Major Minor Cinema: the Highlands and Islands Film Guild (1946-71), CI (with Ian Goode, University of Glasgow as PI) (AHRC contribution £450, 076)

  • 2014-7  AHRC Standard Grant, British Silent Cinema and the Transition to Sound, CI (with Laraine Porter, De Montfort as PI) (AHRC contribution £462,630)

  • 2010     AHRC Early Career Fellowship for research on Margaret Tait, For the creation of a book-length study of the filmmaker and an edited collection of Tait’s poetry and writings.  The project also involves the preservation of additional papers and ephemera relating to Tait’s life and work (£50,187)

  • 2009    Carnegie Small Research Grant  for research on Margaret Tait (£2000)

  • 2006    Carnegie Small Research Grantfor research on Margaret Tait (£2000)

 

Supervision

Sarah supervises PhDs in the areas of Scottish cinema and artists' moving image (history and practice). She currently supervises the following PhD students: 

Susannah Ramsay (primary supervisor, with Ross Birrell, GSA) – SGSAH AHRC DTP funded, film-poetry, practice-based.  Title: Experiencing the Film-Poem. Touching the Landscape, Tasting the Film.A Phenomenological Analysis of the Film-Poem through Practice and Exhibition

Shona Main (primary superivsor, with Ross Birrell, GSA) – SGSAH AHRC DTP funded, practice-based, exploring the practice of Scottish documentary pioneer, Jenny Gilbertson.

Sarah Forrest (secondary supervisor, with Susannah Thompson, GSA and Torsten Lauschmann, ECA) – SGSAH AHRC DTP funded. Title: What is Seen, What is Said to be Seen: Exploring doubt as a critical tool within artists' moving-image practice.

Amy Seager (secondary supervisor, with Brian Hoyle and Keith Williams, Dundee) – SGSAH AHRC DTP Funded. Title: To 'Live Through the Lens': The novels and screenplays of Alan Sharp as transmedial texts.

Marcus Jack (secondary supervisor, with Sarah Smith), Glasgow School of Art) – SGSAH AHRC DTP Funded.  Title: Curating a History of Artists’ Moving Image in Scotland.

Former Research Students

Linda Hutcheson (primary supervisor, with Neil Blain), Title: Beyond the Frame: A Critical Production Case Study of the Advance Party Initiative 

Nadin Mai (primary supervisor, with Philippa Lovatt), Title: The Aesthetics of Absence and Duration in the Post-Trauma Cinema of Lav Diaz 

John Ritchie (primary supervisor, with John Izod) – AHRC project PhD, Title: How UK and USA Films Represented and Performed Scottishness from 1895 to 1935: With Particular Attention to the Transition to Sound (1927–1933) 

Roseanne Watt (second supervisor, with Kathleen Jamie) – SGSAH AHRC DTP funded, film and poetry, creative writing and filmmaking project. Title: Aa My Mindin: Moving through loss in the poetic literary tradition of Shetland

Teaching

Key Moments in the Development of Cinema and Television, Level One

Level One Convener