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This WAS Hammer : From Haymarket to Elstree and Back Again
Presented at The Irish Postgraduate Film Research Seminar on Thursday 23rd April 2010. Trinity College Dublin.
Looking at the origins of the Hammer Film company and brand iconography in the pre-horror period (1934 - 1954).

The House of Hammer: An exploration of British Brand Identity
Presented at the Bloodlines: British Horror Past and Present conference on Thursday 4th March 2010. De Montfort University, Leicester.
Discussing the iconography and brand awareness in relation to Hammer horror, from 1956 to present day.

Is THIS A Hammer Film?
Presented at The Irish Postgraduate Film Research Seminar on Thursday 25th September 2008. Trinity College Dublin.
"Debating the criteria for a filmographical study of Hammer Films"
A version of this paper is available as a podcast. See http://avalard.blogspot.com for details.

Paganism in The Wicker Man
Presented at The Irish Postgraduate Film Research Seminar on Friday 5th May 2006. University of Ulster, Portrush campus.
Examining the historical sources which influenced the portrayal of paganism in the 1973 film.

Womb Wounds: The Female as a Threat in the Films of Neil Marshall
Presented at the Crash Cinema Symposium on Wednesday 15 March 2006. National Museum of Film, Photography and Television, Bradford.
"The evolution of the role of women in 'life and death' films such as Dog Soldiers and The Descent."
Published in The Crash Cinema Proceedings Vol 5 (2006).