Centre for Media Research

Dr Gail Baylis

Lecturer, School of Media, Film & Journalism; Subject Director, Photo Imagining Minor

About Dr Baylis

Gail Baylis is a lecturer in the School of Media, Film & Journalism. She holds a Phd in English literature and an MA in Popular Culture.

Research Fields

Her primary research specialism is photographic theory and visual culture. Much of her work focuses on the study of the history of Irish photography with emphasis on the effects of the reproduction of historical photographs for the formation of memory cultures.

Contact Details

Office I119
+44 (0)28 7012 3363


Number of items: 10.

Baylis, Gail (2015) Boy culture and Ireland 1916. Early Popular Visual Culture, 13 (3). pp. 192-208.

Baylis, Gail (2014) A few too many photographs? Indexing digital histories. History of Photography, 38 (1). pp. 3-20.

Baylis, Gail (2014) Gender in the Frame: photography and the performance of the nation narrative in early twentieth-century Ireland. Irish Studies Review, 22 (2). pp. 184-206.

Baylis, Gail (2014) Remembering to Forget: marginalised visual representations in the Irish nation narrative. Kyntypa/Culture, 7. pp. 123-135.

Baylis, Gail (2012) Exchanging looks: Gap girls and colleens in early Irish tourist photography. Early Popular Visual Culture, 10 (4). pp. 325-343.

Baylis, Gail and Edge, Sarah (2010) The Great Famine: absence, memory and photography. Cultural Studies, 24 (6). pp. 778-800.

Baylis, Gail (2009) Metropolitan Surveillance and rural opacity: secret photography in late-nineteenth-century Ireland. History of Photography, 33. pp. 26-38.

Baylis, Gail (2008) Remediations: or when is a boring photograph not a boring photograph. Photographies, 1 (1). pp. 29-48.

Baylis, Gail (2006) Visual cruising in South Wales in the 1860s: Tredegar Patch Girls. Visual Culture in Britain, 7 (2). pp. 1-24.

Edge, Sarah and Baylis, Gail (2004) Photographing children: the works of Tierney Gearon and Sally Mann. Visual Culture in Britain, 5 (1). pp. 75-89.

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Book Sections

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Baylis, Gail (2017) The Easter Rising 1916: Photography and Remembrance. In: Irish Studies and the Dynamics of Memory. (Eds: Corporaal, Marguerite, Cusack, Christopher and Beuken, Rudd van den), Peter Lang, Oxford, pp. 57-79. ISBN 978-3-0343-2236-2

Baylis, Gail and Burke, Anne (2013) Re-walking London Street, Derry within the Walls of London. In: The London Reader 1. The London Symposuim, London/ebook, pp. 109-118. ISBN 9780957363106

Baylis, Gail (2012) ‘The eviction photograph as Shifting Trace’. In: Memory Ireland, volume 2. (Eds: Frawley, Oona), Syracuse University Press, New York, pp. 171-184. ISBN 978-0-8156-3297-9

Baylis, Gail (2007) Imagined Narratives: photography and the construction of diasporic cultural memory. In: Rethinking Diasporas: Hidden Narratives and Imagined Borders. Cambridge Scholars Press, pp. 20-30. ISBN 1847181961

Baylis, Gail (2007) Technologies and Cultures: Robert J. Welch’s Western Landscapes 1895-1914. In: Framing the West: Images of Rural Ireland 1891-1920. (Eds: Breathnach, Ciara), Irish Academic Press, pp. 77-96. ISBN 978 0 7165 2873 9

Baylis, Gail (1996) Prose and the novel 1573-1830. In: Introducing Literary Studies. Prentice Hall/ Harvester Wheatsheaf, pp. 201-230. ISBN 0-13-355223-3

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Edge, Sarah, Crilly, Anne and Baylis, Gail (2008) London Street: A Visual Exploration. Context Gallery.

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Conference Items

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Baylis, Gail (2014) ‘Boys dressing up: the visual performance of masculinities and Ireland 1916’. In: Femininties and Maculinities conference, Lisbon, Portugal. Inter-disciplinary.net.

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