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'They can't wipe us out, they can't lick us. We'll go on forever pa, because we're the people' - Misrepresenting death in Jim Sheridan's In America (2003)

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dc.contributor.author Crosson, Seán en
dc.date.accessioned 2010-01-18T15:22:38Z en
dc.date.available 2010-01-18T15:22:38Z en
dc.date.issued 2008 en
dc.identifier.citation Crosson S. (2008). 'They can't wipe us out, they can't lick us. We'll go on forever pa, because we're the people' - Misrepresenting death in Jim Sheridan's In America (2003), "Estudios Irlandeses: Journal of Irish Studies", Issue 3 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10379/590 en
dc.description.abstract This paper will examine the recurring theme of death in Jim Sheridan's work, with particular focus on his 2003 film In America. This theme also links Sheridan's work to one of his favourite directors, John Ford, whose work In America alludes to. While exploring the theme of death in Sheridan's films, and how it connects with the work of Ford, this paper will consider responses to In America, the first film to be (partly) shot in New York after the attack on the twin towers, in light of the tragedy of 9/11. It raises questions about the problematic positioning of this film by Sheridan and others not just with respect to the events of that day but also in relation to the 1981 hunger strikes in Northern Ireland. Furthermore, it questions the regressive politics involved in the depiction of the central black character in In America, Mateo, particularly as it relates to this theme of death. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Death en
dc.subject Jim Sheridan en
dc.subject John Ford en
dc.subject "In America" en
dc.subject Dehistoricisation en
dc.subject 9/11 en
dc.subject Regressive stereotypes en
dc.subject.lcsh Sheridan, Jim, 1949- -- In America en
dc.subject.lcsh Death in motion pictures en
dc.title 'They can't wipe us out, they can't lick us. We'll go on forever pa, because we're the people' - Misrepresenting death in Jim Sheridan's In America (2003) en
dc.type Article en
dc.local.publishedsource http://estudiosirlandeses.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/pdfSeanCrosson.pdf en
dc.description.peer-reviewed peer-reviewed en

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