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Gaelic Games and 'the Movies'
(Irish Academic Press, 2009)
From the earliest days of the cinema, sport was one of the most popular subjects of representation. Unsurprisingly, when film arrived in Ireland, Irish sport, including gaelic games, would soon feature. Gaelic games were ...
Shillalah Swing Time ...You'll thrill each time a wild Irishman s skull shatters : Representing Hurling in American Cinema: 1930-1960
(Irish Academic Press, 2009)
While significant research has been done over the past twenty years on the important role Gaelic games and their promotion played in the construction and development of Irish nationalism and Irish identity, particularly ...
The Quiet Man and Beyond: An Introduction
(Liffey Press, 2009)
In 1996, The Quiet Man topped an Irish Times poll for the best Irish film of all time. Almost ten years later, with many more Irish (and Irish-themed) films made, The Quiet Man still occupied number four in a poll of 10,000 ...
"The Given Note": traditional music and modern Irish poetry
(Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008)
"The oldest records indicate that the performance of poetry in Gaelic Ireland was normally accompanied by music, providing a point of continuity with past tradition while bolstering a sense of community in the present. ...
Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill: Reclaiming women's voice from song
(University of Sunderland Press, 2005)
Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill is one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary Irish literature. Her work, drawing on Irish mythology, folklore and orature has also attracted considerable international acclaim and has been ...
The sea of orality: An introduction to orality and modern Irish culture
(Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009)
[Introduction to the collection Anáil an Bhéil Bheo: Orality and Modern Irish Culture (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009)] While the connections between oral and textual traditions in Ireland have been the focus of much ...
'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)
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 ...
Review of "Pavee Lackeen" (2005)
Review of an innovative film, shot on mini-DV in a pseudo documentary style, featuring an Irish Traveller family.
Vanishing Point: An Examination of Some Consequences of Globalization for Contemporary Irish Film
In the following article, some films produced with the support of Bord Scannán na hÉireann (The Irish Film Board) since its reconstitution in 1993 are examined in light of the work of global anthropologist Arjun Appadurai ...
Review of "Hunger"
Review of Steve McQueen's 2008 British-Irish historical drama film Hunger, starring Michael Fassbender (as Republican leader Bobby Sands), Liam Cunningham, and Liam McMahon. The film is concerned with the 1981 Irish hunger strike.