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Configuring Irishness through coaching films: Peil (1962) and Christy Ring (1964)
(Taylor & Francis, 2016-07-12)
The sports coaching film has a long history, dating from at least 1932 with the production of Paulette McDonagh s How I Play Cricket which featured the legendary Don Bradman. However, coaching films dedicated to indigenous ...
“For the honour of old Knock-na-gow I must win”: Representing Sport in Knocknagow (1918)
Knocknagow (1918) has a special significance for followers of sport in Ireland. Most immediately, it contains one of the earliest surviving depictions of hurling on film—and hurling’s earliest depiction in a fiction ...
'Croke Park goes Plumb Crazy' Gaelic Games in Pathé Newsreels, 1920–1939
(Taylor and Francis, 2011)
From the establishment of the Irish Free State in 1922, and over the next two decades, arose great efforts in Ireland to augment political independence from Britain with enhanced cultural separation. During this period the ...
From Babe Ruth to Michael Jordan: Affirming the American Dream via the Sports/Film Star
(University of Waterloo, Department of Fine Arts (Film Studies), 2014)
In the United States, sport stars have provided crucial affirmation of the American Dream ideology despite the considerable evidence that questions the validity and appropriateness of this belief for understandings of ...
Horror, hurling, and Bertie: aspects of contemporary Irish horror cinema
(University of Waterloo, Department of Fine Arts (Film Studies), 2012)
In Ireland, generic international cinematic forms have provided an important means through which filmmakers have attempted to tell Irish stories while engaging international audiences. However, in general Irish filmmakers ...
Sport, representation, and the commemoration of the 1916 Rising: a new Ireland rises?
(European Federation of Associations and Centres of Irish Studies (EFACIS), the Research Institute of Irish and Scottish Studies (RIISS) in Aberdeen, and the University of Leuven, 2018-10-24)
Commemoration is part of what defines nations and their configurations; the considerable investment of the Irish state (and various sporting organisations) during 2016 in 1916 commemorations speaks to the importance of ...