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Sport and Christianity in American cinema ‘The beloved grew fat and kicked’ (Deuteronomy 32:15)
(Taylor & Francis (Routledge), 2017-10-21)
Christianity has been an enduring feature of films featuring sports or sporting figures since the early twentieth century, such that religious icons, references and rituals have now become naturalised as familiar and ...
‘All this must come to an end. Through talking’: Dialogue and Troubles Cinema
(Peter Lang, 2014)
The Northern Ireland Troubles have featured in film since the late 1940s. While a variety of films have depicted combatants in most cases from the republican side a recurring trope in such representations has been the ...
Contemporary Irish film: An introduction
(Introduction to collection CONTEMPORARY IRISH FILM: NEW PERSPECTIVES ON A NATIONAL CINEMA) The title of this paper is deliberately ambiguous. It is not only meant as an introduction to this collection, but also as a very ...
Anticipating a postnationalist Ireland: representing Gaelic Games in Rocky Road to Dublin (1968) and Clash of the Ash (1987)
(Peter Lang, 2010)
This article charts the movement towards what might be called, following from Richard Kearney’s 1995 book, a post-nationalist approach to representing gaelic games in film, particularly since the late 1960s through an ...
Irish intolerance: exploring its roots in Irish cinema
This article examines the depiction of intolerance in Irish film just before and during the Celtic Tiger period itself, usually associated with the years 1995–2007. In particular, the paper is concerned with exploring how ...
“If Irish cinema is going to be really great it has to stop worrying too much about being ‘Irish cinema’”: Q & A with Lenny Abrahamson and Mark O’Halloran
Director Lenny Abrahamson and screenwriter and actor Mark O'Halloran have established a formidable partnership in recent years that has produced some of the most distinctive and celebrated work to emerge in Irish cinema. ...
Ireland and Biafra: hunger, history, politics and public opinion
(Cambria Press, 2012)
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‘Introduction’ In: Crisis and Contemporary Poetry
This collection of essays addresses poetic and critical responses to the various crises encountered by contemporary writers and our society. The essays included discuss a range of issues from the holocaust, the Troubles ...
1916 and Irish literature, culture and society: an introduction
(Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2015)
1916 marked an important moment in the development of modern Ireland. The continuing resonance of the Republican Rising that took place in that year was evident in the now much quoted editorial of The Irish Times (18 Nov ...
Sport and the 1916 Rising
This chapter considers the role of sport in the lives of participants in the 1916 Easter Rising.