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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
An Irish Missionary in India: Thomas Gavan Duffy and the Catechist of Kil-Arni
(Irish Academic Press, 2006)
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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. ...
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 ...