Recent Submissions

  • Sport, representation, and the commemoration of the 1916 Rising: a new Ireland rises? 

    Crosson, Seán (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 ...
  • "Ar son an Naisiuin": The National Film Institute of Ireland's All-Ireland Films 

    Crosson, Seán (Irish-American Cultural Institute, 2013)
    On 4 September 1948 the Irish Independent newspaper carried a small announcement on page ten indicating that the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) had authorized the filming of the All-Ireland hurling and football finals ...
  • Reimagining an Irish City: I am Belfast 

    Crosson, Seán (Asociación Española de Estudios Irlandeses, Spanish Association for Irish Studies (AEDEI), 2017-03)
    An early shot in Mark Cousin's I am Belfast lingers on a very unusual and unexpected landscape, what appears to be an icy vista reflected in water, with clouds drifting by in the distance. Where s this our narrator asks. ...
  • Defining the heathen Irish and the pagan African: two similar discourses a century apart 

    Bateman, Fiona (2008)
    This article looks at two different missionary projects separated by space and time: British Protestant missions to Ireland in the mid-nineteenth century; and Irish Roman Catholic missions to Africa in the 1920 and 1930s. ...
  • Horror, hurling, and Bertie: aspects of contemporary Irish horror cinema 

    Crosson, Seán (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 ...
  • From Babe Ruth to Michael Jordan: Affirming the American Dream via the Sports/Film Star 

    Crosson, Seán (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 ...
  • “For the honour of old Knock-na-gow I must win”: Representing Sport in Knocknagow (1918) 

    Crosson, Seán (2012)
    Knocknagow (1918) has a special significance for followers of sport in Ireland.[1] Most immediately, it contains one of the earliest surviving depictions of hurling on film—and hurling’s earliest depiction in a fiction ...
  • Configuring Irishness through coaching films: Peil (1962) and Christy Ring (1964) 

    Crosson, Seán (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 ...
  • Irish short films: essential indigenous productions 

    Crosson, Seán (ROPES: Review Of Postgraduate Studies, 1995)
    Since the emergence of an Irish cinema of national questioning in the mid-1970s, short films have played an important role in Irish film culture. Not only did they offer Irish filmmakers an opportunity to learn their trade ...
  • 'Croke Park goes Plumb Crazy' Gaelic Games in Pathé Newsreels, 1920–1939 

    Crosson, Seán; McAnallen, Dónal (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 ...
  • Sport and the media in Ireland: an introduction 

    Crosson, Seán; Dine, Philip (Taylor and Francis, 2011)
    [Introduction to Media History Special Issue on Sport and the Media in Ireland]. The symbiotic relationship that has existed since the mid-nineteenth century between sport and the media - from the popular press, through ...
  • The Theory of Film Practice: Thirty Years Later 

    Stoneman, Rod (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013)
    Jean-Luc Godard prefaced his exhibition Voyages en utopie with the explanation that it was an intimate voyage that is permeable to the world s upheavals; it is from the tension between these two poles: autobiographical ...
  • Alexander Kluge: Utopian Cinema 

    Stoneman, Rod (Rodopi, 2007-10-01)
    Alexander Kluge's films, television programmes and his other diverse activities contribute to a developed understanding of contemporary politics and culture. He took a version of creative critical theory into spheres of ...
  • Global Interchange: The Same but Different 

    Stoneman, Rod (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013-08)
    Praxis is a productive basis for international interchange the diversity and pluralism of critical practice offers an implicit challenge to dominant models. The replication of versions of academic tunnel vision is too ...
  • Girl chewing gum: the time that cinema forgot 

    Stoneman, Rod (Intellect / Ingenta Connect, 2012-02)
    John Smith's Girl Chewing Gum was made in Hackney, East London and shown at the London Film-Makers' Co-op in 1976. Through its wit and imagination this film extended the forms of British avant-garde experimentation that ...
  • Chance and Change 

    Stoneman, Rod (2010)
  • Speaking Directly 

    Stoneman, Rod (2010)
  • Traditional music and song and the poetry of Thomas Kinsella 

    Crosson, Seán (Nordic Irish Studies, 2008)
    Music and song are both important influences on, and themes in, the poetry of Thomas Kinsella. His poetry also features several individuals associated with music, none more frequently than his close friend, the composer ...
  • Performance and music in the poetry of Ciaran Carson 

    Crosson, Seán (Nordic Irish Studies, 2004)
    Ciaran Carson has established a reputation as one of Ireland's most important poetic voices. However, Carson is also an accomplished musician whose work reflects the liminal borderland that has always existed between Irish ...
  • From Kings to Cáca Mílis: Irish film and television as Gaeilge in 2007 

    Crosson, Seán (2007)
    A review of recent trends in Irish language television and film, including a consideration of the films Cré na Cille (Graveyard Clay) (2007), Kings (2007) and the TV series "Paddywhackery" (2007) and "The Running Mate" (2007).

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