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Defining the heathen Irish and the pagan African: two similar discourses a century apart
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. ...
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 ...
'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.
From Kings to Cáca Mílis: Irish film and television as Gaeilge in 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).
Traditional music and song and the poetry of Thomas Kinsella
(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
(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 ...
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.
Review of "Six Shooter"
Review of one of the most provocative Irish short films in recent years, a work that manages not just to reference acclaimed playwright and director Martin McDonagh’s major influences but also provides a commentary on ...
Alexander Kluge: Utopian Cinema
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 ...