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dc.contributor.authorCrosson, Seánen
dc.date.accessioned2010-01-18T15:22:38Zen
dc.date.available2010-01-18T15:22:38Zen
dc.date.issued2008en
dc.identifier.citationCrosson S. (2008). '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), "Estudios Irlandeses: Journal of Irish Studies", Issue 3en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10379/590en
dc.description.abstractThis 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 work In America alludes to. While exploring the theme of death in Sheridan's films, and how it connects with the work of Ford, this paper will consider responses to In America, the first film to be (partly) shot in New York after the attack on the twin towers, in light of the tragedy of 9/11. It raises questions about the problematic positioning of this film by Sheridan and others not just with respect to the events of that day but also in relation to the 1981 hunger strikes in Northern Ireland. Furthermore, it questions the regressive politics involved in the depiction of the central black character in In America, Mateo, particularly as it relates to this theme of death.en
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dc.subjectDeathen
dc.subjectJim Sheridanen
dc.subjectJohn Forden
dc.subject"In America"en
dc.subjectDehistoricisationen
dc.subject9/11en
dc.subjectRegressive stereotypesen
dc.subject.lcshSheridan, Jim, 1949- -- In Americaen
dc.subject.lcshDeath in motion picturesen
dc.title'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)en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.local.publishedsourcehttp://estudiosirlandeses.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/pdfSeanCrosson.pdfen
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