Four Courts Press 
New Catalogue
November 2005
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Film history and national cinema: studies in Irish film 2


This is the second volume of papers from the Irish Postgraduate Film Research Seminar designed to encourage Irish film scholarship and the study of Irish film. Intended to provide a platform for a growing body of work by young scholars on Irish and other cinemas, this volume provides a stimulating discussion on national and international film. The contents are:

Meaghan Morris Globalization, culture and cinema studies in Tuen Mun
Denis Condon Exhibiting x-rays and the cinematograph in Ireland, 1896
Emilie Pine Korea
Pádraic Whyte Martin Duffy's The boy from Mercury
Dióg O'Connell Pat Murphy's Nora
Dervila Layden The Snapper
Elaine Lennon The screenplays of Robert Towne
Danijela Kulezic-Wilson Musical and mythical patterns in Paul Thomas Anderson's Magnolia
Elizabeth Coulter-Smith Halas and Batchelor: from wartime propaganda to Animal Farm, 1936-56
Maeve Connolly Theorising Irish animation
Sarah Neely British cinema studies and the 'intimate epics' of the 'National' past
Margaret O'Neill Silence and shellshock narrative in Regeneration Mika Ko Contesting images in contemporary 'Japanese' cinema
Ellen E. Sweeney Revisioning the national in the Bloody Sunday films

Click here for first volume, National Cinema and beyond: studies in Irish film, 1

Kevin Rockett, who lectures in TCD, is the author of the critically acclaimed Irish film censorship: a cultural journey from silent cinema to internet pornography (Dublin, 2004). Professor John Hill is Head of the School of Media and the Performing Arts School of Media and Performing Arts, University of Ulster (Coleraine). He is also Governor of the British Film Institute.

176pp ills November 2005