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Ireland and Cinema

Culture and Contexts

  • Barry Monahan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Introduction

    1. Barry Monahan
      Pages 1-10
  3. Politics of Home, Space and Place

  4. Identities of Gender and Stardom

  5. Northern Ireland

  6. Overseas Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. Isabelle Le Corff
      Pages 158-169

About this book


The volume offers a broad range of academic approaches to contemporary and historical Irish filmmaking and representations of nationality, national identity, and theoretical questions around the construction of Ireland and Irishness on the screen.


Ireland Irishness Film Culture Theory Aesthetics Gender Genre Stardom Northern Ireland Polities History Ideology Hegemony Cinematic performance National identity Irish accents Ethnicity Performance Adaptation cinema film

Editors and affiliations

  • Barry Monahan
    • 1
  1. 1.University College CorkIreland

About the editors

Laura Aguiar, University College Cork, Ireland Stephen Baker, Ulster University, UK Ciara Barrett, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland Brigitte Bastiat, University of La Rochelle, France Noélia Borges, Federal University of Bahia, Brazil Liz Carville, NUI Maynooth, Ireland Ciara Chambers, Ulster University, UK Silvia Dibeltulo, Oxford Brookes University, UK Conn Holohan, NUI Galway, Ireland Jenny Knell, University College Dublin, Ireland Isabelle Le Corff, Université de Bretagne Occidentale, France Fergal Lenehan, Friedrich Schiller University, Germany Greg McLaughlin, Ulster University, UK Martin McLoone, Ulster University, UK Raita Merivirta, University of Turku, Finland Barry Monahan, University College Cork, Ireland Patricia Neville, University of Bristol, UK Nicholas O'Riordan, University College Cork, Ireland Kathleen Vejvoda, Bridgewater State University, USA

Bibliographic information


'Ireland and Cinema offers the reader a diverse and methodologically-rich collection of essays on the state of Irish cinema today. With chapters on gender, stardom, the city, post-Troubles Northern Ireland, documentaries, genres and festivals, this is the perfect resource for teachers, researchers and students. It sets down a marker for further writing in the discipline and is a model for National Cinema studies.' - Dr Ruth Barton, Department of Film, Trinity College Dublin

'Ireland and Cinema animates a wide-ranging and stimulating set of contemporary views, a timely volume working with a plurality of films that circulate within its boundaries. Of course in creating a space for contention there will be the inclusion of many arguable or disputable viewpoints, but they are an indispensable part of a dynamic discursive context. This is where creative and critical analysis has the potential to feed into politics and policy, and even practice.' - Professor Rod Stoneman, Huston School of Film and Visual Media, NUI Galway