Recent Submissions

  • Profane love, the heartening story and sublation : the dialectical image in film 

    O'Kelly, Conor (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Film, 2015)
    This thesis develops an understanding of the application of Walter Benjamin’s dialectical image. Benjamin’s theory of the dialectical image is examined through the comparison of avant-garde and realist film productions and ...
  • Community filmaking in Ireland 

    Leahy, Eileen (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Film, 2014)
    This thesis explores the state of the field of knowledge and looks at the limitations of current research. It identifies what the term community means and examines its importance for cinema. It defines community film and ...
  • Female performances and representation in the Hollywood musical, 1929 - 1940 

    Barrett, Ciara (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Film, 2015)
    This thesis explores the evolution of female performance paradigms and representation in Hollywood musicals from 1929 to 1940. In particular, it considers how the paradigmatic representation of femininity within the musical ...
  • Deconstructing the nation : the Abbey Theatre and stage-Irishness on screen, 1930-1960 

    Monahan, Barry (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Film, 2004)
    This thesis examines the consequences for representations of the national through national discourses of the increasing artistic and technical collaboration that occurred between the Abbey Theatre and a number of film ...
  • The construction of history and childhood in literature and film for children in Ireland, 1990-2003 

    Whyte, Pádraic (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Film, 2006)
    This thesis examines the construction of and relationship between childhood and history in Irish children’s texts. The project takes a multi-disciplinary approach, focussing on the construction of history and of childhood ...

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