Recent Submissions

  • White Cottage / White House : Irish-American masculinities and spaces of home in Hollywood cinema 1930 - 1960 

    Tracy, Anthony (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Film, 2015)
    This thesis examines constructions of Irish-American masculinity in classical Hollywood cinema's sound era (1930-1960) across five, chronologically-structured 'modes': James Cagney at Warner Bros; the Catholic priest; ...
  • Narrative and ideology in contemporary Hollywood cinema, 1990-1999 

    Rowland, Neil (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Film, 2004)
    The main purpose of this thesis is to investigate the relationship between ideology and the narrative structure of popular Hollywood cinema in the 1990s, particularly the manner in which a closed narrative structure serves ...
  • 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 ...

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