Unbridling the Western Film Auteur book launch

Is the Western a vehicle for expressing complex ideas of national and transnational identity? Unbridling the Western Film Auteur, which undertakes the task of answering this question, was officially launched last Friday. In attendance were both editors, Emma Hamilton and Alistair Rolls. The book was launched at the Newcastle City Campus (NewSpace), Australia, by Associate Professor Jo May, a … Continue reading

Book launch: Unbridling the Western Film Auteur

The English Language and Foundation Studies Centre will be launching two new books by ELFSC staff. Among them is Unbridling the Western Film Auteur, edited by Emma Hamilton and Alistair Rolls. The book renders a complex portrait of the Western auteur by considering the genre in a transnational context. It proposes that narrow views of auteurism should … Continue reading

Unbridling the Western Film Auteur published

According to Jim Kitses (1969), the Western originally offered American directors a rich canvas to express a singular authorial vision of the American past and its significance. The Western’s recognizable conventions and symbols, rich filmic heritage, and connections to pulp fiction created a widely spoken «language» for self-expression and supplemented each filmmaker’s power to express … Continue reading

Book launch: Transnational Revolutionaries: The Fenian Invasion of Canada, 1866

On Tuesday 2 February, the launch of Dr David Doolin’s new book Transnational Revolutionaries: The Fenian Invasion of Canada, 1866, Volume 71 in the Reimagining Ireland series, took place at the Mansion House on Dawson Street in Dublin. The book is published to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the event, in which several thousand … Continue reading

Book launch: Transnational Revolutionaries: The Fenian Invasion of Canada, 1866

David Doolin’s new book Transnational Revolutionaries: The Fenian Invasion of Canada, 1866 will be launched at 6pm on Tuesday 2 February at the Mansion House on Dawson Street, Dublin. The launch will be hosted by the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Críona Ní Dhálaigh. The organization of several thousand Irish American men into a military outfit, … Continue reading

New series: Transnational Cultures

Transnational Cultures promotes enquiry into the cultural products of transnationalism with a particular focus on the visual arts, literature, music, performance, cinema and new media. With the growth of diasporic communities, migratory crossings and virtual exchange, cultural production beyond, across and traversing borders has become an increasing focus of scholarship within historical, contemporary and comparative … Continue reading

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