Irish Cinematic History and Cultural Identity


The module will provide learners with an understanding of the broad historical, theoretical and cultural debates surrounding Irish cinema through the critical analysis of cinematic representations of Ireland.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Outline the historical context and development of early Irish cinema.

  2. Describe and account for the emergence of an Irish National Cinema.

  3. Recognise and locate the variety of representations and cultural themes in Irish Cinema through the study of a wide range of visual and written texts.

  4. Assess and evaluate the connection between Irish Cinema and national identity in a socio-economic, political and cultural context.

  5. Demonstrate an understanding of how to critically analyse examples of Irish film from a variety of perspectives, such as storytelling, script, cinematography, direction, set design, and musical score.

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