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Monday, 11 June 2018
The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928) Galway Cathedral Recitals - Summer Concerts 2018 in association with Huston School of Film & Digital Media, presents a cine-concert of Carl Theodore Dreyer's 1928 silent masterpiece with live accompaniment on the Cathedral's organ by John Columba McCann. Dreyer’s film is based on the actual record of the trial of Joan of Arc and her sentence to be burnt at the stake in 1431. Aiming to communicate Joan’s purity, Dreyer's scrupulously prepared film was shot using natural light and actors without makeup in order to highlight the naturalism of the characters and their expressiveness. Despite being produced by Société Génerale des Films, the film’s premiere was delayed due to the protests of the Bishop of Paris who insisted on several scenes being cut. Dreyer's direction and Renee Falconetti's performance in the lead role are often listed as amongst the finest in cinema history. JOHN COLUMBA MCCANN is a member of the monastic community at Glenstal Abbey, where his roles include organist, director of the school choir, novice master and director of Benedictine Oblates. Drawing inspiration from the French tradition of organ improvisation, he was mostly self-taught until he was fortunate to receive lessons from Ansgar Wallenhorst (Ratiingen) and Frédéric Blanc (Paris). Over the last ten years he has hosted the Glenstal Abbey summer school in organ improvisation, where he has acted as assistant tutor. The screening will be introduced by Dr Tony Tracy of Huston School of Film & Digital Media, NUI Galway and will take place in Galway Cathedral on Thursday 5 July at 8:00pm Tickets through Eventbriteor on the door. https://recitals.galwaycathedral.ie
Tuesday, 29 May 2018
Huston School of Film & Digital Media, NUI Galway PhD Research Symposium 2018 Main Room Huston School Tuesday 29th May 12.30 Martin Jones, ‘Genres, Paratexts and Small National Cinemas’ 13.00 Trine Riel, Tracing Nietzsche: How to make philosophy visible? 13.30 Lunch 14.30 Temmuz Gúrbúz, ‘The Possible Intersection of Queer Methodologies and Punk Productions’ 15.00 Ben Gwalchmai, 'Electrified Phenomenology? Bridging network cultures to the dominant approach to digital texts' 15.30 Dr Barry Monahan, "Hands, Cinema and Lenny Abrahamson's Garage" Wednesday 30th May 10.00 Noel Hendrick, ‘Leviathan (2013): A Phenomenology of dread’ 10.30 Cormac McGarry, ‘Playing with the Picture Plane: Examining the Contributions of Depth and Perspective to Comics’ Reading/Watching Dialectic’ 11.00 Mairead Casey, ‘“Where is Regan?”: Reframing Demonic Possession in The Exorcist (2016) Television Serial’ 11.30 Dan Dwyer, ‘‘Feel the build-up, feel connected’. Mediated sport and the Irish audience in Britain’
Wednesday, 11 April 2018
We are delighted to announce that Huston School of Film & Digital Media alumnus Patricia Prieto-Blanco has just received the prestigious International Visual Sociology Association, Rieger Award for her PhD thesis: Affect and Affordances: case studies of transnational digital family photography. The award – only one of which is made each year - recognises outstanding work by graduate students in visual sociology. Patricia was supervised by Dr. Tony Tracy (Huston) and Dr. Anne Byrne (Sociology and Politics), NUI Galway and now lectures in photography at University of Brighton.
Monday, 12 March 2018
To coincide with Coming Home: Art and the Great Hunger an exhibition of the world's largest collection of Famine-related art at Dublin Castle, Dr Tony Tracy (Huston School of Film & Digital Media) has co-curated a month-long ‘The Great Hunger on Film’ programme at the Irish Film Institute as part of the Archive at Lunchtime on on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. On March 24th Dr Tracy will introduce an omnibus screening, outlining the history of representations of the Great Famine as well as considering challenges and issues around such constructions. Dr. Tony Tracy has also commissioned and executive produced the short film The Hunger Times on behalf of Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum (Quinnipiac University), which will have its premiere at the IFI on March 21st as part of a gala event that includes a screening of Black ’47. Produced by Tile Media, the film will be available to schools and general audiences via online platforms with supporting educational materials.