Module Title:Ireland on Screen
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In 1 programme(s)
Module Aim: This module will examine the history of portrayals of Ireland and the Irish onscreen. Beginning with films that established a myth of romantic nationalism. Students will look at both rural and urban films, spending time on the depiction of the Northern Irish “Troubles,” and concluding with “post-national” films. Throughout, students will consider the relationship between class and national identity, what role the heritage industry plays in defining ‘Ireland,’ how film articulates the relationship of Ireland to the UK and the US, and how globalization has factored into the Irish film industry.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Define key thematic and formal issues of contemporary Irish cinema
LO2 Identify markers of cultural identity in Irish films and explain how that identity has been reflected in and driven by Ireland’s national cinema.
LO3 Understand the cultural and political implications of film as a medium.
LO4 Identify how cinema shapes and is shaped by cultural and historical events, including the emergence of modern Ireland, the Irish diaspora, and the place of Ireland in a globalized economy.
Pre-requisite learning
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
A Short History of Ireland and its Cinema:
Blazing the Trail: The O’Kalems in Ireland (2011) Irish Cinema Ourselves Alone (1996) The Quiet Man (1952)
From First to Second Wave: The Costs of an Irish Film Industry:
The Crying Game (1992) Poitin (1977) I Went Down (1997).
Export/Import(ant): The Global Market for Irish Films and Subjects
The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006) Michael Collins (1996).
Center & Periphery: The Celtic Tiger and its aftermath
Garage (2007) What Richard Did (2012) Breakfast on Pluto (2005).
Selling Irish Film/Music
Good Vibrations (2013) The Commitments (1992) Once (2007)
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment100.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project n/a 1,2,3,4 80.00 Sem 1 End
Presentation n/a 1,2,3,4 20.00 Week 10
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Every Week 6.00
Total Hours 9.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_BHCPR_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Public Relations and Media 8 Mandatory