Dr Tony Tracy

PhD

Contact Details

Lecturer Bar/College Lecturer
Huston School of Film & Digital
Media, Room 337,
Arts Millennium Building,
NUI Galway.

T: Ext. 3839
E: tony.tracy@nuigalway.ie

Huston School of Film And Digital Media
Earls Island
NUI Galway

T: Ext. 3839
E: tony.tracy@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

Before co-establishing the Huston School of Film and Digital Media at NUI Galway in 2003, I was involved with film production and film education in a variety of contexts. After graduating as an English teacher I spent several years at international schools in Japan, Paris and New York where I began including film in my curricula. In New York I worked in a production capacity on a number of independent films and then for Miramax International before returning to Ireland.

After an MA in Film (courses taken at NYU and UCD) I became Senior Education Officer at the Irish Film Institute from 1996-2000 and was central to the development of film education for second-level students.This included the introduction of film in the Leaving Certificate English curriculum. I spent several years developing and delivering teacher-training programmes for the IFI and Department of Education and have continued to offer workshops and write study materials for use in schools.

I then moved to NUI Galway where I appominted the first lecturer in Film Studies and was instrumental in the establishment of the Huston School of Film and Digital Media. I subsequently devised and directed the MA and BA programmes in Film Studies. My research focuses on three principle areas: Silent Cinema; Irish and Irish-American themed cinema. I teach a wide variety of modules within Film History and Theory and Applied Film Studies. I have supervised research in Digital Photography, Visual Culture and various areas of Film History. 

Alongside my academic research and teaching I remain passionately involved with the development of film culture in the public sphere as a director of the Fresh Film Festival (www.freshfilmfestival.net), through frequent public interviews at the Irish Film Institute and elsewhere, and as a regular radio broadcaster on film.

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2012) '‘The Pauper and the Prince: Transformative Masculinity in Regeneration’'
Tony Tracy (2012) '‘The Pauper and the Prince: Transformative Masculinity in Regeneration’'. Historical Journal Of Film Radio And Television, 23.4 (2011) :414-427 [Details]
(2011) '‘When Disney Met Delargy: Darby O'Gill and the Irish Folklore Commission''
Tony Tracy (2011) '‘When Disney Met Delargy: Darby O'Gill and the Irish Folklore Commission''. Folklore, Vol. 78 [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2009) '‘Caught Between a Rock (Hudson) and a Raparee: Captain Lightfoot's textual heritage', in Ruth Barton (ed.), Screening Irish America: Representing Irish America in Film and Television, Irish Academic Press (2009)'
Tracy, A. (2009) '‘Caught Between a Rock (Hudson) and a Raparee: Captain Lightfoot's textual heritage', in Ruth Barton (ed.), Screening Irish America: Representing Irish America in Film and Television, Irish Academic Press (2009)' In: -. -: -. [Details]
(2009) 'Adapting McGahern: Cathal Black's Wheels' (1977), John Kenny (Ed), The John McGahern Yearbook, Volume 2, Galway: 2009'
Tracy, A. (2009) 'Adapting McGahern: Cathal Black's Wheels' (1977), John Kenny (Ed), The John McGahern Yearbook, Volume 2, Galway: 2009' In: [Details]
(2009) '‘This Tempting Indulgence: William McGivern's Rogue Cops', in Matthew O'Brien and James Rodgers (Eds.), After the Flood, Irish America 1945-1960. Irish Academic Press (2009)'
Tracy, A. (2009) '‘This Tempting Indulgence: William McGivern's Rogue Cops', in Matthew O'Brien and James Rodgers (Eds.), After the Flood, Irish America 1945-1960. Irish Academic Press (2009)' In: -. -: -. [Details]
(2008) 'The Gateway to America: Edgar Ulmer's Carnegie Hall as Immigrant Text'
Tony Tracy (2008) 'The Gateway to America: Edgar Ulmer's Carnegie Hall as Immigrant Text' In: Edgar G. Ulmer: Detour on Poverty Row. lexington: Lexington Books. [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
(2014) Masculinity and Irish Popular Culture: Tiger's Tales.
Tony Tracy and Conn Holohan, eds (Ed.). (2014) Masculinity and Irish Popular Culture: Tiger's Tales. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]
(2010) John Huston : essays on a restless director.
Tony Tracy, Roddy Flynn (Ed.). (2010) John Huston : essays on a restless director John Huston : essays on a restless director. Jefferson, N.C: McFarland & Co. [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
(2012) Emerald illusions: the Irish in early American cinema.
Tracy, T (2012) Emerald illusions: the Irish in early American cinema. Book Review [DOI] [Details]
(2011) Ireland's Theatre on Film: style, stars and the national stage on screen.
Tracy, T (2011) Ireland's Theatre on Film: style, stars and the national stage on screen. Book Review [DOI] [Details]

Conference Paper

  Year Publication
(2008) Reel Borders: Transnational Cinema in the 21st Century (keynote), University of Connecticut, Storrs, April 5, 2008.
Tracy, A. (2008) Reel Borders: Transnational Cinema in the 21st Century (keynote), University of Connecticut, Storrs, April 5, 2008. Conference Paper [Details]
(2007) Ireland: Going East Conference (Societe Francaise d'Etudes Irlandaises), Paris 16 March 2007.
Tracy, A. (2007) Ireland: Going East Conference (Societe Francaise d'Etudes Irlandaises), Paris 16 March 2007. Conference Paper [Details]
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