Mr Tony Tracy


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]
(2007) American Conference for Irish Studies, April 20, 2007.
Tracy, A. (2007) American Conference for Irish Studies, April 20, 2007. Conference Paper [Details]
(2007) Screening Irish American Conference, UCD. March 2007.
Tracy, A. (2007) Screening Irish American Conference, UCD. March 2007. Conference Paper [Details]
(2007) Transnational American Studies Symposium, Clinton Institute. July 21st, 2007.
Tracy, A. (2007) Transnational American Studies Symposium, Clinton Institute. July 21st, 2007. Conference Paper [Details]
(2007) Transatlantic Studies Conference, UCC, July 2007.
Tracy, A. (2007) Transatlantic Studies Conference, UCC, July 2007. Conference Paper [Details]
(2006) Screening Irish America Conference I, Boston College, March 2006.
Tracy, A. (2006) Screening Irish America Conference I, Boston College, March 2006. Conference Paper [Details]

Foreword

  Year Publication
(2008) Editor and Introduction: The Year in Irish Film and Television Review 2007, Estudios Irlandeses, Number 3, 2008. .
Tracy, A. (2008) Editor and Introduction: The Year in Irish Film and Television Review 2007, Estudios Irlandeses, Number 3, 2008. . Foreword [Details]
(2007) Editor and Introduction: The Year in Irish Film and Television Review 2006, Estudios Irlandeses, Number 2,2007. .
Tracy, A. (2007) Editor and Introduction: The Year in Irish Film and Television Review 2006, Estudios Irlandeses, Number 2,2007. . Foreword [Details]
(2006) Editor and Introduction: The Year in Irish Film and Television Review 2005, Estudios Irlandeses, Number 1,2006.
Tracy, A. (2006) Editor and Introduction: The Year in Irish Film and Television Review 2005, Estudios Irlandeses, Number 1,2006. Foreword [Details]

Media

  Year Publication
Godard and French New Wave.
Tracy, A. Godard and French New Wave. Media [Details]
Luchino Vistonti.
Tracy, A. Luchino Vistonti. Media [Details]
'Essential Art House':.
Tracy, A. 'Essential Art House':. Media [Details]

Other Item

  Year Publication
Interview with Simon Perry (CEO Irish Film Board).
Tracy, A. Interview with Simon Perry (CEO Irish Film Board). Other Item [Details]
(2009) ‘In Ireland and America: An Interview with Jim Sheridan', in Ruth Barton (Ed.), Screening Irish America: Representing Irish America in Film and Television, Irish Academic Press (2009) .
Tracy, A. (2009) ‘In Ireland and America: An Interview with Jim Sheridan', in Ruth Barton (Ed.), Screening Irish America: Representing Irish America in Film and Television, Irish Academic Press (2009) . Other Item [Details]
(2008) In Search of the Subtext: Interview with Lenny Abrahamson and Mark O'Halloran', Kinema, Fall 2008.
Tracy, A. (2008) In Search of the Subtext: Interview with Lenny Abrahamson and Mark O'Halloran', Kinema, Fall 2008. Other Item [Details]
(2007) Fateless: A Study Guide,Fresh Film Festival 2007.
Tracy, A. (2007) Fateless: A Study Guide,Fresh Film Festival 2007. Other Item [Details]
(2007) Irish Film: A Teaching Module for Secondary Schools (2007) Film Institute of Ireland/Arts Council/Irish Film Board.
Tracy, A. (2007) Irish Film: A Teaching Module for Secondary Schools (2007) Film Institute of Ireland/Arts Council/Irish Film Board. Other Item [Details]

Reviews

  Year Publication
Review: Adaptations: Tara Road and Breakfast on Pluto .
Tracy, A. Review: Adaptations: Tara Road and Breakfast on Pluto . Reviews [Details]
Review: Pure Mule.
Tracy, A. Review: Pure Mule. Reviews [Details]

Workshops

  Year Publication
(2007) The Green Green Grass of Home: Irish America and Hollywood Cinema in the 1950s'Harvard Film Archive, November 2007.
Tracy, A. (2007) The Green Green Grass of Home: Irish America and Hollywood Cinema in the 1950s'Harvard Film Archive, November 2007. Workshops [Details]
(2007) Beauty and the Beast: The Imaginary of Love in Jean Cocteau's Masterpiece'. Cork French Film Festival Gala, Cork May 2007.
Tracy, A. (2007) Beauty and the Beast: The Imaginary of Love in Jean Cocteau's Masterpiece'. Cork French Film Festival Gala, Cork May 2007. Workshops [Details]
(2007) Saoirse' - The Production and Reception of History. National History Museum, Collins Barracks, September 2007.
Tracy, A. (2007) Saoirse' - The Production and Reception of History. National History Museum, Collins Barracks, September 2007. Workshops [Details]
(2007) Marginals and Migrants: New Trends in Irish Cinema'Harvard Film Archive, 2007.
Tracy, A. (2007) Marginals and Migrants: New Trends in Irish Cinema'Harvard Film Archive, 2007. Workshops [Details]

Current Postgraduate Students (Research)

  Student Degree Type Type
Patricia Prieto Blanco Doctorate - Structured PhD (New Media & Film)(Inter-Institutional) Supervisor
Phillina Sun Doctorate - Structured Ph.D. in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Supervisor