Mr Tony Tracy


Contact Details

Lecturer [above the bar]
Block Q
Earls Island
NUI Galway
Ireland
E: tony.tracy@nuigalway.ie
@antonyroland
 
researcher
 

Biography

Dr Tony Tracy is Lecturer in Film Studies (above the bar). Having joined NUI Galway in 2000 with a brief to establish the subject at undergraduate level, he co-founded the Huston School of Film & Digital Media in 2003; NUI Galway’s designated centre for the study of, and training in, moving image cultures. Since then he has developed and taught on a range of MA and PhD programmes. 

Tony brings a wide range of interests and experience to his teaching, research and supervision, combining a background in film education and production/distribution with scholarship of high quality and impact. Published research areas include: Irish cinema as a cultural and industrial phenomena; masculinities in popular culture; Irish America in film and literature; early and silent cinema.

More recently he has undertaken research in cultural constructions of ageing and is the Irish PI (Principal Investigator) for the EU funded project MASCAGE: IMAGES OF AGEING MASCULINITY IN EUROPEAN FICTION AND FILM. 

He is enthusiastic to offer research supervision in any of these or related fields. 

Among his publications are the monograph White Cottage-White House: Irish-American Masculinities in Hollywood and the edited collections Irish Masculinities and Popular Culture: Tiger’s Tales (Palgrave) and John Huston; Reflections on a Restless Director (McFarland). He is co-author of the Historical Dictionary of Irish Cinema and the annual review of Irish Film for the journal Estudios Irlandeses, the only review of its kind. He has also published about and produced a documentary on the pioneering KALEM film company and the role of Gene Gauntier within it.
 

Among his key teaching areas are: European Cinema; Silent and Early Film; Hollywood Histories and Film After Film: Contexts of Consumption and Conservation. 

Along with a notable publication record and regular contributions to a range of festivals and cultural forums, Tony is a frequent contributor to Irish media (notably radio) on a variety of film related themes. From 2005-2015 he was a board member of the Fresh Film Festival and a judge on Ireland’s Young Filmmaker competition. He works regularly with filmmakers in project development.

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2015) 'Calvary'
Flynn, R;Tracy, T (2015) 'Calvary'. Estudios Irlandeses, :191-196 [Details]
(2017) 'Contemporary Irish Film: From the National to the Transnational'
Tracy, T;Flynn, R (2017) 'Contemporary Irish Film: From the National to the Transnational'. Eire-Ireland, 52 :169-197 [Details]
(2017) 'Contemporary Irish Film: From the National to the Transnational'
Tracy, T,Flynn, R (2017) 'Contemporary Irish Film: From the National to the Transnational'. Eire-Ireland, 52 :169-197 [Details]
(2016) 'Outside the System: Gene Gauntier and the Consolidation of Early American Cinema'
Tracy, T (2016) 'Outside the System: Gene Gauntier and the Consolidation of Early American Cinema'. Film History, 28 :71-106 [DOI] [Details]
(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
(2018) 'Parnell (John Stahl, 1958)'
Tony Tracy (2018) 'Parnell (John Stahl, 1958)' In: The Call of the Heart: John M. Stahl and Hollywood Melodrama. East Barnet: John Libbey Publishing Ltd. [Details]
(2017) '‘A wandering to find home’: Space and Place in Adam and Paul’'
Tony Tracy (2017) '‘A wandering to find home’: Space and Place in Adam and Paul’' In: The Vibrant House: Irish Writing and Domestic Space. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]
(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]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
(2018) 'Waking the Film Makers: Diversity and Dynamism in Irish Screen Industries 2017'
Tony Tracy, Roddy Flynn (2018) 'Waking the Film Makers: Diversity and Dynamism in Irish Screen Industries 2017' Estudios Irlandeses, 13 . [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2011) From Jack’s Army to Jedward: Irish Masculinity and Popular Culture,
Conn Holohan and Tony Tracy (2011) Three day international conference. Keynote speaker were Professor Diane Negra and Dr Sean Campbell. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], From Jack’s Army to Jedward: Irish Masculinity and Popular Culture, NUI Galway , 23-SEP-11 - 25-SEP-11. [Details]

Blog

  Year Publication
(2020) Happy In? Ageing and Ageism in the Age of Coronavirius and Cocooning.
Michaela Schrage-Frueh and Tony Tracy (2020) Happy In? Ageing and Ageism in the Age of Coronavirius and Cocooning. Blog [Details]
(2020) Ageing and Ageism in the Age of Coronavirus and Cocooning.
Michaela Schrage-Frueh and Tony Tracy (2020) Ageing and Ageism in the Age of Coronavirus and Cocooning. Blog [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. ABINGDON: 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. ABINGDON: Book Review [DOI] [Details]
(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]

Editorial

  Year Publication
(2019) Introduction. Fin de Cinema? The Irish Screen Sector in 2018.
Tracy, T;Flynn, R (2019) Introduction. Fin de Cinema? The Irish Screen Sector in 2018. BARCELONA: Editorial [Details]
(2019) Introduction. Fin de Cinema? The Irish Screen Sector in 2018.
Tracy, T,Flynn, R (2019) Introduction. Fin de Cinema? The Irish Screen Sector in 2018. Editorial [Details]
(2016) I Used to Live Here (Frank Berry 2015).
Tracy, T (2016) I Used to Live Here (Frank Berry 2015). BARCELONA: Editorial [Details]
(2017) Globalizing the Local: Irish Film and TV in 2016.
Flynn, R;Tracy, T (2017) Globalizing the Local: Irish Film and TV in 2016. BARCELONA: Editorial [Details]
(2016) The Irish Are Coming: Irish Film and Television in 2015.
Flynn, R;Tracy, T (2016) The Irish Are Coming: Irish Film and Television in 2015. BARCELONA: Editorial [Details]
(2017) Globalizing the Local: Irish Film and TV in 2016.
Flynn, R,Tracy, T (2017) Globalizing the Local: Irish Film and TV in 2016. Editorial [Details]

Film or Broadcast

  Year Publication
(2020) Ordinary Love.
Tracy, T (2020) Ordinary Love. BARCELONA: Film or Broadcast [Details]
(2020) Ordinary Love.
Tracy, T (2020) Ordinary Love. Film or Broadcast [Details]
(2018) Michael Inside.
Tracy, T (2018) Michael Inside. BARCELONA: Film or Broadcast [Details]
(2018) Michael Inside.
Tracy, T (2018) Michael Inside. Film or Broadcast [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]