Lecturer
English
University College Cork
Cork
Ireland

T: +353-21-490-3000
F: 021 4903000
E: B.Monahan@ucc.ie
College Lecturer In Film Studies
English
1.27
School of English,
O'Rahilly Building,

T: 021 4902515
E: b.monahan@ucc.ie
Having completed an undergraduate degree in Drama and Theatre Studies with French at Trinity College Dublin, he did an MA in Film Studies in University College Dublin. This led him back to Trinity where he refined his research into film, and received his PhD there in 2004. His research concentrated on the relationship between the Abbey Theatre and cinema from the beginning of the sound period until the 1960s.
Although he has subsequently published in the area of his thesis research, and is currently working on a book on a similar subject, he has also published on contemporary Irish cinema from different theoretical and aesthetic perspectives.

Books

 YearPublication
(2009)Ireland's Theatre on Film: Style, Stars and the National Stage on Screen.
Monahan, B; (2009) Ireland's Theatre on Film: Style, Stars and the National Stage on Screen. Dublin: Irish Academic Press. Globe icon [Details]

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2009)'The Pedagogical Culture of Irish Film Production: A Short History'
Monahan B; (2009) 'The Pedagogical Culture of Irish Film Production: A Short History' In: le Corff, I & Epinoux, E (eds). Cinemas of Ireland. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars. Globe icon [No details]
(2009)'Narrative Pleasures of the Visualised Nation: The Quiet Man and Disruptive Systems of Viewing'
Monahan B; (2009) 'Narrative Pleasures of the Visualised Nation: The Quiet Man and Disruptive Systems of Viewing' In: Crosson, S & Stoneman, R (eds). The Quiet Man ... and Beyond: Reflections on a Classic Film, John Ford and Ireland. Dublin: The Liffey Press. Globe icon [No details]
(2009)'Defining Ourselves Through the Irishness that we Sell: The Comedy of Cultural COmmodification in Mark Joffe's The Matchmaker (1997)'
Monahan B; (2009) 'Defining Ourselves Through the Irishness that we Sell: The Comedy of Cultural COmmodification in Mark Joffe's The Matchmaker (1997)' In: Barton, R (eds). Screening Irish-America: Representing Irish Film and Television. Dublin, Portland, OR: Irish Academic Press. Globe icon [No details]
(2007)'Playing Cops and Robbers: Recent Irish Cinema and Generic Parody'
Monahan B; (2007) 'Playing Cops and Robbers: Recent Irish Cinema and Generic Parody' In: McIlroy B (eds). Genre and Cinema: Ireland and Transnationalism. New York: Routledge. Globe icon [No details]
(2004)'Keeping it imaginary, cultivating the symbollic: a study of national self-perception in recent Irish cinema'
Monahan B; (2004) 'Keeping it imaginary, cultivating the symbollic: a study of national self-perception in recent Irish cinema' In: Barton, R; O'Brien, H (eds). Keeping It Real. London: Wallflower Press. Globe icon [No details]
(2004)'A frayed collaboration: Emmet Dalton and the Abbey Theatre adaptations at Ardmore Studios, 1957-`60'
Barry Monahan; (2004) 'A frayed collaboration: Emmet Dalton and the Abbey Theatre adaptations at Ardmore Studios, 1957-`60' In: Hill J; Rockett K (eds). National Cinema and Beyond. Dublin: Four Courts Press. Globe icon [No details]

Other Journals

 YearPublication
(2011)'A Masala of Musicals: Short Film Incentives by Bord Scannán Na hÉireann (The Irish Film Board)'
Barry Monahan; (2011) 'A Masala of Musicals: Short Film Incentives by Bord Scannán Na hÉireann (The Irish Film Board)' Estudios Irlandeses: Spanish Journal of Irish Studies, Volume 6 . [Details]
(2010)'Pure Mule, The Last Weekend: the finite televisual narrative'
B Monahan; (2010) 'Pure Mule, The Last Weekend: the finite televisual narrative' Estudios Irlandeses: Spanish Journal of Irish Studies, Volume 5 . [Details]
(2009)'In the Beginning: Ardmore Studios Celebrates 50'
Monahan, B; (2009) 'In the Beginning: Ardmore Studios Celebrates 50' Estudios Irlandeses: Spanish Journal of Irish Studies, Vol. 4 :153-156. Globe icon [Details]
(2008)'Lenny Abrahamson's Garage: a drama of cinematic silence'
Monahan, B; (2008) 'Lenny Abrahamson's Garage: a drama of cinematic silence' Estudios Irlandeses: Spanish Journal of Irish Studies, Vol. 3 :236-238. Globe icon [Details]
(2007)'Attack of the killer cows! Genre and context in Billy O'Brien's Isolation (2006)'
Monahan, B; (2007) 'Attack of the killer cows! Genre and context in Billy O'Brien's Isolation (2006)' Estudios Irlandeses: Spanish Journal of Irish Studies, Vol. 2 :264-266. Globe icon [Details]
(2006)'Adam and Paul: post-modern Irish tragi-comedy'
Monahan, B; (2006) 'Adam and Paul: post-modern Irish tragi-comedy' Estudios Irlandeses: Spanish Journal of Irish Studies, Vol. 1 :167-169. Globe icon [Details]

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2007)Screening Irish America Conference,
Monahan B; (2007) Defining ourselves through the Irishness that we sell: the comedy of cultural commodification in Mark Joffe's The Matchmaker. [Oral Presentation], Screening Irish America Conference, UCD, Dublin , 01-APR-07 - 01-APR-07
(2007)Contemporary Irish Cinema,
Monahan B; (2007) The pedagogical culture of Irish film production: a short history. [Oral Presentation], Contemporary Irish Cinema, Université de Limoges, France , 01-NOV-07 - 01-NOV-07
(2005)The Quiet Man Conference,
Monahan B; (2005) The Quiet Man as a document of Irish theatrical performance. [Oral Presentation], The Quiet Man Conference, NUI, Galway , 01-AUG-05 - 01-AUG-05
(2005)Genre and Irish Cinema International Conference,
Monahan B; (2005) Playing Cops and Robbers: Recent Irish Cinema and Generic Parody. [Oral Presentation], Genre and Irish Cinema International Conference, University of British Colombia, Vancouver, BC, Canada , 01-MAR-05 - 01-MAR-05
(2003)Irish Cinema Studies Postgraduate Conference,
Monahan B; (2003) The Abbey Theatre and the Irish Film Industry, 1930 - 1960. [Oral Presentation], Irish Cinema Studies Postgraduate Conference, Trinity College, Dublin , 01-APR-03 - 01-APR-03
(2002)Screening Identities,
Monahan, B; (2002) Performance and Representation Studies. [Oral Presentation], Screening Identities, University of Wales, Aberystwyth , 25-JAN-02 - 27-JAN-02
(2002)Cross Currents A.H.R.B. Irish and Scottish Studies,
Monahan, B; (2002) Conference on Irish Studies. [Oral Presentation], Cross Currents A.H.R.B. Irish and Scottish Studies, University of Aberdeen , 19-APR-02 - 21-APR-02
(2002)Keeping it Real Irish Film Studies,
Monahan, B; (2002) International Conference on Irish Film Studies. [Oral Presentation], Keeping it Real Irish Film Studies, University College Dublin , 22-MAR-02 - 24-MAR-02

Book Review

 YearPublication
(2007)Cinema and Northern Ireland: John Hill.
Monahan B; (2007) Cinema and Northern Ireland: John Hill. New York: Book Reviews Globe icon [Details]

Foreword

 YearPublication
(2008)Foreward to Cinema dall'Irlanda.
Monahan, B; (2008) Foreward to Cinema dall'Irlanda. Rome: Foreword Globe icon [Details]

Invited Lectures

 YearPublication
(2009)Celtic Tiger Ireland (Contexts for Contemporary Cinema) University of Freiburg.
Monahan, B; (2009) Celtic Tiger Ireland (Contexts for Contemporary Cinema) University of Freiburg. Invited Lectures [Details]
(2009)Contemporary Irish Culture (Irish Film: National Accents and International Aesthetics) University of Freiburg.
Monahan, B; (2009) Contemporary Irish Culture (Irish Film: National Accents and International Aesthetics) University of Freiburg. Invited Lectures [Details]

Review Articles

 YearPublication
(2009)Review of Gideon Nisbet's Ancient Greece in Film and Popular Culture.
Monahan, B; (2009) Review of Gideon Nisbet's Ancient Greece in Film and Popular Culture. Cork: Review Articles [Details]

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2008Capturing the Nation: Irish Home Movies from 1930 - 1970 Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
Trinity College Dublin Lecturer (Film Studies)01-SEP-05 / 01-DEC-06
UCD Lecturer (Film Studies)01-SEP-04 / 01-AUG-05
UCD Lecturer (Film Studies)01-SEP-00 / 01-AUG-02

Education

 YearInstituionQualificationSubject
1996Trinity College Dublin BA (Hons)Unknown
1999UCD MAUnknown
2004Trinity College Dublin PHDUnknown

Languages

 LanguageReadingWritingSpeaking
French FluentFunctionalFunctional

Outreach Activities

 Description

December 2008: Guest Speaker at a Panel Discussion on The 50th Anniversary of Ardmore Studies at the Irish Film Institute, Dublin


October 2008: Guest Speaker at a Round Table Discussion on Contemporary Irish Cinema at the Film Institute Cineteca de Bologna.


November, 2009: Guest Speaker on Contemporary Irish Culture (Irish Film: National Accents and International Aesthetics) at the University of Freiburg

January, 2009: Key Note Guest Speaker at a Public Discussion on Celtic Tiger Ireland (Contexts for Contemporary Cinema) at the University of Freiburg.


November, 2009: Guest Speaker and Interviewer at the Roma Irish Film Festival (Recent Trends in Irish Television) Casa del Cinema, Villa Borghese, Rome

November 2004: Guest Speaker at The Abbey Theatre on Film: A Centenary Celebration at the Irish Film Institute, Dublin.  Public Address “The Abbey Theatre and the Ardmore Studios Project.”