The Primitive Image: Tradition, Modernity and Cinematic Ireland

Martin McLoone

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    This article considers the dominant image of Ireland in cinematic images from British and American cinema and argues that the recurring theme is the relative primitiveness of Ireland, reflecting a romantic sensibility about the relationship between tradition and modernity.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationReturning to Ourselves: Second volume of papers from the John Hewitt Summer School
    EditorsEve Patton
    PublisherLagan Press
    ISBN (Print)1-873687-56-7
    Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 1995


    • Romanticism
    • landscape
    • primitivism
    • Ireland
    • cinema


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