Conference Contribution Details
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Conn Holohan
Contemporary Irish Cinema: Assessment and Perspectives” conference
The politics of sexual identity in contemporary Irish cinema
Faculté des lettres et des sciences humaines, Limoges, France
Conference Organising Committee Chairperson
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22-NOV-07
23-NOV-07
This paper explores the representation of private and public spaces in recent Irish cinema, arguing that the distinction between these categories has dissolved as both private and public spheres have increasingly become spaces of sexual encounter. It examines the forms of identity which traditional spatial divides supported and the effect upon national and gender identities of these spatial shifts. Central to the spatial shifts within Irish cinematic culture is the shift from the rural to the urban as the paradigmatic space of Irish culture and society, and this paper also addresses the implications of this for identity formation.
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