Dr Denis Condon

English, Media Studies, Doing Women’s Film and Television History V

Lecturer

0.25 Iontas Building
(01) 708 6212

Biography

I have been teaching as the lecturer in Irish Film at the departments of English and Media Studies since 2008. My research focuses on the impact of cinema and audiovisual media on Irish society and on Irish cinema and audiovisual media's global reach, historically and in the contemporary moment. You will find a list of some of my publications elsewhere on this page; I also run a research blog on Early Irish Cinema at https://earlyirishcinema.com/.

Books

  Year Publication
2008 Early Irish Cinema, 1895–1921.
Condon, D.J. (2008) Early Irish Cinema, 1895–1921. : Irish Academic Press. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2018 'Players Must Be of a Good Class: Women and Concert Musicians in Irish Picture Houses, 1910-1920'
Condon, Denis (2018) 'Players Must Be of a Good Class: Women and Concert Musicians in Irish Picture Houses, 1910-1920' In: Barton, Ruth and Simon Trezise (eds). Music and Sound in Silen Film: From the Nickelodeon to The Artist. New York, London: Routledge. [Details]
2014 'Offensive and riotous behaviour? Performing the role of an audience in Irish Cinema of the mid-1910s'
Condon D. (2014) 'Offensive and riotous behaviour? Performing the role of an audience in Irish Cinema of the mid-1910s' In: Performing New Media, 1890-1915. [Details]
2018 'Falling Desparately in Love with the Image on Screen: The Flictoflicker Girl (1913) and Cinematic Structures of Fascination'
Condon, Denis (2018) 'Falling Desparately in Love with the Image on Screen: The Flictoflicker Girl (1913) and Cinematic Structures of Fascination' In: Curtis, Scott, Philippe Gauthier, Tom Gunning and Joshua Yumibe (eds). The Image in Early Cinema: Form and Material. Bloomington: Indiana UP. [Details]
2018 'The Taste of the Moment Seems All for Pictures: Irish Historical Bodies before the Early Cinema Screen'
Condon, Denis (2018) 'The Taste of the Moment Seems All for Pictures: Irish Historical Bodies before the Early Cinema Screen' In: Dahlquist, Marina, Doron Galili, Jan Olsson and Valentine Robert (eds). Corporeality in Early Cinema: Viscera, Skin, and Physical Form. Bloomington: Indiana UP. [Details]
2014 '‘Offensive and Riotous Behaviour’? Performing the Role of an Audience in Irish Cinema of the mid-1910s'
Denis Condon (2014) '‘Offensive and Riotous Behaviour’? Performing the Role of an Audience in Irish Cinema of the mid-1910s' In: Performing New Media, 1890-1915. New Barnet, Herts: John Libbey. [IR Link] [Details]
2013 'Temples to the art of cinematography: The cinema on the Dublin streetscape, 1910-1920'
Condon, Denis (2013) 'Temples to the art of cinematography: The cinema on the Dublin streetscape, 1910-1920' In: Visualizing Dublin: Visual culture, modernity and the representation of urban space. Bern: Peter Lang. [IR Link] [Details]
2012 ''Baits to entrap the pleasure-seeker and the worldling': Charity bazaars introduce moving pictures to Ireland'
Condon, Denis (2012) ''Baits to entrap the pleasure-seeker and the worldling': Charity bazaars introduce moving pictures to Ireland' In: Beyond the screen: Institutions, networks and publics of early cinema. New Barnet, Herts: John LIbbey. [IR Link] [Details]
2010 'Limelight on the Colleen Bawn: Resisting Autoexoticism in Provincial Irish Picture Houses in the Early 1910s'
Condon, Denis (2010) 'Limelight on the Colleen Bawn: Resisting Autoexoticism in Provincial Irish Picture Houses in the Early 1910s' In: Peripheral Early Cinemas; Domitor 2008. Perpignan: Presses Universitaires de Perpignan. [IR Link] [Details]
2009 'Irish Audiences Watch Their First U.S. Feature: The Corbett-Fitzsimmons Fight (1897)'
Condon, Denis (2009) 'Irish Audiences Watch Their First U.S. Feature: The Corbett-Fitzsimmons Fight (1897)' In: Screening Irish-America: A Reader. Dublin: Irish Academic Press. [IR Link] [Details]
2005 'Spleen of a Cabinet Minister at Work: Exhibiting X-Rays and the Cinematograph in Ireland, 1896'
Condon, Denis (2005) 'Spleen of a Cabinet Minister at Work: Exhibiting X-Rays and the Cinematograph in Ireland, 1896' In: Film History and National Cinema: Studies in Irish Film 2. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [IR Link] [Details]
2005 'Cinematographing Killarney'
Condon, Denis (2005) 'Cinematographing Killarney' In: Killarney: History and Heritage. Cork: Collins. [Details]
2004 'Filming the Story of Ireland: The Yoking Together of Historical Drama and Contemporary Newsreel in Silent Irish Films'
Condon, Denis (2004) 'Filming the Story of Ireland: The Yoking Together of Historical Drama and Contemporary Newsreel in Silent Irish Films' In: National Cinemas and Beyond: Studies in Irish Film 1. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]
2004 'Rebels and Redcoats: Political Melodrama in the Kalem Company’s Irish Films'
Condon, Denis (2004) 'Rebels and Redcoats: Political Melodrama in the Kalem Company’s Irish Films' In: To the Other Shore: Cross-Currents in Irish and Scottish Studies. Belfast: Cló Ollscoil na Banríona. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2017 'Film: A New Form of Propaganda and Entertainment'
Condon, Denis (2017) 'Film: A New Form of Propaganda and Entertainment'. History Ireland, 25 (Ireland 1916-18):62-66 [Details]
2014 'Film exhibition and distribution in Ireland, 1909-2010'
Condon, D. (2014) 'Film exhibition and distribution in Ireland, 1909-2010'. EARLY POPULAR VISUAL CULTURE, 11 :444-446 [IR Link] [Details]
2013 'Brightening the dreary existence of the Irish peasant': Cinema transforms leisure in provincial Ireland'
Condon, D (2013) 'Brightening the dreary existence of the Irish peasant': Cinema transforms leisure in provincial Ireland'. Early Popular Visual Culture, 11 :126-139 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2011 'Receiving news from the seat of war: Dublin audiences respond to Boer war entertainments'
Condon, D (2011) 'Receiving news from the seat of war: Dublin audiences respond to Boer war entertainments'. Early Popular Visual Culture, 9 :93-106 [DOI] [Details]
2016 ''Pictures in Abeyance': Irish Cinema and the Aftermath of the 1916 Easter Rising'
Condon, Denis (2016) ''Pictures in Abeyance': Irish Cinema and the Aftermath of the 1916 Easter Rising'. Moving Worlds: A Journal of Transcultural Writings, 16 (1):30-43 [IR Link] [Details]
2013 'Brightening the Dreary Existence of the Irish Peasant: Cinema Transforms Leisure in Provincial Ireland'
Condon, Denis (2013) 'Brightening the Dreary Existence of the Irish Peasant: Cinema Transforms Leisure in Provincial Ireland'. 11 :126-139 [IR Link] [Details]
2013 'A Taste in Pictures: The Second Birth of Cinema in Cork'
Condon, Denis (2013) 'A Taste in Pictures: The Second Birth of Cinema in Cork'. 6 [IR Link] [Details]
2012 'Pointing a Topical Moral at the Present: Watching Knocknagow in 1918'
Condon, Denis (2012) 'Pointing a Topical Moral at the Present: Watching Knocknagow in 1918'. SCREENING THE PAST, 33 [IR Link] [Details]
2011 'Receiving News from the Seat of War: Dublin Audiences Respond to Boer War Entertainmetns'
Condon, Denis (2011) 'Receiving News from the Seat of War: Dublin Audiences Respond to Boer War Entertainmetns'. EARLY POPULAR VISUAL CULTURE, 9 :93-106 [IR Link] [Details]
2008 'Politics and the Cinematograph: The Boer War and the Funeral of Thomas Ashe'
Condon, Denis (2008) 'Politics and the Cinematograph: The Boer War and the Funeral of Thomas Ashe'. FIELD DAY REVIEW, 4 :127-139 [IR Link] [Details]
2003 'Touristic Work and Pleasure: The Kalem Company in Killarney'
Condon, Denis (2003) 'Touristic Work and Pleasure: The Kalem Company in Killarney'. FILM AND FILM CULTURE, 2 [IR Link] [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
2007 'The Volta Myth'
Condon, D.J. (2007) 'The Volta Myth' Film Ireland, 116 . [IR Link] [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2019 ECREA Research Methods in Film Studies: Challenges and Opportunities.
Condon, Denis (2019) ECREA Research Methods in Film Studies: Challenges and Opportunities. [Oral Presentation], Beyond Living Memory: Researching Ireland’s Historical Audiences, Ghent, Belgium , 18-OCT-19 - 19-OCT-19 [Details]
2019 15th Irish Screen Studies Seminar.
Condon, Denis (2019) 15th Irish Screen Studies Seminar. [Keynote Address], Stealing Cinema: Juvenile-Delinquent Media in 1910s Ireland, NUI Galway , 09-MAY-19 - 10-MAY-19 [Details]
2018 HoMER@NECS 2018: Media Tactics and Engagement.
Condon, Denis (2018) HoMER@NECS 2018: Media Tactics and Engagement. [Oral Presentation], The Film Company of Ireland’s Distribution and Exhibition Strategies, 1916-21, Amsterdam , 27-JUN-18 - 29-JUN-18 [Details]
2018 Inaugural Irish Audience Research Network Seminar.
Condon, Denis (2018) Inaugural Irish Audience Research Network Seminar. [Conferences hosted], Early Irish Ciema Audiences, Maynooth University , 08-DEC-18 - 08-DEC-18 [Details]
2017 NECS 2017: Sensibility and the Senses: Media, Bodies, Practices.
Condon, Denis (2017) NECS 2017: Sensibility and the Senses: Media, Bodies, Practices. [Oral Presentation], “The Taste of the Moment Seems All for ‘Pictures’”: Irish Historical Bodies before the Early Cinema Screen, Sorbonne, Paris , 29-JUN-17 - 01-JUL-17 [Details]
2017 Rural History.
Condon, Denis (2017) Rural History. [Oral Presentation], “The Wonder-Seeking Mind of the Peasant”: Cinema’s Emergence in Rural Ireland, Leuven , 11-SEP-17 - 14-SEP-17 [Details]
2016 1916, Cinema and Revolution.
Condon, Denis (2016) 1916, Cinema and Revolution. [Keynote Address], Pictures in Abeyance: Irish Cinema and the aftermath of the 1916 Easter Rising, NUI Galway , 25-MAY-16 - 27-MAY-16 [Details]
2016 Music and Visual Cultures.
Condon, Denis (2016) Music and Visual Cultures. [Oral Presentation], Complementing or Competing with the Images on Screen? Irish Cinema Music in the 1910s, Maynooth University , 21-JUL-16 - 23-JUL-16 [Details]
2016 Viscera, Skin and Physical Form: Corporeality and Early Cinema, 14th International Domitor Conference.
Condon, Denis (2016) Viscera, Skin and Physical Form: Corporeality and Early Cinema, 14th International Domitor Conference. [Oral Presentation], “The Taste of the Moment Seems All for ‘“Pictures’”: Irish Historical Bodies before the Early Cine, University of Stockholm , 14-JUN-16 - 17-JUN-16 [Details]
2015 What is Cinema History? A HoMER Network conference.
Condon, Denis (2015) What is Cinema History? A HoMER Network conference. [Oral Presentation], Commemorating Irish Cinema of the 1910s, University of Glasgow , 22-JUN-15 - 24-JUN-15 [Details]
2002 Muckross House Autumn Illustrated Talks.
(2002) Muckross House Autumn Illustrated Talks. [Oral Presentation], The Kalem Company in Killarney, Muckross House, Killarney, Co, Kerry [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
2015 Review: James Naremore's An Invention Without a Future: Essays on Cinema.
Condon, Denis (2015) Review: James Naremore's An Invention Without a Future: Essays on Cinema. Book Review [Details]
2012 MAGIC LANTERN, PANORAMA AND MOVING PICTURE SHOWS IN IRELAND, 1786-1909.
Condon, D (2012) MAGIC LANTERN, PANORAMA AND MOVING PICTURE SHOWS IN IRELAND, 1786-1909. DUBLIN: Book Review [Details]
2013 Film exhibition and distribution in Ireland, 1909-2010.
Condon, D (2013) Film exhibition and distribution in Ireland, 1909-2010. ABINGDON: Book Review [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2012 Magic lantern, panorama and moving picture shows in Ireland, 1786-1909.
Denis Condon (2012) Magic lantern, panorama and moving picture shows in Ireland, 1786-1909. Book Review [Details]
2009 Irish Films, Global Cinema.
Denis Condon (2009) Irish Films, Global Cinema. Book Review [Details]
2004 Legitimate Cinema: Theatre Stars in Silent British Films, 1908-1918.
Denis Condon (2004) Legitimate Cinema: Theatre Stars in Silent British Films, 1908-1918. Book Review [Details]
2003 Young and Innocent? The Cinema in Britain, 1896-1930.
Denis Condon (2003) Young and Innocent? The Cinema in Britain, 1896-1930. Book Review [Details]

Working Paper

  Year Publication
2002 The Colleen Bawn Rock and Daniel O’Connell’s Bed: Sights on the Kalem Company’s Virtual Tour of Killarney.
Condon, D.J. (2002) The Colleen Bawn Rock and Daniel O’Connell’s Bed: Sights on the Kalem Company’s Virtual Tour of Killarney. Working Paper [Details]

Conference Hosted

  Year Publication
2008 The Irish Cinema Institution: A Symposium.
Denis Condon (2008) The Irish Cinema Institution: A Symposium. Conference Hosted [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2007 Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Research Fellow Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences
2001 Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholar Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences

Teaching Interests

I am the lecturer in Irish film for the departments of English and Media Studies, and as such I teach modules on cinema and critical theory. In academic year 2017-18, I will be teaching BA and MA modules and supervising research projects from BA to PhD level.
My BA teaching will be on the second-year module MD240/EN241: Film and Screen Studies, the second-year Media Studies module MD216: Documentary Cinema, the third-year English module EN356: Film and the third-year English seminar Better than Bombs? The Culture Industry and Cultural Studies.
I will be co-teaching MD626: Media Archives on Media Studies' new MA in Critical and Creative Media.