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The Queer Labors of Patrick McCabe and Neil Jordan: Novel, Television, Cinema

Patrick R. Mullen

in The Poor Bugger’s Tool: Irish Modernism, Queer Labor, and Postcolonial History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199746699
eISBN:
9780199950270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746699.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter introduces the second part of the book and turns from the first wave of Irish modernism to the contemporary Irish cultural boom in the work of Patrick McCabe and Neil Jordan. The chapter ... More


Once Upon a Time

James Gracey

in The Company of Wolves

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325314
eISBN:
9781800342262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325314.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter introduces Neil Jordan, who was born in Rosses Point, County Sligo on 25 February 1950, and studied English and History at University College Dublin. It talks about Jordan's first book, ... More


The Company of Wolves

James Gracey

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325314
eISBN:
9781800342262
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325314.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Co-written by Irish filmmaker Neil Jordan and British novelist Angela Carter, and based on several short stories from Carter's collection The Bloody Chamber, The Company of Wolves (1984) is a ... More


Happily Ever After…

James Gracey

in The Company of Wolves

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325314
eISBN:
9781800342262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325314.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on Neil Jordan's The Company of Wolves as a pivotal film that secured much wider distribution than a lot of other British films at the time. It recounts how The Company of Wolves ... More


Introduction

James Gracey

in Devil’s Advocates: The Company Of Wolves

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325314
eISBN:
9781800342262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325314.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on The Company of Wolves, as a dark fantasy film about the horrors of the adult world and of adult sexuality glimpsed through the dreams of an adolescent girl. It analyses how ... More


Seeing Red

James Gracey

in The Company of Wolves

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325314
eISBN:
9781800342262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325314.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter looks into the heart of Neil Jordan's The Company of Wolves as a story of sexual awakening, literal and figurative formation, and the empowerment of women. It discusses how The Company ... More


The Big Bad Wolf

James Gracey

in The Company of Wolves

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325314
eISBN:
9781800342262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325314.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the stories and myths regarding humans turning into wolves that have fascinated and terrified people for millennia and continue to speak of an elementary aspect of the ... More


Identity, Image and Ideology in Film

in Identity Parades: Northern Irish Culture and Dissident Subjects

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853236269
eISBN:
9781846313318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236269.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter explores the identity, image and ideology in Irish materialist film. It specifically presents an account for the ‘historical turn’ of recent films about Northern Ireland through the ... More


On the Butcher Block: A Panorama of Social Marking

Henry Sussman

in Idylls of the Wanderer: Outside in Literature and Theory

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823227693
eISBN:
9780823235278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823227693.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter presents a commentary on the film The Butcher Boy directed by Neil Jordan. The film, based on a 1992 novel by Patrick McCabe, provides a fortuitous occasion for ... More


Telling Tales

James Gracey

in The Company of Wolves

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325314
eISBN:
9781800342262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325314.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyses the fairy tales, folklore, and the art of oral storytelling that are all woven into the very fabric of Neil Jordan's The Company of Wolves. It outlines The Company of Wolves's ... More


‘A She-Wolf Came…’

James Gracey

in The Company of Wolves

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325314
eISBN:
9781800342262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325314.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explains how werewolves have traditionally been a masculinised beast associated with cultural concepts of masculinity. It explores Neil Jordan's The Company of Wolves as an atypical ... More


Red Hoods, Dark Woods

James Gracey

in The Company of Wolves

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325314
eISBN:
9781800342262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325314.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter talks about the tale of Little Red Riding Hood as one of the most enduring and provocative of all the fairy tales ever told. It discusses the plight of the red-hooded girl who encounters ... More


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