Scholarcast, Series 1 - UCD Digital Library

Scholarcast, Series 1 : The Art of Popular Culture 

Abstract: The aim of this series is to offer insights into key moments in the story of Irish popular culture since the publication of Thomas Moore's Irish Melodies in the early nineteenth century. If the story of transnational Irish popular culture begins with Thomas Moore in the early nineteenth century, it wasn't until the end of the 1800s that writers and intellectuals began to theorize the impact of mass cultural production on the Irish psyche during the industrial century. In 1892 Douglas Hyde, sounding the keynote of the Irish Revival, wrote that: 'the present art products of one of the quickest, most sensitive, and most artistic races on earth are now only distinguished for their hideousness'. In the course of his influential essay, 'The Necessity for De-Anglicising Ireland', he built up a narrative of Irish cultural degeneration brought on by the un-thinking absorption of what he perceived to be vulgar British pop culture.

In collection UCDScholarcast

Origin information
Dublin, Ireland : University College Dublin
Date issued:
Type of Resource
sound recording
Physical description
audio recordings : digital (audio/mpeg) — Digital origin: born digital — Reformating quality: access
Scholarcast original theme music by
Padhraic Egan, Michael Hussey and Sharon Hussey.
Recording, audio editing, photography and development by
John Matthews, Brian Kelly, Vincent Hoban & Niall Watts at UCD IT Services, Media Services.
Consultant Producer
Clíodhna Ní Anluain, RTÉ.
iTunes keywords
UCD, Scholarcast, Art, Culture, Literature, English, Paige Reynolds, Frank McGuinness, Claire Wills, Eddie Holt, Anne Fogarty, Elaine Sisson, PJ Mathews, Riverdance, Thomas Moore, Bill Whelan
Table of Contents
Introduction / PJ Mathews -- Scholarcast 1: Doing Something Irish: From Thomas Moore to Riverdance / PJ Mathews -- Scholarcast 2: The Boy as National Hero: The legacy of Cuchulainn / Elaine Sisson -- Scholarcast 3: W.B. Yeats, Journalism and the Revival / Eddie Holt -- Scholarcast 4: James Joyce and Popular Culture / Anne Fogarty -- Scholarcast 5: Neutrality and Popular Culture / Clair Wills -- Scholarcast 6: Hollywood and Contemporary Irish Drama / Paige Reynolds -- Scholarcast 7: Globalising Irish Music / Bill Whelan -- Scholarcast 8: Filming Friel: Lughnasa on Screen / Frank McGuinness
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Record source
Metadata creation date: 2011-11-19 — Machine generated via XSLT from the source metadata at

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