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Sport & Exercise Research Group Seminar: Sport and Film: An American Dream?

September 27 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


September 27
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


The Bridge Room, THB-1001, First Floor, Hardiman Research Building, University of Galway


Dr Seán Crosson

This lecture will examine the relationship between sport and film internationally, with a particular focus on the American experience. It will draw on the extensive research undertaken by Dr. Seán Crosson (author of Sport and Film (Routledge, 2013))  on the subject, and will chart the history of sport cinema, analysing the important role the genre has played in the United States above all in popularising and affirming a key ideology in American life: the American Dream.

Dr. Seán Crosson is Senior Lecturer in Film in the Huston School of Film & Digital Media, Leader of the Sport & Exercise Research Group within the Moore Institute for Research in the Humanities and Social Studies, and Co-Director of the BA Performance and Screen Studies programme. His main research interest is the representation of sport in film, the subject of his monographs, Sport and Film (Routledge, 2013) and Gaelic Games on Film: From silent films to Hollywood hurling, horror and the emergence of Irish cinema (Cork University Press, 2019).