Research Seminar – Padraig Trehy (CIT). 15 Jan, 10 a.m.
Tuesday 15 January 2019, 10am - 1200 noon
Film and Screen Media Auditorium, Kane Building (Basement), UCC
Award-winning filmmaker and lecturer Padraig Trehy will discuss his first feature filmShem the Penman Sings Again, about the real and imagined relationship between James Joyce and the tenor John McCormack. The film played festivals around the world and achieved acclaim from cinema and literature critics alike.
[T]his delightful, playful study of the relationship between Joyce and John McCormack ... is undeniably a full-on cinematic experience. (Donald Clarke, The Irish Times)
[I]nnovative, highly imaginative, and impressively realized. (Sean Crosson, Film Ireland)
Shem the Penman Sings Again presents an eccentric and thoughtfully complex portrait of Joyce, interlacing his biography and final work into cinematic form. (Ollie Evans, James Joyce Quarterly)