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Peter Flynn

Senior Scholar-In-Residence (1998)
B.A. Dublin City University, M.A. University College, Dublin, Ph.D. University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Peter Flynn teaches courses in media history, theory and production.

Peter Flynn is the writer/director of the feature-length documentary Blazing the Trail: The O'Kalems in Ireland and is the co-founder and co-director of the Boston Irish Film Festival, now in its 12th year. His articles on Irish film and early American cinema have appeared in a variety of publications, most recently in the Cinema Journal. Peter is currently contracted to the University of Notre Dame press for a forthcoming book entitled Coming Into Clover: Ireland and the Irish in Early American Cinema. Working in conjunction with the Irish Film Institute, Peter helped restore a collection of silent films produced by the Kalem Film Company in Ireland in the 1910s. He is the co-producer of a DVD collection of those films entitled On Location: The Kalem Film Company in Ireland. The DVD is to be released in Spring 2011.


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