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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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Emerson College students at Cannes Film Festival

Emerson Students Cannes Blog

Emerson students will be chronicling their experiences at the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival. Read about their trip to the most prestigious film festival in the world.

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Visual & Media Arts Associate Professor Diane Lake has written screenplays for Columbia, Disney, Miramax, Paramount, and many independent producers.