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.


  • Department Visual & Media Arts
  • Since 1998
  • Office Hours
    • W 3:00-6:00, and by appt.


B.A., Dublin City University
M.A., University College, Dublin
Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Creative Works

Boston Irish Film Festival (co-founder and co-director)


Blazing the Trail: The O'Kalems, documentary