Brian McIlroy

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Research Classification

Research Interests

Early Cinema
Irish Cinema
Canadian and US Cinema
Television Drama
British Cinema
cultural history
Film genres

Relevant Degree Programs

Research Options

I am available and interested in collaborations (e.g. clusters, grants).
I am interested in and conduct interdisciplinary research.

Research Methodology

Cultural Materialism
Film Historiography
Genre Criticism
Representation and identity


  • "Doing Everything possible to Encourage a British Sentiment": The Rise of Film Censorship and Regulation of Picture Houses in British Columbia, 1910-15 (2020)
    BC Studies: The British Columbian Quarterly,
  • The Cinematic Informer (2020)
  • Sidney Olcott and Irish Politics: The Lad from Old Ireland (1910) (2017)
  • A Luminous Moment in the History of Canadian Underground Exhibition: The Blinding Light! Cinema in Vancouver (2014)
  • Between History and Fantasy: The Irish Films of Neil Jordan (2010)
  • Genre and Cinema: Ireland and Transnationalism (2007)
  • Memory Work: Omagh and the Northern Irish Monumentary (2007)
  • A Vision of the Orient: Text, Intertexts, and Contexts of Madame Butterfly (2006)
  • Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance. Alanis Obomsawin, 1993 (2006)
  • Theory, Science, and Negotiation: John Banville's Doctor Copernicus (2006)
  • White Nagasaki/White Japan and a Post-Atomic Butterfly: Joshua Logan's Sayonara (1957) (2006)
  • Irish Horror: Neil Jordan and the Anglo-Irish Gothic (2005)
  • Exodus, Arrival and Return: The Generic Discourse of Irish Diasporic and Exilic Narrative Films (2004)
  • A Film Apparatchik Speaks: An Interview with Rod Stoneman (2003)
  • Hollywood East? A Cautionary Tale of Irish Film Distribution in North America (2003)
  • Irish Cinema [Special Issue] (2003)
  • Shooting to Kill (2001)
    Steveston Press,
  • Challenges and Problems in Contemporary Irish Cinema: The Protestants (1999)
  • When the Ulster Protestant and Unionist Looks: Spectatorship in (Northern) Irish Cinema (1996)
  • Pattern in Chaos: John Banville's Scientific Art (1995)
  • British Filmmaking in the 1930s and 1940s: The Example of Brian Desmond Hurst (1994)
  • Observing and Walking The Thinnest of Lines: Phenomenology, Documentary Film and Errol Morris (1993)
  • Scientific Art: The Tetralogy of John Banville (1993)
  • Tackling Aloneness: Jack Clayton's The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne (1993)
  • Banville, Science and Ireland (1992)
  • Reconstructing Artistic and Scientific Paradigms: John Banville's The Newton Letter (1992)
  • Poetry Imagery as Political Fetishism: The Example of Michael Longley (1990)
  • Brian Desmond Hurst, 1895-1986: Irish Filmmaker (1989)
  • Displacement in the Fiction of Brian Moore (1989)
  • Naming the Unnamable in Brian Moore's I Am Mary Dunne (1989)
  • A Brian Moore Bibliography 1974-1987 (1988)
  • An Interview with Playwright John Boyd (1987)

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