My tentatively titled dissertation “The Star Director: How John Huston’s Image is Complicated in Fiction” will examine fictional representations of Irish-American film director John Huston. I will use the theoretical framework of star theory to investigate how Huston’s image was constructed through his art, publicity, and personal life. I will then show how the fictional … More Literature and IT Review
Image courtesy of Cinephilia and Filmmaking A trailer for John Huston’s film adaptation of Moby Dick, shot in Youghal, County Cork. The trailer has spoilers, so if you are waiting to read Herman Melville’s book, it is worth skipping. For Christmas, a friend who knew I have been researching John and Anjelica Huston very thoughtfully … More Bradbury’s Own White Whale: John Huston
TG4’s 1996 Irish language documentary John Huston: An t-Éireannach makes a powerful statement in its title — it claims Huston is an Irishman. Since Huston was born and raised in The United States (his grandfather left Armagh for Canada prior to the Great Famine), this label is not technically true. But while Huston did eventually … More John Huston: ‘An t-Éireannach’?
Feature image courtesy of Eve Arnold/Magnum Photos. Photo originally published in Vanity Fair. One afternoon last week, I was sitting in my bedroom reading “The Dead,” the final short story from James Joyce’s The Dubliners for my Gothic to Modernism class. In a sudden moment of inspiration, I experienced the dissertation epiphany that I had been … More My Dissertation Epiphany