An Irish director of dark narratives with a postmodern sense of irony
Maria Pramaggiore is a professor of film studies at North Carolina State University. She is the author of Irish and African American Cinema: Identifying Others and Performing Identities, 1980-2000 and coauthor (with Tom Wallis) of Film: A Critical Introduction.
"This book is a brilliant treatment of perhaps the most important contemporary Irish filmmaker. Under Pramaggiore's keen scrutiny, a career that might have seemed diffuse emerges as remarkably coherent, even while Pramaggiore's scrupulous attention to nuance never slights the differences across Jordan's films. An exceptional contribution to film studies." James Morrison, author of Roman Polanski "Her critical position hinges on a reading of the director's oeuvre as being defined by his exploration of the postmodern gothic...fine contributions to the study of this key Irish film-maker...Pramaggiore's will be a set text." Ruth Barton, Trinity College Dublin. Author of Acting Irish in Hollywood: from Fitzgerald to Farrell