Denis Condon lectures on cinema at the Departments of English and Media Studies, Maynooth University, Ireland.   His research focuses on early cinema, and his publications on this subject include the book Early Irish Cinema, 1895-1921 (2008), and articles in such journals as Early Popular Visual Culture, Screening the Past, Alphaville and Field Day Review. His co-edited collection Experiencing Music and Visual Cultures: Threshold, Intermediality and Synchresis has just been published by Routledge, and he is currently working on a monograph on Ireland’s First Cinemas and a research blog at