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Patrick Brereton

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T: Ext. 5440
E: pat.brereton@dcu.ie
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Biography

Worked as 'project Engineer' with Ericsson for 4 years - having left Ireland with an Arts Degree. Then moved fulltime into Education working at Northampton College and Luton University - before moving back home to DCU. Having progressed to Senior Lecturer and working as Associate Dean of Research for the Faculty, he is currently Head of School of Communications

Books

  Year Publication
2019 Environmental Literacy and New Digital Audiences.
Brereton, Pat (2019) Environmental Literacy and New Digital Audiences. London: Routledge. [Details]
2015 Environmental Ethics and Film.
Brereton, Pat (2015) Environmental Ethics and Film. : Earthscan Routledge. [Details]
2015 The Visceral Screen: Between the Cinemas of John Cassavetes and David Cronenberg.
Furze, Robert (2015) The Visceral Screen: Between the Cinemas of John Cassavetes and David Cronenberg. : Intellect. [Details]
2012 Smart Cinema: DVD add-ons and new Audience Pleasures.
Brereton, Pat (2012) Smart Cinema: DVD add-ons and new Audience Pleasures. : Palgrave Press. [Details]
2007 Historical Dictionary of Irish Cinema.
Dr Roddy Flynn and Dr Pat Brereton (2007) Historical Dictionary of Irish Cinema. : Scarecrow Press. [Details]
2004 Hollywood Utopia:Ecology in Contemporary American Cinema.
Pat Brereton (2004) Hollywood Utopia:Ecology in Contemporary American Cinema. : Intellect Press. [Details]
2001 Continuum Guide to Media Education.
Brereton, Pat (2001) Continuum Guide to Media Education. : Continuum Press. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2020 'Environmental Literacy: An Overview - Case study readings of Oblivion (2013); Hacksaw Ridge (2016) and Black Mirror (2011- )'
Brereton, Pat (2020) 'Environmental Literacy: An Overview - Case study readings of Oblivion (2013); Hacksaw Ridge (2016) and Black Mirror (2011- )' In: Nurdan Oncel Taskiran (eds). Handbook of Research on Multidisciplinary Approaches to Literacy in the Digital Age. Turkey: IGI Global. [Details]
2019 'Perceptions of Place in an Irish Energy Landscape on Film'
Brereton Pat (2019) 'Perceptions of Place in an Irish Energy Landscape on Film' In: Steven Allen and Kirsten Mollegaard (eds). Narratives of Place in Literature and Film. London: Routledge. [Details]
2018 'Renewable Energy and Landscape Quality'
Roth, Michael et al. (2018) 'Renewable Energy and Landscape Quality' In: Roth, Michael et al (eds). Renewable Energy and Landscape Quality. Berlin Germany: Jovis. [Details]
2016 'Communal Indian Farming and Food Ecology: A reading of Timbaktu'
Rayson K Alex and S. Susan Deborah eds (2016) 'Communal Indian Farming and Food Ecology: A reading of Timbaktu' In: Ecodocumentaries: Critical Essays. US: Springer. [Details]
2016 'Afterward'
Fiona Murphy and Pierre McDonagh eds (2016) 'Afterward' In: Envisioning Sustainabilities: Toward an Anthropology of Sustainability. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars. [Details]
2015 'Cinema, Ecology and Environment'
Brereton, Pat (2015) 'Cinema, Ecology and Environment' In: The Routledge Handbook of Environmental Communication. Routledge. [Details]
2014 'Shipwrecks and Desert Islands: Ecology and Nature: A Case Study of how Reality TV and Fictional Films frame representations of Islands'
Pat Brereton (2014) 'Shipwrecks and Desert Islands: Ecology and Nature: A Case Study of how Reality TV and Fictional Films frame representations of Islands' In: Shipwrecks and Desert Islands. UK: Rodophi. [Details]
2014 'Irish Ecology on Film'
Brereton, Pat (2014) 'Irish Ecology on Film' In: Culture Media: Eco-Critical Explorations. UK: Cambridge Scholars. [Details]
2014 'Animated Ecocinema and Affect: A Case Study of Pixar's UP'
Brereton, Pat (2014) 'Animated Ecocinema and Affect: A Case Study of Pixar's UP' In: Moving Environments. Canada: Wilfrid Laurier University Press. [Details]
2014 'The Digital Cabinet of Curiosities'
Dr pat brereton [and Robert Furze] (2014) 'The Digital Cabinet of Curiosities' In: Avatar and Philosophy. Hoboken New Jersey USA: Wiley Publishers. [Details]
2013 'La Commedia e il Cinema Irlandese'
Pat Brereton (2013) 'La Commedia e il Cinema Irlandese' In: 1 FIlm Studies. Rome Italy: Carocci Editors. [Details]
2013 'Irish Eco-cinema: A Survey'
Brereton, Pat (2013) 'Irish Eco-cinema: A Survey' In: Eco=cinema Reader. Cambridge Scholars. [Details]
2012 'Teaching with DVD Add-ons'
Brereton, Pat (2012) 'Teaching with DVD Add-ons' In: Teaching Film. New York: Modern Languages Association of America MLA. [Details]
2012 'Digital Impacts on Documentary in Ireland'
Brereton, Pat (2012) 'Digital Impacts on Documentary in Ireland' In: Documentary in a Changing State: Ireland Since the 1990s. Cork Ireland: Cork University Press. [Details]
2012 'Appreciating the Views: Filming Nature; Into the Wild, Grizzly Man, and Into the West'
Pat Brereton (2012) 'Appreciating the Views: Filming Nature; Into the Wild, Grizzly Man, and Into the West' In: EcoCinema Reader. Routledge. [Details]
2011 ''Ecology as a concept' and 'environmental education''
Pat Brereton (2011) ''Ecology as a concept' and 'environmental education'' In: Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues [4 volumes]. Salem Press. [Details]
2009 'Ireland's America: A Case Study of Sheridan's In America (2002) and Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2005)'
Pat Brereton (2009) 'Ireland's America: A Case Study of Sheridan's In America (2002) and Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2005)' In: Screening Irish-America: Representing Irish-America in Film and Television. Dublin: Irish Academic Press. [Details]
2009 'Farming on Irish Film: An eclogical reading'
Pat Brereton (2009) 'Farming on Irish Film: An eclogical reading' In: Ecosee: Image, Rhetoric, Nature. State University of New York. [Details]
2007 'Characteristics of Contemporary Irish Film'
Dr Pat Brereton (2007) 'Characteristics of Contemporary Irish Film' In: Mapping Irish Media: Critical Explorations. Dublin, Ireland: UCD Press. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2019 'Pilgrim Hill: Alienated Farmers and Degraded Ecologies'
Brereton, Pat and Sean Shanagher (2019) 'Pilgrim Hill: Alienated Farmers and Degraded Ecologies'. Capitalism, Nature, Socialism, [Details]
2019 'Environmental Ethics and Energy Extraction: Textual Analysis of Iconic Cautionary Hollywood Tales: Chinatown (1974), There Will be Blood (2007), and Promised Land (2012)'
Brereton Pat (2019) 'Environmental Ethics and Energy Extraction: Textual Analysis of Iconic Cautionary Hollywood Tales: Chinatown (1974), There Will be Blood (2007), and Promised Land (2012)'. ISLE Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment, :1-20 [DOI] [Details]
2019 'Filming imagined and real catastrophe: Environmental trauma and natural disasters'
Brereton Pat (2019) 'Filming imagined and real catastrophe: Environmental trauma and natural disasters'. Journal of Science and Popular Culture, 2 (2):157-170 [DOI] [Details]
2018 'Researching Visual Representation of Climate Change'
Brereton Pat et al. (2018) 'Researching Visual Representation of Climate Change'. Environmental Communication, [Details]
2017 'Iterative Digital Photo-Based Assessment for Rural Landscape Perception: A Small Experiment from County Wicklow, Ireland'
Tadej Bevk, and Pat Brereton et al. (2017) 'Iterative Digital Photo-Based Assessment for Rural Landscape Perception: A Small Experiment from County Wicklow, Ireland'. Journal of Digital Landscape Architecture, 1 (2):18-27 [Details]
2017 'Eco-Film and the Audience: Making Ecological Sense of National Cultural Narratives'
Brereton, Pat and Culloty Eileen (2017) 'Eco-Film and the Audience: Making Ecological Sense of National Cultural Narratives'. Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 1 (1):1-10 [Details]
2015 'Smart New Audiences: A Pilot Study (DVD Bonus Features - a new form of Cineaste Experience!)'
Brereton, Pat (2015) 'Smart New Audiences: A Pilot Study (DVD Bonus Features - a new form of Cineaste Experience!)'. QUARTERLY REVIEW OF FILM AND VIDEO, 32 :367-383 [Details]
2015 'Transcendence and the Tree of Life: Beyond the Face of the Screen with Terrence Malick, Emmanuel Levinas and Roland Barthes'
Brereton, Pat [with Robert Furze] (2015) 'Transcendence and the Tree of Life: Beyond the Face of the Screen with Terrence Malick, Emmanuel Levinas and Roland Barthes'. JOURNAL FOR THE STUDY OF RELIGION, NATURE AND CULTURE (PRINT), 8 :329-351 [Details]
2014 'Audience Responses to Environmental Fiction and non-fiction Films'
Brereton, Pat [& Pat Hong] (2014) 'Audience Responses to Environmental Fiction and non-fiction Films'. INTERSECTIONS: THE JOURNAL OF GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS AND CULTURE, 4 :171-199 [Details]
2014 'Ecocinema, Sustainability and Africa: A reading of Out of Africa, The Constant Gardener and District 9'
Brereton, Pat (2014) 'Ecocinema, Sustainability and Africa: A reading of Out of Africa, The Constant Gardener and District 9'. JOURNAL OF AFRICAN CINEMAS (PRINT), vol 5 :219-235 [Details]
2012 'Post 9/11 Counterterrorism in Popular Culture: the spectacle and reception of The Bourne Ultimatum and 24'
Brereton, Pat [and Eileen Culloty (2012) 'Post 9/11 Counterterrorism in Popular Culture: the spectacle and reception of The Bourne Ultimatum and 24'. CRITICAL STUDIES ON TERRORISM, 5 (3) :483-497 [Details]
2011 'An Ecological Approach to the Cinema of Peter Weir'
Brereton P (2011) 'An Ecological Approach to the Cinema of Peter Weir'. QUARTERLY REVIEW OF FILM AND VIDEO, 28.1 :120-134 [Details]
2011 'Media Representations of Nature and Suicide in Irish Film: A reading of Disco Pigs, On the Edge and Garage'
Brereton, Pat (2011) 'Media Representations of Nature and Suicide in Irish Film: A reading of Disco Pigs, On the Edge and Garage'. REA: RELIGION, EDUCATION AND THE ARTS, :28-46 [Details]
2010 'Screening Not Greening: An Ecological Reading of the Greatest Business Movies'
McDonagh P, Brereton P (2010) 'Screening Not Greening: An Ecological Reading of the Greatest Business Movies'. JOURNAL OF MACROMARKETING, :1-14 [Details]
2010 'Postmodern Science Fiction and Ecology [Postmodernistyczne kino fantastycznonaukowe a ekologia]'
Brereton, Pat (2010) 'Postmodern Science Fiction and Ecology [Postmodernistyczne kino fantastycznonaukowe a ekologia]'. PANOPTIKUM, no9 :30-55 [Details]
2010 'Conference Review: MIT6, Stone and Papyrus: Storage and Transmission'
Brereton P (2010) 'Conference Review: MIT6, Stone and Papyrus: Storage and Transmission'. JOURNAL OF RESEARCH INTO NEW MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES, 16 :245-252 [Details]
2010 'Editorial to special issue of Cultural Studies on Ireland'
Brereton, Pat and Michael Higgins (2010) 'Editorial to special issue of Cultural Studies on Ireland'. JOURNAL OF CULTURAL STUDIES, 24 no.6 [Details]
2010 'Neither With You or Against You: Irish Cultural Representations of America after September 11'
Brereton, Pat and Phelan, Sean (2010) 'Neither With You or Against You: Irish Cultural Representations of America after September 11'. JOURNAL OF CULTURAL STUDIES, 24 no. 6 :851-867 [Details]
2009 'Poverty and Environment in Films set in Africa'
Brereton P (2009) 'Poverty and Environment in Films set in Africa'. MEDIA DEVELOPMENT, 2 :57-61 [Details]
2009 'Branding Irish Cinema: Reflections upon Celtic Consumer Society and Social Change in Dublin'
Brereton P (2009) 'Branding Irish Cinema: Reflections upon Celtic Consumer Society and Social Change in Dublin'. IRISH MARKETING REVIEW (PRINT), 20 :27-39 [Details]
2009 'Hollywood Representations of Irish Journalism: A Case Study of Veronica Geurin'
Brereton P (2009) 'Hollywood Representations of Irish Journalism: A Case Study of Veronica Geurin'. IRISH COMMUNICATIONS REVIEW, 11 :104-114 [Details]
2008 'Ireland's America: a case study of Sheridan's In America (2002) and Get Rich or Die Tryin (2005)'
Pat Brereton (2008) 'Ireland's America: a case study of Sheridan's In America (2002) and Get Rich or Die Tryin (2005)'. STUDIES IN EUROPEAN CINEMA, 5 [Details]
2008 'Ireland's America: a case study of Sheridan's In America (2002) and Get Rich or Die Tryin (2005)'
Brereton P (2008) 'Ireland's America: a case study of Sheridan's In America (2002) and Get Rich or Die Tryin (2005)'. STUDIES IN EUROPEAN CINEMA, 5 :45-53 [Details]
2008 'Religion and Irish Cinema'
Brereton P (2008) 'Religion and Irish Cinema'. STUDIES, 97 :321-332 [Details]
2007 'Pleasure and Pedagogy: The Consumption of DVD Add-ons Among Irish Teenagers'
Brereton P, O'Connor B (2007) 'Pleasure and Pedagogy: The Consumption of DVD Add-ons Among Irish Teenagers'. JOURNAL OF RESEARCH INTO NEW MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES, 13 :143-156 [Details]
2007 'Editorial: The consumption and use of DVDs and their add-ons'
Pat Brereton (2007) 'Editorial: The consumption and use of DVDs and their add-ons'. CONVERGENCE (ONLINE), 13 [Details]
2007 'editorial'
Brereton P (2007) 'editorial'. JOURNAL OF RESEARCH INTO NEW MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES, 13 :115-117 [Details]
2006 'New Media - New Pleasure?'
Brereton, P (2006) 'New Media - New Pleasure?'. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CULTURAL STUDIES (PRINT), 9 :63-82 [Details]
2006 'Nature, Tourism and Irish Film'
Brereton, P (2006) 'Nature, Tourism and Irish Film'. IRISH STUDIES REVIEW (PRINT), 14 :407-420 [Details]
2001 'Aesthetics and Ecology: Utopianism and Fascist Aesthetics - An appreciation of 'Nature' in Documentary/Fiction Film'
Brereton, P (2001) 'Aesthetics and Ecology: Utopianism and Fascist Aesthetics - An appreciation of 'Nature' in Documentary/Fiction Film'. :33-50 [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
2018 'Food Documentaries and Green Anxieties: Actively Promoting Environmental Literacy A Case Study reading of Food Inc. (2008) Cowspiracy (2014) and Our Daily Bread (2005'
Brereton Pat (2018) 'Food Documentaries and Green Anxieties: Actively Promoting Environmental Literacy A Case Study reading of Food Inc. (2008) Cowspiracy (2014) and Our Daily Bread (2005' French Journal For Media Research, :1-10. [Details]
2016 'Environmental Trauma and Natural Disasters: An Ecological and Cultural Reading of The Impossible (2012) and Take Shelter (2011)'
Brereton, Pat (2016) 'Environmental Trauma and Natural Disasters: An Ecological and Cultural Reading of The Impossible (2012) and Take Shelter (2011)' Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies R and D, 1 (5) :32-39. [Details]
2016 'Claims and Frames: How the News Media Cover Climate Change'
Pat Brereton and Dave Robbins (2016) 'Claims and Frames: How the News Media Cover Climate Change' Teaching Media Quarterly, 4 (2) . [Details]
2015 'Review of Brooklyn'
Brereton, Pat (2015) 'Review of Brooklyn' Estudios Irlandes, 2015 . [Details]
2012 'Editorial of special Irish issue of MEJ'
Dr pat brereton (2012) 'Editorial of special Irish issue of MEJ' :2-3. [Details]
2012 'British-Irish Representations on TV, Beyond the Troubles: A Case study of EastEnders and Father Ted'
Brereton, Pat (2012) 'British-Irish Representations on TV, Beyond the Troubles: A Case study of EastEnders and Father Ted' MEJ: Media Educaitonal Journal, :4-7. [Details]
2009 'Bertie: The TV series'
Brereton, Pat (2009) 'Bertie: The TV series' www. Estudiosirlandes.org Spanish/Irish media review, . [Details]
2009 'Documentary Realism and Fundamentalist Religion in Ireland'
Brereton, Pat (2009) 'Documentary Realism and Fundamentalist Religion in Ireland' REA: Religion, Education and the Arts, :1-16. [Details]
2009
Dr pat brereton (2009) Media Education Journal, 10 :36-37. [Details]
2008 'Classic Irish Films and their Diasporic Audiences: DVD extras as Source Material'
Pat Brereton (2008) 'Classic Irish Films and their Diasporic Audiences: DVD extras as Source Material' MEJ Media Education Journal, :7-13. [Details]
2008 'Religion on Television Review'
Brereton, Pat (2008) 'Religion on Television Review' www.estudiosirelandeses.org, . [Details]
2007 'Ecology and Film'
Brereton, Pat (2007) 'Ecology and Film' Echidistante Journal published by European Institute Press in Romania, 2 (50) :195-204. [Details]
2007 'Busting the Boom: The Tiger's Tail and the Pope's Children'
Brereton, Pat (2007) 'Busting the Boom: The Tiger's Tail and the Pope's Children' www.estudiosirelandese.org, . [Details]
2004 'War Movies: Post 9/11'
Pat Brereton (2004) 'War Movies: Post 9/11' Left Curve see www.leftcurve.org, no 28 Spring issue :57-65. [Details]
2004 'The Sublime in Hollywood Film: Promoting an Ecological Agenda!'
Brereton, Pat (2004) 'The Sublime in Hollywood Film: Promoting an Ecological Agenda!' Yearbook of the Irish Philosophical Society, * :1-15. [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2016 Landscape Values: Place and Praxis
Brereton, Pat (2016) Greening a More Sustainable Irish Landscape: A Reading of Postcolonial Irish Film . In: Tim Collins, Gesche Kindermann, Conor Newman and Nessa Cronin (eds) eds. Landscape Values: Place and Praxis , pp.48-51 [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
MIT New Media Conference,
Pat Brereton Teaching Irish Smart Cinema. [Conference Organising Committee Member], MIT New Media Conference, Boston [Details]

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ECREA - European Media conference,
Pat Brereton Science Communication and Film. [], ECREA - European Media conference, Hamburg Germany [Details]
2012 French Marketing Association,
Brereton, Pat (2012) Sustainability Panel. [], French Marketing Association, Brest France , 09-MAY-12 - 11-SEP-12 [Details]
2011 Eco-cinema and Affect [invited Symposium in Munich,
Pat Brereton (2011) Pixar's UP as Eco-cinema. [], Eco-cinema and Affect [invited Symposium in Munich, Munich , 20-MAY-11 - 24-MAY-11 [Details]
2011 Cities for Children,
Pat Brereton (2011) Cities for Children. [], Cities for Children, Dublin City Council , 11-APR-11 - 11-APR-11 [Details]
2006 13th Conference of the International Society for Religion, Literature and Culture. ,
Brereton, Pat (2006) Sacred Space and Irish Film: A study of the documentaries of John T. Davis and Alan Gilsenan. [Conference Organising Committee Member], 13th Conference of the International Society for Religion, Literature and Culture. , University of Sterling, Scotland , 20-OCT-06 - 22-OCT-06 [Details]
2006 INTERNATIONALISING MEDIA STUDIES: Imperatives and Impediments. University of Westminster ,
Brereton, Pat (2006) DVD add-and and Film Teaching. [Conference Organising Committee Member], INTERNATIONALISING MEDIA STUDIES: Imperatives and Impediments. University of Westminster , London , 15-SEP-06 - 15-SEP-06 [Details]
2006 SCMS Society of Film and Televisiona and New Media,
Brereton, Pat (2006) The Everyday Sacred [Panel discussion] with case study of films of Jim Sheridan. [], SCMS Society of Film and Televisiona and New Media, Vancouver, Canada , 28-FEB-06 - 04-MAR-06 [Details]
2005 Society for Cinema and Media Studies [SCMS] International Conference [see www.cmstudies.org],
Brereton, Pat (2005) DVD add-on's: Teaching Film. [], Society for Cinema and Media Studies [SCMS] International Conference [see www.cmstudies.org], London , 31-MAR-05 - 03-APR-05 [Details]
2005 International Conference of Literature and Film,
Brereton, Pat (2005) Tourism and Irish Film. [], International Conference of Literature and Film, Florida State University. USA , 27-JAN-05 - 30-JAN-05 [Details]
2004 The Local and the Global: Contested Terrains. Joint Faculty Conferenc e,
Pat Brereton (2004) Irish Animation and Disney. [], The Local and the Global: Contested Terrains. Joint Faculty Conferenc e, DCU , 24-SEP-04 - 25-SEP-04 [Details]
2004 Truth and the Reel: Irish Philosophical Society,
Pat Brereton (2004) The Sublime in Hollywood Film: Promoting and Ecological Agenda [To be published in Year book]. [], Truth and the Reel: Irish Philosophical Society, Maynooth University , 20-APR-04 - 20-APR-04 [Details]
2004 Killarney 250 Film Summer School,
Pat Brereton (2004) Nature and the Environmental Imagination: Film and Tourism in Kerry/Ireland. [], Killarney 250 Film Summer School, Killarney Co. Kerry , 11-JUN-04 - 13-JUN-04 [Details]
2003 Media Literacy - An EU funded Symposium,
Pat Brereton (2003) Media Literacy in Ireland. [], Media Literacy - An EU funded Symposium, Reading UK , 02-MAR-03 - 03-MAR-02 [Details]
2003 Spectacle of the Real - film and TV conference,
Pat Brereton (2003) Spielberg and Special Effects. [], Spectacle of the Real - film and TV conference, Brunuel University London , 25-JAN-03 - 26-JAN-03 [Details]
2002 DCU/St Pats Joint Faculty Conference,
Pat Brereton 'Post 9/11 War Movies' (2002) Joint Faculty Conference. [Conference Organising Committee Member], DCU/St Pats Joint Faculty Conference, St Pats Drumcondra Dublin , 10-FEB-02 - 12-FEB-02 [Details]
2002 Keeping It Real: Irish Film,
Pat Brereton (2002) Media Audiences and Irish Film: with case study of Into the West and Disco Pigs. [], Keeping It Real: Irish Film, University College Dublin , 19-APR-02 - 21-APR-02 [Details]

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