MA Irish Writing and Film: Theories and Traditions Literature and IT Review. My MA thesis intends to argue that the prevalence of death in Marina Carr’s plays recognises the imposition of Ireland’s funerary tradition and crisis of soul loss in the form of stagnation and stasis, particularly highlighting, its detrimental impact on womanhood and motherhood … Continue reading Literature and IT Review.
Textualities 2017 is UCC's school of English annual mini-conference where the school's MA students (that includes me) feature our research presentations to our fellow students and members of the faculty. The mini-conference is organised by us and forms part of our contemporary research, skills, methods and strategies module. Everyone takes responsibility for some aspect of … Continue reading UCC Textualities Conference 2017 – A Review.
Welcome to UCC's Textualities Conference 2017, Panel 3. The chair of Panel 3, Josephine Fenton, introduces the presenters, outlines their MA programs, wider research interests and the titles of their presentations. All presentations are delivered in the pechaKucha format, which is a presentation comprising twenty slides taking twenty seconds each. The first speaker is Cian … Continue reading UCC Textualities Conference 2017 #textualities17, ‘Live Blog Panel 3’.
When I arrive at UCC one recurring message is ever present, DO NOT CITE WIKIPEDIA ON PAIN OF DEATH...or probably, in reality, not a very good mark. Fast forward to undertaking a Masters.... I recall a conversation, regarding what the MA entailed, with a member of the English department who vaguely mentions a blog. Stupidly … Continue reading UCC Wikipedia Editathon
Two pieces of Irish cultural output, both on screen, resonate deeply, not only with Irish people but across the globe in an unprecedented manner. The first occurs in 1952 with the release of John Ford's The Quiet Man and the second in 1994 at the Eurovision song contest, when the interval act Riverdance causes a … Continue reading Was John Ford’s ‘The Quiet Man’ the ‘Riverdance’ of the 1950s?
A warning ; what follows is best described as a brain dump, an attempt to get some thoughts down on paper and to see where it leads... One of my first challenges in the study of Irish writing is to determine what is Irishness or Irish culture? How is it, or indeed, can it be … Continue reading A glass of lemonade and a packet of crisps