Blog Portfolio

One of the most difficult aspects of EN6009: Contemporary Research was this blog. From early academia, the emphasis put on scholarly writing has been intense, and so to find a voice that was both informal and intelligent was tough. On top of this, finding a monthly topic for discussion proved challenging, and I decided that,…

Literature and IT Review

Still under the working title of ‘The New Motherly Father: Representations of Motherhood in James Joyce’s Ulysses’, I endeavour to explore in my MA thesis, Joyce’s subversive use of the theme of motherhood, his exploration of the role of motherhood, and his characterisation of mothers and motherly figures in general throughout the text. Joyce’s classic…

Conference Reflection

Our Textualities Conference on 10th March 2017 was definitely one of the highlights of the college year. It was stressful, anxiety inducing and hectic to say the least, but at the end of it all, we all left with a substantial achievement in our pocket. Not only was it a platform to express my own…

#EditWikiLit: 2017 Editathon

On 8th February, the English MA year took part in a Wikipedia Editathon. Needless to say, it struck fear into the very hearts of all involved, but ultimately proved to be one of the most enjoyable assessments I have ever done! This assignment was an assessment for our research module, and really allowed us to explore…

Frank O’Connor, Cork and the World of Literature

On 12th October, UCC welcomed Dr. Nicholas Allen in a research seminar entitled Frank O’ Connor, Cork and the World of Literature. While Dr. Allen used Frank O’ Connor as a way of discussing a broader theme of Cork’s situation by the quays, his seminar gave a much more fruitful look at how bodies of…