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David Pattie : "'At me too someone is looking'; Hidden Coercion in Beckett's Theatre"

On 22nd March, Professor David Pattie presented a paper in UCC on systems of coercion in the work of Samuel Beckett, with a particular focus on the ethical response to this coercion. 1,269 more words

Critical Theory

The Best Little Country to Write In

I have no idea why I’m putting it up, but I am regardless. This is (a lazy, ineffective, unoffensive, fangless, tried, tested and tired form of) a poem about Ireland that blurted out one day. 385 more words

Characters and Relationships in 'Philadelphia Here I Come!'

 

Since Gar is the central character in this play it is important to consider his character in relation to the other characters.  What first strikes us about the play is, perhaps, the dominance of the male characters. 4,142 more words

Leaving Cert English

Horrorshow!

Textualities 2016 was literally on Friday 13th.  I had been dreading it since September 2015 when I heard about it being part of the MA – alongside the Wikipedia editing.   739 more words

Irish Writing

'To seem a white king's gem'

Richard Murphy, three iambs of whose sonnet ‘Sri Lanka’ you can see above, is a poet of Anglo-Irish heritage.  I had never heard of him but was pleased to be invited to an English Department research seminar on 8th March at UCC.   1,402 more words

Irish Writing

#textualities17

Now it’s time for Panel Six chaired by Cian O’Connor.  Speakers are Geoff Gould on the position of the ‘playwright’ in contemporary Irish theatre.  Secondly Siobhán Fallon on Famine Roads: Breaking Stones and Hearts.   621 more words

Irish Writing

The Theme of Communication in 'Philadelphia Here I Come!'

Joe Dowling, who directed productions of ‘Philadelphia Here I Come!’ at the Abbey and Gaeity Theatres has said that the play deals primarily, ‘with the failure of people to communicate with each other on an intimate level.   3,773 more words

Leaving Cert English