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MA Thesis: Literature Review

My thesis will focus on ideologies of marriage as represented in Maeve Brennan’s stories of the Derdon and Bagot families in her collection The Springs of Affection… 1,001 more words


Reflection on Textualities Conference 2015

The mini-conference held by MA English students of UCC went (almost) without a hitch on the 27th of February 2015. After rising early to make a brief appearance on the airwaves of UCC’s radio to publicise the event along with Margaux and Elaine (Listen here:  451 more words


In Preparation for Textualities

As the date for the MA conference to be held in UCC looms just around the corner, this entry will present some of the topics I hope to discuss as part of my 6 minute, 40 second PechaKucha style presentation (20 presentation slides timed to 20 seconds each). 281 more words

UCC School Of English

The History of Irish Short Fiction.

To begin, I’ll give a very brief (and a largely generalising) summary of two texts, The Lonely Voice and A History of the Irish Short story. 797 more words


The desolation of domestic life

It’s ok, I’m not talking about my own domestic woes. I’ve just been reading The Springs of Affection by Maeve Brennan, a collection of short stories set in Dublin and written between the 1950s and 1970s when Brennan lived in New York. 877 more words

About Writing

'Christmas Eve' by Maeve Brennan

Christmas Eve by Maeve Brennan, 1972

The magic trick:

Using the hallway of the family home as literary device

This is a simple little story, a snapshot really. 303 more words

Short Stories