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Spotlight on Research

Spotlight on Research

Dr Simon Workman, ‘There Are Darker Kingdoms: Mapping Modernity in Kevin Barry’s Short Fiction

Kevin Barry – Ireland and the End Times If, as theologian Paul Tillich suggested, the early to mid-twentieth century period can be deemed the...

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‘Objects and Identity – reflections on medieval ‘things’’ by Dr Margaret Murphy

I first became interested in the relationships between medieval people and the inanimate objects they owned as a postgraduate student when I came...

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‘Covid and the Social Contract’ by Dr Noel Kavanagh

In 1972 the Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai was asked what he thought of the French revolution of 1789 His reply was simply, ‘too early to tell’ The...

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‘A God-Haunted Man’ by Dr Anthony Barron

Beckett's sustained engagement with Christianity prompts many intricate questions His tendency to eschew metaphysical dogma by means of ironic...

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‘The Politically Transformative Years 1917 to 1921’ by Dr Elaine Callinan

Electioneering and Propaganda in Ireland, 1917-21, Votes, Violence and Victory by Elaine Callinan The first question I am often asked is why did...

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Dr James Hoctor (University of Kent): ‘From PhD Researcher to Podcaster’

The idea of creating a podcast series was something I had being flirting with during my doctoral studies; however, this was curtailed by the...

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Nicole Burke (TCD): ‘Feminism, neoliberal discourse and the ‘care crisis’ in Ireland’

I fell in love with feminist theory during my time in Carlow College, St Patrick’s when I took an elective called ‘Feminist Political Theory’...

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Judy Bolger (TCD): ‘A Hopeless Case’: Constructs of Early Twentieth-century Irish Impoverished Motherhood

In July 1907, Dublin mother Catherine Smith was ‘charged with grossly neglecting her four children, one of them an infant’ and she was...

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Eva Burke (TCD): Reading Domestic Noir in the Global Pandemic

It’s safe to say that 2020 hasn’t lived up to expectations for most of us As the global pandemic continues to thwart plans and dominate the news...

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Deconstructing the Solitary Creative Genius by Dr Morgan Cawley Buckley

My nephew once asked his father what an artist is, to which he replied ‘one who creates art’, ever the accurate literalist that my brother is All...

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‘Joyce…Ibsen…Egerton…Hamsun…Beckett…Fosse’ by Dr Eoghan Smith

The month of June sees the annual celebrations of Bloomsday, which commemorates James Joyce’s modernist masterwork Ulysses Ulysses is a text to...

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‘To visit my mother’ (?): Returning to Ireland during the revolutionary period, 1916-1923′ by Dr Regina Donlon

During the revolutionary era, 1916-1923, a total of 21,754 Irish-born immigrants resident in the United States applied for a passport to visit...

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‘Ireland 2019: Voices from Direct Provision and the State that we are in’ by Stephanie Hanlon

Conference on Direct Provision Ireland 2019: Voices from Direct Provision and the State that we are in Background to the Conference: On Friday...

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‘What history tells us about health panics’ by Dr Ida Milne

Adults in huddles, worriedly discussing a mystery disease the newspapers have been warning is on the way Children eavesdropping, sensing the fear...

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