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  • Against reason : Schopenhauer, Beckett, and the aesthetics of irreducibility 

    McGrath, Anthony (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of English, 2015)
    This dissertation examines the relationship between the philosophy of Schopenhauer and the forms and themes of Beckett’s critical and creative writings. My research aims to show that Beckett’s aesthetic preoccupations are ...
  • Narratives of difference : critical (re-)assessment of contemporary Troubles novels 

    Marková, Michaela (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of English, 2015)
    This dissertation examines the concept of difference as portrayed in contemporary Troubles novels and explores how it affects the sense of belonging to the contested space of Northern Ireland. It analyses a cross-section ...
  • Music in the glen : traveller culture and song 

    Mann, Noelle (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of English, 2015)
    This thesis explores the cultural significance of music to Travellers, as described in their own words. By examining the songs included in Traveller memoirs, it aims to reflect cultural practices and concerns which are ...
  • Unsettling belongings : settler colonialism in the selected works of Jean Rhys and Elizabeth Bowen 

    Kuster, Megan E. (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of English, 2014)
    This thesis presents a comparative reading of place in selected works by Jean Rhys and Elizabeth Bowen in the context of settler colonialism. In arguing that Anglo- Irish and Creole identities were formed out of the dynamics ...
  • Humanism and the early modern essay 

    Jones, Darrell (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of English, 2014)
    This is a thesis about the emergence, establishment, and development of the early modern essay and the relationships of those processes to various forms of humanism. The essay is considered both as a conceptual entity, ...

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