Recent Submissions

  • 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, ...
  • Behind their eyes : identity in the work of Li-Young Lee and Suji Kwock Kim 

    Hand, Meadhbh (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of English, 2014)
    The introduction to this study outlines the theoretical framework for comparing the work of Li-Young Lee and Suji Kwock Kim. Using Walter Mignolo's theories about "border thinking," which he outlined in Local Histories/Global ...
  • Golden apples of the monkey house : a post-Jungian interpretation of myth in the short stories of Kurt Vonnegut and Ray Bradbury 

    Ellerhoff, Steven Gronert (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of English, 2014)
    [exerpt from page 8] This dissertation is cast with hope of drawing scholarly attention to these writers' short fiction [Vonnegut and Bradbury], arguing in the affirmative that there is plenty to be found in these critically ...
  • Proximate foreigners : England and its neighbors in the history plays of the 1590s 

    De Young, Erin Marie (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of English, 2014)
    The central claim of this thesis is that the correlation between the rise history play genre in the 1590s, concerns about national identity, and emerging disputes over expansion collided in the political/cultural views of ...
  • Artistic duality in the novels of Anthony Burgess 

    Clarke, Jim (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of English, 2014)
    My research explores the role of the artistic impulse in the novels of English polymath Anthony Burgess. The aim of my thesis is to theoretically hypothesise the consolidation of three first principles - that Burgess posited ...

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