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  • The Calendar and the Scop: Beowulf as an Example of Anglo-Saxon Discourses on Time 

    BLANQUER, JOANA MARIE (Trinity College Dublin. School of English. Discipline of English, 2020)
    In this thesis, I analyse Beowulf as a self-reflexive poem on time based on representations of time in the Anglo-Saxon period. The question of time transcends the long-standing issue of the dialectic relationship between ...
  • Closed Spaces: Beckett and Confinement 

    LITTLE, JAMES (Trinity College Dublin. School of English. Discipline of English, 2017)
    This thesis is the first sustained study of Samuel Beckett?s career-long engagement with confinement, examining both his use of institutions of coercive confinement as well as the function of the closed spaces of his later ...
  • Completing the union : Charles Robert Maturin and the (ir)reconciliations of romantic national fiction 

    Morin, Christina M. (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of English, 2007)
    This thesis analyses the novels of Charles Robert Maturin in order to highlight the author’s engagement with contemporary literary forms, including the Gothic, the national tale, and the historical novel. By first offering ...
  • Consider the editor : textual process in the fiction of Raymond Carver and David Foster Wallace 

    Groenland, Tim (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of English, 2015)
    This thesis examines the contribution of Gordon Lish and Michael Pietsch to key works of Raymond Carver and David Foster Wallace, respectively. The Prologue situates the two authors in a historical framework, considering ...
  • The considerations of the curious: natural philosophy in early modern Dublin 

    HEMMENS, SUSAN ELIZABETH (Trinity College Dublin. School of English. Discipline of English, 2019)
    This thesis offers a re-evaluation of the activities and mindset of a community of natural philosophers who described themselves as curious: the members of the Dublin Philosophical Society (1683–1709) (DPS) and their circle ...
  • The Country and the City in the Irish Novel, 1922-51 

    O'NEILL, STEPHEN BERNARD (Trinity College Dublin. School of English. Discipline of English, 2018)
    This thesis investigates the representation of the country and the city in the Irish novel north and south after partition. The political success of both Irish nationalism and Ulster unionism were partly shaped by a popular ...
  • Creation and sub-creation : divine and human authorship in the works of J.R.R. Tolkien 

    Hynes, Gerard (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of English, 2013)
    J.R.R. Tolkien spent the greater part of his adult life constructing an imaginary world; its cosmology, history, legends, and languages. He described this process as 'sub-creation', a definition embodying the connection ...
  • The cultural politics of William Carlos William's poetry 

    O'ROURKE, CIARAN (Trinity College Dublin. School of English. Discipline of English, 2019)
    This thesis offers a political reading of William Carlos Williams's poetry. Grounding its analysis in the work of a range of authors and theorists, as well as his own biography and writings, it approaches Williams's poems ...
  • Culture, Northern Ireland, and the Second World War 

    Woodward, Guy (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of English, 2012)
    This thesis explores the impact of the Second World War on literature and culture in Northern Ireland between 1939 and 1970. It argues that the war, as a unique interregnum in the history of Northern Ireland, challenged ...
  • Daniel Defoe and the representation of personal identity 

    Borsing, Christopher (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of English, 2012)
    This thesis explores Daniel Defoe's treatment of the concept of personal identity as a literary construction and as a social fiction. An active contributor to the burgeoning print market of early eighteenthcentury England, ...
  • Darby O'Gill and the construction of Irish identity 

    MCMANUS, BRIAN DENIS (Trinity College Dublin. School of English. Discipline of English, 2018)
    This thesis investigates the role of the term ?Darby O?Gill? in the modern Irish consciousness as a signifier of a pejorative construction of Irish identity and the extent to which it is justified when all cultural ...
  • Departures : the Abbey Theatre on international stages 1975-2005 

    Coen, Lisa (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of English, 2012)
    This thesis and the included production history of Abbey Theatre tours form part of a broader project under the aegis of the Irish Theatrical Diaspora, The Internationalisation of Irish Drama, 1975-2005. This project ...
  • Destabilizing Shakespeare : adaptations for children, 1807-2007 

    Harvey, Kate (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of English, 2012)
  • Dion Boucicault's Irish melodramas : national identity, politics and the Press 

    McFeely, Deirdre (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of English, 2007)
    This thesis undertakes a detailed study of the reception of Dion Boucicault’s Irish plays in the New York-London-Dublin theatre triangle which the playwright inhabited. The plays are The Colleen Bawn (1860); Arrah-na-Pogue ...
  • Displaced masculinity : men, women and gender disorientation in contemporary Scottish fiction 

    Jones, Carole (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of English, 2005)
    The subject of this thesis is the representation of gender in Scottish fiction since 1980. In writing of this period the stereotype of the Scottish 'hardman' gives way to portraits of uncertain and ineffectual male characters. ...
  • Do you know who I am? : contextualising Shirley Jackson 

    Murphy, Bernice M. (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of English, 2004)
    This thesis attempts to broaden the current critical approach towards Shirley Jackson by discussing her work within the cultural, social, literary and historical contexts of America during the 1950s. This is the first time ...
  • The Domestic Noir Fiction of Gillian Flynn 

    Burke, Eva
    This dissertation's focus is grounded in literary modernism's engagement with psychoanalytic theory and its therapeutic applications in the early 20th century. It examines how the ubiquity of Freud s theories at that time ...
  • Echoes traveling off from the center : contemporary poetic engagements with the poetry of Sylvia Plath 

    Johnston, Maria (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of English, 2008)
    The introduction of the thesis makes clear the vital need for this study and explains how its methodology privileges poetic practice rather than critical narratives as it centres on close readings of a range of poems by ...
  • Edith 

    Devlin, Martina Josephine (Trinity College Dublin. School of English. Discipline of English, 2021)
    This project contains two elements, one creative and the other critical. The creative component is a novel in the voice of Edith Somerville as she attempts to convince herself, and others, that the Somerville and Ross ...
  • Envoy: A Review of Literature and Art and Post-War Irish Culture 

    LINNIE, CONOR (Trinity College Dublin. School of English. Discipline of English, 2018)
    This thesis examines the Irish literary and visual art magazine Envoy: A Review of Literature and Art (1949-1951). It establishes the magazine as a key post-war site of transnational aspiration and activity at the beginning ...