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  • Harry Potter and the Invisible Hand: The Notion of Inevitable Inequality, and 'Niceness' as Moral Action in J.K. Rowling's Neoliberal Fantasy 

    Chattopadhyay, Kabir (Trinity College Dublin. School of English. Discipline of English, 2021)
    My thesis explores contemporary children's fantasy literature, and the changing popular perceptions of fundamental moral concepts disseminated for young readerships in such texts. I have chosen as my primary text of survey ...
  • Hauntologies of Domestic Space in Contemporary Women's Writing, 1985-2015: Alice Munro, Lorrie Moore, and Anne Enright. 

    Houston, Dearbhaile Sophie (Trinity College Dublin. School of English. Discipline of English, 2022)
    This dissertation utilises a hauntological understanding of domestic space in order to examine spectral presences in the fiction of three contemporary women writers, Alice Munro, Lorrie Moore, and Anne Enright, focusing ...
  • The Hibernian Cosmopolis: The Modernities of James Joyce's Ulysses and Don DeLillo's Late Novels 

    Howlett, Adrian Neville (Trinity College Dublin. School of English. Discipline of English, 2022)
    This thesis provides a comparative study of James Joyce's Ulysses with Don DeLillo's late novels. This comparison examines economics, time and technology in the work of both writers to create a picture of two different ...
  • History's Muse : the prose writings of Thomas Moore 

    Kelly, Ronan (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of English, 2002)
    Since his heyday in the nineteenth century Thomas Moore (1779 - 1852) has often been considered Ireland’s national poet, principally because of his Irish Melodies (ten numbers, 1808 - 34). However, from the mid-1820s on, ...
  • Horror of the Anthropocene: American Ecohorror Since 1945 

    BOURKE, EMILY (Trinity College Dublin. School of English. Discipline of English, 2019)
    This thesis explores the evolution of environmental anxiety in American horror fiction and film, arguing that the subgenre most commonly referred to as “ecohorror” merits reassessment in the face of global warming’s changing ...
  • How does rhetoric of drama shed light on truth and reason in Hamlet? 

    Kenny, Zehanne (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of English, 2008)
    This thesis will examine how speech can be used or abused once disembedded from the Judaeo/Christian ontological framework which normally sustained and validated it. Chapter one looks at speech being used to express, ...
  • 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, ...
  • I carpenter a space for the thing I am given : influence and the consciousness of space in Emily Dickenson, H. D. and Sylvia Plath 

    O'Reilly, Caitríona, 1973- (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of English, 2002)
    The introduction indicates the context from which my examination of the continuities between Emily Dickinson, H.D., and Sylvia Plath arose; it does so by stating the principal areas of difference between this thesis and ...
  • 'Identity through talk' : personal narrative and social practice in Anglo-Saxon literature 

    Graham, Stephen (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of English, 2012)
    This study is an analysis of a selection of first-person literary narratives written in pre- Conquest England. Primary texts have been chosen from the corpus of Old English poetry and Anglo-Latin colloquy tradition, with ...
  • Imaginary bodies : legal fictions and rhetorical tropes in early modern English 

    Sappington, Anne (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of English, 2015)
    This thesis is an investigation of the development and significance of the early modem English use of the term “body politic”, both as a rhetorical trope and as a legal term of art. Unlike previous scholarly work on the ...
  • In enigmate : the evolution of a riddlic idea from symphosius to the child ballads 

    Sebo, Erin Madeleine (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of English, 2009)
    This thesis studies the evolution of a particular riddle complex within the subgenre of the Symphosian Riddle, a development over more than a thousand years in which, I argue, the line of influence is unusually clear. ...
  • Irish Children's Literature and the Poetics of Memory, 1892-2016 

    LONG, REBECCA ANN (Trinity College Dublin. School of English. Discipline of English, 2019)
    This thesis explores the recurring patterns of Irish mythological narratives that influence literature produced for children in Ireland following the Celtic Revival and into the twenty-first century. It argues that these ...
  • Irish writers and the British periodical press 1880-1900 

    MORONEY, NORA (Trinity College Dublin. School of English. Discipline of English, 2019)
    This project assesses the extent and significance of Irish contributions to the British periodical press of the 1880s and 1890s. It examines the cultural and historical context of some fifteen writers, situating them in a ...
  • "It's got something to do with love" : the process and philosophy of communication in the work of David Foster Wallace 

    Hayes-Brady, Clare (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of English, 2011)
    Since David Foster Wallace’s death in 2008, a group of interested scholars has begun to emerge in the US and across Europe. This study forms part of that growing cluster of scholarship. It is the central contention of this ...
  • James Joyce, music and memory 

    Brown, Katie (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of English, 2007)
    This thesis, James Joyce, Music and Memory, explores the connection between music and Irish cultural memory in Joyce’s works from Chamber Music to the “pure music” of Finnegans Wake. Overall, it shows that Joyce’s ongoing ...
  • John Donne and religious authority in the reformed English church 

    Sweetnam, Mark S. (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of English, 2008)
    This thesis examines the place of religious authority in the thought of John Donne. The methodology employed is a historically contextualised close reading of Donne's works, with particular focus on the sermons. This reading ...
  • Joyce's Mandala 

    O'Shea, Colm (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of English, 2005)
    The term "mandala" is a Sanskrit word which can be translated as meaning "sacred circle". The "circle" in this instance typically encloses a highly structured icon which represents a microcosm of the universe and/or ...
  • Laying in the Dark: The Literary Night in Nineteenth-Century American Prose 

    CULLEN, SARAH (Trinity College Dublin. School of English. Discipline of English, 2020)
    This thesis examines nineteenth-century American prose via the lens of night studies, to demonstrate how the literary night was used to construct and challenge issues of gender and race in the United States. It focuses ...
  • Literary exhortations : the early fiction of George A. Birmingham 

    Dineen, Gerard (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of English, 2010)
    This thesis will demonstrate the important cultural contribution of the early fiction of the Irish writer George A. Birmingham (1865 - 1950). Born in Belfast on the eve of the disestablishment of the Church of Ireland and ...
  • Lolita and the Mythologies of Femininity 

    Byrne, Laura (Trinity College Dublin. School of English. Discipline of English, 2017)