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  • 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)
  • Looking at Novels: Typography, Punctuation, & Spelling in Some Contemporary Fiction 

    LEAHY, FRANCIS (Trinity College Dublin. School of English. Discipline of English, 2020)
    Looking at Novels: Typography, Punctuation, & Spelling in Some Contemporary Fiction by Francis Leahy Abstract This is a study of the visual appearance of some contemporary novels. The thesis uses an interdisciplinary ...
  • Louis MacNeice : radio, poetry and the aural imagination 

    Workman, Simon (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of English, 2010)
    The aim of this thesis is to give serious consideration to the relatively neglected radio dramas and features of Louis MacNeice, showing how they were an imaginative and innovative development of what was at the time an ...
  • Louis MacNeice and the Writing of the Mind 

    Jones, Alexander David (Trinity College Dublin. School of English. Discipline of English, 2021)
    This thesis explores the influence of psychology and philosophy of mind on the writing of Louis MacNeice. This challenges current thinking on MacNeice s treatment of selfhood and consciousness, which has previously been ...
  • Maculate conceptions : Irish film and drama of the 1930s 

    Pine, Emilie (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of English, 2005)
    In the 1930s Ireland grasped the opportunity to define itself as a modern free state and the decade is thus one of the most dynamic in Ireland’s history since Independence. Within the space of ten years, Fianna Fail came ...
  • 'Manhattan weighed on his eyelid' : reading Ted Hughes in the context of four American writers 

    Groszewski, Gillian M. (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of English, 2012)
    The introduction to this thesis documents and establishes Ted Hughes' growing interest in American writing while at Cambridge and suggests that Hughes' engagement with American writing from this point in his career onwards ...
  • Maria Edgeworth : a sense of place 

    Dedem-Laurenns, Katharina (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of English, 2008)
    The life of Maria Edgeworth (1768-1849) was characterised by one event which was to have a lasting influence on her self-determination as a person and a writer. This event was her move in 1782 to Edgeworthstown, a small ...
  • Maria Edgeworth and romance 

    Murphy, Sharon, 1966- (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of English, 2002)
    This dissertation concentrates upon an important tension manifest across Edgeworth’s prolific writings, and it contends that this tension finally illustrates her unease with the didactic tenets that she (overtly) promoted ...
  • Modernism Processing Psychoanalysis: Freud, Lawrence, Nin, Joyce 

    SARTOR, GENEVIEVE (Trinity College Dublin. School of English. Discipline of English, 2020)
    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 ...
  • More instructive than any sermon I know' : the eighteenth-century novel and the secularisation of ethics 

    Stewart, Carol Ann (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of English, 2004)
    This thesis argues that there is a connection between the secularisation of ethics in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and the rise to moral legitimacy and literary respectability of prose fiction from the ...
  • More than meets the eye : truth in the eighteenth-century novel 

    Keeley, Vivienne (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of English, 2016)
    In the eighteenth century it was commonly believed that Britain was experiencing a servant crisis. In consequence of the changing nature of the master-servant relationship which was shifting from a patriarchal style to ...
  • Multi city : contemporary literary chronotopes of London 

    Perregaux, Myriam (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of English, 2006)
    The general subject of this study is the representation of London in contemporary British literature. In particular, it asks whether literary chronotopes of London participate in the emergence of a dialogic city. In order ...
  • 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 ...
  • Narcissism in the fiction of John Banville 

    O'Connell, Mark (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of English, 2010)
    This thesis concerns narcissism in the work of the novelist John Banville. By examining it as both a psychological characteristic of Banville’s narrators and as a defining quality of the narratives they create, it aims to ...
  • Narrative authority and truth claims in late medieval and early modern accounts of travel to Jerusalem 

    O'Donnell, Paris (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of English, 2008)
    This thesis explores continuity and change in the construction of authority and truth claims in accounts of travel to Jerusalem from 1432 to 1632. It takes as its main materials manuscript or printed narratives written ...
  • 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 ...
  • Nostalgias of innocence and guilt : the post-Cold War reflections of John Updike and Don DeLillo 

    Colgan, John-Paul (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of English, 2005)
    This thesis examines the post-Cold War work of the American novelists John Updike and Don DeLillo, paying particular attention to the manifestations and treatment of nostalgia in these texts. Focussing primarily on the ...
  • 'Not so much 'after landscape' as 'before landscape'': Figurative Experimentation in the Works of Claudia Rankine and Mary McIntyre 

    HOLT, EMILY (Trinity College Dublin. School of English. Discipline of English, 2019)
    This thesis argues that the place of the self and the figure in the works of poet Claudia Rankine and visual artist Mary McIntyre is integral to their formal innovation and shared attention to the ethics of visual ...