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  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Explorations of "an alien past": Identity, Gender, and Belonging in the Short Fiction of Mavis Gallant, Alice Munro, and Margaret Atwood 

    SMYTH, KATE (Trinity College Dublin. School of English. Discipline of English, 2019)
    The short fiction of Canadian writers Mavis Gallant, Alice Munro, and Margaret Atwood highlights the continued and evolving complexity of national identity and gender inequality issues, in Canada and transnationally. These ...
  • Persian Shakespeares: Between the global, the local and the exilic 

    O'BRIEN, SHAUNA (Trinity College Dublin. School of English. Discipline of English, 2018)
    This thesis explores the adaptation of Shakespeare?s plays in the Persian-speaking contexts of Iran and Afghanistan. The cultural, linguistic, political, and socio-economic conditions of the Persian-speaking regions of ...
  • "The soul has ears": Music and movement in the poetry of John Berryman 

    COBAIN, EVE CLAIRE (Trinity College Dublin. School of English. Discipline of English, 2017)
    "The soul has ears": Music and Movement in the Poetry of John Berryman Berryman’s musical interest is consistently remarked on by readers of his work, but remains vastly understudied, though it touches almost every ...
  • "This matter of the individual": Nathaniel Hawthorne's Individualism 

    HUSSEY, JAMES THOMAS (Trinity College Dublin. School of English. Discipline of English, 2019)
    This dissertation provides extensive critical engagement with ideas of individualism in the work of Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864). This largely unexplored area presents a major lacuna in Hawthorne Studies, and this project ...
  • Typography and Narrative Voice in Children's Literature: Relationships, Interactions, and Symbiosis 

    GALLAGHER, LOUISE EMILY (Trinity College Dublin. School of English. Discipline of English, 2018)
    This thesis explores the relationship between typography and narrative voice in children’s literature. Substantial attention has been paid in the past to the word/image interaction in children’s books due to their multimodal ...
  • Unsettling Le Fanu: Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu and Irish Settler Writing 

    DEMPSEY, AOIFE MARY (Trinity College Dublin. School of English. Discipline of English, 2018)
    This thesis argues that the fiction of Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu (1814-73) can be read as a form of settler writing. Using settler theory as a reading strategy in the analysis of Le Fanu’s short fiction, this thesis argues ...