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  • Beckett and French, 1906-1946: A Study 

    STACEY, STEPHEN (Trinity College Dublin. School of English. Discipline of English, 2018)
    This thesis constitutes a study of Samuel Beckett and French during the years 1906-1946, covering that period from his earliest exposure to the French language up to the moment of his post-War linguistic turn . Adopting ...
  • 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 ...
  • The Grounded Patriot: Oliver Goldsmith as Historical Compiler 

    TAKEBAYASHI, YUHKI (Trinity College Dublin. School of English. Discipline of English, 2019)
    Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774) began his career as a writer in London in 1757 and laboured as an anonymous hack until he leaped into literary stardom with the publication of his first, major poem, The Traveller (1764). His ...
  • “She stimulates us to supply what is not there”: Expanding Jane Austen’s World Through Fandom 

    MADDEN, AINE MARIA (Trinity College Dublin. School of English. Discipline of English, 2018)
    This thesis aims to explore Jane Austen?s lively afterlife in popular culture through an exploration of fanfiction inspired by her most popular novel, Pride and Prejudice (1813). The thesis combines analysis of online ...
  • "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 ...
  • 'The word this worldes cause entriketh': Negotiating Fallen Signs in John Gower's Confessio Amantis 

    FLETCHER, CLARE (Trinity College Dublin. School of English. Discipline of English, 2018)
    This thesis argues that the Confessio Amantis is a study in the inadequacy of language and its constructs. It asserts that, like his fourteenth-century contemporary authors, Gower explores the mutable condition of language, ...