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by Zoë McCormack

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MA Blog Posts

Blog Portfolio or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Blog

When I first started the MA in Modernities back in September, we were told that we would be required to maintain a blog as part of our EN6009 module. We had to to contribute about 800 words a month, and... Continue Reading →

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Literature and IT Review

My thesis is currently entitled ‘Damsels and Deviants: Women in the Gothic Horror Film’. This dissertation will attempt to examine the depiction of women in a selection of films with a gothic theme. It is my intention to show that... Continue Reading →

Top 5 Stephen King Adaptations

2017 is basically the year of Stephen King adaptations - King fans can expect to see Idris Elba as Roland in The Dark Tower in July and It: Part One - Losers' Club hits cinemas in September. I've had Stephen... Continue Reading →

Textualities 2017: A Reflection

After weeks of making slides and reading flashcards, the Textualities Conference took place last Friday, the 10th of March 2017. After the amazing first three panels (and lunch!), it was my turn to present, and I was beyond nervous! Although... Continue Reading →

#Textualities2017: Panel 2

Haley kicked off panel 2 by introducing each speaker by their name and presentation title. Up first is Annie Curran. Annie's presentation is entitled 'The Star Director: How John Huston's Image is Challenged in Fiction'. Annie's presentation begins strong by... Continue Reading →

Homage and Satire: Hollywood on Film

The 89th Academy Awards takes place this Sunday, the 26th of February. For us film fanatics, the Oscars is basically Super Bowl Sunday, so it’s pretty exciting stuff! With that in mind, it’s time to turn our attention to Hollywood’s... Continue Reading →

Research Seminar: ‘Disrupting translatio imperii: Virgil, Marlowe and the Medieval Dido’

On the 22nd of February, 2017, I attended ‘Disrupting translatio imperii: Virgil, Marlowe and the Medieval Dido’, a research seminar hosted by UCC’s School of English. The seminar dealt with the historical and cultural context of the play Dido: Queen... Continue Reading →

Something Wiki This Way Comes: Wikipedia Editathon 2017

On the 8th of February 2017, a group of MA students attempted to contribute to Wikipedia as part of our in-class assessments for our EN6009 module. The task was straightforward: pick a Wikipedia page of your choice and edit it... Continue Reading →

The Play’s the Thing: Marina Carr’s Adaptation of Anna Karenina at the Abbey Theatre

Throughout my undergraduate degree in English, I was extremely interested in adaptation studies. The concept of the updating and altering that is an inherent aspect of adaption has always fascinated me. I have usually focused on novel to screen or... Continue Reading →

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