Author Archives: livesinliminalspaces

About livesinliminalspaces

I am a PhD candidate in the School of English, whose research focuses on the effect the urban environment and the cityscape has on the behaviour of marginalised characters in the novels from the Twentieth Century.

Urban Roof Farms

In the midst of chapter writing, I came across some interesting items about urban spaces. I was very interested to see that the New York Times have an article on green roofs. The idea is similar to the concept of … Continue reading

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The Modernisms Research Centre here in UCC has organised for a talk by Professor David Llyod, “De golpe el golpe: Vallejo’s Violence”. The MRC has successfully hosted several events such as talks by Professor David Ayers and Dr Sabine Kriebel, … Continue reading

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What I Did During the Summer Holidays…

As the autumn term meanders along, and the postgrads and staff brace themselves for the onslaught of undergrads once more, I suppose that it’s time I updated my poor blog which has been ignored for most of the summer. I … Continue reading

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An “Uneasy Exchange”?

A couple of months ago, I cam across articles online which discussed the appropriation of Native American symbols and patterns into mass-made clothing and accessories. Specific attention was centred on the Navajo Nation’s cease-and-desist letter to Urban Outfitters, who had … Continue reading

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Bookends Day 2

Today we had panels on film and literature (including my paper this morning), a reading by poet James Cummins and a wonderful plenary by Dr Bairbre Walsh “Claude McKay: Deviant Renaissance Man”. The day has gone very well, and I’m … Continue reading

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Bookends Day 1

A wonderful first day at the annual Bookends post graduate conference here in UCC. A very interesting day, concluding with a great plenary from Dr Leonard Madden. ————————————————————————————————- The title of his talk was “The Deviant Book: Reading, Temptation, and … Continue reading

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What Have You Done Lately?

So, when my supervisor asks me “What have you been doing lately?” I know that he doesn’t really want to hear that I’ve been teaching myself to turn a heel whilst knitting socks, that I managed to finish said sock … Continue reading

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