Category Archives: American Literature

Language in Erdrich & Yezierska

In the last few days, I’ve been thinking about why certain words and phrases are used in literature, and not others. I’ve been particularly considering the inclusion of foreign languages being included into novels. Two of the authors I’ve chosen … Continue reading

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Letters from America Public Seminar

I really enjoyed the public seminar that was held in the Lewis Glucksman Gallery in UCC this evening. My fellow PhD Candidate, Miranda Corcoran, was part of the panel discussing the ongoing influence of American culture and politics. There were … Continue reading

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Louise Erdrich novels

Recently finished reading Louise Erdrich’s Tales of Burning Love again, and saw a resemblance between Gerry Nanapush and Leonard Peltier which was not something I’d noticed the first time I read the novel a year ago. However, having had the … Continue reading

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I am interested in how liminal spaces host marginal experience and in the differences of opinion regarding the same spaces, depending on the gender and social class of the character. Space has always been a particularly American concern. From the … Continue reading

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