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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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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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Glasgow

Am currently in Glasgow for the Spaces of (Dis)location conference. It’s far, far warmer than I’d anticipated at 26 degrees, the University of Glasgow has a beautiful campus, and the conference has been wonderfully interesting so far. Walking around yesterday, … Continue reading

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Panel 5a – Excavating the Buried Past: Reimagining the Nineteenth Century

Panel 5a – Excavating the Buried Past: Reimagining the Nineteenth Century Chair: Ron Callan Dara Downey: “I Must Have Died …”: Post-Mortem Speech in the Uncanny Tales of Elizabeth Stuart Phelps and Harriet Prescott Spofford Interesting point that most ghost … Continue reading

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Politics and Policy Panel Questions

Question 1: Gavin Wilke – Do you thinnk the reports by Walter Kronkite, regarding Johnson’s re-election capmaign, had a profound influence on American history. A: Kronkite became subjective in his reporting, influencing public opinion. Once Johnson knew he had lost … Continue reading

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