English - Doctoral Theses

English - Doctoral Theses

 

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  • McKenna, Laura (University College Cork, 2019)
    Words to Shape my Name consists of a novel and a critical commentary on the creative process and context of writing it. The novel is a re-imagining of the life of Tony Small, an escaped slave who became the manservant of ...
  • Prior, Niamh (University College Cork, 2019)
    This thesis comprises two parts. The first part is a collection of interlinking short stories with intertextual elements, in the form of quotations from non-fiction Vintage Ladybird Books. Each story takes its title from ...
  • O'Callaghan, Eoin Martin (University College Cork, 2019)
    While few twentieth-century writers have attracted as much critical attention as William Faulkner, there remain aspects of his work that have been neglected: his ‘Snopes’ stories of the 1920s and 1930s, and his Snopes ...
  • Wu, Yen-Chi (University College Cork, 2019)
    This study examines John McGahern’s career trajectory in relation to the changing Irish historical context and literary landscape in the latter half of the twentieth century. Drawing on scholarship of new modernist studies, ...
  • Mulcahy, Edel (University College Cork, 2017)
    This thesis aims to provide unique perspectives on responses to medieval pilgrimage by examining the largely ignored interactions between pilgrimage and the family in Middle English narratives. Ranging from the period ...

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