Literature and IT Review

My tentatively titled dissertation “The Star Director: How John Huston’s Image is Complicated in Fiction” will examine fictional representations of Irish-American film director John Huston. I will use the theoretical framework of star theory to investigate how Huston’s image was constructed through his art, publicity, and personal life. I will then show how the fictional … More Literature and IT Review

‘At Me Too’ – A Capativating Lesson in Early Stage Research

This week I had the pleasure of attending David Pattie’s research seminar entitled “‘At me too someone is looking…’ Hidden Coercion in Beckett’s Theatre.” Not only was Pattie’s paper thought-provoking (to borrow Dr. Clíona Ó Gallchoir’s word from the conclusion of the seminar), but it was an applicable example about how to talk about research during its early … More ‘At Me Too’ – A Capativating Lesson in Early Stage Research

“You’re Real Good” — Reflections on Textualities 2017

https://app.emaze.com/@ATWCCCFI/the-star-director John Huston once said, “you’re good, you’re real good” (“Top 25 Quotes”). This statement encapsulates how I feel about my MA peers after seeing their presentations at Textualities 2017. A week after the conference, I remain in awe of all of the participants. Textualities was certainly a challenge, but I am so happy to … More “You’re Real Good” — Reflections on Textualities 2017

Bradbury’s Own White Whale: John Huston

Image courtesy of Cinephilia and Filmmaking  A trailer for John Huston’s film adaptation of Moby Dick, shot in Youghal, County Cork. The trailer has spoilers, so if you are waiting to read Herman Melville’s book, it is worth skipping.  For Christmas, a friend who knew I have been researching John and Anjelica Huston very thoughtfully … More Bradbury’s Own White Whale: John Huston

Film Ireland Reviews of the Cork Film Festival

This year I volunteered for the Cork Film Festival as a Print Traffic Assistant, which entailed transporting films to and from the various venues. I also wrote three reviews for Film Ireland. The website is staggering the release of the festival reviews, so I will update this post with links to my other work as the articles … More Film Ireland Reviews of the Cork Film Festival

Thoughts on Sibéal Annual Conference 2016

Suzanne McKane, Cynthia Ashraf, Sarah Clancy, Rob O’Sullivan, Abeba Birhane, and Dr. Chamindra Weerawardhana listen to a question during the roundtable discussion on Revolution and/or Social Transformations.  Last weekend, I attended the Sibéal Revolutionary Genders 2016 Conference with my fellow Irish Writing and Film MA peer Ellen. The weekend was filled with enlightening feminist papers, … More Thoughts on Sibéal Annual Conference 2016