“Work on a good piece of writing proceeds on three levels: a musical one, where it is composed; an architectural one, where it is constructed; and finally, a textile one, where it is woven” — Walter Benjamin, One Way Street and Other Writings This quotation is on the front page of my blog, Curran in Cork. … More A ‘Woven’ Blog Portfolio
I must admit that I’ve held out posting this blog with the hopes that Anjelica Huston would respond to my tweet from #Editwikilit. A sporadic tweeter, with her last tweet being in November, I thought that perhaps she had not seen the tweet yet. Maybe she has — maybe she has not, but as February … More #Editwikilit — A Family Affair
TG4’s 1996 Irish language documentary John Huston: An t-Éireannach makes a powerful statement in its title — it claims Huston is an Irishman. Since Huston was born and raised in The United States (his grandfather left Armagh for Canada prior to the Great Famine), this label is not technically true. But while Huston did eventually … More John Huston: ‘An t-Éireannach’?
Feature image courtesy of Eve Arnold/Magnum Photos. Photo originally published in Vanity Fair. One afternoon last week, I was sitting in my bedroom reading “The Dead,” the final short story from James Joyce’s The Dubliners for my Gothic to Modernism class. In a sudden moment of inspiration, I experienced the dissertation epiphany that I had been … More My Dissertation Epiphany