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 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

My Dissertation Epiphany

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

She must seek [inspiration] abroad

How I discovered that my travels might just help me finalize my dissertation topic. “If adventures will not befall a young lady in her own village, she must seek them abroad,” Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey  As a literature and film student, I suffer from a condition where I frequently relate essentially everything that I experience back to pieces of … More She must seek [inspiration] abroad