“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
This post will be a brief update on some developments that I have had on my dissertation as the second term comes to a close. During the process of compiling my sources for my Literature and IT Review, I have discovered two more fictional representations of Huston that I will need to engage with. English … More John and Charles Eziel
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
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
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
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
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