Gemma Bovery is a comic by English cartoonist Posy Simmonds. Originally serialised in The Guardian, it tells the story of the last years in the life of Gemma, an Englishwoman who moves to the Normandy countryside with her new husband, Charlie Bovery. Simmonds tells her story through beautiful pencil drawings combined with text captions and … Continue reading Language and Dreaming in Posy Simmonds’ Gemma Bovery
I've had an interesting relationship with the blogging. I published a total of nine posts since I started, the last three of which hit in the space of a week. I honestly planned on keeping a more regular schedule this month but then, for obvious reasons, I spent more and more time inside. Without the … Continue reading [ePortfolio]Summing up: An Internal Monoblog Retrospective
My thesis will focus on the marginalised voice in the Irish short story. Though Ireland is a small island, we have a proud tradition of short fiction. The richness that makes it such a fascinating area also makes it a challenge for research. The following literature review will investigate the scholarship on the subject with … Continue reading Literature review
Over a week ago, I did some Wikipedia editing for the first time. The assignment was to chose a page relating to our research interest and edit it. The purpose of this was to encourage our engagement with the community. I'd like to write my thesis on the relationships between Irish and French literature so … Continue reading Wiki Time
My name's James. I'm doing an MA in Irish Writing and Film at the university in Cork, Ireland. I suppose I do have to do this for the course but really it's high time I started a blog. I write a lot of stuff in notebooks and such to the extent that even when I … Continue reading Why a blog?