News & Events

21 Sep 2023

Irish-Chinese Literature Event

UCC recently hosted a lively collaborative workshop with leading Irish literature scholars from China. The event was titled "Mapping History: Contemporary Irish and Chinese Literature". The attendees were warmly welcomed by Professor Chris Williams, Head of the CACSSS, and Dr Órla Murphy, Head of the School of English and Digital Humanities. Both spoke of the historic and productive ties between Cork and Shanghai, and between scholars from UCC and China.
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04 Sep 2023

Former UCC Student of English Wins Prestigious Cambridge Scholarship

Laura (Laurie) Shelly, a former undergraduate student of English at UCC, has been awarded the Judith E. Wilson MPhil Studentship by Christ’s College, Cambridge and Cambridge’s Faculty of English. This scholarship will fully fund an MPhil in English Studies. The School of English and Digital Humanities congratulates Laurie on this great achievement and wishes her every success in her future endeavours.
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17 Jul 2023

Special Issue of Studies in American Naturalism

We are delighted to announce that our colleague Dr Alan Gibbs has co-edited the latest edition of the journal, Studies in American Naturalism (University of Nebraska Press), with Dr Sarah McCreedy, formerly a PhD student in the Department. The special issue, entitled ‘American Literary Naturalism and the Visual’ draws on papers delivered at a symposium in UCC last October, and comprises articles on a number of examples of visual media. These include TV series True Detective, the video game The Last of Us, and Joel Coen’s recent film adaptation of Macbeth.
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13 Jul 2023

Launch of Double Space Issue 2

Congratulations to the editorial team of Double Space, who have just launched the journal's second issue.
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