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  • Paranoia in the Americas: American Anxieties in a Transnational Context

    18 May
    Paranoia in the Americas: American Anxieties in a Transnational Context

    University College Cork

    24 November 2018

    From the earliest moments of its existence, the optimistic dream of America has been underpinned by a much darker sense of anxiety and paranoia. Whether embodied in early colonial fears of nefarious witches corrupting pious Puritan settlements, Cold-War fantasies of “reds under the bed,” or porous borders unable to keep the Other out, American culture and politics has often been defined by fears of the enemy, the Other, the invisible saboteur.

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  • Ali Bracken Ziad wins the inaugural Eoin Murray Scholarship.

    16 May
    Ali Bracken Ziad wins the inaugural Eoin Murray Scholarship.

    Eoin Murray was a poet, a musician and a student of University College Cork who passed away suddenly due to underlying heart conditions on the 14th of August, 2015 at the age of 23. His family established the scholarship in association with the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences of University College Cork in honour of his life, and to support others like him in their creative endeavours. 

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  • The International Undergraduate Awards is Now Open (updated information)

    04 May
    The International Undergraduate Awards is Now Open (updated information)

    Registration for the international Undergraduate Awards is now open.  All students who submit essays to the international Undergraduate Awards are eligible to submit essays to the UCC School of English Undergraduate Awards.  The rules/requirements for the UCC School of English Undergraduate Awards are the same as those for the International Undergraduate Awards, with the exception that 2nd and 3rd year entrants will be judged separately.  There will be one winner for the School of English Undergraduate Awards in each year and 3 to 4 highly recommended entrants.

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  • Congratulations to MA creative writing student Breda Joyce.

    25 Apr
    Congratulations to MA creative writing student Breda Joyce.

    Breda's poem, "Free Fall" was selected as the winner of a creative writing contest in association with Likenesses: Portraits of Literary and Cultural Genius, an exhibition by American photographer and academic Judith Aronson. Her photographs were on touring display in the Boole Library earlier this semester.

     

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  • Dr Adam Hanna recently visited three universities in China

    08 Mar
    Dr Adam Hanna recently visited three universities in China

    Dr Adam Hanna recently visited three universities in China to forge new academic links and raise the profile the UCC School of English in the region. He spoke about the poetry of Seamus Heaney at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and gave a presentation about UCC’s summer schools at its partner university, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen (pictured).

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  • Douglass Day Transcribe-A-Thon

    01 Feb
    Douglass Day Transcribe-A-Thon

    The DARIAH Ireland team in UCC are celebrating Frederick Douglass' 200th Birthday with a Transcribe-a-thon of the Freedmen's Bureau Papers! Although Douglass was born into bondage, and never knew his birth date, he chose to celebrate every year on February 14. We will commemorate his birthday by creating Black history together. Over 30 institutions across 4 countries will participate in this event simultaneously! The Transcribe-A-Thon is co-ordinated by the Colored Conventions Project, the Smithsonian Transcription Center and the National Museum of African American History and Culture. All you need to do is sign up for a free account with the Smithsonian Archive Transcription Centre, bring a laptop/tablet and join us on the day! Sign up for an account here: https://transcription.si.edu/

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  • Fired! reading in Ó Bhéal

    18 Jan
     Fired! reading in Ó Bhéal

    School of English PhD candidate Kathy D’Arcy is hosting a Fired! reading in Ó Bhéal on Monday Jan 22nd with poets Chris Murray (founder of the Poethead blog), Raina Leon, Nicola Moffat. Fired! aims to fight gender imbalance in Irish poetry and involves readings, discussion and a pledge to withdraw from literary events where good faith attempts at gender balance have not been made (awomanpoetspledge.com)

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  • Reading by Arts Council/UCC Writer in Residence Cónal Creedon.

    01 Dec
    Reading by Arts Council/UCC Writer in Residence Cónal Creedon.

    Cork novelist, playwright and documentary maker Cónal Creedon will give a reading from his work on Thursday 1st December at 6pm in Kane G19. 

    Cónal will be joined by his friends John Spillane [Meteor Award Winning singer/songwriter] and Gerry Miller [Story teller extraordinaire - selected by Discover Ireland to spear head their 2007 international advertising campaign for Cork. A man who stretches the truth to the limits of plausibility - known affectionately as Gerry the Liar.]

     

     

     

     

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  • Tuesday, November 8, at 6pm

    08 Nov
    Tuesday, November 8, at 6pm

    In the first of our 2016/2017 School of English reading series we welcome two major names in Irish  literature - the Ireland Professor of Poetry, Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, and the 2015 Irish Pen Award-winning writer, Eilís Ní Dhuibhne, who will read together at the Creative Zone, Boole Library, Tuesday, November 8, at 6pm.

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  • New Frank O’Connor Documentary – Idir dhá Shruth,

    19 Oct
    New Frank O’Connor Documentary – Idir dhá Shruth,

    A new television documentary has been made on writer Frank O'Connor, in which Dr. Hilary Lennon (School of English, UCC) was the O'Connor consultant, and was also one of the main contributors. In this new examination of O'Connor, poet and writer Liam Ó Muirthile tells the forgotten story of Frank O’Connor.

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  • Reconsidering the Rising: Lecture by Dr Heather Laird

    29 Sep
    Reconsidering the Rising: Lecture by Dr Heather Laird

    Dr Heather Laird to deliver a lecture in the UCC series of public lectures, Reconsidering the Rising. The topic of Dr Laird’s lecture is '"Remembering" Past Futures: Commemoration and the Roads Untaken'.  The lecture will take place at 6pm on Wednesday, 26th October in the Ground Floor Lecture Theatre of the old Geography Building of UCC.

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  • Seamus Heaney and the Virgilian Tradition

    21 Sep
    Seamus Heaney and the Virgilian Tradition

     

    A day exploring Seamus Heaney’s indebtedness to the Virgilian tradition, on the occasion of the launch of his translation of Book VI of Virgil’s Aeneid (Faber, 2016). Featuring lectures by Professor Alex Davis and Bernard O’Donoghue, Adjunct Professor in the School of English, UCC.  

     

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  • College Lecturer In Creative Writing 12-Month Part-Time Post

    13 Jul
    College Lecturer In Creative Writing 12-Month Part-Time Post

    UCC wishes to appoint a distinguished writer to the role of College Lecturer in Creative Writing (Fiction/Poetry) (.5 CL).  Reporting to the Head of School, the College Lecturer will contribute to the School’s undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, with particular responsibility for teaching and supervision on the MA in Creative writing.

    http://www.ucc.ie/en/hr/vacancies/academic/full-details-660315-en.html

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  • Graham Allen features in the new Poetry Ireland Review no 118 Edited by Vona Groarke, entitled The Rising Generation.

    22 Apr
    Graham Allen features in the new Poetry Ireland Review no 118 Edited by Vona Groarke, entitled The Rising Generation.

    Graham Allen features in the new Poetry Ireland Review no 118 Edited by Vona Groarke, entitled The Rising Generation. This special issue of Ireland’s foremost poetry journal brings together thirty-six new Irish poets, defining “new” as  someone who has had a first collection book or pamphlet published within the last five years. Each featured poet was asked to submit two original poems and to complete a questionnaire created by the editor. One of Graham’s two poems, ‘Sydney Park, Spring 2015’ has also been selected as one of Poetry Ireland’s featured poems for Poetry Day on 28th April.  

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  • Digitalis Day at UCC

    20 Apr
    Digitalis Day at UCC

    Digital Arts and Humanities MA students will hold a series of talks tomorrow (Tuesday 21st April) relating to the use of digital tools and methodologies.

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  • Trading Words 2015

    24 Mar
    Trading Words 2015

    New arts project set up by Creative Writing MA students in the School of English asks what part creativity plays in Ireland, and seeks participation and submissions from UCC students

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  • Film Conference

    20 Aug
    Film Conference

    Deviate! The Second International Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media Conference will take place at UCC on 4–6 September 2014.

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  • Lauch of New Novel

    16 Jun
    Lauch of New Novel

    Somerville Press and the School of English UCC invite you to a book launch to celebrate the publication of The Diary of Mary Travers by Eibhear Walshe

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  • Carl Davis C.B.E Public Lecture

    29 Nov
    Carl Davis C.B.E Public Lecture

    Film and Screen Media at University College Cork, in association with the School of English, UCC, the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, UCC and the Cork Screen Commission, is pleased to announce a public lecture by acclaimed composer, Carl Davis C.B.E.

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  • Creative Writing Competition for First Years

    13 Nov
    Creative Writing Competition for First Years

    Hailed as the ‘soul of his age’, Shakespeare is also recognised as an author ‘for all time’. Each generation remakes Shakespeare, appropriating and reinventing him, in their own image. With the School of English Shakespeare Writing Competition, First Year students of the School now have the opportunity to rewrite one of Shakespeare’s famous speeches for their generation.

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  • Reading by David Constantine, Frank O'Connor Prize Winner

    19 Sep
    Reading by David Constantine, Frank O'Connor Prize Winner

    The School of English warmly invites you to a reading by David Constantine, whose Tea at the Midland and Other Stories, published by Manchester independent Comma Press, has won the Frank O'Connor International Short Story award, this year co-sponsored by UCC School of English. The reading will take place on Monday 23 September, 1-2 P.M in the Film Studies Auditorium, Windle Building, UCC.

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  • Fulbright Scholar Niamh O'Mahony returns to Cork

    30 Jul
    Fulbright Scholar Niamh O'Mahony returns to Cork

    Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholar and School of English PhD student Niamh O'Mahony has recently returned to Cork, following a year studying in the US, funded by the Fulbright Commission. Niamh spent the third year of her PhD (2012-2013) on a Fulbright Scholarship at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. 

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  • Dr Tom Birkett is joining the crew of The Sea Stallion

    29 Jul
    Dr Tom Birkett is joining the crew of The Sea Stallion

    Dr Tom Birkett is joining the crew of The Sea Stallion - the same replica Viking ship that made the crossing from Dublin to Denmark in 2007 - as it sails again this summer, from its home at the Roskilde Viking Ship Museum to the Danish capital. Along the way the 50-strong crew will take part in a variety of heritage events, and experience the conditions faced by the Vikings around 1000 years ago. 

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  • Applications now open for PhD studentships

    11 Jun
    Applications now open for PhD studentships

    PhD studentships 2013-14                       

    Applications are invited for fixed-term studentships from suitably qualified candidates who wish to undertake a PhD in the School of English, starting October 2013, and also from PhD Track/PhD students currently registered with the School of English. 

    New entrants should already have applied for PhD study through PAC.

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QS World University Rankings 2012.

The School of English in UCC has recently moved up several places to be ranked among the top 150 Universities for English in the QS World University Rankings 2012. 

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