- 27 Jun 2017
Closing date for receipt of applications: 10th August 2017
Reading the Runes in Old English and Old Norse Poetry (Routledge, 2017) was launched by Prof. Elisabeth Okasha
Award winning actor and screenwriter to join us from September
Award-winning writer will be joining us for the 2017/18 academic year
Teachers of Old English in Britain and Ireland (TOEBI) will hold its annual conference at UCC on Saturday 21 October
John Montague International Poetry Fellowship Announced
Sunday 14 May, Kingsley Hotel – Talking History, Newstalk - Live from Cork
Thursday 18 May and Friday 19 May, the O'Rahilly Building, UCC
President Patrick O’Shea Launches this Collaborative Collection
Tuesday 25 April at 5pm, Social Area, School of English, O’Rahilly Building
Congratulations to our colleague Dr Tom Birkett, whose monograph Reading the Runes in Old English and Old Norse Poetry was published this week in Routledge's Ashgate imprint.
The Closing date for applications is 01 May 2017
25 April at 18:30–20:00, Cork City Library, Grand Parade
Extremely positive assessment of this 'fine book' by Ian Brinton
‘Peatlands in the 21st Century: Trans-disciplinary Perspectives on Heritage, Sustainability, and “Wise Use” of Resources’
Full details of the Travelling Studentships and other NUI Awards can be downloaded here
Three of the School's postgraduate researchers to present in Vienna this week
Tuesday 7th March, 6pm, in O'Rahilly Building G27
Closing Date for Applications: 30 Mar 2017
Cork novelist, poet and short fiction writer William Wall has won the 2017 Drue Heinz Literature Prize for his collection, The Islands. A UCC graduate, William is currently enrolled as a PhD candidate in Creative Writing in the School of English.
Mike McCormack, whose novel Solar Bones won the 2016 Goldsmiths Prize, Claire-Louise Bennett, author of the acclaimed Pond, and poet Conor O’Callaghan, whose debut novel, Nothing on Earth, was nominated by Irish Times literary critic Eileen Battersby as a book of the year, will read together at UCC next week.
In Saturday’s Poetry Programme (7:30 pm on Saturday 3 December on RTÉ Radio 1), Graham joins presenter Rick O’Shea from RTÉ’s Cork studio to talk about this wide-ranging and thought-provoking second collection.
Thursday 1st December at 6pm in Kane G19
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.]
Staged Reading in the Unitarian Church, Prince's St., Cork. 14th November, at 6pm
Closing date for receipt of applications: 10th August 2017
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.
UCC English Society is hosting a reading by Lisa McInerney on Wednesday, October 26, at 7.30pm in West Wing 5.
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.
Tuesday 18th October, 6pm, in the Council Room, UCC
For this year's Culture Night on Friday 16th September, UCC’s School of English and the Boole Library Special Collections invites you to discover the texts that inspired William Shakespeare’s greatest works.
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.
University College Cork, 22-23 July, 2016
Dr Edel Semple will be delivering a lecture in Belfast and convening a seminar in Stratford
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.
The 3rd year module ‘Contemporary Theatre’ introduced our students to playwright Arnold Wesker’s The Kitchen.
This exciting new MA in Film and Screen Media combines theory and practice, with an emphasis on encouraging your academic skills and creativity (in filmmaking; film/media journalism; cultural administration). You will avail of specialised tuition in the areas of film and screen media and digital filmmaking, and may also opt to take up placements in festivals, including the Cork Film Festival, offered throughout the programme year.
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.
Canadian author Zsuzsi Gartner, the inaugural Frank O’Connor International Short Story Fellow for the City of Cork, will be teaching on the MA in Creative Writing this semester. The fellowship is sponsored by the Munster Literature Centre.
Maureen O’Connor has been invited to deliver a keynote address at the ‘Re-Thinking Environment: Literature, Ethics, and Praxis”, at Berhampur University, Odisha, India, December 2016.
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.
Closing date for receipt of applications: 13th September 2016
Information about the School
Before you apply, please consult the website at http://www.ucc.ie/en/english for information about the School and the range of research specializations represented by School staff. Informal enquiries may be made to Prof. Alex Davis, Head of School: firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr Ken Rooney email@example.com
Two Masters programmes in the School of English have been granted dedicated Fulbright awards for the 2017/18 academic year.
The Application Period for 2017-2018 Awards is now open with a deadline of 11th October 2016.
UCC ‘world first’ to discover the impact of the Vikings
March 21, Creative Zone, UCC Boole Library, 6pm
Saturday 12 March, 12-4:30pm, North Wing Council Chambers
Congratulations to Dr. Andrew King, who is the co-editor of a vibrant collection of essays to be published in May 2016.
Friday 04 March, Western Gateway Building 402, 9:30 - 16:30
10:30am-7pm, Thursday 10th March 2016
Tuesday 1st March at 18.15h in the Film & Screen Media auditorium in Windle
Thursday February 11th at 5.15, Room 2.47
Play staged in Cork City Gaol and produced by the School's Dr Maureen O'Connor becomes part of this important archive
Published in the Bogman's Cannon, 23rd January
Dr Donna Alexander awarded a publishing contract as the runner up in the Women's Studies category
Our colleague in Digital Humanities will go forward to the next stage of this prestigious teaching and learning award
Tuesday, December 1, West Wing 5, at 6pm
Tuesday 17 November, 5.15pm, Windle Auditorium
Deadline 23rd November 2015
Gaol reading on November 2 will be the first of several events relating to the Rising
Closing date: 30th November 2015
Monday, 2 November, 6-8pm at the Cork City Gaol
Researchers awarded funding in the IRC Postgraduate and Postdoctoral schemes
Thursday October 8, 6pm, Boole Library Learning Zone
The three releases have all been translated into English by our own Dr Anne Etienne
Wed 16th September, 6 p.m (CACSSS Seminar Room, O’Rahilly Building, UCC)
Cian O'Connor and John Elliott shortlisted in the category 'Literature 1710 – Present’ by a panel of international academics
Friday 18 September, 6-8pm, Council Room on the Quad, University College Cork
Engendering Ireland: New Reflections on Modern History and Literature
Introductory Lectures will be held in the week of Monday 7th September
Elizabeth Fort, Friday 28 August, 7:30-8:30pm
Congratulations to the School's Ciarán Kavanagh, who is to be awarded the 2015 WTM Riches Essay Prize
University College Cork and the Arts Council are delighted to announce the appointment of Gerard Stembridge as Film Artist in Residence (Screenwriter) for 2015-16.
Madeleine D’Arcy awarded the £1,000 Readers’ Choice award in this year’s Edge Hill Short Story Prize
Review praises Prof. Lee Jenkins's "important and timely contribution" to Lawrence studies
Review of Graham Allen’s The One That Got Away in Tailwinds
Tom will join a crew of 65 onboard the beautiful 'Sea Stallion from Glendalough'
Thursday 25th June, at the Spanish Embassy, Buenos Aires
The Becker Wives, by Mary Lavin
Saturday, 13 June, 5pm, National Library of Argentina in Buenos Aires
Patricia O Connor will take part in a five-day programme on 'Researching Medieval Culture in a Digital Environment' in Prague
Thursday 18 June, 18:30-20:30 at the Aula Magna de la Escuela de Lenguas Modernas
Friday 22nd May, The Department of English at Saint Louis University (Madrid Campus)
Saturday 16th May 2015, 1:30-4:30pm, CACSSS Seminar Room
Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Thurs 14 May, 10.30am – 6.30pm
The School's Dr Orla Murphy will be presenting at Penn State, Monday 20th April, 2pm in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library.
The Diary of Mary Travers, written by our own Dr Eibhear Walshe, is one of five novels shortlisted for the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year Award 2015.
Thursday April 9, 6pm, Boole Library Learning Zone
Glucksman Gallery, Cork, 2 April - 5 July 2015
Daisy Pemble awarded the accolade for her work with societies and LGBT rights
Professor Claire Connolly and Dr Maureen O'Connor have both won awards under the Irish Research Council's 'New Foundations' Scheme.
We are delighted to announce that Dr Orla Murphy has been awarded one of the inaugural Fulbright Tech Impact Awards
Dr Liam Lanigan recently spent a period as Short Term Visiting Fellow at the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies in Notre Dame.
The Irish Research Council has opened the 2014 call for the Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme (including associated strategic partner scholarships) and the Enterprise Partnership Scholarship Scheme. In addition, the 2014 call for the Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme is now open.
Doctoral student Meadhbh O'Halloran has been awarded a grant by the UK Bibliographic Society.
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.
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.
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.
The prestigious Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award has received substantial support from the School of English, UCC.
The School of English has collaborated with Dr Mel Mercier of the School of Music and Theatre and other partners in UCC on a successful application for funding from the UCC strategic research fund.
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.
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.
Flicka Small, a second-year doctoral student in the School of English, led Bloomsday celebrations at the Bookstop Vegetarian Cafe in Kenmare on 16th June, where she read excerpts from James Joyce’s novel Ulysses.
A group of intrepid PhDs - led by early-career researchers and senior academics from across the UK and Ireland - have spent the week of 14-20 April in the Orkney Islands on a programme of heritage training in the field of Old Norse-Viking studies. This AHRC-funded project is culminating in a travelling museum exhibition and a website dedicated to Orkney's colourful Viking past, which will be launched at the Midlands Viking Symposium in Nottingham this weekend. The website is designed by Tom Birkett of the School of English, and includes lots of information on the Viking heritage of the Islands: www.orkneyproject.org
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.
"English Books and English Authors, 1350-1550", a workshop facilitated by Professor Julia Boffey (Queen Mary, University of London) and Professor A.S.G. Edwards (University of Kent), will be held at UCC on June 5th, 2-4pm. The event will examine how authors self-represent and are portrayed in collected works, ways in which authorship is attributed, and the impact of the material book on the construction of the author. All welcome; to register please contact Carrie Griffin (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For further details please click to open this document: English Books and English Authors (162kB
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.