27 Jun 2022

Congratulations to the below students who won or were highly recommended for the Department of English Undergraduate Awards 2022. Well done on your fantastic work!

The Patricia Coughlan Award 


Name: Ellen O’Sullivan 

Essay Title: “The Female Perspective in the Poetry of Rhoda Coghill and Mary Morton” 

Module/Lecturer: EN3006: Irish Poetry Since Yeats/Adam Hanna 

Highly Recommended 

Name: Nicole Carroll 

Essay Title: “How Does Doireann Ní Ghriofa’s Poetry Address Missing People and Empty Spaces” 

Module/Lecturer: EN3075: Contemporary Irish Writing/Adam Hanna 

Highly Recommended 

Name: Grace Morey 

Essay Title: “Nature Versus Nurture: Arthur Huntington and Debased Masculinity in The Tenant of Wildfell Hall” 

Module/Lecturer: EN3073 Victorian Literature/Mary O’Connell 

Highly Recommended 

Name: Anna O’Callaghan 

Essay Title: “The Structure of The Canterbury Tales [Undermines] the Notion of Literature as a Vehicle for some Fixed Truth” 

Module/Lecturer: EN2011: The Canterbury Tales and Related Texts/Ken Rooney 


 The School Undergraduate Awards (2nd Year) 


Name: Leah Mulcahy  

Essay Title: “Why We Watch Ourselves Watching: Brechtian Verfremdunkseffekt in Northern Star and The Freedom on the City” 

Module/Lecturer: EN2007: Northern Irish Literature and the Troubles/Adam Hanna 

Highly Recommended 

Name: Áine Feeney 

Essay Title: “The Use of Documentary Poetics in the Works of Muriel Rukeyser and Gwendolyn Brooks” 

Module/Lecturer: EN2006: Poetics and Politics in American Women’s Poetry/Maria Manning 

Highly Recommended 

Name: Mia Power 

Essay Title: “‘I Believe She Dreamed Too Much’: Joanne Kyger’s Depiction of Mythical Female Experience”  

Module/Lecturer: EN2007: Writing on the Edge: Beat Writers’ Revolutionary Poetics/Elisa Sabbadin 

Highly Recommended 

Name: Ciara O’Brien 

Essay Title: “An Analysis of Jennifer Johnston’s Shadows on Our Skin, with a Specific Focus on the Representation of Women” 

Module/Lecturer: EN2007: Northern Irish Literature and the Troubles/Adam Hanna  


The School Undergraduate Awards (3rd Year) 


Name: Hannah Keniry 

Essay Title: “Almost Human: Monstrosity and the Abjectification of Physical Difference in the Beowulf Manuscript” 

Module/Lecturer: EN3015: Of Monsters and Men/Tom Birkett 

Highly Recommended 

Name: Aoife Osborne 

Essay Title: “Female Characters and their Choices from a Post-Revolutionary Perspective in Maria Edgeworth’s Belinda” 

Module/Lecturer: EN3007: British and Irish Women’s Writing in the Romantic Period/Clíona Ó Gallchoir 


The Louise Clancy Memorial Prize 


Name: Angela Stratos 

Dissertation Title: “Linguistic and Ethnic Identity in African-American, Irish, and Mexican-American Literature” 


The Éamonn Ó Carragáin Prize 

This prize for outstanding undergraduate work in Old English is awarded to the student (Joint or Single Honours, or Major, or BAEN) with the highest grade in EN2012 Old English Language. 


Name: Liam Christopher McDonagh 

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