The Radical Filmmaking of Gregg Araki;

Kate O’Riordan provides an overview of the offbeat director’s work which deals with sexual fluidity and gender expression through absurdism   From fever dream-like visuals to hardcore scenes of violence, Gregg Araki’s radical and subversive style of filmaking is undoubtedly distinct. As an independent writer and director who began his career in the late 1980s, […]

Woman on the Internet’; Orla Gartland Album Review

James Kemmy discusses the promising and versatile debut from a rising Irish star   Twenty-six year old Dubliner, Orla Gartland has been on the periphery of a musical breakthrough for the last number of years. With two EPs released in 2015 and 2019 respectively, along with a soundtrack feature in the ‘Normal People’ television series, […]

The Ancient Roots of Gender Misrepresentation in Western literature;

Ronan Keohane offers his take on the “POV I’m a woman _____ written by a man” trend POV or Point of View is an abbreviated slang term and modern internet trend where video footage shows a situation through the viewer’s perspective. The “written by a man” trend has recently surfaced on the video-sharing social media […]

Gender and signposts

by Shruti Rajgopal Robin wondered which one was the women’s room, while the signages used were meatballs and spaghetti, in How I Met Your Mother, in the episode where she meets her father to discuss her wedding to Barney. While she thought that meatballs represented men, she only stood corrected when she entered the space. […]

Gender in Latin vocabulary

by Shruti Rajgopal Asterix and Obelix come to the rescue of every individual or territory terrorized by the Roman camps.  While Asterix glugs some of the magic potion brewed by the druid, Getafix, Vitalstatix, the chief of the Gauls, orders them on different missions throughout Europe to battle against the tyranny of the Roman emperor, […]

Percy Jackson Creator Rick Riordan talks UCC, Celtic Mythology, Disney+ and more.

World-renowned author and recent UCC Graduate Rick Riordan talks with Alana Daly Mulligan about studying in UCC, the power of mythology, the upcoming Percy Jackson series on Disney+, and the politics of writing in the YA stratosphere.  For over two decades, the reimagined world of ancient gods and their progeny in our contemporary present have […]