Book Recommendations: Jane Eyre

Review by Ciara Buckley As those hazy summer days end, we are forced to revert our minds back to the mind-set of college. All the while students are seeking slivers of motivation to plough through the oncoming semester whilst battling the balancing game of partying, procrastinating and work. Why not distract yourself from those post-summertime […]

Shrek: Standing the Test of Time

Dan Webb explores the ongoing legacy of the Dreamworks classic. When talking about movies, one of the most important things to note is how a given film affects its audience: whether it makes them cry, laugh, or jump up and down with joy. Movies can affect viewers differently at different points in their lives, whether […]

Mark McAvoy, Author of Cork Rock

Aideen Casey chats with Mark McAvoy about his insights into music of the rebel county in ‘Cork Rock: From Rory Gallagher To The Sultans of Ping’.   “By the end of this colourful and deeply respectful book, a portrait of the city and the quirky talents it produces emerges, giving you a new found respect […]

Interview: Sara Baume

Critically acclaimed Cork writer Sara Baume chats with Deputy Entertainment editor Lauren McCarthy about her new novel, A Line Made by Walking. When I was 17, I went to a reading by Sara Baume. Surrounded by women in flowery scarves asking profound questions about symbolism and imagery and who looked pointedly at me when I […]

Book Stores

A Table of One’s Own

Barry Pierce investigates the representation of female writers in Cork’s biggest bookshops. My bookshelves present a past life. If I were to do a census of my shelves I already know what the result would be. Volumes upon volumes of men. My bookshelves embarrass me now. A couple of years ago my only criteria for […]

Bookends

BOOKENDS

Every year the School of English PhDs host the Bookends conference, a series of talks given by postgraduate students in English, Creative Writing, Digital Arts and Humanities and Film Studies. The conference is free of charge, and may be attended by any interested parties of any discipline (keep an eye on our social media for […]