WELCOME TO ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
The Department of English Language and Literature in Mary Immaculate College now caters for more than 350 students across all the current degree programmes offered by the college. As well as two undergraduate courses (Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education), the Department also runs a highly successful Taught Master of Arts in English Language and Literature programme, and has a thriving PhD community, as can be seen in the Department's Postgraduate Studies section.
The Department follows the Harvard style in accordance with the Cite It Right PDF file below. All students are requested to follow this format.
Just click on this link: Cite It Right 3rd Edition.pdf
Our undergraduate and postgraduate booklists for the Autumn semester of 2014-2015 are at the end of this page.
All TIMETABLES and COURSE OUTLINES for SEMESTER ONE, beginning in SEPTEMBER 2016, can be found at the BOTTOM of this page
SYMPOSIUM ON IRISH WOMEN'S WRITING:
Dr Kathryn Laing with Dr Sinead Mooney (De Monfort University) is hosting the Irish Women’s Writing (1880-1910) Symposium and Network:
‘Occluded Narratives’: Researching Irish Women’s Writing (1880-1910)
25-26th November 2016, Mary Immaculate College,
For details see:
Ireland and Ecocriticism: Literary, History and Ecological Justice, by Eóin Flannery was published by Routledge in 2016
Seamus Heaney as Aesthetic Thinker: A Study of the Prose, by Eugene O'Brien, was published by Syracuse University Press in 2016
The Department of English Language and Literature graduated three PhD students in October 2015. Tracy Fahey was co-supervised by Maria Beville and Eugene O'Brien and graduated in absentia. Below are Miriam Walsh and Daniela Panzera with their supervisor, Eugene O'Brien
Adele Hannon, who came first in English in the BA examinations, being presented with her medal by Eugene O'Brien.
From Prosperity to Austerity: A Socio-Cultural Critique of the Celtic Tiger, edited by Eamon Maher and Eugene O'Brien has just been published by Manchester University Press.
At the launch of From Prosperity to Austerity in Hodges Figgis in Dublin were: Dr Eamon Maher (ITT Tallaght) editor; Professor Brian Lucey (Trinity College Dublin) who launched the book; and Dr Eugene O'Brien (Mary Immaculate College) editor.
This book examines the Irish economic phenomenon of the Celtic Tiger and the financial disaster that came in its wake, from a socio-cultural perspective. It focuses on how these financial developments have been reflected in writing, film and culture in order to offer a more rounded analysis of the effects of this momentous period on people’s lives.
Employing a wide range of cultural lenses, the book critiques the cultural, political and aesthetic implications of the progression from prosperity to austerity and the impact this has had on the psyche of Irish culture. An eclectic mix of theoretical approaches enables treatment of religion, literature, popular culture, photography, gastronomy, music, gender, immigration and film, as contributors assess how the Celtic Tiger was represented, or misrepresented, in these particular spheres of experience.
In addition, the chapters also probe the effects on all of the aforementioned cultural forms, and interrogate how the lives of people have been transformed in ways that go beyond the already well-documented areas of economics and finance.
The Department is delighted to announce that we graduated 4 PhD students at the graduation ceremony of 2013. For such a small department this is a significant achievement. The following students obtained their PhDs this October (more photos can be found on the postgraduate page):
From left: Dr Deirdre Flynn; Dr Eugene O'Brien (supervisor); Dr Donna Mitchell and Dr Michelle Kennedy.
Dr Aibhin Ni Dubhghaill graduated in absentia.
Staff and Students from the graduating class of the Taught MA in English Language and Literature 2013/2014:
Back Row: Dr Eugene O'Brien; Laurence Considine; Brigitte Sheehan; Kate O'Sullivan.
Front Row: Hollie O'Farrell; Aoife Carey; Eoin Lehane; Dr Marita Ryan; Dr Maria Beville; Emma Cleary.
BOOKLISTS IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
Undergraduate Students, Semester 1, September 2016:
Undergraduate Booklist 2016-2017 Semester 1.docx
Taught MA Students, Semester 1, September 2016:
Taught MA Booklist 2016-2017 Semester 1.doc
ALL TIMETABLES AND ROOMS FOR UNDERGRADUATE AND POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES,
SEMESTER 1, SEPTEMBER 2016:
Timetables All Years Semester 1 2016-2017.doc
COURSE OUTLINES SEMESTER 1, SEPTEMBER 2016
First Year BA
EH4711 Intro to Lit 1 2016-2017.doc
Second Year BA
EH4713 Development Mod Drama 2016-2017.doc
EH4734 Novel in 20th C 2016-2017.doc
EH4717 Lit Modernism 2016-2017.doc
EH4727 Interpreting Lit 2016-2017.doc
2nd Year BEd Elective
BEd 2nd Year Elective EH4727 Interpreting Lit 2016-2017.doc
TAUGHT MA PROGRAMME IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
Dr John McDonagh and Dr Eugene O'Brien en route to the graduation ceremony.