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English Language & Literature

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Welcome to the Department of English Language and Literature here at Mary Immaculate College. In deciding to study this subject, you are joining a community of teachers, academics, scholars and researchers who are publishing to an international standard in their chosen areas of the discipline. There are a broad range of modules offered at undergraduate level and a variety of programmes available for those interested in pursuing postgraduate study.

Our undergraduate degree teaches the development of the English Language and Literature from the time of Shakespeare to the present, and we teach a range of poems, plays, and novels from representative periods of history. We also offer modules that concentrate on the language of English in some detail, and our use of corpus linguistics, sociolinguistics and the area of applied linguistics in general, allow students to see how words and meaning evolve in the context of normally used words in discourse. 

We also offer modules in English as a Foreign Language (EFL), Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) and English for Academic Purposes. Students who take the TEFL elective modules receive a formal TEFL qualification.

At postgraduate level, we have graduated:

  • 53 PhD students over the last 16 years;
  • 161 students in the Taught MA in English Language and Literature;
  • 33 students in the Taught MA in Applied Linguistics.

We have set up a Structured PhD in Applied Linguistics, which began in 2016, in which 16 students are currently enrolled.

We are very research-active and members of staff are widely published in national and international journals and by prestigious academic presses internationally. 

Click here to download our Departmental Handbook 2019-2020 which contains all the information about us.

MA in Applied Linguistics at Mary Immaculate College
MA in Applied Linguistics
This flexible programme offers a professional development opportunity for language professionals
Contact
Head of Department
Dr Eugene O'Brien
+353 61 204989

Subject Overview

Undergraduate

See below for a list of modules in the Bachelor of Arts programme in descending order from First Year onwards:

Please note: Students who take the TEFL elective modules receive a formal TEFL qualification.

Please note: EH4728: Romantic Literature in English and EH4727: Interpreting Literature below are elective modules on Bachelor of Education programme.

 

Introduction to the skills needed for responding to poetry, drama and prose fiction with pleasure and insight.

Expansion and deepening of the knowledge of poetry, drama and fiction developed in EH4711.

A study of the emergence of modern drama; innovatory trends and developments in 20th century theatre; Theatre of Realism; Theatre of the Absurd; modern tragicomedy and Irish dramatists.

A study of the development of different aspects of the modernist and postmodernist novel form in the 20th century. Selections from Irish, European and American authors.

The Renaissance: European and English contexts: sixteenth century lyric: metaphysical poetry: shorter poems of John Milton: literature, culture and politics. Critical ideas and principal writers of Augustan literature: influence of historical events and philosophical / scientific developments on literature; neo-classical aesthetic theory: poetry selections from Pope, Swift, Mary Leopold, etc.

The development of Irish poetry and prose, with special focus on the novel from before the Act of Union to the present day; cultural nationalism and romanticism; the retrieval of the Celtic past and the invention of Ireland; poetic and political mythologies and ideologies; the crises of identity and the language question.

In Second Year, BA students have the option of taking two elective modules to enable them to gain knowledge in teaching the English language to non-native speakers.

Students can choose to do their undergraduate dissertation in a topic related to English Language & Literature in consultation with department staff.

An investigation into the nature of the major formal technical innovations in the twentieth century literature through an analysis of some notable primary texts: Modernism and the form of the novel; the gender of Modernism; Modernism and the poetic voice.

The practice of literary criticism and the principal features of literary theory from classical to modern times; the classical debate; renaissance neo-platonism and neo-classicism: the Enlightenment; European romanticism; New Criticism; Structuralism; Marxism; Feminism;  Post-Structuralism and after. Applications of theoretical models to different texts and generic structures.

Drawing on selected texts, attention will be given to a range of the following: drama and society in the 16th and 17th centuries; Shakespeare as an Elizabethan-Jacobean playwright; Shakespeare and tragedy; dynamics of the comic form; presenting the female; patriarchal structures; political Shakespeare; power, ideology and theatrical representations; critical approaches, readings and interpretations of the plays and the formal properties of Shakespeare’s dramatic art.

Selections from the literary and critical works of the principal writers of the Romantic movement e.g. Wordsworth, Coleridge, Blake, Keats, Shelley, etc.

Postgraduate

See below for a list of modules in postgraduate programmes in the Department of English Language and Literature:

MA in English Language and Literature
EH5741: Modernism Texts and Contexts
EH5732: Postcolonial Literature and Theory
EH5721: The Value of Literary and Cultural Theory
EH5712: Poetics and Politics of Irish Identity
EH5742: Modern American Fiction
EH5792: World Literature
EH5761: Research Methodology 1 & 2
EH5751/EH5752: Dissertation
MA in Applied Linguistics
AL7711: Core Features of Language: Grammar, Vocabulary and Phonology
AL7712 Approaches to Language in Context
AL6721: Dissertation
AL7721: Research
AL7721: Research Methods in Applied Linguistics
AL7722: Issues in Applied Linguistics
AL7731: Academic Writing: Lexiogrammar and Discourse
EH5782: Advanced Research Methodology
Elective Options (Choose one from list below):
AL7741: Introduction to Sociolinguistics
AL7751: Second Language Acquisition
AL7761: Classroom and Learner Discourse
AL7771: Introduction to Irish English
Elective Options (Choose one from list below):
AL7732: Corpus Linguistics and Language Teaching
AL7742: Phonetics and Phonology
AL7752: Discourse and Pragmatics
AL7762: Analysing Media Discourse

Structured PhD in Applied Linguistics

The doctoral programme in Applied Linguistics, launched in September 2016, is a four-year full-time programme, which includes a combination of taught modules (in Year One of the programme) and individual research, the principal component being the doctoral thesis. The core educational principle of the programme is that it will be research-led and will entail engaging with cutting-edge research across a range of sub-fields of Applied Linguistics. A range of pedagogical strategies will be deployed to promote active research-led learning and scholarship.

Residential summer schools will also be a key component of the programme and will allow students to engage with high profile Applied Linguists and also to present their own research, with the aim of fostering their development as independent researchers.

Staff

Dr Eugene O'Brien

BEd (MIC); MA (UCC); PhD (UL)
Head of Department & Senior Lecturer
  • Phone: +353 61 204989
  • Email: Eugene.OBrien@mic.ul.ie
  • Location: G65

Dr Eoin Flannery

BA (NUIG), MA (NUIG) and PhD (MIC)
Lecturer
  • Phone: +353 61 204386
  • Email: Eoin.Flannery@mic.ul.ie
  • Location: L108

Dr John McDonagh

BA; HDE (NUI); MA and PhD (University of Warwick)
Senior Lecturer
  • Phone: +353 61 204383
  • Email: John.Mcdonagh@mic.ul.ie
  • Location: N34

Dr Anne O'Keeffe

B Ed; MA (TESOL) and PhD (Applied Linguistics)
Senior Lecturer
  • Phone: +353 61 204957
  • Email: Anne.OKeeffe@mic.ul.ie
  • Location: G15

Dr Deirdre Flynn


Lecturer in English Literature
  • Email: Deirdre.Flynn@mic.ul.ie
  • Location: R223

Margaret Healy

BA (UCD) and MA in ELT (UL)
TEFL/TEAL/EAP Course Leader
  • Phone: +353 61 204596
  • Email: Margaret.Healy@mic.ul.ie
  • Location: L103

Research

Please see below for a list of journal articles, book chapters, and conference papers from the staff and PhD students in the MIC Department of English Language and Literature from the years 2012-2018.

Select the relevant drop-down item to see a full list.

    John McDonagh (2015) ‘Let Ireland Weep: Poetry of Loss in the First World War,’ Journal of Franco-Irish Studies, volume 4, number 1, Article 3. Available at: http://hdl.handle. net/10395/2108

    John McDonagh (2019) ‘Electric Gates in the Celtic Tiger’, in Recalling the Celtic Tiger, edited by Brian Lucy, Eamon Maher and Eugene O’Brien, Oxford: Peter Lang, 105-108

    Eóin Flannery (2019) ‘Debt’, in Recalling the Celtic Tiger, edited by Brian Lucy, Eamon Maher and Eugene O’Brien, Oxford: Peter Lang, 91-92

    Eóin Flannery (2019) ‘Poetry’, in Recalling the Celtic Tiger, edited by Brian Lucy, Eamon Maher and Eugene O’Brien, Oxford: Peter Lang, 249-252

    Eóin Flannery (2019) ‘‘the incorrigible Irishman’: Roger Casement and the ‘greening’ of Irish Studies’, Journal of Scottish and Irish Studies

    Eóin Flannery (2019’The Possibilities of Shame in Dermot Bolger’s Tanglewood,’ Critical Survey, 31.4, 2019.

    Eóin Flannery (2019) ‘Debt as Inheritance’, in Cultural Heritage in France and Ireland edited by Eamon Maher and Eugene O’Brien, Oxford: Peter Lang, 2019, 35-55

    Eóin Flannery (2019) ‘Reading late McGahern: Time, Scale and the Anthropocene’, in Essays on John McGahern: Assessing a Literary Legacy, edited by Eamon Maher and Derek Hand Cork: Cork University Press, 94-111

    Eóin Flannery (2019) ‘The Dispossessed Image,’ in The Ontology of the Artefact, edited by Aoife Banks, Nathan Cahill, and Kate Friedeberg, http://ontology oftheartefact.xyz/

    Eóin Flannery (2018) ‘Resisting Profit and Loss in Contemporary Irish Eco Poetry’, in Representations of Loss in Irish Literature, edited by Deirdre Flynn and Eugene O’Brien, London: Palgrave/MacMillan, 2018, 133-154

    Eóin Flannery (2018) ‘Scale, Deep Time and the Politics of Representation in Derek Mahon’s Life on Earth’, in Irish University Review 48.2, 2018, 281-298

    Eóin Flannery (2017) ‘‘Burning from the inside out’: Colum McCann’s Let the Great World Spin’, in 9/11 in European Literature: Negotiating Identities Against the Attacks and What Followed edited by Svenja Frank, London: Palgrave/MacMillan, 2017, 83-101

    Eóin Flannery (2017) ‘‘Ill Fares the Land’: Ecology, Capitalism and Literature in (post-) Celtic Tiger Ireland’, in The Postcolonial World, edited by David D. Kim and Jyotsna Singh, London: Routledge

    Eóin Flannery (2016) ‘Essayist of Place: Postcolonialism and Ecology in the work of Tim Robinson’, in Unfolding Irish Landscapes: Tim Robinson, Culture, and Environment, edited by Christine Cusick and Derek Gladwin, Manchester University Press

    Eóin Flannery (2016) ‘Ecocriticism’, in The Year’s Work in Critical and Cultural Theory, Oxford University Press, Autumn 2016, 419-438

    Eóin Flannery (2016) ‘‘Listen to the Leaves’: Derek Mahon’s Evolving Ecologies,’ Criticism: A Quarterly for Literature and the Arts. 57.3, 377-401

    Eóin Flannery (2016) ‘Crocodiles and Obelisks: the literary afterlife of Roger Casement in the work of Jamie McKendrick and W.G. Sebald,’ Breac: A Digital Journal of Irish Studies – Special Issue on Roger Casement 4

    Eóin Flannery (2015) ‘Embracing the Other in Colum McCann’s Zoli (2006)’, in The Leaving of Ireland: Literature, Migration and Belonging, edited by John Lynch and Katherina Dodou, Oxford: Peter Lang

    Eóin Flannery (2015) ‘Internationalizing 9/11: Hope and Redemption in Colum McCann’s Let the Great World Spin’, in Ireland: Arrivals and Departures – Irish Studies in Europe, edited by Scott Brewster and Werner Huber, 99-108.

    Eóin Flannery (2015) ‘‘Decline and Fall’: Empire, Land and the Twentieth-Century Irish ‘Big House’ Novel’, in Ecocriticism of the Global South, edited by Scott Slovic, Swarnalatha Rangarajan and Vidya Sarveswaran, Lexington Books/Rowman & Littlefield, 161-179.

    Eugene O’Brien (2019) ‘Vincent Browne’, in Recalling the Celtic Tiger, edited by Brian Lucy, Eamon Maher and Eugene O’Brien, Oxford: Peter Lang, 51-54

    Eugene O’Brien (2019) ‘Fianna Fáil’, in Recalling the Celtic Tiger, edited by Brian Lucy, Eamon Maher and Eugene O’Brien, Oxford: Peter Lang, 121-124

    Eugene O’Brien (2019) ‘Fine Gael – Labour Government 2011–16’, in Recalling the Celtic Tiger, edited by Brian Lucy, Eamon Maher and Eugene O’Brien, Oxford: Peter Lang, 133-136

    Eugene O’Brien (2019) ‘Paul Howard’, in Recalling the Celtic Tiger, edited by Brian Lucy, Eamon Maher and Eugene O’Brien, Oxford: Peter Lang, 159-162

    Eugene O’Brien (2019) ‘Mobile Technology’, in Recalling the Celtic Tiger, edited by Brian Lucy, Eamon Maher and Eugene O’Brien, Oxford: Peter Lang, 199-200

    Eugene O’Brien (2019) ‘U2’, in Recalling the Celtic Tiger, edited by Brian Lucy, Eamon Maher and Eugene O’Brien, Oxford: Peter Lang, 323-326

    Eugene O’Brien (2019) ‘The Rhetoric of Grammar and the Grammar of Rhetoric: An Apophantic Reading of Seamus Heaney’s North’, in Ireland and the North, edited by Fionna Barber, Heidi Hansson and Sara Dybris McQuaid, Oxford: Peter Lang, 201-222

    Eugene O’Brien (2019) ‘Introduction: Patrimoine/Cultural Heritage in France and Ireland’, with Eamon Maher, in France, Ireland and Patrimony, edited by Eamon Maher and Eugene O’Brien, Oxford: Peter Lang, 1-10

    Eugene O’Brien (2019) ‘Metanoia and Reflexive Thinking: Towards a Deconstruction of Patrimoine/Cultural Heritage’, in France, Ireland and Patrimony, edited by Eamon Maher and Eugene O’Brien, Oxford: Peter Lang, 13-34

    Eugene O’Brien (2019) ‘A pause for po-ethics’: Seamus Heaney and the Ethics of Aesthetics’, Humanities: Ethics and Literary Practice (special edition), Volume 8, number 3, 8,488 words

    Eugene O’Brien (2018) ‘‘Sunk past its gleam in the meal bin’: The Kitchen in the Poetry of Seamus Heaney’, Canadian Journal of Irish Studies, Volume 41, 270-289

    Eugene O’Brien (2018) ‘Introduction: Defining Representations of Loss’, with Deirdre Flynn, in Representations of Loss in Irish Literature, edited by Deirdre Flynn and Eugene O’Brien, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 1-17

    Eugene O’Brien (2018) ‘‘A Pure Change Happened’: Seamus Heaney and the Poetry of Loss’, in Representations of Loss in Irish Literature, edited by Deirdre Flynn and Eugene O’Brien, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 97-114

    Eugene O’Brien (2018) ‘‘Kicking Bishop Brennan Up the Arse’: Catholicism, Deconstruction and Postmodernity in Contemporary Irish Culture’, in The Reimagining Ireland Reader: Examining our Past, Shaping our Future, edited by Eamon Maher, Oxford: Peter Lang, 135-156

    Eugene O’Brien (2017) ‘Introduction’ in Tracing the Cultural Legacy of Irish Catholicism: From Galway to Cloyne, and Beyond, edited by Eamon Maher and Eugene O’Brien, Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1-20

    Eugene O’Brien (2017) ‘‘Belief shifts’: Ireland’s referendum and the journey from Gemeinschaft to Gesellschaft’, in Tracing the Cultural Legacy of Irish Catholicism: From Galway to Cloyne, and Beyond, edited by Eamon Maher and Eugene O’Brien, Manchester: Manchester University Press, 145-160.

    Eugene O’Brien (2017) ‘Jacques Lacan’, in Oxford Bibliographies in Literary and Critical Theory, edited by Eugene O’Brien. New York: Oxford University Press, http://www.oxfordbibliographies.com/obo/page/Literary-and-Critical-Theory, 2017, 19,520 words

    Eugene O’Brien (2016) ‘Introduction’ in The Soul Exceeds its Circumstances: The Later Poetry of Seamus Heaney, edited by Eugene O’Brien, Notre Dame, Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press, 1-29

    Eugene O’Brien (2016) ‘‘The Door’ Stands Open: Liminal Spaces in the Later Heaney’, in The Soul Exceeds its Circumstances: The Later Poetry of Seamus Heaney, edited by Eugene O’Brien, Notre Dame, Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press, 386-411

    Eugene O’Brien (2016) ‘‘Desidero ergo sum (I desire therefore I am)’: Towards a Psychoanalytic Reading of the Advertising of Perfume’, Irish Communications Review, volume 15, issue 1, 201-236

    Eugene O’Brien (2016) ‘Re-membering the Rising: A Theoretical Reading of the Politics of Memory’, Moving Worlds: A Journal of Transcultural Writings Special Easter 1916 Centenary Edition, volume 16, number 1, 3-16

    Eugene O’Brien (2015) ‘‘The Golden Calf’’: Irish Crime and the Deconstruction of Irish Society’, in The Leaving of Ireland: Migration and Belonging in Irish Literature and Film, edited by John Lynch and Katherina Dodou, Oxford: Peter Lang, 253- 272

    Eugene O’Brien (2015) ‘The Subjective Real in William Trevor’s ‘Justina’s Priest’’, in The Journal of the Short Story in English, Les cahiers de la nouvelle, Autumn 2015, number 63, 195-210

    Eugene O’Brien (2015) ‘‘An Art that knows its Mind’: Prayer, Poetry and Post-Catholic Identity in Seamus Heaney’s ‘Squarings’’, in Études Irlandaises, volume 39, number 2, 127-143

    Anne O’Keeffe and Farr, F. (2019) ‘Using corpora to analyse language’, in the Routledge Handbook of English Language Teacher Education, edited by S. Walsh and S. Mann, Abingdon: Routledge, 268-282

    Anne O’Keeffe and Amador-Moreno, C. P. (2018) He's after getting up a load of wind: a corpus-based exploration of be +after + V-ing constructions in spoken and written corpora, in Voice and Discourse in the Irish Context, in Villanueva-Romero, Diana, C. P. Amador Moreno and Manuel Sánchez García, Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave-Macmillan, 47-73

    Anne O’Keeffe (2018) ‘Corpus-based function-to-form approaches’, in Methods in Pragmatics, edited by A. H. Jucker, K. P. Schneider and W. Bublitz, Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 587 – 618

    Anne O’Keeffe and Mark, G. (2018) ‘The grammars of English’, in The Routledge Handbook of English Studies, edited by P. Seargeant and A. Hewings, Abingdon: Routledge, 136-149

    Anne O’Keeffe and Ní Mhocháin, R. (eds) (2018) Corpus Pragmatics 2(4)

    Anne O’Keeffe and Ní Mhocháin, R. (2018) ‘Introduction’, Corpus Pragmatics 2(4), 217-219

    Anne O’Keeffe and Mark, G. (2017) ‘The English Grammar Profile of learner competence: Methodology and key findings’, International Journal of Corpus Linguistics 22: 4, 457-489

    Anne O’Keeffe, Becker Lopes Perna, C. (eds) (2017) Letras de Hoje: Estudos e debates em linguística, literature e língua portuguesa 52(3), special issue on ‘The Pragmatics of Interlanguage’

    Anne O’Keeffe and Becker Lopes Perna, C. (2017) ‘The Pragmatics of Interlanguage’. Letras de Hoje: Estudos e debates em linguística, literature e língua portuguesa 52(3), 284-285.

    Anne O’Keeffe and Ní Mhocháin, R. (eds) (2017) Corpus Pragmatics 1(4), 293-295

    Anne O’Keeffe and Ní Mhocháin, R. (2017) ‘Introduction’, Corpus Pragmatics 1(4): 293–295

    Anne O’Keeffe, Ring, E., Mhic Mhathúna, M., Moloney, M., Hayes, N., Breathnach, D., Stafford, P., Carswell, D., Keegan, S., Kelleher, C., McCafferty, D., Leavy, A., Madden, R. and Ozonyia, M. (2017) An examination of concepts of school readiness among parents and educators in Ireland. Dublin: Department of Children and Youth Affairs. Available at: https://www.dcya.gov.ie/documents /earlyyears/20170118AnExaminationOfConceptsOfSchoolReadinessAmongParentsEducatorsIreland.PDF

    Anne O’Keeffe, Caines, A and McCarthy, M. J.  (2016) ‘Spoken language corpora and pedagogic applications’, in Routledge Handbook of Language Learning and Technology, edited by F. Farr and L. Murray, London: Routledge, 348-361

    Anne O’Keeffe and Moloney, D. (2015) ‘Blended Learning: a case study in language teacher education’, in The Cambridge Guide to Blended Learning, edited by D. Marsh and M. J. McCarthy, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

    Anne O’Keeffe and Clancy, B. (2015) ‘Pragmatics’, in The Cambridge Handbook on Corpus Linguistics, edited by D. Biber and R. Reppen, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 235-251.

    Anne O’Keeffe and Vaughan, E. (2015) ‘Corpus Analysis’, in The International Encyclopedia of Language and Social Interaction, edited by K. Tracy, C. Ilie and T. Sandel, Denver, CO: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 252-268.

    Anne O’Keeffe and Róisín Ní Mhocháin (eds) (2017) Corpus Pragmatics Journal, Springer, 2016-2017 [Special issue]

    Anne O’Keeffe, Caines, A., and McCarthy, M. J.  (2016) ‘Spoken language corpora and pedagogic applications’, in Routledge Handbook of Language Learning and Technology, edited by F. Farr and L. Murray, London: Routledge, 348-361

    Anne O’Keeffe, and Moloney, D. (2015) ‘Blended Learning: a case study in language teacher education’ in The Cambridge Guide to Blended Learning, edited by D. Marsh and M. J. McCarthy, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

    Anne O’Keeffe and Clancy, B. (2015) ‘Pragmatics’, in The Cambridge Handbook on Corpus Linguistics, eddied by D. Biber and R. Reppen, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 235-251.

    Anne O’Keeffe and Vaughan, E. (2015) ‘Corpus Analysis’, in The International Encyclopedia of Language and Social Interaction, edited by K. Tracy, C. Ilie and T. Sandel, Denver, CO: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 252-268.

    Anne O’Keeffe and Cheng, W. (2014) ‘Vague Language’, in Corpus Pragmatics: A Handbook, edited by K. Aijmer and C. Ruehlemann, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 686-869

    Anne O’Keeffe and McCarthy, M. J.  (2014) ‘Spoken Grammar’, in Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language (4th ed.), edited by M. Celce-Murcia, D. M. Brinton, & M. A. Snow, Boston, MA: National Geographic/Cengage, 271 - 287

    Anne O’Keeffe and McCarthy, M. J.  (2014) “Spoken Grammar”, in M. Celce-Murcia, D. M. Brinton, & M. A. Snow (eds) Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language (4th ed.), Boston, MA: National Geographic/Cengage, pp. 271 - 287

    Amador Moreno, C. P., McCarthy, M. J. and O’Keeffe, A. (2013) ‘Can English Provide a Framework for Spanish Response Tokens?’, The Yearbook of Pragmatics and Corpus Linguistics, 1(1):175-201

    Anne O’Keeffe and Walsh, S. (2012) ‘Applying corpus linguistics and conversation analysis in the investigation of small group teaching in higher education’, Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory, 8(1): 159–181

    Anne O’Keeffe and Farr, F. (2012) ‘Using Language Corpora in Language Teacher Education: pedagogic, linguistic and cultural insights’, in D. Biber and R. Reppen, (eds) Corpus Linguistics (Volume 4): Methods and Applications. London: Sage, 335- 365

    Anne O’Keeffe and Clancy, B. (2012) ‘Using a corpus to enhance pragmatic awareness’, in  M. D. García-Pastor (ed.) Teaching English as a Foreign Language: Proposals for the language classroom. Catarroja, València: Perifèric, pp. 27-60

    Anne O’Keeffe and McCarthy, M. J.  (2012) ‘Analysing Speech Corpora’., in T. Cobb (ed.) The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. New York: Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 104-112

    Anne O’Keeffe (2012) ‘Corpora and Media Studies’, in K. Hyland, M. H. Chau and M. Handford (eds) Corpus Applications in Applied Linguistics. London: Continuum, pp. 117-131

    Anne O’Keeffe and McCarthy, M. J.  (2012) ‘Competencies Explored and Exposed: Grammar, Lexis, Communication and the Notion of Levels’, in T. Summer and M. Eisenmann (eds) Basic Issues in EFL-Teaching and Learning. Heidelberg Universitätsverlag Winter, pp. 55-67

    Anne O’Keeffe (2012) ‘Vocabulary Instruction’, in A. Burns and J. Richards (eds) The Cambridge Guide to Pedagogy and Practice in Language Teaching, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 236-245

    Anne O’Keeffe (2011) ‘Media and Discourse Analysis’, in J. P. Gee and M. Handford (eds), The Routledge Handbook of Discourse Analysis, London: Routledge, pp. 441-454

    Anne O’Keeffe (2011) ‘The Media’, in J. Simpson (ed.) The Routledge Handbook of Applied Linguistics, London: Routledge, pp. 67-80

    Anne O’Keeffe (2011) ‘Teaching and Irish English’, English Today, 27(2), 57-63

    Anne O’Keeffe and Walsh, S., Morton, T. (2011) ‘Analyzing university spoken interaction: a corpus linguistics/conversation analysis approach’, International Journal of Corpus Linguistics, 16(3): 326-345

    Anne O’Keeffe and Walsh, S. (2010) ‘Investigating higher education seminar talk’, Novitas-ROYAL, 4 (2), 141-158.

    Anne O’Keeffe and McCarthy, M. J. (2010) ‘Historical perspective: what are corpora and how have they evolved? , in A. O’Keeffe and M. J.  McCarthy (eds) The Routledge Handbook of Corpus Linguistics, London: Routledge, pp. 3-13.

    Anne O’Keeffe and Amador Moreno, C. P. (2009) ‘The pragmatics of the be + after + V-ing construction in Irish English’, Intercultural Pragmatics, 6 (4): 517-534

    Anne O’Keeffe and Adolphs, S. (2008) ‘Response tokens in British and Irish English’, in K.P. Schneider and A. Barron (eds), Variational Pragmatics, Amsterdam: John Benjamins, pp. 69-98

    Anne O’Keeffe and McCarthy, M. J. (2008) ‘Corpora and the Study of Spoken Language’ , in A, Ludeling, M. Kytö and T. McEnery (eds), Handbook of Corpus Linguistics, Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, pp. 1-16

    Anne O’Keeffe and Walsh, S., McCarthy, M. (2008) ‘ ‘…post-colonialism, multi-culturalism, structuralism, feminism, post-modernism and so on so forth’ – vague language in academic discourse, a comparative analysis of form, function and context’, in  R. Reppen and A. Ädel (eds), Corpora and Discourse (SCL31), Amsterdam: John Benjamins, pp. 9-29

    Anne O’Keeffe and Walsh, S. (2007) ‘Applying CA to a modes analysis of third-level spoken academic discourse’, in H. Bowles, and P. Seedhouse (eds) Conversation Analysis and Languages for Specific Purposes, Berlin: Peter Lang, pp. 101-139.

    Anne O’Keeffe and Evison , J., McCarthy, M. J. (2007). ‘ ‘Looking out for love and all the rest of it’: vague category markers as shared social space’, in  J. Cutting (ed.) Vague Language Explored,  Basingstoke: Palgrave, pp.138-157.

    Anne O’Keeffe and Breen, M. (2007) ‘ ‘At the hands of the Brothers: a corpus-based lexico-grammatical analysis of stance in newspaper reporting of child sexual abuse’, in J. Cotterill (ed.), The Language of Sex Crimes, Basingstoke: Palgrave, pp. 217-236

    Anne O’Keeffe and McCarthy, M. J. (2006) ‘Second Language Speaking’, in K. Brown (ed.) Encyclopaedia of Language and Linguistics 2nd Edition, Oxford: Elsevier, pp. 95-101

    Anne O’Keeffe (2005) ‘”You’ve a daughter yourself?”: a corpus-based look at lexico-grammatical choices and pragmatic effects in question forms in an Irish radio phone-in’, in K.P. Schneider and A. Barron (eds), The Pragmatics of Irish English, Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, pp. 339-366

    Anne O’Keeffe (2004) ‘‘Like the wise virgins and all that jazz’ – using a corpus to examine vague language and shared knowledge’, Language and Computers, 52(1), 1-20.

    Anne O’Keeffe and McCarthy, M. J. (2004) ‘Research in the teaching of speaking’, Annual Review of Applied Linguistics, 24, 26-43

    Anne O’Keeffe and Farr, F., Murphy, B. (2004) ‘The Limerick Corpus of Irish English: design, description and application’ Teanga (Yearbook of the Irish Association for Applied Linguistics), 21: 5-29

    Anne O’Keeffe and McCarthy, M. (2003) ‘‘What's in a name?’ - vocatives in casual conversations and radio phone-in calls’ , in  P. Leistyna and C. Meyer (eds), Corpus Analysis: Language Structure and Language Use, Amsterdam: Rodopi, pp. 153-185

     Anne O’Keeffe and Binchy, J. (2003) ‘Reading and writing at university – raising genre awareness as initiation into a discourse community’ , in  G. Shiel and U. Ní Dhálaigh (eds), Other Ways of Seeing: Diversity in Language and Literacy. Dublin: Reading Association of Ireland, pp. 220-228.

    Anne O’Keeffe and Brosnan, G., Binchy, J. (2003) ‘Feeding back feedback - towards a cyclical model for learner support’ , in  R. Tormey (ed.), Teaching Social Justice: Intercultural and Development Education Perspectives on Education’s Context, Content and Methods, Dublin and Limerick: Irish Aid and Centre for Educational Disadvantage Research, pp. 191-199

    Anne O’Keeffe and Farr, F. (2003) ‘Using Language Corpora in Language Teacher Education: pedagogic, linguistic and cultural insights’, TESOL Quarterly, 37(3), 389-418

    Anne O’Keeffe and McCarthy, M. (2003) ‘‘What's in a name?’ - vocatives in casual conversations and radio phone-in calls’, Language and Computers, 46(1) 153-185

    Anne O’Keeffe and Farr, F. (2002). ‘Would as a hedging device in an Irish context: an intra-varietal comparison of institutionalised spoken interaction’ , in  R. Reppen, S. Fitzmaurice and D. Biber, (eds), Using Corpora to Explore Linguistic Variation, Amsterdam: John Benjamins, pp. 25-48

    Anne O’Keeffe (2002) ‘Exploring indices of national identity in a corpus of radio phone-in data from Irish radio’ , in A. Sánchez Macarro (ed.), Windows on the World: Media Discourse in English, Valencia: Universidad de Valencia, pp. 91-113

    Anne O’Keeffe (2001) ‘Five ideas for using authentic television clips’, Forum for English Language Teachers (Ireland), 3(3): 14-17

    Anne O’Keeffe (2001) ‘TEFL in Ireland - reflecting a profession?’, Forum for English Language Teachers (Ireland), 3(2): 6-11

    Anne O’Keeffe and Barker, G. (1999) ‘A Corpus of Irish English – Past, Present, Future’. Teanga (Yearbook of the Irish Association for Applied Linguistics), 18, 1-11

    Anne O’Keeffe (2000) ‘Exploring television as an exponent of pragmatic and sociocultural information in foreign language learning’ , in  T. Lewis and A. Rouxeville (eds), Technology and the Advanced Language Learner, London: CILT, pp. 23-52

    Anne O’Keeffe (2000) ‘Undergraduate Academic Writing: an analysis of errors and weaknesses in syntax, lexis, style and structure’ , in  G. Shiel, U. Ní Dhálaigh and E. Kennedy (eds), Language and Literacy for the New Millennium, Dublin: Reading Association of Ireland, pp. 167-186

    Kathryn Laing (2019) ‘The Young Rebecca Revisited: 1911-1920’ in Women, Periodicals, and Print Culture in Britain, 1890s­1920s: The Modernist Period, edited by Faith Binckes and Carey Snyder, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, pp. 169-182

    Kathryn Laing and Faith Binckes (2019) ‘Was this ‘the most gifted woman Ireland ever produced?’: Hannah Lynch (1859-1904) in the Irish Times Online: Fri, Jul 26, 2019. Available at: https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/books/was-this-the-most-gifted-woman-ireland-ever-produced-1.3966980

    Kathryn Laing and Sowon Park (2018) ‘Writing and Politics: Writing the Vote: Suffrage, Gender, and Politics’ in Vol 2 Futility and Anarchy? British Literature in Transition 1920-1940, edited by Charles Ferrall and Dougal McNeill, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 91-107

    Kathryn Laing (2018) ‘‘Only Connect’: Irish Women’s Voices, Latin America and the Irish Women’s Writing Network’ in  Irish Migration Studies in Latin America volume 9, no. 1, pp. 57-71. Available at: http://www.irlandeses.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01 /women-6.pdf

    Kathryn Laing (2017) ‘Am I a Vorticist?’: Re-Reading Rebecca West’s ‘Indissoluble Matrimony’ in Blast at 100: Centenary Essays, edited by Philip Coleman et al, Leiden: Brill, 44-61

    Kathryn Laing (2017) ‘F. Mabel Robinson: The Aesthetics of Sympathy and Texts of Transition’, in Victorian into Modern: Suturing the Divide, 1875-1935, edited by Louise Kane and Deborah Mutch, London: Routledge

    Kathryn Laing (2016) ‘Hannah Lynch and Narratives of the Irish Literary Revival’, New Hibernia Review, Volume 20, no. 1 (Spring), 42-57

    Kathryn Laing (2015) ‘George Moore and F. Mabel Robinson: Paris and the Woman Artist’, in George Moore's Paris and his French Ongoing Connections, edited by Mary Pierse et al, Bern: Peter Lang, 133-152

    Joan O’Sullivan (2019) ‘Constructing identity in radio advertising in Ireland’ in Irish Identitities: Sociolinguistic Perspecives, edited by Raymond Hickey and Carolina Amador Moreno, London: De Gruyter Mouton, p. 220-251.

    Joan O’Sullivan (2018) ‘Advanced Dublin English in Irish radio advertising: The ‘initiative’ role of advertising in the construction of identity’, English World-Wide, 2018, 39:1, 60-84 

    Joan O’Sullivan and Helen Kelly-Holmes (2017) ‘Verncularization and authenticity in radio advertising in Ireland', World Englishes, 2017 36:2,: 154-299 

    Joan O’Sullivan (2016) 'Advanced Dublin English in Irish radio advertising', World Englishes, 32 (3), 358-376, available: onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111 /weng.12036/abstract.

    Joan O’Sullivan (2016) 'Language change and ideology in Irish radio advertising', Irish Communications Review. 2016, 15:1, 75-112 

    Joan O’Sullivan (2016) 'Standard Southern British English as referee design in Irish radio advertising’, Linguistics, 2016, 55: 3, 525-551 

    Joan O'Sullivan (2015) 'Pragmatic markers in contemporary radio advertising in Ireland' in Pragmatic Markers in Irish English, edited by Amador Moreno, C. P., McCafferty, K. and Vaughan, E., Amsterdam: John Benjamins, p. 318-347

    Deirdre Flynn (2019) ‘Rural Encroachment in Mary Lavin’s short stories’ in Irish University Review, Vol 49, November 2019

    Deirdre Flynn (2019) ‘The Uncanny City: Delving into the sewers and subconscious of Tokyo in Murakami's Hard Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World’, in Supernatural Cities, edited by Karl Bell, London: Boydell and Brewer.

    Deirdre Flynn (2018) ‘Streets of Spectrality: Kevin Barry’s Dystopian City of Bohane’, in Worlds Gone Awry: Essays on Dystopian Fiction, edited by C. Clark Triplett, Ashley G. Anthony & John Han, London: McFarland

    Deirdre Flynn (2018) ‘Holding on to ‘rites, rhythms and rituals’: Mike McCormack’s homage to small-town Irish life and death’, in The Literature of Loss: Representations of Loss in Irish Literature, edited by Deirdre Flynn & Eugene O’Brien 70 – 95, London: Palgrave

    Deirdre Flynn & Eugene O’Brien (2018) ‘Defining Representations of Loss’, with Eugene O’Brien, in The Literature of Loss: Representations of Loss in Irish Literature, edited by Deirdre Flynn & Eugene O’Brien 14 – 43, London: Palgrave

    Deirdre Flynn & Maria Beville (2018) ‘Irish Urban Fictions: An Introduction’, in Irish Urban Fictions, edited by Maria Beville & Deirdre Flynn, pp 11 – 34, London: Palgrave

    Deirdre Flynn (2018) ‘Motherhood, Marriage, and Daughters in Anne Enright's The Green Road’, in Moving Worlds: Women Write Now: Reading the Contemporary, 18.1, 115-126

    Books as Author

    Joan O’Sullivan: Corpus Linguistics and the Analysis of Sociolinguistic Change, London: Routledge, 2019

    Joan O’Sullivan: Talkin’ Different: Linguistic Diversity and the Irish Traveller Minority, Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars, 2008

    Kathryn Laing: Hannah Lynch (1859-1904): Irish Writer, Cosmopolitan, New Woman, with Faith Binckes, Cork: Cork University Press, 2019

    Anne O’Keeffe: Introducing Pragmatics in Use, 2nd Ed., with Clancy, B. and Adolphs, S., Abingdon: Routledge, 2020

    Anne O’Keeffe: English Grammar Today, with Carter, R.A., McCarthy, M. J., and Mark G., Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011

    Anne O’Keeffe: English Grammar Today – Workbook, with Carter, R.A., McCarthy, M. J., and Mark G., Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011

    Anne O’Keeffe: Introducing Pragmatics in Use.1st Ed., with Clancy, B. and Adolphs, S., Abingdon: Routledge, 2011

    Anne O’Keeffe: The Vocabulary Matrix: Understanding, Learning, Teaching, with McCarthy, M. J., and Walsh, S., Boston, MA: National Geographic/Cengage, 2009

    Anne O’Keeffe: From Corpus to Classroom: Language Use and Language Teaching, with McCarthy, M. J. and R. A. Carter, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007

    Anne O’Keeffe: Investigating Media Discourse. Abingdon: Routledge, 2006

    John McDonagh: A Fine Statement: An Irish Poets’ Anthology, Poolbeg Press, Dublin, 2008

    John McDonagh: Brendan Kennelly: A Host of Ghosts, Liffey Press, Dublin, 2004

    Eóin Flannery: Ireland and Ecocriticism: Literature, History and Environmental Justice New York: Routledge, 2016

    Eóin Flannery: Colum McCann and the Aesthetics of Redemption Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 2011

    Eóin Flannery: Ireland and Postcolonial Studies: Theory, Discourse, Utopia Basingstoke: Palgrave/MacMillan, 2009

    Eóin Flannery: Versions of Ireland: Empire, Modernity and Resistance in Irish Culture, Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Press 2006

    Eugene O’Brien: Seamus Heaney as Aesthetic Thinker: A Study of the Prose, New York: Syracuse University Press, 2016

    Eugene O’Brien: ‘Kicking Bishop Brennan Up the Arse’: Interlacing Texts and Contexts, New York: Peter Lang, 2009

    Eugene O’Brien: Seamus HeaneyCreating Irelands of the Mind (Second enlarged and revised edition, first published 2002), Dublin: Liffey Press, 2007

    Eugene O’Brien: Seamus Heaney: Searches for Answers, London: Pluto Press, 2004

    Eugene O’Brien: Seamus Heaney and the Place of Writing, Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2003

    Eugene O’Brien: Examining Irish Nationalism in the Context of Literature, Culture and Religion: A Study of the Epistemological Structure of Nationalism, New York: Edwin Mellen Press, 2002

    Eugene O’Brien: Seamus HeaneyCreating Irelands of the Mind, Dublin: Liffey Press, 2002

    Eugene O’Brien: The Question of Irish Identity in the Writings of W. B. Yeats and James Joyce, New York: Edwin Mellen Press, 1998

    Books as Editor

    Kathryn Laing, Irish Women Writers at the Turn of the Twentieth Century: Alternative Histories, New Narratives, co-edited with Sinéad Mooney, Brighton: EER, 2020

    Kathryn Laing, ‘Hannah Lynch’s Irish Girl Rebels: ‘A Girl Revolutionist’ and ‘Marjorie Maurice’, Brighton: EER, 2020

    Anne O’Keeffe and McCarthy, M. J. (eds) (2010) The Routledge Handbook of Corpus Linguistics, Abingdon: Routledge, 2010.

    John McDonagh: Polish-Irish Encounters in the Old and New Europe, co-edited with Sabine Egger, Frankfurt, Peter Lang, 2011

    John McDonagh, Remembering Michael Hartnett, co-edited with Stephen Newman Four Courts Press, Dublin, 2006

    Eóin Flannery: The Journal of Ecocriticism: Special Issue on Ireland (editor) 5.2, 2013

    Eóin Flannery: This Side of Brightness: Essays on the Fiction of Colum McCann, co-edited with Susan Cahill, Oxford:  Peter Lang, 2012

    Eóin Flannery: Ireland in Focus: Film, Photography and Popular Culture, co-edited with Michael Griffin, Syracuse: Syracuse University Press 2009

    Eóin Flannery: Enemies of Empire: New Perspectives on Imperialism, Literature and Historiography, co-edited with Angus Mitchell, Dublin: Four Courts Press 2007

    Eóin Flannery: Postcolonial Text: Special Issue on Ireland (editor) 3.3, 2007

    Eugene O’Brien: Recalling the Celtic Tiger, co-edited with Brian Lucy and Eamon Maher, Oxford: Peter Lang, 2019

    Eugene O’Brien: Patrimoine/Cultural Heritage in France and Ireland, co-edited with Eamon Maher, Oxford: Peter Lang, 2019

    Eugene O’Brien: Representations of Loss in Irish Literature, co-edited with Deirdre Flynn, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018

    Eugene O’Brien: Tracing the Cultural Legacy of Irish Catholicism: From Galway to Cloyne, and Beyond (paperback 2nd edition), co-edited with Eamon Maher, Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2018

    Eugene O’Brien: Tracing the Cultural Legacy of Irish Catholicism: From Galway to Cloyne, and Beyond (paperback 2nd edition), co-edited with Eamon Maher, Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2017

    Eugene O’Brien: The Soul Exceeds its Circumstances: The Later Poetry of Seamus Heaney, , Notre Dame, Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press, 2016

    Eugene O’Brien: From Prosperity to Austerity: A Socio-Cultural Critique of the Celtic Tiger and its Aftermath, co-edited with Eamon Maher, Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2014

    Eugene O’Brien: Breaking the Mould: Literary Representations of Irish Catholicism and Ireland, co-edited with Eamon Maher, Oxford: Peter Lang, 2011

    Eugene O’Brien: War of the Words: Literary Rebellion in France and Ireland, co-edited with Eamon Maher, Tir: Publication du CRBC Rennes 2, Université Européenne de Bretagne, 2010

    Eugene O’Brien: Issues of Globalisation and Secularisation in France and Ireland, co-edited with Yann Bévant, Grace Neville and Eamon Maher, Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 2009

    Eugene O’Brien: Modernity and Postmodernity in a Franco-Irish Context, co-edited with Grace Neville and Eamon Maher, Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 2008

    Eugene O’Brien: Reinventing Ireland through a French Prism, co-edited with Grace Neville, and Eamon Maher, Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 2007

    Eugene O’Brien: La France et la Mondialisation: France and the Struggle against Globalization, co-edited with Eamon Maher, New York: Edwin Mellen Press, 2007

     

    • Eoin Flannery - “Debt, Guilt and Literary Form in (post-) Celtic Tiger Ireland”, Debt in History conference, University of Toronto, 18-19 May 2018.
    • Adele Hannon – “A Monster with Many Faces: Redefining the Gothic Villain in Frankenstein and Wuthering Heights through a Postmodern Lens”, Guest Lecture, Department of English Language and Literature, Mary Immaculate College, March 2018.
    • Ian Hickey – “Virgilian Hauntings in the Later Poetry of Seamus Heaney”, Department of English Language and Literature Postgraduate Seminar, Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, 13th February 2018.
    • Jade Dillon – “Once Upon a Stereotype… Fairy Tales and Feminist Retellings”, Guest Lecture, Department of English Studies, Durham University, UK, 8th February 2018.
    • Jade Dillon – “Mirror, Mirror: Establishing the Gendered Gaze in Irish Young Adult Fiction”, Guest Lecture, Department of English Studies, Durham University, UK, 7th February 2018.
    • Jade Dillon – “Analysing Children’s Literature through the Theoretical Lens”, Guest Lecture, Department of English Studies, Durham University, UK, 6th February 2018.
    • Adele Hannon – “The Untold Story of the Monster: A Psychoanalytic Look at the Monster through the Anamorphic Lens”, Department of English Language and Literature Postgraduate Seminar, Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, 1st December 2017.
    • Adele Hannon – “My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding: A Psychoanalytic Look at the Irish Traveller through the Anamorphic Lens”, Guest Lecture, Institute for Irish Studies Lunchtime Lecture Series, Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, 28th November 2017.
    • Paul McNamara – “John Steinbeck Working Class Hero?”, Guest Lecture, Nelly’s Café, Limerick, Great Writers: Great Literature Public Lecture Series, Limerick Writers’ Centre, 27th November 2017.
    • Paul McNamara – “Writing Performance Poetry”, Guest Lecture, Creative Writing Department, University of Limerick, 22nd November 2017.
    • Paul McNamara - “Resisting Disability and Normalcy: The Independence of Christopher Boone in The Curious Incident of The Dog in the Night-Time”, Sibéal Gender Studies Network Conference, University College Dublin, 18th November 2017.
    • Hollie O’Farrell – “The Female Body as a Form of Resistance: Deconstructing the Stereotypes of Hyper-sexualization and Femininity in the Comic Book Industry”, Sibéal Network Conference, University College Dublin, 18th November 2017.
    • Anne O’Keeffe - “Corpora of Spoken Language: what can they tell us about language learning”, keynote paper presented to the International conference on Bringing together research and practice, Lisbon, Portugal, Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa, Anfiteatro III, 2nd – 3rd November 2017.
    • Brian Clancy – “I flirt by insulting people’: Exploring the creation and performance of intimacy in First Dates (Ireland)’. Language in the Media, Cape Town, October 2017.
    • Jade Dillon – “Voicing Gender: Gender Identity, Ideology, and Intertextuality associated with Victorian Children’s Fiction”, Department of English Language and Literature Postgraduate Seminar, Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, 26th September 2017.
    • Kathryn Laing – “In the Footsteps of Miss Rosamond Merridew: Lives of the Obscure, Late Nineteenth-Century Irish Women’s Writing and Archives”, The 27th Annual International conference on Virginia Woolf, ‘Virginia Woolf and the World of Books’, University of Reading, 29 June – 2 July 2017.
    • Jade Dillon – “Mirror, Mirror: Establishing the Gendered Gaze in Louise O’Neill’s Only Ever Yours”, Revisiting the Gaze Conference, Chelsea College of Arts, University of the Arts London, UK, 28th – 29th June 2017.
    • Paul McNamara – “In Conversation with the Normate Author; Literary Disability Studies”, Limerick Postgraduate Research Conference, Limerick Institute of Technology, 24th May 2017.
    • Margaret Healy – Paper given at IRMSS 6th Annual Conference (International Research Methods Summer School), Mary Immaculate College, 19-21 May 2017.
    • Eoin Flannery - Invited speaker on “Debt, Guilt and Literary Form in (post-) Celtic Tiger Ireland” Association of Franco-Irish Studies Conference, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, May 2017.
    • Jade Dillon – “The Mirror of Alice: Locating Lacan’s Mirror Stage and the Search for Female Identity in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”, Association of Franco-Irish Studies, Conference, Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, 19th – 20th May 2017.
    • Adele Hannon – “An Anamorphic Look at the Irish ‘Other’ through the Lacanian Lens” 12th Conference of AFIS (Association of Franco‐Irish Studies), Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, 19th-20th May 2017.
    • Kathryn Laing – “Girl Revolutionists and the Ladies’ Land League: Forging Literary and Publishing Networks”, The 12th Annual Conference of AFIS (Association of Franco-Irish Studies), Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, 19-20 May 2017.
    • Paul McNamara – “How Performance Poetry in Ireland has Surged in Popularity”, Guest Lecture, Mary Immaculate College, Institute for Irish Studies Lunchtime Lecture Series, 10th May 2017.
    • Jade Dillon - “Locating Alice: The Gendered Body of Identity within Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Tim Burton’s adaptation”, Performing Fantastika Interdisciplinary Conference, Lancaster University, UK, 28th – 29th April 2017.
    • Adele Hannon – “Transgression of the Gendered Body in areas of Maturity, Motherhood and Marriage in A Game of Thrones”, Performing Fantastika Interdisciplinary Conference, Lancaster University, UK, 28th- 29th April 2017.
    • Jade Dillon – “Reimagining Alice: Adaptation and Intertextuality of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland in Popular Culture”, Mum’s The Word: Voicing the Female Experience in Popular Culture Conference, Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, 9th March 2017.
    • Adele Hannon - You Know Nothing Jon Snow: Voicing the Female Experience in 21st Century Fantasy Fiction”, Mum’s The Word: Voicing the Female Experience in Popular Culture Conference, Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, 9th March 2017. 
    • Hollie O’Farrell – “The Changing Role of Women in the 'Star Wars' Universe”, Mum's the Word: Voicing the Female Experience in Popular Culture Conference, Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, 9th March 2017.
    • Paul McNamara – “Expectations and Frustrations; A Mother Dealing with her Son’s Disability in Me Before You by Jojo Moyes”, Mum’s the Word: Voicing the Female Experience in Popular Culture Conference, Mary Immaculate College, 9th March 2017.
    • Margaret Healy – Paper given at IVACS Annual Symposium, Cardiff University, Wales, 4th March 2017.
    • Paul McNamara – “Perspectives on Inclusion from Research; Helping Children without Disabilities”, Guest Lecture, Education Department, Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, 21st February 2017.
    • Anne O’Keeffe - “Advanced Grammar Competencies: What can an advanced learner do with English grammar?”, keynote paper presented to the 3rd ELT Ireland Conference, Dublin, Ireland, 18th – 19th February, 2017.
    • Eoin Flannery - Invited speaker on “Crocodiles and Obelisks: the literary afterlife of Roger Casement in the works of WG Sebald and Jamie McKendrick,” Irish Afterlives symposium, Abo Akademi University, Turku, Finland, 8 September 2016.
    • Brian Clancy – “Intimacy and identity in Irish English: A corpus approach”. Sociolinguistics Symposium 21, Murcia, July 2016.
    • Eoin Flannery - Invited speaker on “Time, Speed and Ecology in John McGahern’s fiction,” St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra, 28-29 April 2016.
    • Eoin Flannery - Invited speaker on “‘Listen to the Leaves’: Irony and Commitment in Contemporary Irish Ecopoetry,” Imaginaries of the Future: Politics and Poetics Symposium, Queen’s University, Belfast, 21 January 2016.
    • Anne O’Keeffe - “An insight into learner grammar competency across the CEFR using the Cambridge Learner Corpus”, keynote paper presented to the 4th Annual Exams Catalunya ELT Conference, Esada Ramon Llull University, Barcelona, Spain, 19th November, 2016.
    • Paul McNamara – “Representation of Disability in Literature: Past and Present”, Guest Lecture, Waterford Institute of Technology, 30th November 2016.
    • Kathryn Laing (and Faith Binckes (Bath Spa U)) – “Hannah Lynch: Transnational Literary Networks and Vagabondage”, Occluded Narratives: Researching Irish Women’s Writing 1880-1910, Mary Immaculate College, 26 November 2016.
    • Jade Dillon – “The Politics of the Female Body in Louise O’Neill’s Asking For It”, Revolutionary Genders Sibéal Conference, National University of Ireland, Galway, 18th & 19th November 2016.
    • Hollie O’Farrell – “Revolutionary Female Characters Tackling the Gender Bias in the Comic Book Industry”, Sibéal Network Conference, 18th November 2016.
    • Paul McNamara - ‘Disability and the Female Body; Identity and Representation of the Disabled Female Body in The Girl Without Hands from Grimm’s Fairy tales’, November 18th, National University of Ireland Galway, Sibéal Gender Studies Network Conference, 2016.
    • Eugene O’Brien – “Re-membering the Rising: A Theoretical Reading of the Politics of Memory”, Crisis and the Commemoration in Modern Ireland, 1916-2016, 14th October 2016.
    • Anne O’Keeffe - “An evolution of learner grammar: insights from the English Grammar Profile”, keynote paper presented to 5th Ministry of Education ELT Malta conference, Malta, 7th-8th October 2016.
    • Jade Dillon – “Deconstructing Minds – A Psychoanalytical Deconstruction of the Brain as a Fantasy Island in Disney-Pixar’s Inside Out”, The European Society for the Studies of English (ESSE) Conference, National University of Ireland, Galway, 22nd – 26th August 2016.
    • Eugene O’Brien – “Stranger than Fiction: Towards a Fictive Understnading of the Celtic Tiger and the Crash”, Plenary papers at the Post-Crash Irish Literature and Culture: Its Emergence and Influence conference, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, The Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong Shue Yan University, 27th May 2016.
    • Margaret Healy - IVACS 8th Biennial International Conference, Bath Spa University, UK, 16-17 June 2016.
    • Kathryn Laing – “Revisiting Scenes of Salvage: Rebecca West’s ‘The Sentinel’ and its Suffrage and Modernist Contexts”, British Comparative Literature Association, Salvage 12-15 July, 2016.
    • Margaret Healy – Paper given at ELTed Limerick 2016 (English Language Teacher Education & Development), Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, 7 May 2016.
    • Margaret Healy – Paper given at TTRA (Travel and Tourism Research Association) European Chapter Annual Conference, Shannon College of Hotel Management, Shannon, 22 April 2016.
    • Margaret Healy – Paper given at IRAAL 40th Anniversary Conference (Irish Association for Applied Linguistics), Trinity College Dublin, 21 November 2015.
    • Eoin Flannery - Plenary speaker on “Ireland, the Environmental Humanities and the Utopian Impulse,” at Waiting for Utopia: Ireland and the Utopian Impulse conference, University of Caen, France, 20 November, 2015.
    • Brian Clancy – Plenary speaker on “Using spoken corpora to investigate pragmatic variation”, New Trends in Spoken Corpora, Santiago de Compostela, September 2015.
    • Brian Clancy – “Small words, big ideas: A corpus-based investigation of the use of that as a marker of empathetic deixis”. 14th International Pragmatics conference, Antwerp, July 2015.
    • Anne O’Keeffe - “The EFL Grammar Syllabus and Learner Grammar Competence”. Keynote paper at the MATSDA Creating Motivation with L2 Materials, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland, June 20th-21st, 2015.
    • Margaret Healy – Paper given at THRIC (Tourism & Hospitality Research in Ireland Conference) Annual Conference, Letterkenny Institute of Technology, 11th June 2015.
    • Brian Clancy – “Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end (Seneca): Turn-final items in Irish English”. New Perspectives in Irish English 3, Limerick, June 2015.
    • Eoin Flannery - “‘Ill Fares the Land’: Ecology, Capitalism and Literature in (post-) Celtic Tiger Ireland”, European Federation of Irish Studies conference, University of Palermo, Sicily, 5 June 2015.
    • Eoin Flannery - “New Generation, New Environments in Contemporary Irish Poetry,” New Generation to Next Generation 2014: Three Decades of British and Irish Poetry, Institute of English Studies, University of London, 13-14 March 2015.
    • Eoin Flannery - “Profit and Loss: The Ecologies of post-Celtic Tiger Irish Poetry,” The Literature of Loss conference, University of Limerick, Ireland, 20 February 2015.
    • Eugene O’Brien – “The Door Stands Open: Heaney and the Poetry of Loss”, Plenary paper at The Literature of Loss conference, Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, 20th February 2015.
    • Brian Clancy (& Vaughan, E) – “There is a there there: Further adventures in deictic marking in Irish English”. IVACS Annual Symposium, Limerick, February 2015.
    • Kathryn Laing – “Making it New: George Moore, F. Mabel Robinson and the Aesthetics of Sympathy”, Making it New: Victorian and Modernist Literature, 1875-1935, De Montfort University, 2 February 2015.
    • Kathryn Laing – ‘“I am an unexplained enigma.  I live alone.  I follow art’: Textual Traces, Literary Recoveries and the Irish writer, Hannah Lynch (1859-1904)” Invited Paper, Oxford Centre for Life-Writing seminar: ‘Reclamations: Writing on the Lives of Shirley Hazzard and Hannah Lynch’. Wolfson College, Oxford, 27 November 2014.
    • Brian Clancy (& Vaughan, E) – “The devil is in the detail: Using corpora to investigate spoken language varieties”. American Association for Corpus Linguistics, Flagstaff, AZ, September 2014.
    • Kathryn Laing – “Creative Destruction: Blast and Rebecca West's 'Indissoluble Matrimony'”, Blast 2014: Interdisciplinary Conference, Bath Spa University, 24 -26 July, 2014
    • Kathryn Laing – “Am I a Vorticist: Rereading Rebecca West’s ‘Indissoluble Matrimony’”, Invited Paper, Blast at 100 Symposium at Trinity College Dublin, 2 July 2014
    • Brian Clancy (& Vaughan, E.) – “Community and identity in language: Small words, big ideas”. Sociolinguistics Symposium 20, Jyväskylä, Finland, June 2014.
    • Brian Clancy (& Vaughan, E.) “Communities of (mal)practice: Exploring the interface of corpus linguistics and social theory”, 7th IVACS International Conference, Newcastle, June 2014.
    • Margaret Healy – Paper given at IVACS 7th International Conference, Newcastle University, UK, 19-21 June 2014.
    • Eoin Flannery - “Listen to the Leaves: The Global Climate Crisis in the poetry of Derek Mahon,” at the Ireland and Ecocriticism conference, University College Cork, Ireland, 19-21 June 2014.
    • Kathryn Laing – “George Moore and Mabel Robinson: Women, Art, Writing and Sympathy”, Latitudes: Irish Studies in an international context, American and Canadian Conferences of Irish Studies, University College Dublin, Dublin 11-14 June 2014.
    • Anne O’Keeffe - “Investigating Learner Grammar Standards using Corpus Linguistics’”. Keynote paper read at the One-Day Symposium on English Language Use in Malta: Standards and Creativity, University of Malta, Malta, 8th May, 2014.
    • Eoin Flannery - Public interview with poet Jamie McKendrick at the Oxford Human Rights Arts Festival, 28 February 2014.
    • Eoin Flannery - Invited speaker on “Poetry and Justice: Art, Politics and the afterlife of Roger Casement in modern and contemporary writing,” at the Oxford Human Rights Arts Festival, 25 February 2014.
    • Margaret Healy - IVACS Annual Symposium, Queen’s University, Belfast, 23rd January 2014.
    • Eoin Flannery - “Crocodiles and Obelisks: the literary afterlife of Roger Casement in the works of WG Sebald and Jamie McKendrick,” Roger Casement: The Global Imperative conference, Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies, University of Notre Dame, Tralee, Ireland, 25-26 October, 2013.
    • Brian Clancy - ‘What’s in a name?’ 3rd Conference on Social Psychology in Ireland, Limerick, September 2013.
    • Anne O’Keeffe - “The Limerick Corpus of Irish English: what is it and what does it tell us about Irish English?”. Plenary paper read at the 12th International AEDEI Conference on Voice and Discourse in the Irish context, University of Extremadura, Spain, 30th May – 1st June, 2013.
    • Eoin Flannery - Plenary speaker on “The Ecologies of Contemporary Irish Poetry”, Shifting Territories: Modern and Contemporary Poetics of Place conference, Institute of English Studies, University of London, 23 May 2013.
    • Clancy B (and E. Vaughan) “We can check it in the corpus shur: Framing the use of corpus and corpus methodologies through an investigation of the pragmatic marker shur in Irish English”. New Perspectives in Irish English 2, Dublin, April 2013.
    • Clancy, B (& M. McCarthy) - “Utterance co-construction: The evidence of corpora”. IVACS Annual Symposium, Limerick, January 2013.
    • Margaret Healy – Paper given at IVACS Annual Symposium, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, 17 January 2013.
    • Eoin Flannery - Plenary speaker on “Playing the Scales: Humanity, Non-Humanity and Ecocriticism”, Mapping the Self conference, Oxford Brookes University, 15 December 2012.
    • Anne O’Keeffe - “The Cambridge Learner Corpus and what it tells us about the grammar of Spanish-speaking learners”. Keynote paper to mark the 70th anniversary of the Centro Colombo Americano, Bogotá, Columbia, 20th September 2012.
    • Eoin Flannery - Plenary speaker on “Ireland, Postcolonialism and the European Union”, In and Out of (Postcolonial) Europe: Portugal and Ireland conference, Queen’s University, Belfast, 5 July 2012.
    • Brian Clancy (& J. Binchy) - “The question of questions: Exploring questions in one-to-one academic support tutorials” 6th International IVACS Conference, Leeds, June 2012.
    • Margaret Healy – Paper given at IVACS 6th International Conference, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK, 21-22 June 2012.
    • Anne O’Keeffe - “The Application of Corpus Linguistics”. Plenary paper at the International Computer Archive of Modern and Medieval English (ICAME) Conference, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, 30th May - 3rd June 2012.
    • Eugene O’Brien – “Moriary, Mahon and the Messianic – A Deconstructive Reading of the Mentalitée of the Irish Republic”, Plenary speaker at the France, Ireland and the Public Imagination, 8th Annual Conference of the Association of Franco-Irish Studies conference, Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, 25th May 2012.
    • Brian Clancy (& Vaughan, E.) – “It’s lunacy now: A corpus-based pragmatic analysis of the use of now in contemporary Irish English”. 1st Discourse and Pragmatic Variation Conference, Manchester, April 2012.
    • Brian Clancy – “Small words, big ideas: A corpus-based investigation of emphatic that in the Limerick Corpus of Irish English”, IVACS Annual Symposium, Cambridge, January 2012.

    Postgraduate Studies: MA and PhD

    The department is very active on the postgraduate area having graduated 53 PhD students since 2004.

    Our Taught MA in Literature programme has graduated over 161 students and we have graduated a further 10 research MA students.

    We also offer a Taught MA in Applied Linguistics (33 students graduated since 2015) as well as a Structured PhD in Applied Linguistics, which began in 2016, in which 16 students are currently enrolled.

    Click here to see a list of Graduated Doctoral English Literature and Applied Linguistics Students 2004-2019

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