Judging Books by Covers

https://contemporaryirishlit.wordpress.com/2021/05/21/reading-contemporary-irish-literature-cover-to-cover/ I have a …a piece? A few paragraphs. A segment! In this new compilarticle* from the truly excellent folks at Contemporary Irish Literature. It’s a nice piece and well worth a read (although I’ll have to come back to Taylor Allgeier-Follett’s bit on A Ghost in the Throat because it’s sitting on my to-read… Read More Judging Books by Covers

From the Ashes: The Celtic Phoenix, Anna Burns’ “Milkman” and Sally Rooney’s “Normal People”

I’ve got a new piece, adapted from the ‘coda’ that concluded my PhD, published in Alluvium which is a journal I’ve long admired. It’s a very wee academic article so if you’d like to see the sort of thing I spent, oh, several years of my life furrowing my brow about, give it a look.… Read More From the Ashes: The Celtic Phoenix, Anna Burns’ “Milkman” and Sally Rooney’s “Normal People”

General Election 2015

Right, I’ve been pretty good so far about not flooding the internet with election froth, but there’s only a few hours now until the polls open, so… Vote! But don’t vote Conservative. They’re a shower of right-wing ideologues half-masked by a profoundly bland leader, and they’ve explicitly promised to be worse next time around. Don’t… Read More General Election 2015