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UCDScholarcast

UCDScholarcast

UCDscholarcast is a Digital Humanities project dedicated to the dissemination of academic research in the field of Irish Studies and adjacent disciplines through podcasting. Specially commissioned podcasts by leading scholars, writers and artists are aimed at a wide academic audience of scholars, graduate students, undergraduates and interested members of the public.


Imaginary bonnets with real bees in them

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Poet Paula Meehan delivered this lecture as Ireland's Professor of Poetry in 2014.


Exploring the sea in the work of Eavan Boland and WB Yeats

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Jody Allen Randolph explores the 'landless inheritance' of two of our greatest poets, and how the sea shaped their imaginative lives.


James Joyce, treeless hills and the night of the big wind

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Katherine O'Callaghan looks at the influence of forests on Joyce's Finnegans Wake.


Famine commemoration and migration

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Dr Emily Mark-FitzGerald recounts how she has completed the first large-scale documentation of worldwide famine monuments.


Commemorating abuse: gender politics and making space

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Emilie Pine looks at three cultural projects that explore institutional abuse in Ireland.


Women poets in the city

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Dr Lucy Collins explores some poems by women published in the last one hundred years, from lesser-known figures such as Winifred Letts to contemporaries Eavan Boland and Paula Meehan.


The lyric flow of street

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In this lecture, poet Micheal O'Siadhail, looks at how the poems in If Ever You Go express the varying emotions generated by the experience of Dublin.


On development, waste and ghosts

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In this lecture, Oona Frawley looks at how movements in ecocriticism that call for links to be made with postcolonialism challenge us.


Memory studies and famine studies: gender, genealogy, history

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This lecture by Professor Margaret Kelleher identifies and examines a number of trends in recent historiographical work on the Great Famine including their striking appropriation of narrative and fictive tropes.


Writing around the Irish sea: inlets, outlets, firths and mouths

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In this lecture, Fiona Stafford explores the enduring fascination of the Irish Sea, focusing particularly on the Solway Firth, an area regarded by the nineteenth-century artist, art critic, writer and social reformer, John Ruskin, as second only to the Holy Land in its cultural importance.


Identity, sustainability, and the politics of water

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Nick Groom on an immodest 18th Century proposal to drain the Irish Channel.


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