Patricia O Connor

My name is Patricia O Connor. I have a BA in History and Archaeology and a Higher Diploma in English Literature from University College Cork. I have recently graduated from the postgraduate Masters course "Texts and Contexts: Medieval to Renaissance Literature" and am currently pursuing my research in Old English Literature as a PhD candidate within the "Digital Arts and Humanities" course offered by University College Cork. My research topic is a continuation of my Masters research which focused on reconciling the Old English marginalia within a particular manuscript witness of the Old English Bede; Cambridge, Corpus Christi College 41. I will be using this blog as a means to actively encourage my interest in Old English and the Digital Humanities and to develop potential research avenues.

Emmerich’s Reimagining of Elizabeth I in “Anonymous”.

Dr Edel Semple’s research seminar entitled “The Writer, The Queen, and The Director: Shakespeare, Elizabeth I and Emmerich’s Anonymous.” examined Emmerich’s appropriation of the world’s most famous playwright and female monarch. Dr Semple’s thorough analysis of Emmerich’s appropriation of Elizabeth I inspired this blog post because it provided a...

Textualities Conference 2014

This is the finalised schedule for UCC Textualities Conference 2014 which convened in the Western Gateway Building G18 on Friday 28th March. The conference featured speakers presenting on topics inspired by their respective MA modules: American Literature and Film, Irish Writing and Film, Modernities: Romanticism, Modernism, Postmodernism and Texts and...

“The bankes are overflowen, when stopped is the flood”. Temperance in “The Faerie Queene”.

A recent review of my blog brought to my attention that I am sorely lacking in Renaissance material. Throughout my Higher Diploma I had somehow managed to circumvent studying Renaissance literature and it wasn’t until this term that I could consider myself formally introduced to the subject. Fortunately this...

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