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International Women’s Day is coming!

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The box set black hole

If you are considering pursuing a postgraduate degree, or have just begun, a word of warning: there is nothing more perilous to your work, more distracting and dangerous than the DVD box set. It is only February and already I … Continue reading

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Definitely working harder than the Irish rugby team…

I’m trundling along enthusiastically at the minute, interspersing bouts of hard work with many fun evenings. The Six Nations has started. It is a competition I love for many reasons – the brevity of it is exciting and makes it … Continue reading

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Life writing

She was an important feminist journalist and commentator on Irish culture, but when interviewed on the Late Late Show, Gay Byrne’s most pressing question was how many men she had slept with. Continue reading

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Another decennium gone

Men talk of killing time, while time quietly kills them.  ~Dion Boucicault I realise that this may sound incredibly glib coming from my twenty-four year old self, but as I grow older the decades seem to roll by more rapidly. My … Continue reading

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Graduation. Cat -MA, BA!

Collected my Master of Arts degree and the snow miraculously melted away on the eve of graduation. It was a lovely day, the university put on some great celebrations. Helen Vendler was receiving an honorary doctorate for her work in … Continue reading

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My MA graduation is on Friday. The continuing artic weather begs the serious academic question – what to wear?! I’ve scheduled an emergency shopping trip tomorrow to purchase a Sensible Dress. Graduation itself will be nice, all my classmates from … Continue reading

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S’no fun!

Is life worth living without the arts? Continue reading

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Ready for the Fall…

It’s the 29th of November and life is good… apart from the wretched snow. The newspapers are calling it The Big Freeze (again). I nearly fell over four times and let out some ungodly shrieks on my walk into uni … Continue reading

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Week 7…Oh dear. How did that happen?

They never said it was going to be easy. Three vast years stretch out before me, with a vague target of 2013 for submitting my thesis. Numbers have become meaningless. The moon is 240000 miles away. My thesis deadline is … Continue reading

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