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  • In Dialogue: How Writing to the Dead and the Living Can Increase Self-Awareness in Those Bereaved by Addiction 

    Thatcher, Christina (Sage, 2020-11-30)
    This article examines how writing can increase the self-awareness of a socially isolated and often stigmatized population: those bereaved by addiction. Writing about a traumatic event has been shown to increase self-awareness ...
  • How to carry fire 

    Thatcher, Christina (Parthian, 2020)
    How to Carry Fire is a poetry collection which explores the literal and metaphorical incarnations of fire. It considers how destructive forces (such as family addiction) as well as cleansing experiences (such as finding ...
  • Judge for Yourself: Reading hyper-contemporary literature and book prize shortlists 

    Taylor-Collins, Nicholas (Routledge, 2020-10-05)
    Judge for Yourself guides interested and advanced-level readers through the challenge of judging the quality of hyper-contemporary literature. Whether reading the latest bestseller or the book that everyone is recommending, ...
  • Word upon World: Half a century of John Banville's Universes 

    Taylor-Collins, Nicholas; Zuntini de Izarra, Laura P.; Schwall, Hedwig (Associação Brasileira de Estudos Irlandeses, 2020-09)
  • Ageing John Banville: from Einstein to Bergson 

    Taylor-Collins, Nicholas (Associação Brasileira de Estudos Irlandeses, 2020-09)
    There is a clear engagement with theories of time across Banville’s oeuvre, from his earliest published work through to the twenty-first-century novels. I explore how, in their engagement with age and ageing, Banville’s ...
  • Body and Memory in 'Coriolanus' 

    Taylor-Collins, Nicholas (Oxford University Press, 2021-02-14)
    In this note I explain how and why 'Coriolanus' needs to be fully brought into discussions about body and memory in Shakespearean scholarship.
  • The City's Hostile Bodies: Coriolanus's Rome and Carson's Belfast 

    Taylor-Collins, Nicholas (Modern Humanities Research Association, 2020-01-01)
    When change is articulated in literary cities, from the early republican Rome of Coriolanus (1608) to the Troubles Belfast of Ciaran Carson‘s Belfast Confetti (1989), bodies become agents of that change. These bodies-at-war ...
  • The Duke’s Hospitable return in Measure for Measure 

    Taylor-Collins, Nicholas (Oxford University Press, 2018-10-16)
    Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure (1604) reveals the psycho-geographic importance of the city gates and their importance in the practice of hospitality. The Duke, his body disguised as a friar, demands his substitute Angelo ...
  • ‘This Prison Where I Live’: Ireland Takes Centre Stage 

    Taylor-Collins, Nicholas (SAGE, 2015-10-01)
    Although never visibly staged, Ireland plays a critical role in monarchic succession in Shakespeare's histories. Through two complementary offstage phenomena, the ‘spectral’ and the ‘obscene’, this article reveals how ...
  • “[L]ike a shoal of fish moving within a net”: 'King Lear' and McGahern’s Family in 'Amongst Women' 

    Taylor-Collins, Nicholas (Peter Lang, 2014)
    The family has always been a topic of literature and modern Irish literature is no different; however, in Irish literature – particularly that of the second half of the twentieth century – there exists a socio-political ...
  • Shakespeare and Contemporary Irish Literature 

    Taylor-Collins, Nicholas; van der Ziel, Stanley (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018)
    This book shows that Shakespeare continues to influence contemporary Irish literature, through postcolonial, dramaturgical, epistemological and narratological means. International critics examine a range of contemporary ...
  • “Remember me”: Hamlet, memory and Bloom’s poiesis 

    Taylor-Collins, Nicholas (Taylor and Francis, 2017-03-17)
    Although memory is not explicitly named in “Hades”, it nonetheless features centrally. Intertextuality is an example of memory, and in “Hades” Shakespeare’s Hamlet is remembered – specifically the Ghost’s relation to Hamlet, ...
  • Qualitative Individual Interviews With Deaf People 

    Attfield, Kate (SAGE, 2019-09-24)
    This entry explores the process of interviewing individual Deaf people, in an overview of the field. Areas for discussion include the processes and practical steps of interview preparation and interviewing, involving ...
  • Domestic Cosmopolitanism in Germaine de Staël’s Coppet and in Corinne, or Italy 

    Casaliggi, Carmen (Taylor and Francis, 2019-12-19)
    This essay argues for the intellectual ethos of cosmopolitanism shared in the salon culture of Germaine de Staël’s Enlightenment centre at Coppet and reflects on the overlooked significance of a cosmopolitanism rooted in ...
  • Quick and Queer: Love-Life-Writing in Orlando and Affinity 

    Simpson, Kathryn (Springer, 2016-07-26)
    At first glance, Virginia Woolf’s Orlando: A Biography (1928) and Sarah Waters’s Affinity (1999) seem to be very different kinds of novel growing out of different social, cultural and political contexts, yet both quite ...
  • Principles of Equality: Managing Equality and Diversity in a Steiner School 

    Attfield, Robin; Attfield, Kate (Intech Open, 2019-06-07)
    Principles of equality are examined in the context of managing equality and diversity in practice. Our case study is the Cardiff Steiner School, an independent international school located in Wales, UK with educational ...
  • The Concept of ‘Gaia’ 

    Attfield, Robin; Attfield, Kate (Wiley, 2016-08-16)
    The Gaia theory of James Lovelock proposes that the Earth is a self‐regulating system, or super‐organism, maintaining conditions hospitable to contemporary planetary biota. Objections to this theory, concerning its alleged ...
  • More than you were 

    Thatcher, Christina (Parthian Books, 2017-05-01)
    When David Thatcher died of a drug overdose in America, his daughter wrote to understand what came after. The result is a striking collection of poetry which explores addiction, family politics, childhood memories and ...

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