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  • Entry 4—”Something Larger Than Herself”

    I remember learning that our modern-day conception of what a “teenager” is only came into existence around the end of World War II. I find it baffling that prior to the existence of this term, a person would either have been crammed into the realm of childhood for far too long, or forcibly pushed into […]

  • Entry 3—”The Poet and the Painter’s Utmost Art”

    Last year, I taught 10th grade English at a boarding school in New York, and it presented a series of learning curves that I struggled with each day to overcome. I had heard whispers about how your first year teaching will be incredibly difficult, but I didn’t know the extent of that difficulty until I […]

  • Entry 2—A Tale of Two Cities: New York and Cork

    Recently, I attended a lecture organized by the Department of Italian and the School of English entitled that was entitled “Joyce’s Ulysses: A Tale of Two Cities, Dublin and Trieste”. The lecture was presented by John McCourt, who is a professor of English at the University of Macerata. He gave a detailed account of the […]

  • Entry 1— “It’s as simple as that.”

    After listening to the wonderful Rita Kelly speak today about her work, there is one thing in particular that stood out to me. When writing—and all writing is creating—you must believe in what you are doing. Although much of her work is creative writing, and she displays her beliefs and emotions through short stories and […]

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