Comparative Becomings: Studies in Transition

A new book edited by Michael G. Kelly (School of Modern Languages & Applied Linguistics, University of Limerick) and Daragh O’Connell (UCC) Comparative Becomings: Studies in Transition was recently published by Peter Lang. The volume is a significant contribution to UL’s record in comparative literary and cultural criticism, issuing in part from the first international… Continue reading Comparative Becomings: Studies in Transition

Philosophy, Dreaming and the Literary Imagination

Dr Michaela Schrage-Früh‘s new book Philosophy, Dreaming and the Literary Imagination was recently published by Palgrave. Drawing on perspectives from literary theory, philosophy of mind and dream research, this study investigates dreaming in relation to creativity and waking states of imagination such as writing and reading stories. Exploring the similarities and differences between the ‘language’… Continue reading Philosophy, Dreaming and the Literary Imagination

Women Writing War: Ireland 1880-1922

The essay collection Women Writing War: Ireland 1880-1922, edited by Tina O’Toole, Gillian McIntosh & Muireann O’Cinnéide, was launched in UL on 25th November. The collection is the outcome of a collaborative international project on women’s writing and conflict. Women's literary expressions of war have long been neglected and at times forgotten in Irish scholarship. In Women… Continue reading Women Writing War: Ireland 1880-1922

The Routledge Handbook of Language Learning and Technology

The Routledge Handbook of Language Learning and Technology by Fiona Farr and Liam Murray (Routledge: 2016) The exponential growth and development of modern technologies in all sectors has made it increasingly difficult for students, teachers and teacher educators to know which technologies to employ and how best to take advantage of them. The Routledge Handbook… Continue reading The Routledge Handbook of Language Learning and Technology

Ghost Writing in Contemporary American Fiction

Ghost Writing in Contemporary American Fiction by Dr David Coughlan (School of Culture and Communication) Palgrave Macmillan (2016). The book is about the appearance of the spectre in American twentieth and twenty-first-century fiction. Its innovative structure has chapters on the work of five major US authors—Paul Auster, Don DeLillo, Toni Morrison, Marilynne Robinson, and Philip… Continue reading Ghost Writing in Contemporary American Fiction

Virtual Teams in Higher Education: A Handbook for Students and Teachers

Virtual Teams in Higher Education: A Handbook for Students and Teachers by Madelyn Flammia, Yvonne Cleary and Darina M. Slattery. In recent years, virtual teams have become a feature of most corporate workplaces, yet few academic programs prepare students to work in virtual teams, and few textbooks support the development of key skills for virtual teamwork. The primary purpose of… Continue reading Virtual Teams in Higher Education: A Handbook for Students and Teachers

Sociolinguistics from the Periphery: Small Languages in New Circumstances

Professor Helen Kelly Holmes (CALS/School of Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics) recently co-authored a new book, Sociolinguistics from the Periphery: Small Languages in New Circumstances.  This book examines change: shifting political, economic and cultural conditions; ephemeral, sometimes even seasonal, multilingualism; and altered imaginaries for minority and indigenous languages and their users. The authors refer to this network of… Continue reading Sociolinguistics from the Periphery: Small Languages in New Circumstances

Legal Research Methods: Principles and Practicalities

Legal Research Methods: Principles and Practicalities, edited by Dr Laura Cahillane and Jennifer Schweppe (School of Law) was recently published by Clarus Press. The collection includes contributions from the foremost legal experts in Ireland on various aspects of legal research. Traditionally, law students have not been taught legal methods or methodologies as part of the core… Continue reading Legal Research Methods: Principles and Practicalities