Postgraduate Research in English
We currently have over 65 PhD students working across all areas of Literature, Language and Linguistics and Creative Writing. As well as pursuing their scholarship in traditional disciplinary areas, our students also work across disciplines bridging English with other subjects including Translation, History, Geography, Sociology, Film, Drama, Sonic Arts and French. Our Creative Writing PhD is a model for the successful integration of creative and critical work. Our PhD students play a vital part of our research culture, contributing to English research events and organising their own conferences, symposia, readings and publications, e.g. the Lifeboat poetry readings and publications and the Tangerine magazine for new writing.
My research is concerned with the intersections that exist between sound and language and the ways in which fiction writers can utilise these connections. The research project is practice based and consists of a novel that portrays multiple, intertwining voices and an accompanying critical essay that analyses the work of authors Eimear McBride and Max Porter. My main areas of interest are Irish writing, hybrid writing, inner voice, sound, memory and the portrayal of grief and trauma in contemporary fiction. Laura's profile