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dc.contributor.advisor O'Toole, Tina Creighton, Thomas 2012-02-29T17:54:13Z 2012-02-29T17:54:13Z 2012
dc.description non-peer reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract For my Final Year Project I am working as part of a group to create a collection of web-based resources on the work of local Limerick writers, both past and present. As part of this project, entitled ‘UL Literary Archive Project’, I am working alongside eight other FYP students in compiling valid and useful information on these writers, while also critically analysing their works. This collection will be made available to the general public, and will hopefully be of use to them, as well as to students of literature. The web page will highlight and emphasise popular, well-known writers and their works, as well as provide information on less-well-known, up and coming contemporary writers in the Limerick area and their works. It may be a means to introduce some of these contemporary writers to a wider public, and will also provide up-coming public readings dates for interested members of the public. I chose to study the works of the late Frank McCourt. My individual project highlights some of the predominant themes in McCourt’s memoirs Angela’s Ashes, 'Tis and Teacher Man particularly themes relating to identity and place. I will endeavour to analyse the infamous controversy surrounding Frank McCourt’s best known memoir Angela’s Ashes, which was criticised both at home and abroad for its depiction of the author’s hometown. My aim is to come to a conclusion as to whether his depiction of Limerick is honest, or if it is falsified by the author in this memoir. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.subject controversy en_US
dc.subject identity en_US
dc.subject Frank McCourt en_US
dc.subject Limerick en_US
dc.subject Irish authors en_US
dc.subject America en_US
dc.subject autobiography en_US
dc.subject memoir en_US
dc.subject literary criticism en_US
dc.subject Ireland en_US
dc.title UL Literary Archive Project: A Study of Frank McCourt en_US
dc.type Bachelor thesis en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_theses_dissertations en_US
dc.type.restriction none en

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