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The School of Culture and Communication is formed by the English, Irish, Journalism, and Technical Communication and Instructional Design departments.

Recent Submissions

  • Marcus-Quinn, Ann; Diggins, Yvonne (Elsevier, 2013)
    This paper focuses on the significant developments in the area of open education, in particular the role that Open Educational Repositories (OER) can play in higher education, teaching, learning and scholarship. The ...
  • O'Toole, Tina (The Woodfield Press, 2005)
    Feminism is of itself an educational project.When feminist activists in the early 1970s questioned the status quo, they began to unpick their own socialisation, read against the grain, challenge hegemonies, and reconstruct ...
  • O'Toole, Tina (The Woodfield Press, 2005)
    The emergence of the second wave of the women’s movement in Ireland tends to be associated chiefly with campaigns concerning reproductive rights and equality in employment. Against this backdrop, the ways in which the ...
  • O'Toole, Tina (The Woodfiled Press, 2005)
    The area of feminist culture(s), specifically the kinds of cultural production that emerged during the second-wave women’s movement in Ireland, is one which remains largely under-researched and under-represented. In ...
  • Cleary, Yvonne (Society for Technical Communication, 2012)
    Purpose: To examine how blogs reflect practitioner views of professionalization topics (such as education, professional societies, and value and status).Method: Content analysis of 10 practitioner blogs, focusing on ...
  • Cleary, Yvonne; Flammia, Madelyn (SAGE Publications, 2012)
    The self-service nature of today's society means that technical communicators are needed more than ever before since users may find themselves struggling to make sense of online documentation with minimal support from the ...
  • Cleary, Yvonne (IEEE Computer Society, 2016)
    Research problem: In Ireland, technical communication has developed as an academic and occupational field since the late 20th century. Research on the field in Ireland is limited. Research questions: (1) To what extent ...
  • Fennell, Jack (University of Limerick, 2013)
    My original contribution to knowledge is a synthesis between ‘mythological’ and ‘historical’ definitions of science fiction, a synthesis which I believe allows for a more nuanced understanding of postcolonial SF. In this ...
  • O'Toole, Tina (Irish Academic Press, 2009)
    ‘Books continue each other’,Virginia Woolf suggests, ‘in spite of our habit of judging them separately’. Elizabeth Bowen’s final work Eva Trout (1968) is clearly a case in point in that in order to fully realize ...
  • O'Toole, Tina (Peter Lang, 2010)
    Monique Wittig, addressing ideological activism and social change at the end of the twentieth century, proposes the Trojan Horse as a model for counter-cultural movements and avant-garde writers: ‘at the time it is produced, ...
  • O'Toole, Tina (Carysfort Press, 2008)
    Over the past ten years, a number of major scholarly projects based in Ireland have sought by original research to make visible women’s contribution to culture and society, and have focused critical attention on the ...
  • O'Toole, Tina (Colby College, 2000)
    IN TANDEM WITH the stirrings of first-wave feminism, the literary work of "New Woman"l writers came to the fore in the early 1890s. Replacing the Victorian "angel in the house", these writers depicted desires never ...
  • O'Toole, Tina (John Hopkins University Press, 2014)
    The name of George Egerton (Mary Chavelita Dunne Bright) (1859–1945) became practically synonymous with decadence when Elkin Mathews and John Lane’s partnership, the Bodley Head, published her sexually bold first ...
  • O'Toole, Tina (Manchester University Press, 2013)
    William Trevor’s short story ‘The Ballroom of Romance’ (1972) has attained iconic status in Irish culture in the forty years since its publication. The title and ambience of the story, evoking memories of dancehall days, ...
  • O'Toole, Tina; King, Jason (Cork University Press, 2012)
  • King-Sheehan, Clair (University of Limerick, 2015)
    The intention of this study has been to engage directly with several major novels that appeared in the wake of the fall of the Twin Towers. Although it is concerned with the trauma of the 9/11 events, its main interest is ...
  • Buggy, Sara (University of Limerick, 2015)
    Despite a lineage stretching back as far as the 1940s, it is only in recent years that Young Adult (YA) fiction has begun to shed its reputation as a niche category largely deemed unworthy of study. The current boom in ...
  • Coughlan, David (McFarland and Company Ltd, 2009)
    After the release of the film Superman Returns (2006), it was suggested that " It was inevitable .. . that after 9/11 America's greatest superhero would come back to protect the threatened city of Metropolis" (French ...
  • Marcus-Quinn, Ann; Clancy, Ian (IGI Global, 2015)
    Massive Online Open Courses (MOOC) are still in their infancy on the surface they look like the necessary silver bullet to provide alternate pathways to education. However, when completion rates and retention figures ...
  • Ó hIfearnáin, Tadhg (Taylor & Francis, 2000)
    The position of Irish on the airwaves now and through recent history has always been closely linked to the strength of the language in society, its position in public opinion and national language policy and the place of ...

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