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Irish Centre for Poetry Studies

This is a list of graduates of the MA in Poetry Studies, and their dissertation topics.  Current students are also listed, along with their projects-in-progress.

  • Sharon Allen Performance Poetry and Rape Education
  • Amanda Bell An Ecopoetic Reading of Theodore Roethke
  • Sarah Branagan Clarke on Patrick Kavanagh
  • Leo Breslin is working on T.S.Eliot, Shakespeare and Procrastination
  • Jane Clare currently working on Poetry and Pronouns
  • Marguerite Colgan is working on a study of Living through Poetry
  • Connor Connolly Ovid and Literary Darwinism
  • Liza Costello  Irish Pastoral and Eco-Criticism
  • James Dalton is working on Walt Whitman
  • Helen Dempsey The Problem with Wayne Koestenbaum
  • Maurice Devitt James Wright Last Poems
  • Joe Fitzpatrick on Poetry after the Holocaust and the Challenge of Language
  • Brenda Flanagan on Kavanagh and Irish Politics
  • Catherine Fogarty Emily Dickinson and “Hope
  • Sean Fox The Poetics of the Logos Hymn
  • Kieran Furey A New Translation of Pablo Neruda’s Canto General
  • Aisling Geraghty  Poetry and Teaching Creativity
  • Lizann Gorman Anna Akhmatova and Intercultural Transmission
  • Brian Gormley Bob Dylan’s Main Phase
  • Joan Hallissey on Paul Durcan
  • Luka Hargan Blakes’s Innocence
  • Rob Harvey Bruce Springsteen and Autobiography
  • Evelyn Keane Philip Larkin and his Influences
  • Alan Keenan is working on Fernando Pessoa’s Heteronyms
  • Bernie Malone 'Soul Brothers: Style and Spirituality in the Poetry of Leonard Cohen and Patrick Kavanagh'
  • Donal Magner is working on Medieval Irish Poetry and Arborescent Poetics
  • Maighread Medbh is working on Adrienne Rich, Dylan Thomas and Love
  • Anne McCrudden currently working on Seamus Heaney and Familiality
  • David McConnell is working on Contemporary Poetry and New Irishness
  • Niall Murphy Poetry and Chess
  • Kimberley Murray Poetry and Criminality
  • Sarah Lavan Sapphically Re-Evaluating Joni Mitchell’s Blue Album
  • Lauren Lawler Anne Carson, Louise Gluck and the Persephone Myth
  • Catherine McIlduff Barry MacSweeney’s Pearl
  • Tara McKay Sounding Clever: Academic Discourse & Poetic Appreciation
  • Clair Nolan Sylvia Plath, Victimhood and Jewish Identity
  • Susan Nussbaum Translating The Seafarer
  • Jessica O’Brien The Metaphysicals and the Moderns
  • Cliona O’Connell Ecocriticism: How to Define It and Why You Might Not Want To
  • Sean O'Reilly Morrissey and Authenticity
  • Emma Ozenbrook Poetry and Insanity
  • Antoinette Pierce is working on David Jones’s In Parenthesis
  • Lorcan Roddy The Sublime
  • Annette Skade Basil Bunting’s Briggflats
  • Jan Stokes Elizabeth Bishop’s Sonnet
  • Sinead Tierney Sappho: Still on Fire
  • Jamie Walsh Philip Larkin and Morrissey
  • Siobhan Wilson Seamus Heaney’s North