Literary Visuality

Exploring the Visual Qualities of Literature

Ecce Simia: A Restoration Monkey Puzzle

It’s the art story of the year. No, not the discovery of a missing Turner or even of a new Mona Lisa. It’s the sensational tale of a botched restoration job … Continue reading

October 7, 2012 · Leave a comment

Painting with Words, a new research-led seminar at UCC

Having taken a break from teaching over the past year in order to focus on my doctoral research, I’m delighted to be returning to the fold and to have the opportunity to … Continue reading

September 30, 2012 · 2 Comments

“No, I’m just looking”: Visualising DR NO

Understated, raw, sexy and effortlessly cool, director Terence Young‘s Dr. No burst onto cinema screens in 1962 and began a legendary love affair between the cinema-going public and James Bond. The … Continue reading

July 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

PROMETHEUS; or, The Modern Frankenstein?

In a recent visit to my local cinema to see Sir Ridley Scott‘s much-anticipated Prometheus (2012) I was struck by its links to late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth century art and literature. Having expected … Continue reading

June 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

Review: “Elizabeth Bowen, Surrealist” by Keri Walsh

Published in Fall/Winter issue of Éire-Ireland in 2007, Keri Walsh‘s “Elizabeth Bowen, Surrealist” remains the benchmark in relating the work of this Anglo-Irish writer with visual culture. I have read it many times … Continue reading

June 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

Walk the Line: Elizabeth Bowen, Linguistic Deviant

Last week I was delighted to present another aspect of my research on Elizabeth Bowen‘s verbal painting. This time it was my home institution’s very own School of English postgraduate conference, … Continue reading

June 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

Hybrid Form: Elizabeth Bowen’s Verbal Painting

In late March of this year, and with the kind assistance of the IRCHSS and School of English UCC, I was fortunate enough to attend and present at the Hybrid … Continue reading

May 29, 2012 · Leave a comment