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"The distant skin": a deconstructive analysis of women and polysemic touch in the writing of John McGahern and Anne Enright
(Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, 2014)
This thesis, by providing a deconstructive reading of the work of John McGahern and Anne Enright, elucidates the way in which the place, position and representation of women in modern Irish society is profoundly affected ...
Once upon an ideology: exploring the ideologies and identities of female figures through a selection of classic and contemporary fairy tales
(Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, 2015)
This thesis examines the ideologies and identities of women in selected traditional and contemporary fairy tales. It does this by utilising existing folklore theory but also by drawing on various literary theory theoretical ...
Literature’s postmodern condition: representing the postmodern in the translated novel
(Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, 2010)
This thesis offers a close reading of some of the texts of Haruki Murakami through a postmodern lens, offering a new perspective on how the Japanese writer corroborates Lyotard’s notion of the ‘Postmodern Condition’ and ...