Chicanas Speak Out in the Context of the Women’s March

On this dark day I am preparing for lectures next week, focusing on my students rather than paying any attention to Trumplestiltskin (the name I have chosen to refer to him). I am not American, but I teach literatures of the Americas, especially those works written by citizens that Trumplestiltskin wishes to forcibly remove from … Read more

Staffless Libraries in Ireland: A Brief Appreciation of Librarians

Former minister Mary O’Rourke penned an open letter to Simon Coveney regarding plans to roll out staffless libraries across Ireland. It’s worth a read, and I certainly think it’s worth putting pen to paper or fingers to keyboard and writing Minister Coveney a few more letters to complain about what most certainly is a daft idea. … Read more

Much To-Do about Organsing My Time: Managing the Mess of Schedules and Lists

As the tasks and deadlines of the new year loom I find my eyes drawn to any tweet, post, update and article that refers to being organised. I am not someone who deliberately makes New Year Resolutions due to the fact that I know I will not stick to them. I am, like many people, … Read more