“Imagine. . .”: John Lennon as an Entry Point to Learning about Transcendentalism

*As part of my studies in the Certificate for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education I was asked to write… Continue Reading “Imagine. . .”: John Lennon as an Entry Point to Learning about Transcendentalism

A Domain of One’s Own: Taking Control of Digital Selfhood

I attended Jim Groom’s talk in Cork (31st march 2017) and want to say a few words while it’s fresh… Continue Reading A Domain of One’s Own: Taking Control of Digital Selfhood

Kerouacking the Classroom and Talmudic-Style Annotation of Poetry

I teach a final year seminar called America With[out] Borders, and among the required readings are long poems by Lorna Dee… Continue Reading Kerouacking the Classroom and Talmudic-Style Annotation of Poetry

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… Continue Reading Chicanas Speak Out in the Context of the Women’s March

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… Continue Reading Staffless Libraries in Ireland: A Brief Appreciation of Librarians

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

Teaching Philosophy

*I decided that posting my Teaching Philosophy here is long overdue, so below is the most up-to-date version as of… Continue Reading Teaching Philosophy

#AcWriMo Update: Explorations in Peer Review, Data Collection, and Losing Myself in the Chthulucene

Unfortunately, I have not been able to maintain the kind of momentum I was so optimistic about at the beginning… Continue Reading #AcWriMo Update: Explorations in Peer Review, Data Collection, and Losing Myself in the Chthulucene