Confessions of A Secret Art Lover

I’m a writer but sometimes I get sick of writers.  Then I hang out with visual artists.  I like to listen to agonising about light, shade, colour, shape, framing etc.  I feel they are indirectly talking to me about my own work.  Recently, I found myself looking at the...

The Joy of the Archive (Seán Hewitt)

This summer, thanks to funding from the NWCDTP and the British Association of Irish Studies, I spent a week in the archives at Trinity College Dublin, looking at the papers of J.M. Synge. I’ve been to the archives before on shorter visits, but there’s nothing like a...

An Interview with Common Ground

We had a chat with Pauline Hadaway and Sarah Feinstein, organisers of a new research community, ‘Common Ground’. Back in May 2016, Pauline and Sarah convened a one-day conference, partly funded by the NWCDTP, at the University of Manchester. In their own...