Location:Associated Staff Room 308, Alison House, Nicolson Square
I was born in Galway on the west coast of Ireland, and studied English and Philosophy in the same town for my undergraduate degree. I studied for my Master's degree in Popular Literature at Trinity College, Dublin and there I became interested in crossovers between literature and music.
My thesis is to draw a cultural history from literature and music which shares a common sensibility - it extends from Movement realist fiction and so-called 'Angry Young Men' drama into 1980s post-punk. Because of the dual nature of my PhD, I am supervised in both Music and English.
The Cynic Sensibility In British Popular Literature and Music
Professor Simon Frith - primary supervisor, Department Of Music
Professor Randall Stevenson - secondary supervisor, Department Of English Literature
This article was published on Sep 16, 2010