Ireland’s Great Famine, “Gorta Mór”, had far-reaching effects for the Irish population in the mid-nineteenth century, leading millions to migrate in search of a better future. As part of a documentary film project, Dr Ian Michael, Fokiya Akhtar and Dr Michael R. Ogden explore the journey made by Dr Michael’s own ancestor, John Footman, from rural Cork to Madras, India.
Dr Rebecca Moore of the University of Arkansas, United States of America, examines the ways in which Henry VIII used poetics and performances to establish the iconography of his court and the relevance, within this context, of Henry’s specific choice of the older Katherine of Aragon as queen.
Psychogeographic Impact on Malcolm Lowry’s Consciousness: From the Zapotec and Aztec Civilizations to Taoism
Nigel H. Foxcroft analyses the influence of cultures and civilizations upon literature and national identity by investigating the evolution of the cosmic consciousness of the English Modernist novelist and poet, Malcolm Lowry (1909-57) after his experience of the Mexican Day of the Dead Hispanic festival.