Irish Writing and Film Student Bios

Annie Curran

annecurranheadshotAnnie Curran is from Annandale, Virginia, in the United States. She is pursuing an MA in Irish Writing and Film, where she is focusing on the Irish-American film director John Huston. Annie received her undergraduate degree from the College of William and Mary and is currently serving as a Fulbright Student to Ireland.







Josephine Fenton

josephineJosephine Fenton is originally from London, but moved to Cork in 2015 to study at UCC. She is enrolled on the MA in Irish Writing and Film but has  also audited units from the MA in Modernities and the MA in Irish Studies.  her dissertation will be on the plays of Enda Walsh.









Geoff Gould

geoffGeoff Gould has worked in professional theatre for twenty years, holding positions with the Everyman Palace theatre and LAMDA and is currently founder and Artistic Director of Blood in the Alley Theatre Company, West Cork Fit-up Festival and The Blackwater Fit-up Festival. His research thesis is on the position of the ‘playwright’ in contemporary Irish theatre.






Cody Jarman

ucc-pic-2Cody Jarman is an American student from Clarksville, Tennessee. He is thrilled to be pursuing an MA in Irish Writing & Film at UCC on a Fulbright Fellowship, and is currently focusing his research on the Minstrel Show in Irish culture. Cody is looking forward to continuing his graduate work at the University of Texas — Austin after he completes his MA.





Daniel Lynch

danielDaniel Lynch is a student in the MA- Irish Literature and Film at UCC.  Returning from an undergraduate in English and Politics eons ago, he is happy to be back in the university to rekindle his passion in Irish literature. Daniel hopes to research literature pertaining to Catholic Abuse post 1990s.




Phil Nannery                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

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Phil grew up in Manassas, Virginia.  He majored in English at Virginia Commonwealth University before working as an English teacher in Japan for a few years.  He is currently attending UCC with the Post 9/11 GI Bill.  His main areas of interest are the Beatniks, Catholic imagination, and cultural depictions of the Irish American diaspora, of which he considers himself a member.  For his thesis he wants to examine ways in which these were conveyed in post war American literature.




Amy Nolan

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Amy Nolan is a twenty-two year old student on the Irish Writing & Film MA. For her thesis, she will be examining female representation in the work of playwright, Marina Carr.








Louise Mackey

louiseLouise is a completing an MA in Irish Writing and Film. Originally from County Clare she moved to Cork in 2013 to study Arts at UCC. Last year she graduated with a BA in English and History. Her main area of interest is contemporary Irish film and for her thesis she hopes to look at the work of Irish filmmakers like Gerard Barrett and Lenny Abrahamson.





Ellen Reid

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Ellen is from Limerick, where she did an undergraduate degree in English & Media Studies. Her research interests are in memory, trauma, feminist and queer studies, and Irish women’s writing.






Margaret Taylor

margaretMargaret is pursuing an MA in Irish Writing & Film. Her research interest relates to Ireland’s funerary tradition, and that tradition’s tenacious hold on Irish culture, as well as the Theatrum Mortis of Marina Carr’s plays