Review: The John Hewitt International Summer School

In June 2016, I applied for a bursary to attend the John Hewitt International Summer School (JHISS). I did so because a friend, and past attendee, had encouraged me to. The application process was very straightforward. It was a simple one page form completed online. Bursaries are available to anyone living on the island of Ireland. A full bursary includes tickets to all the events and accommodation for 5 nights. I found out at the beginning of July that I had been successful and it felt like Christmas, or my birthday, I was so excited! Another successful applicant described it as winning the ‘literary lottery’. I began packing immediately.

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Opinion: A “Great Escape” – Reflections of a Returned Emigrant on Trump’s Inauguration

I first moved to America, Washington DC, in March 2004. But I have had a close connection and interaction with all things American since 2001, both on a personal and an academic level. The diversity of people I encountered, including my wife, while living in various places; Washington DC (17 months), Honolulu, Hawaii (39 months), Portland, Maine (3 months), and finally Boston, Massachusetts (68 months); has certainly shed some light for me on the current situation in the United States, as the world grumbles aghast at the man inaugurated as the American President.

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Launch: SAH Journal – Volume 2, Issue 2

The Studies in Arts and Humanities launch for Volume 2, Issue 2, took placed in Trinity Long Room Hub on December 15, 2016. A special screening of Ossian & the Hare by Naomi Wilson and Brian Doyle of Loophead Studio took place and all were invited to attend a reception after closing remarks. The issue showcases a diverse range of submissions, reflecting the multidisciplinary nature of the journal.

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