I’m a postgraduate history student. Due to an overload of work on that front, I’ve been inactive here lately. I have written a few things in the past months for my university paper, though, and I’ve rounded them up here with a short description.
Students are Organised and Angry in the UK. What Can we Learn? – An opinion piece looking across from Ireland toward the UK to see how their student movement has gained momentum in recent months in opposing further cuts and fee increases and arguing the focus of that movement (direct action, large demonstrations, strikes) should be emulated by the Irish movement.
Film Review: Kill Your Friends – A review of a recent comedy-drama about the record industry which has similar themes and formal elements to American Psycho, even if it doesn’t quite live up to that film in practice.
Film Review: The Good Dinosaur – A review of the newest Pixar film, which provided a surprising reversal of the usual Disney dynamic of a human child and their animal pet. It also features a few exceptionally funny scenes with guest appearances.
Spare Hour: The Douglas Hyde Gallery – My entry into a series of articles about how a student/visitor to Trinity College, Dublin could spend a spare hour on campus, this time dealing with the contemporary art gallery on campus. The exhibitions I discuss in the article have since changed.