Archive for the 'Art' Category

Poetry Matters: Mixing Poetics and Poetifying Conferences

Over the past few weeks I have been on what could be called a conference marathon: 4 conference papers in 6 weeks (Bookends VI: Deviance, Comparative Literature Association of Ireland First International Conference, Postgraduate Hispanic Studies Conference of Ireland and the UK, and the Transatlantic Studies Association Annual Conference)! Each conference had something unique to offer, […]

Coyolxauhqui and Xochippili: An Interactive Resource

I am currently researching the use of Coyolxauqhui, the Aztec Moon Goddess, in Chicana literature. This mythological figure surfaces in much of Chicana fiction, poetry and theory.  During my research I came upon an interesting resource on the J. Paul Getty website which gives an interactive lesson on the story of Coyolxauhqui and Xochipilli (the flower […]

Dr. Seuss: The Political Cartoonist

Happy Birthday to Dr. Seuss (aka Theodor Seuss Geisel, 1904-1991) who would have been 108 today! Did you know that as well as being one of the most famous children’s author of all time and connoisseur of the anapestic tetrameter, Dr. Seuss was a life-long political cartoonist. The Dr. Seuss Collection at Mandeville Special Collections […]

Here’s One I Made Earlier: The American Diner and its Artists

I recently watched a very interesting documentary called “America on a Plate: The Story of the Diner.” Writer and broadcaster, Stephen Smith embarks on an exploration of a North American institution, the diner. Smith visits some of the most iconic diners and uses art, music, literature, film, and history to illuminate the centrality of the […]

The Cobh Heritage Centre and the Spectacle of the Poor Immigrant

The experience of immigration is evoked in many ways. Film, art, literature, music and exhibitions create a spectacle of immigration. The Cobh Heritage Centre’s exhibition can be compared and contrasted with other works, both past and present to reveal the nature of this spectacle. This paper investigates representations of immigration that realistically interpret the pain […]


This is the trailer of a 46-minute documentary video by Alma López featuring a roundtable conversation with Chicana artists Ester Hernández and Yolanda M. López. <iframe width=”420″ height=”315″ src=”” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe> All three discuss their controversial depictions of Our Lady of Guadalupe. This documentary is a visual chapter in an edited collection titled Our Lady […]

“Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera: Masterpieces of the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection”: A Review

The exhibition of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera pieces from the Gelman Collection are currently being exhibited in the Irish Museum of Modern Art, New Galleries in Dublin, Ireland from the 6th April-26th June 2011. The exhibition includes paintings, lithographs, sketches, drawings and collages. As well as this, the exhibition includes photographs of the artists, […]