This essay, an exercise in the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL), describes the experience of using the two issues of BLAST as the primary material for an undergraduate module taught in the School of English, Trinity College Dublin, in 2014 and 2015. The relationship between the BLAST module as it was taught in Trinity and the task of teaching modernism in general is described in an opening section that also outlines the specific pedagogical backdrop in tcd. The essay then goes on to explore some of the challenges and opportunities involved in discussing the magazine in the classroom. Drawing on site-specific documents such as the module reading schedule and its learning outcomes statement, as well as titles of student essays, a detailed account is given of the ways in which students responded to the magazine and its various materials in a particular pedagogical context. Abstracts from a selection of longer student essays are given in an appendix, following a concluding section in which the experience of teaching BLAST is related to broader questions of research and modernist pedagogy in the early twenty-first century.
New Essays on John Berryman
Edited by Nils Philip Coleman and Philip McGowan
Prefaced by an account of the early days of Berryman studies by bibliographer and scholar Richard J. Kelly, “ After thirty Falls” is the first collection of essays to be published on the American poet John Berryman (1914-1972) in over a decade. The book seeks to provoke new interest in this important figure with a group of original essays and appraisals by scholars from Ireland, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, and the United States. Exploring such areas as the poet’s engagements with Shakespeare and the American sonnet tradition, his use of the Trickster figure and the idea of performance in his poetics, it expands the interpretive framework by which Berryman may be evaluated and studied, and it will be of interest to students of modern American poetry at all levels. What makes the collection particularly valuable is its inclusion of previously unpublished material – including a translation of a poem by Catullus and excerpts from the poet’s detailed notes on the life of Christ – thereby providing new contexts for future assessments of Berryman’s contribution to the development of poetry, poetics, and the relationship between scholarship and other forms of writing in the twentieth century.
Third Country Interests and Refugee Rights
Nils Philip Coleman
Offering the first comprehensive analysis of readmission agreements, this book examines the intersection of immigration and human rights law and the complex interplay between evolving international, regional and national norms. Expanding the current academic and policy discourse on readmission agreements through detailed consideration of the negotiation processes carried out by the European Community, it renders a nuanced review of the underlying strategic objectives and regional effects of these treaties. The book makes a robust challenge to prevailing perspectives in legal scholarship and policy on readmission and refugee protection. The self-contained focus on EC readmission agreements throws light on broader questions of EU migration policy and reveals a detailed and insightful picture of a specific field of EU policy and action.