Aoife M. Dempsey is a second year PhD student and Peter Irons scholar in the School of English, Trinity College, under the supervision of Professor Darryl Jones. Her doctoral research is focused on exploring the postcoloniality of nineteenth century Gothic fiction, comparing Anglo-Irish writers and writers from the American South and West. Other research interests include Modernism, Irish language poetry, fiction and folklore, American fiction, Feminism, and cultural theory. She completed her B.A. at the University of Limerick in 2010, and her M.A. at the University of Leeds in 2012.
The most striking feature of Lynnell L. Thomas’s book Desire and Disaster in New Orleans: Tourism, Race, and Historical Memory is the author’s exhaustive and intimate knowledge of her subject matter: namely, the city of New Orleans. Continue reading