Centre for Applied Language Studies Annual Research Prize
BA Languages, Literature and Film student Caoimhe O’Sullivan has been shortlisted for the Centre for Applied Language Studies Annual Research Prize: http://ulsites.ul.ie/cals/cals-annual-research-prize
Caoimhe was shortlisted for her Final Year Project which is a study of the representation of body image, mental health issues and sexual identity in young adult fiction (The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins, the Divergent trilogy by Veronica Roth, and the Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer). Her work argues that the representation and expression of issues around emotional health, sexuality and body image finds expression in very traditional ways in these works, works that reach young adults at very specific points in their intellectual, physical and emotional development. Her FYP work was supervised by Dr Tina O’Toole and Dr Carrie Griffin.
Caoimhe is currently preparing a poster for the CALS research event later in the term and we wish her all the best in the competition.