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About Patricia Palmer

Patricia Palmer grew up in Kerry and studied English in University College Cork and Oxford. She taught in the University of Limerick before moving to the University of York in 2000, and is now a Senior Lecturer in the Department of English, King’s College, London. Her first book, Language and Conquest in Early Modern Ireland was published by Cambridge University Press in 2001. Her second, The Severed Head and the Grafted Tongue, also with Cambridge, studies the close relationship between literature and violence in the Elizabethan conquest of Ireland.



Articles by Patricia Palmer

This week's editor


Guest editor Ronan Harrington introduces this week's theme: Spirituality and Visionary Politics.

Ronan is a freelance political strategist and co-creator of Alter Ego, a gathering exploring the future of progressive politics.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Cross-talk and mermaid-speak

Anyone familiar with the story of language in Elizabethan Ireland can only feel impatience – if not despair – at the latter-day triumphalism of works like Melvyn Bragg’s best-selling The Adventure of English.

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