The Nerve is a podcast produced by the English department at South East Technological University Cork Road campus. Each episode brings together staff and students to discuss a range of topics, including English literature, cultural events and critical theory. Hosted by Dr Jenny O’Connor.

This first episode of The Nerve for 2024 features former Irish ambassador to the United Kingdom and the United States, Daniel Mulhall, who recently received an honorary doctorate from SETU. Born and raised in Waterford, Daniel’s diplomacy work has taken him all over the world, and in the podcast, he highlights how literature has played an important role in his job. He also discusses the process of writing a book on Ulysses during the pandemic, his various academic roles at NYU, Cambridge and Harvard, and his latest book Pilgrim Soul: WB Yeats and the Ireland of his time.

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