My name is Lisa Donnelly. Currently I am a student at Queen's University, Belfast, Northern Ireland. I am working towards my MSc (Education) Computer Based Learning degree. (To find out more about the degree, go to the Institute of Computer Based Learning.)I am a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University, BA in English. I also did some work towards my Master's in English there, as well as happily performing duties as a Teaching Assistant for one semester. Go Colonels!
There are some pictures of my family here.
My favourite authors of fiction are William Faulkner, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and ... well, John Grisham; my favourite poets are Walt Whitman and Samuel Taylor Coleridge; my favourite playwrights are Tennessee Williams and Oscar Wilde.
As for multimedia, my favourite TV show at the minute is the X-Files. Being in the United Kingdom, I've gotten used to being WAY behind in American television---episodes are shown here roughly six months after they are aired in the states. I also really like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Enterprise, Angel, and Smallville.
Some of my favourite current films are: Kate and Leopold, Snatch, and Lord of the Rings.
I've also constructed a page that lists more of my favourites.
In my free time I enjoy hiking, camping, and writing. This past summer we enjoyed a week of camping in Ireland, Wales, and southern England.
An example of some of my non-fiction work is a biography of the actor Sam Neill.
As for dislikes, there really
aren't many. I like a diversity of music, film,
literature. I suppose my only real dislikes are narrow-mindedness
and bigotry. Oh, and
cricket---I just don't understand that game.
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