We present to you: The One, The Only, The Fabulous professor Domhnall Martin Mitchell!
Now, you may not have heard of this one, but he alone is reason enough to study English at NTNU. Let’s include a quick resymé, copied (shamelessly, as per usual – we know no shame!) from NTNU’s website: “Domhnall Mitchell received his Ph.D. from Trinity College Dublin in 1990. He has been employed at the English Department since 1991, and received his Professorship in 1999. He has taught courses on poetry, prose, American literature, Literary Theory, Detective Fiction and Native American Literatures. His areas of interest include the poetry of Emily Dickinson, Detective Fiction, and American Literature before 1900. He has published articles on Emily Dickinson, James Fenimore Cooper, Catherine Maria Sedgwick, Lydia Maria Child, James Joyce, and Henry James, as well as text-books on poetry and the American Short Story. His book, Emily Dickinson: Monarch of Perception, was published by the University of Massachusetts Press in March 2000. He is currently engaged in research on Emily Dickinson‘s manuscripts, and was awarded a Houghton Library Visiting Fellowship by Harvard University in 2000.” Why have we emphasised Emily Dickinson, you ask? Because she is the most important person who has ever lived, and the greatest poet, and all her sociopathic tendencies are NOTHING BUT CHARMING! So there…
For the past year, Domhnall has functioned as our supervisor – and we apologise sincerely… (To him, not to you dear reader, for everything we have put him through – the penguins, the squirrels…) Whenever we’re in his presence, our brain-crushes reduce us to giggling teenagers. We blame these brain-crushes on his vast intelligence, neverending stream of anecdotes, brilliant wit and wisdom, and magnificent sense of humour. And he’s a snappy dresser too, with a great sense of style – both linguistic and sartorial.
Domhnall: please forgive this post, and know that it was made out of love. We truly are not worthy!