New Publication – Rebellious Ferment: A Dublin Musical Memoir and Diary

By Brian Boydell and Edited by Barra Boydell   Brian Boydell (1917 – 2000) was a leading figure in Irish musical life. Composer, performer, broadcaster, agitator for music, musicologist, and Professor of Music at Trinity College Dublin, he profoundly influenced the development of music and music education in Ireland. In his later years he wrote his memoirs focusing in particular

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New Publication: Theatre of Thomas Kilroy: No Absolutes

José Lanters Cork University Press Thomas Kilroy, Ireland’s leading intellectual playwright, has, over the span of a fifty-year career, consistently resisted fixed categories and boundaries in both his stagecraft and the themes of his plays. In a close consideration of ten of his major works for the stage, and drawing extensively on archival materials, Lanters explores how Kilroy has challenged

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Prof Munira H. Mutran receives the Presidential Distinguished Service Award

                Prof Laura Izarra, on behalf of Brazilian Association of Irish Studies (ABEI), has sent the following wonderful news: “It is an honor to announce that Prof. Munira Hamud Mutran has received today the Presidential Distinguished Service Award, from His Excellency Michael D. Higgins. The ceremony celebrates Prof. Mutran’s achievements in the field

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Irish Society for the Study of Children’s Literature: CFP deadline 7 December

Conference call for papers: Radical Young People’s Literature and Culture  The Irish Society for the Study of Children’s Literature  Friday 29th and Saturday 30th March 2019  Marino Institute of Education, Dublin 9, Ireland  Keynote address: Professor Kimberley Reynolds It is now over ten years since Kimberley Reynolds highlighted the importance of radical dimensions of children’s literature in her book, Radical Children’s Literature: Future

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Call for Applications: European Joint Doctorate MOVES

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS European Joint Doctorate (EJD) MOVES Migration and Modernity: Historical and Cultural Challenges MOVES is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network project funded by the European Union under the Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. EJD MOVES has been designed to provide an understanding of the historical, cultural and social roots of migration as a necessary prerequisite for

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New Publication: Ernest Blythe in Ulster: The Making of a Double Agent?

Ernest Blythe in Ulster: The making of a double agent? David Fitzpatrick   Ernest Blythe (1889–1975) was a central figure in the Irish revolution and the first decade of the Irish Free State. He was a leading republican organiser before 1916, a Dáil minister from 1919 and a controversial member of Cosgrave’s executive council, becoming vice-president after the murder of

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Canadian Association for Irish Studies CFP: Deadline Extended

Deadline extended until December 15 2018 Please find at the links below the call for papers for the Canadian Association for Irish Studies’ 2019 conference, “Irish Bodies and Irish Worlds.” Proposals are welcome in English, French or Irish.  Please submit your proposal by emailing us at this address (cais2019.concordia@gmail.com).  We would appreciate your sharing of this CFP within your community.

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New Publication: International Yeats Studies, Vol. 3

Yeats and Mass Communications, ed. David Dwan and Emilie Morin, spec. issue of International Yeats Studies 3, no. 1: https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/iys/vol3/iss1/   W. B. Yeats’s pursuit of an audience led him into the world of mass media—a landscape populated first by newspapers and later by radios, which he learned to navigate with shrewdness and skill. The purpose of this special issue is

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