Call for Participants: Research Study

Shane McGarry, a PhD candidate in Digital Humanities at Maynooth University, is seeking participants for an upcoming research study. The study (which comprises both a focus group and individual 1 on 1 interviews) focuses on how users interact with Digital Scholarly Editions such as The Letters of 1916, The Woodman Diary, and Vincent Van Gogh The Letters. Shane is seeking

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New Publication: Irish Women Writers and the Modern Short Story

Elke D’hoker, Irish Women Writers and the Modern Short Story (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016)   This book traces the development of the modern short story in the hands of Irish women writers from the 1890s to the present. George Egerton, Somerville and Ross, Elizabeth Bowen, Mary Lavin, Edna O’Brien, Anne Enright and Claire Keegan are only some of the many Irish women

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Special issue of Breac on Children’s Literature

  The fifth issue of Breac, a peer-reviewed, paperless, open access, Irish studies journal, has just been launched at atbreac.nd.edu. This issue, edited by Anne Markey, President of the Irish Society of Children’s Literature, and Aedín Clements, University of Notre Dame, focuses on children’s literature in Ireland and beyond.  In addition to a guide to recent critical writing on Irish

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New Publication: The Contemporary Irish Detective Novel

Recently published – The Contemporary Irish Detective Novel (Palgrave Macmillan), Ed. Elizabeth Mannion Hardback 9781137539397 http://www.palgrave.com/uk/book/9781137539397   Irish detective fiction has enjoyed an international readership for over a decade, appearing on best-seller lists across the globe. But its breadth of hard-boiled and amateur detectives, historical fiction, and police procedurals has remained somewhat marginalized in academic scholarship. Exploring the work of

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Call for Papers – Institutions and Ireland: Public Cultures

27 October 2016 Trinity Long Room Hub, Arts and Humanities Research Institute   The special outlay on commemoration in 2016 notwithstanding, the latest cuts in public spending on arts, heritage, and culture in Ireland are symptomatic of governments that do not value Irish culture. The recent reduction and redistribution of both of the ministerial departments overseeing Culture and Arts on

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Call for Contributions: Science, Technology, and 20th-century Irish Literature (edited volume)

Science, Technology, and 20th-century Irish Literature (edited volume) The editors are seeking contributors for a volume focused on science, technology, and Irish literature of the revival and modernist period.             Since W. B. Yeats infamously wrote in 1890 that “the man of science is too often a person who has exchanged his soul for a formula,” the anti-scientific and Luddite

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New Publication from Cork UP: E. OE. Somerville and Martin Ross. Female Authorship and Literary Collaboration.

Anne Jamison’s new book on female authorship and literary collaboration explores the remarkable literary partnership of one of the most prominent and successful female writing duos at work in the late nineteenth century; Irish authors, Edith Somerville and Martin Ross. Based on extensive and original archival research, this book attempts to reorient traditional thinking about Somerville and Ross’s partnership as

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