New Publication on A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

James Joyce’s Portrait: A New Reading David Pierce Edward Everett Root   http://www.eerpublishing.com/pierce-james-joyce-portrait.html  This concise new work shows that James Joyce’s A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is as fresh today as it was when first published over a century ago. And why. Its special character lies in its appeal to successive generations of readers, who take from it

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New Publication: Protestant and Irish

Protestant and Irish: The minority’s search for place in independent Ireland    A collection of exploratory essays edited by Ian d’Alton and Ida Milne In 1989 Edna Longley remarked that if Catholics were born Irish, Protestants had to ‘work their passage to Irishness’.  With eighteen essays by scholars with individual perspectives on Irish Protestant history, this book explores a number of

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New Publication on The Circus in Irish Literature and Culture

All on Show: The circus in Irish literature and culture  by Eleanor Lybeck All on Show takes the circus in literature as its theme. The book introduces readers to the obscure history of the circus and travelling entertainment in Ireland while contextualising celebrated works by major writers of the twentieth century including Ó Conaire, Joyce, Yeats, Friel and Heaney. It uses theories

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10-Month Position in Irish Literature, Concordia University, Montreal

Appointment in Irish Literature School of Irish Studies, Faculty of Arts and Science CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY, MONTREAL Deadline: April 15, 2019 The School of Irish Studies at Concordia of University, Montreal, Quebec, invites applications for a Limited-Term Appointment in Irish Literature for the 2019/2020 academic year. The successful applicant will be required to teach several undergraduate courses across a spectrum of

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New Publication: The Palgrave Handbook of Contemporary Irish Theatre and Performance

The Palgrave Handbook of Contemporary Irish Theatre and Performance Editors: Jordan, Eamonn, Weitz, Eric This Handbook offers a multiform sweep of theoretical, historical, practical and personal glimpses into a landscape roughly characterised as contemporary Irish theatre and performance. Bringing together a spectrum of voices and sensibilities in each of its four sections — Histories, Close-ups, Interfaces, and Reflections — it casts its gaze

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IASIL Elections

Dear colleagues,   In my capacity as IASIL Returning Officer, I am pleased to confirm that the recent nomination process for the IASIL Executive has taken place within the period for which it was announced, and in full compliance with the IASIL constitution.   The list of nominated members for the period 2019-22 is as follows:   Ondřej Pilný –

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New Publication on Conor McPherson

The Theatre and Films of Conor McPherson: Conspicuous Communities Eamonn Jordan Methuen Drama/Bloomsbury, 2019 The spellbinding premiere of The Weir at the Royal Court in 1997 was the first of many works to bring Conor McPherson to the attention of the theatre-going public. Acclaimed plays followed, including Shining City, The Seafarer, The Night Alive and Girl from the North Country,

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