Irish University Review, Celebrating 50 years in 2020! 50th Golden Jubilee Anniversary Edition of The Irish University Review.

The Irish University Review is the premier and leading journal in Irish literary criticism. It covers, on a global scale, all aspects of Irish literature in the English language. This special 50th Anniverary Edition – indeed, our Golden Jubilee Edition! – is themed “Irish Studies Now” and contains a singular, dare we say ‘unique’ collection of articles and essays on a

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CFP: Humanities; Special Issue on Modern and Contemporary Irish Writing (Feb.28, 2021) eds. Robert Brazeau and Laura Sydora

We seek original, previously unpublished essays for a special issue of Humanities on the topic of Modern and Contemporary Irish Writing. Irish writing has emerged, especially since the turn of the last century, as a space of compelling and varied production.  While we remain mindful of Emer Nolan’s important proviso that the Republic of Ireland “now appropriates all ‘success’ (including

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C.20 – international journal – Issue 3 now online; from the Durrell Library of Corfu

C.20 –is a peer-reviewed online international journal of the Durrell Library of Corfu, publishing on every aspect of literature and the arts in the twentieth century. C.20 has a special focus on the nucleus of writers and artists living in Paris in the 1930s, including Lawrence Durrell, Henry Miller, Anaïs Nin, Brassaï, Hans Reichel, Otto Rank and many others. Full details of

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Funded PhD Studentship in association with the Irish Research Council’s MACMORRIS Project; Dept of English, Maynooth University

Funded PhD Studentship in association with the Irish Research Council’s MACMORRIS Project The PhD Researcher The MACMORRIS Project (Mapping Actors and Communities: A Model of Research in Renaissance Ireland in the 16th and 17th Centuries) is a four-year digital-humanities project funded by the Irish Research Council. It seeks to map the full range of cultural activity in Ireland, across languages

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Online Symposium and Book Launch: Irish Literature in Transition; Vols. 1-6: 16:00 IST 21 May via Zoom

This online symposium celebrates the launch of the Cambridge University Press six-volume essay series Irish Literature in Transition (2020), a new and dynamic account of Ireland’s literary history over 300 years. The General Editors of the series are Claire Connolly and Marjorie Howes and other volumes have been edited  by Moyra Haslett, Matt Campbell, Eve Patten, Paige Reynolds and Eric

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New Book: Samuel Beckett in Confinement: The Politics of Closed Space by James Little, Bloomsbury Press

Confinement appears repeatedly in Samuel Beckett’s oeuvre – from the asylums central to Murphy and Watt to the carceral dynamics that shape plays such as Waiting for Godot and Endgame. Drawing on spatial theory and new archival research, Beckett in Confinement explores these recurring concepts of closed space to cast new light on the ethical and political dimensions of Beckett’s

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Culture Unconfined: 5 day digital festival of online Film, Music, Drama, and Poetry; hosted by the University of Liverpool

Culture Unconfined is a five-day digital festival, a celebration of emotional response through which our cultural behaviour is reactive to the environment that now surrounds us.  Replacing the cancelled with on-going and off with on, Culture Unconfined provides a programme that combines light-hearted entertainment and the examination of complex emotions through the fusion of musical styles, documentary, drama and poetry.

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New Book: Literary Drowning: Postcolonial Memory in Irish and Caribbean Writing by Stephanie Pocock Boeninger. Syracuse University Press.

Literary Drowning: Postcolonial Memory in Irish and Caribbean Writing Stephanie Pocock Boeninger Hardcover $75.00x | 978081563672 Paper $29.95s | 9780815636823 Ebook Literary depictions of drowning or burial at sea provide fascinating glimpses into the often-conflicted human relationship with memory. For many cultures and religious traditions, properly remembering the dead involves burial, a funeral, and some kind of grave marker. Traditional

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New book: The Alliance of Pirates: Ireland and Atlantic piracy in the early seventeenth century by Connie Kelleher

In the early part of the seventeenth-century, along the southwest coast of Ireland, piracy was a way of life. Following the outlawing of privately-commissioned ships in 1603 by the new king of England, disenfranchised like-minded men of the sea, many who had been former ‘privateers’, merchant sailors and seamen and who had no recourse but to turn to plunder, joined

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