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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New Book The Child Sex Scandal and Modern Irish Literature by Joseph Valente and Margot Gayle Backus.

Even though the Irish child sex abuse scandals in the Catholic Church have appeared steadily in the media, many children remain in peril. In The Child Sex Scandal and Modern Irish Literature, Joseph Valente and Margot Gayle Backus examine modern cultural responses to child sex abuse in Ireland. Using descriptions of these scandals found in newspapers, historiographical analysis, and 20th­

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New Book Don Juan O’Brien: An Irish adventurer in nineteenth-century South America By Tim Fanning

Don Juan O’Brien:  An Irish adventurer in nineteenth-century South America By Tim Fanning This is the first comprehensive study of John Thomond O’Brien, one of the most significant Irish-born figures in the history of modern South America. Born in Baltinglass, County Wicklow, in the late eighteenth-century, O’Brien emigrated to Buenos Aires in the second decade of the nineteenth century, hoping

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FISHAMBLE to stream acclaimed production INSIDE THE GPO in a special Easter streaming event; 7pm Sunday 12 April til 10pm Monday 13 April. Pre show talk will be streamed at 6pm Sunday 12 April.

FISHAMBLE will stream their critically acclaimed productionINSIDE THE GPO in a special Easter streaming event Filmed archive performance of this exceptional piece of theatre will be available to view from 7pm this Sunday 12 April til 10pm Monday 13 April. Pre show talk will be streamed at 6pm Sunday 12 April Olivier award winning Fishamble: The New Play Company renowned

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Call for contributions to, and local representatives for, the IASIL Bibliography for 2019

The IASIL Bibliography, listing work on Irish literature and culture by IASIL members, appears annually in the online edition of the Irish University Review. The editor of the Bibliography is Dr Chris Cusack (Radboud University).  The 2019 Bibliography is now being compiled, and members are invited to submit bibliographic information of work published in 2019 to their local IASIL Bibliography Committee

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