New Book: Ireland’s New Traditionalists: Fianna Fáil republicanism and gender, 1926-1938 by Kenneth Shonk

Ireland’s New Traditionalists: Fianna Fáil republicanism and gender, 1926-1938 by Kenneth Shonk The creation of Fianna Fáil in 1926 marked a new era in Irish politics wherein an evolved version of Irish republicanism, suited to operate in the Irish Free State, entered the political arena. Fianna Fáil was indeed a political organisation, but it was also a nationalist project, intent

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New Book: Heroes of Ireland’s Great Hunger. Eds. Christine Kinealy, Jason King and Gerard Moran. Cork Uni Press

Heroes of Ireland’s Great Hunger Edited by Christine Kinealy, Jason King and Gerard Moran The tragedy that struck Ireland between 1845 and 1852 is often viewed through the lens of cold-hearted bureaucrats, greedy merchants or indifferent landlords who put profit, principles of political economy, and prejudice against the Irish poor, above the need to save lives. This ground-breaking volume examines

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New Book: Stepping through Origins Nature, Home, and Landscape in Irish Literature by Jefferson Holdridge. Syracuse Uni Press

Since the eighteenth century, landscape has played complex psychological and political roles in the narrative of Irishness, entailing questions of memory, family, home, exile, and forgiveness. In Stepping through Origins, Holdridge explores the interplay of these concepts in literature. For Irish writers from Swift to Heaney, the Irish landscape has remained not only a reflection of Irish troubles but, much

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New Book: Ireland [1913] by Richard Bermann translated and edited by Leesa Wheatley and Florian Krobb. Cork Uni Press

Ireland [1913] by Richard Bermann translated and edited by Leesa Wheatley and Florian Krobb Translated for the first time Ireland [1913] looks at what was happening in Ireland on the eve of World War I In 1913, the ‘Irish Question’ was hotly discussed in European capitals because on the eve of the Great War, the stability in the British Empire’s

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New Book: Colm Ó Caodháin: An Irish singer and his world by Ríonach uí Ógáin. Cork Uni Press

Colm Ó Caodháin: An Irish singer and his world by  Ríonach uí Ógáin One of the most sought after aspects of Irish vernacular culture is traditional song. Access to earlier recordings is a way to ensure the best understanding and appreciation of earlier singers, styles and repertoires. Within Ireland this is often primarily associated with the Irish Folklore Commission and

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CfP for Aigne, the UCC postgrad journal. Theme: Liminality -Transitions and Marginalities

CfP: Liminality -Transitions and Marginalities The term liminality encapsulates a state of transition wherein new ideas, identities, solidarities can come into being. As a concept it thus offers a crucial prism through which any in-between phase for a person, group, or even for a whole society can be better understood and has today gained increasing use within the humanities, social

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New Book: Anne Enright: Feminine Aesthetics: Writing, Mothering, Spiraling by Caroline Eufrausino. Peter Lang Press

Anne Enright has publicly evidenced gender imbalance in publishing mentioning that men mostly praise books written by men. This book claims that Enright advocates for this cause by giving voice, in her literature, to those she considers the most repressed in the society she reports to. By telling stories of pregnancy, mothers, daughters and grandmothers, she empowers women, opens up

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Invitation: Global Futures of Irish Studies (26 May)

The Global Futures of Irish Studies‘ The Global Futures of Irish Studies’ is a series of online roundtables designed to provide a platform for discussion of the global challenges, yet unique national/local contexts, facing diverse Irish Studies communities. Each roundtable will be convened in association with an Irish Studies network from a different geographical region, with the view to creating,

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CfP: Special Issue of Brazilian Journal of Irish Studies celebrating the life and work of Eavan Boland (d/line: 17th of July, 2021)

Eavan Boland stands out as a major female poet in the context of twentieth-century Irish writing. Author of more than twenty books of poems and prose writing, she paved the way for many writers in Ireland and abroad after denouncing the subsidiary role of women writers and calling for urgent changes in the Irish literary system. Boland’s innovative and inclusive

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