New Book: Ireland, Revolution, and the English Modernist Imagination

By Prof Eve Patten Oxford University Press This book asks how English authors of the early to mid-twentieth century responded to the nationalist revolution in neighbouring Ireland in their work, and explores this response as an expression of anxieties about, and aspirations within, England itself. Drawing predominantly on novels of this period, but also on letters, travelogues, literary criticism, and

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Exhibition: Don’t anticipate the ending at MOLI

Explore the brand new online exhibition, Don’t anticipate the ending, which documents a series of creative encounters with the archive of Irish playwright Brian Friel. Visitors to the site can explore the connections between Friel’s own fascinating writing process and the contemporary experiments in dance and performance it has helped to inspire. The exhibition is a collaborative, practice-based research project by

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New Book: The Reader’s Joyce: Ulysses, Authorship and the Authority of the Reader

By Dr Sophie Corser Edinburgh University Press The Reader’s Joyce engages with core issues of literary studies by rethinking accepted literary, critical, and theoretical notions of the relationships between author, reader, and text. This monograph describes and queries the activity of reading prompted by the intertextuality and narrative of James Joyce’s Ulysses (1922), focusing on in-depth readings of the novel and its interactions

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New Book: Hidden Cargoes by Chris Arthur

EastOver Press is proud to announce the upcoming publication of Hidden Cargoes, a collection of essays by award-winning essayist Chris Arthur. The title will be released on October 15, 2022. In Hidden Cargoes, Arthur ranges over subjects as various as a girl’s ear, a vulture’s egg, and the letters in a Scrabble game. Whatever the topic—and Arthur’s interests are wide-ranging, to say the least—these unorthodox

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New Book: Irish Drama and Wars in the Twentieth Century – Wei H. Kao

This book delves into how playwrights, whether canonical or less frequently discussed in the academic sphere, have critically and creatively engaged with the Anglo-Irish War, the Irish Civil War, the Easter Rising, the Northern Ireland Troubles and other conflicts. It not only approaches their plays―some of which have not been subject to much study―in relevant historical contexts, but also explores

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Workshop: Decarbonizing Research Methods Workshop – University of Galway

This half-day workshop event will bring together researchers and students in an interdisciplinary event that explores the carbon impact of our research methods and undertakings, and whether we can, as researchers and students, work towards decarbonizing our research methods. As a central part of university operations and processes, research itself should also aim towards net-zero emissions. But how can this

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CFP: Strange Atmospheres: The Seventh International Flann O’Brien Conference

The Call for Papers is now open for Strange Atmospheres: The Seventh International Flann O’Brien Conference The Department of English at Babeş-Bolyai University Cluj, with the International Flann O’Brien Society 27–30 June 2023 CONFIRMED SPEAKERS Joseph Brooker (Birkbeck College, University of London)  Flore Coulouma (Université Paris Nanterre) Paul Fagan (Salzburg University) Heather Laird (University College Cork) The conference title, ‘Strange Atmospheres,’

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New Podcast: ‘THE IRISH IN CANADA PODCAST’

The Johnson Chair in Québec and Canadian Irish Studies, funded by the Canadian Irish Studies Foundation, Dr. Jane ​G. V. McGaughey, ​Associate Professor of Irish Diaspora Studies at Concordia University’s School of Irish Studies is launching a new #IrishStudies podcast. With the aim of sharing her research to a broad audience beyond students and academics, Dr. McGaughey will be launching the

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New Book: Culture, Contention and Identity in Seventeenth-Century Ireland

Culture, Contention and Identity in Seventeenth-Century Ireland: Antonius Bruodinus’ Anatomical Examination of Thomas Carve’s Apologetic Handbook Edited by Giacomo Fedeli, Luke McInerney and Brian Ó Dálaigh This is the first English translation of an important seventeenth-century contention between two Irish clerics. The detail uncovered reveals much about Gaelic-Irish culture and society at this turbulent period in Irish history. The two

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