New Publication: Revivalism and Modern Irish Literature

Revivalism and Modern Irish Literature: The anxiety of transmission and the dynamics of renewal by Fionntán de Brún The influence of revivalism is writ large in the history of modern Ireland, particularly as we commemorate a ‘decade of centenaries’. Yet, whether in Ireland or elsewhere, no study of revivalism as a critical cultural practice exists, rather one tends to speak

» Read more

New Publication: Gaelic Games on Film

Gaelic Games on Film: From silent films to Hollywood hurling, horror and the emergence of Irish cinema (Cork University Press 2019) Seán Crosson ISBN: 9781782052470 Gaelic games have repeatedly provided filmmakers and producers with a resonant motif through which they have represented perceived aspects of Irish identity, perceived as these representations have been neither straightforward nor unproblematic: in international productions in

» Read more

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

» Read more

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

» Read more

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

» Read more

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

» Read more

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,

» Read more

New Publications: Ireland and Masculinities in History

Ireland and Masculinities in History Rebecca Anne Barr, Sean Brady and Jane McGaughey, editors Palgrave Macmillan This edited collection presents a selection of essays on the history of Irish masculinities. Beginning with representations of masculinity in eighteenth-century drama, economics, and satire, and concluding with work on the politics of masculinity post Good-Friday Agreement in Northern Ireland, the collection advances the

» Read more
1 2 3 29