New Publication: Respectability and Reform: Irish American Women’s Activism, 1880-1920

Respectability and Reform: Irish American Women’s Activism, 1880–1920 Tara M. McCarthy Hardcover $65.00L     Paper $ $34.95s Ebook   To order: http://syracuseuniversitypress.syr.edu/spring-2018/respectability-reform.html   “Respectability and Reform dramatically shifts our understanding of Irish American women’s lives and deserves a wide readership not just by those interested in Irish American history but in American history more generally.”—Ely M. Janis, author of A

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New Publication: Music, Liturgy and Saints of the Medieval Irish Church in European Context

Music, Liturgy and Saints of the Medieval Irish Church in European Context Edited by Ann Buckley (Brepols: Turnhout 2017).     The aim of this book is to open up discussion on the liturgical music of medieval Ireland by approaching it from a multidisciplinary, European perspective. In so doing, it challenges received notions of an idiosyncratic ‘Celtic Rite’, and of the prevailing view

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New Publication: Irish Poets and Modern Greece

  Joanna Kruczkowska’s Irish Poets and Modern Greece: Heaney, Mahon, Cavafy, Seferis (Palgrave Macmillan 2017) explores the perception of Modern Greek poetry and landscape in the writings of Seamus Heaney and Derek Mahon. Delving into travel writing, ecocriticism, translation and allusion, it offers a fresh comparative link between Greek modernity and Irish poetry which counterbalances the preeminence of Greek antiquity

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New Publication: Flann O’Brien: Problems with Authority

Flann O’Brien: Problems With Authority edited by Ruben Borg, Paul Fagan, John McCourt   With its penchant for comic doubling and self-contradiction, Flann O’Brien’s writing displays an uncanny knack for dissecting rehearsed attitudes and subverting expectations. Focusing on the satirical energies and anti-authoritarian temperament invested in his style, Flann O’Brien: Problems with Authority interrogates the author’s clowning with linguistic, literary,

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New Publication: The Masses of Seán and Peadar Ó Riada

 The Masses of Seán and Peadar Ó Riada: Explorations in Vernacular Chant  John O’Keeffe   Seán Ó Riada’s mass, Ceol an Aifrinn, containing such iconic settings as ‘Ár nAthair’, ‘Is Naofa’ and ‘Ag Críost an síol’, emerged at a crucial historical juncture when Irish people were, under Ó Riada’s own considerable influence, beginning to rediscover the dignity of their native

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Reissue of The Light Makers by Mary O’Donnell

The Light Makers by Mary O’Donnell ISBN 978-0-9931443-3-2 /198 pp/€12.95 /Pub date: 03 July 17 Photojournalist Hanna Troy is killing time on a summer walkabout in the city. As the afternoon progresses, her reflections unravel a raw, sometimes sensuous story of darkness and light. It explores a failing relationship, the anguish of a professional trying to become a mother and the complexities of

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New Publication: A History of Irish Working-Class Writing

 A History of Irish Working-Class Writing, edited by Michael Pierse (Cambridge University Press) A History of Irish Working-Class Writing provides a wide-ranging and authoritative chronicle of the writing of Irish working-class experience. Ground-breaking in scholarship and comprehensive in scope, it is a major intervention in Irish Studies scholarship, charting representations of Irish working-class life from eighteenth-century rhymes and songs to the

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New Publication: Maria Edgeworth’s Letters from Ireland

Maria Edgeworth’s Letters from Ireland edited by Valerie Pakenham Lilliput Press January 1 2018 will be the 250th anniversary of Maria Edgeworth’s birth. Valerie Pakenham’s sparkling new selection of over four hundred letters, many hitherto unpublished, will help to celebrate her memory. Born in England, she was brought to live in Ireland at the age of fourteen and spent most of

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New Publication: Irish Writing and Domestic Space

The Vibrant House: Irish Writing and Domestic Space Rhona Richman Kenneally and Lucy McDiarmid, editors Four Courts Press   This collection of short memoirs and critical essays explores the relation between home as metaphor and symbol, and home as a physical, material and spatial entity. In the first section, ‘Our house’, Colette Bryce, Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, Theo Dorgan, Mary Morrissy

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New Publication: John Hume in America

Maurice Fitzpatrick, John Hume in America Irish Academic Press, November 2017   Unravels the outstanding shift in international politics made possible by John Hume’s unprecedented rapport with US politicians In-depth interviews with key players reveal facets of the negotiations previously unpublished Released alongside a documentary based on the book, narrated by Liam Neeson, due for broadcast on RTE & BBC,

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