New Publication: The Growth and Development of Sport in Co. Tipperary

Pat Bracken The Growth and Development of Sport in County Tipperary from 1840 to 1880 The growth and development of sport in County Tipperary from 1840 to 1880 was promoted and supported by the landed elite and military officer classes. In the instances of cricket, rugby football and association football, the military were the principle agency through which these sports

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Estudios Irlandeses Special Issue: Gender Issues in Contemporary Irish Literature

Web: https://www.estudiosirlandeses.org/portfolio-items/issue-13-2/ Gender Issues in Contemporary Irish Literature aims to complement the publication of previous rigorously multidisciplinary investigations of Irish studies from gender and other theoretical perspectives since the late 1990s. The book consists of 11 articles that approach the representation of gender issues by various fe/male authors from the Republic of Ireland from a wide variety of perspectives, namely,

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New Publication: Irish Expatriatism, Language and Literature

Irish Expatriatism, Language and Literature: The Problem of English Michael O’Sullivan Palgrave ISBN 978-3-319-95900-9 This book examines how Irishness as national narrative is consistently understood ‘from a distance’. Irish Presidents, critics, and media initiatives focus on how Irishness is a global resource chiefly informed by the experiences of an Irish diaspora predominantly working in English, while also reminding Irish people

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New Publication” The Influence of Oscar Wilde on W.B. Yeats: “An Echo of Someone Else’s Music”

The Influence of Oscar Wilde on W.B. Yeats: “An Echo of Someone Else’s Music”   Noreen Doody (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018)   This book examines the relationship between Wilde and Yeats for the first time across a book-length study. The book asserts that Oscar Wilde (1854 – 1900) was a major precursor of W.B. Yeats (1865 – 1939), and shows how

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Book Launch: The Gate Theatre, Dublin: Inspiration and Craft

The Gate Theatre, Dublin: Inspiration and Craft Edited by David Clare, Des Lally, and Patrick Lonergan Co-published by Carysfort Press (Dublin) /Peter Lang (Oxford)   The book will be launched at the Dublin City Library and Archives, 138/144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2, on Friday, 26 October 2018 at 6pm. The guest speaker will be Katy Hayes (UCD/The Irish Independent), and the DCLA’s beautiful exhibition

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Book Launch: Irish Questions and Jewish Questions

Irish Questions and Jewish Questions: Crossovers in Culture Launch Speaker: Prof. Mary McAuliffe (University College Dublin) Irish Jewish Museum, Dublin 8, Republic of Ireland. Thursday 25th October, 7pm.   Table of Contents – Aidan Beatty & Dan O’Brien. Introduction: Irish Questions and Jewish Questions – Abby Bender. British Israelites, Irish Israelites, and the Ends of an Analogy – RM Douglas.

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New Publication: A History of Modern Irish Women’s Literature

A History of Modern Irish Women’s Literature Edited by Heather Ingman and Clíona Ó Gallchoir Cambridge University Press   This book offers the first comprehensive survey of writing by women in Ireland from the seventeenth century to the present day. It covers literature in all genres, including poetry, drama, and fiction, as well as life-writing and unpublished writing, and addresses

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New Publication: Irish Questions and Jewish Questions

Irish Questions and Jewish Questions: Crossovers in Culture Edited by Aidan Beatty and Dan O’Brien Hardcover $65.00 Paper $34.95 Ebook To order: http://syracuseuniversitypress.syr.edu/fall-2018/irish-questions.html “Beatty’s and O’Brien’s comprehensive collection corrects and amplifies our understanding of the historically significant relationship between the Irish and Jews, one that has been largely governed by the linking analogy of the title, but, as these critics show,

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