New Book: Women and Embodied Mythmaking in Irish Theatre by Shonagh Hill, Cambridge UP

The rich legacy of women’s contributions to Irish theatre is traditionally viewed through a male-dominated literary canon and mythmaking, thus arguably silencing their work. In this timely book, Shonagh Hill proposes a feminist genealogy which brings new perspectives to women’s mythmaking across the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The performances considered include the tableaux vivants performed by the Inghinidhe na hÉireann

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New Book: Thomas MacGreevy and the Rise of the Irish Avant-Gardeby Francis Hutton-Williams

This book examines Thomas MacGreevy’s central role in the development of Irish culture from the arrival of national independence in 1922 to the moment of programmatic modernisation during the early 1960s. Thomas MacGreevy and the Rise of the Irish Avant-Garde, By Francis Hutton-Williams It makes a strong case for the reassessment of his achievement across the full range of his

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NUIG Symposium and Book Launch: Performance, the Archive and Digital Memory

Here are details of a forthcoming symposium and book launch taking place at NUI Galway, on Thursday 24th October. The Symposium is entitled “Performance and the Archive: Presence, Absence, and Digital Memory.” There will also be a book launch of a new volume of essays: “Navigating Ireland’s Theatre Archive: Theory, Practice, Performance, to be launched by Historian Catriona Crowe. The link

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Special Issue of Samuel Beckett Today/Aujourd’hui

Samuel Beckett Today/Aujourd’hui. Vol 31 (2019) Issue 1 (April) Special Issue: Draff/Résidu edited by James Little, Georgina Nugent-Folan, Emilie Morin and Mark Nixon “Draff” brings together a collection of articles that are diverse in terms of the texts and topics covered, the methodologies employed, the richness of the languages examined, and the innovative and oftentimes interdisciplinary approaches to the residuum,

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Call for Papers: Studi irlandesi Issue 10, 2020

                                       Call for papers Studi irlandesi. A Journal of Irish Studies, issue no. 10, 2020 <http://www.fupress.net/index.php/bsfm-sijis>   “Minorities in / and Ireland”  Guest editor, Patrick McDonagh, European University Institute, Florence (<Patrick.Mcdonagh@eui.eu>)   In recent years, events such as the 2018 Abortion Referendum, 2017 recognition of Travellers as an ethnic minority, the 2015 Same-Sex Marriage Referendum, 2015

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Call for Papers: CJIS Special Issue on Repeal the 8th

Canadian Journal of Irish Studies: Repeal the 8th Special Issue This special issue aspires to serve as an archive of the narratives on both sides of the Repeal the Eighth campaign. Such documentation is crucial in its own right, and also in light of existing or potential restrictions on abortion rights in other jurisdictions, currently being challenged. The Canadian Journal

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New Publication: Hannah Lynch

Hannah Lynch 1859-1904: Irish writer, cosmopolitan, New Woman Faith Binckes and Kathryn Laing   This is the first full-length critical study of author, critic, and translator Hannah Lynch. It explores her writing and her life, in doing so shedding new light on women’s cultural and political networks in Ireland and beyond. Never one to shy away from adventure or confrontation,

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New Publication: Reading Brendan Behan

Reading Brendan Behan John McCourt   Samuel Beckett referred to Brendan Behan as “the new O’Casey” and yet, despite all his international success, despite his enduring popularity, and perhaps because of his fame (and indeed, notoriety), Behan remains a neglected figure in literary criticism today. This is why this new volume edited by leading Irish Studies expert, John McCourt, is

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Launch of New Publication on Richard Murphy

Making Integral: Critical Essays on Richard Murphy Benjamin Keatinge Cork University Press Richard Murphy’s poetry is central to the evolution of Irish poetry since 1950. These original essays offer new insights into Murphy’s poetic preoccupations – love and loss, nature and solitude, history and inheritance – showing how Richard Murphy’s life and work follow the contours of modern Ireland. With

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