New Collection of Essays on Becoming and Belonging in Ireland AD c. 1200-1600

Becoming and Belonging in Ireland AD c. 1200-1600: Essays in Identity and Cultural Practice   Edited by Eve Campbell, Elizabeth FitzPatrick, Audrey Horning   The period AD c.1200–1600 in Ireland was marked by the achievements and decline of the Anglo-Norman colony, refashioning of Gaelic elite identity, Reformation, and reassertion of English control that led to Plantation projects, bringing new people

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New Publication: The Gothic Novel in Ireland

  The Gothic Novel in Ireland, c. 1760-1829 Christina Morin The Gothic Novel in Ireland, c. 1760-1829 offers a compelling account of the development of gothic literature in late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth century Ireland. Countering traditional scholarly views of the ‘rise’ of ‘the gothic novel’ on the one hand, and, on the other, Irish Romantic literature, this study persuasively re-integrates a

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Launch of Cork University Press Síreacht Series

Cork University Press is today launching its new book series today Síreacht: Longings for another Ireland.This series looks at reimagining a better Ireland with short, topical, and provocative texts on controversial contemporary issues ranging from Freedom to Commemoration and the Public Sphere. The books are €9.95 and are available at http://www.corkuniversitypress.com. Little books tackling big issues and written in a conversational, accessible

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New Collection of Essays on Ezra Pound and Modernism: The Irish Factor

Ezra Pound and Modernism: The Irish Factor Eds. Walter Baumann and  William Pratt Edward Everett Root Publishers, 2017 (Preface by Seamus Heaney) That Ezra Pound was the chief architect of Modernism in English and American poetry is well established. So, too, is the fact that in T. S. Eliot he discovered a peer, whose early career he fostered. Together, Pound and

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New Publication: Lady Gregory and Irish National Theatre

Lady Gregory and Irish National Theatre: Art, Drama, Politics Eglantina Remport This book is the first comprehensive critical assessment of the aesthetic and social ideals of Lady Augusta Gregory, founder, patron, director, and dramatist of the Abbey Theatre in Dublin. It elaborates on her distinctive vision of the social role of a National Theatre in Ireland, especially in relation to

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New book on John Banville by Neil Murphy

John Banville NEIL MURPHY John Banville offers a close analysis of most of Banville’s major novels, as well as the ‘Quirke’ crime novels he has written under the pseudonym, Benjamin Black and his dramatic adaptations of Heinrich von Kleist’s plays. From the beginning, Banville’s work has been marked both by the presence of a complex, embedded discourse about the significance of

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New Publication: A New Interpretation of Irish Round Towers

Barbara Freitag, A New Interpretation of Irish Round Towers: Their Secular Origin and Function in the Tenth to Twelfth Centuries, Lewiston, NY: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2018. Plain-looking though they may be, the Irish round towers continue to evoke admiration for the beauty of their proportions and for the engineering skills underlying their construction. In the mid-nineteenth century, George Petrie delivered

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New Poetry Collection by Majella Cullinane

Majella Cullinane’s Whisper of a Crow’s Wing will be launched this Saturday as part of the Strokestown Poetry Festival https://www.strokestownpoetry.org/ Published simultaneously in Ireland by Salmon Poetry, Majella Cullinane’s remarkable second collection,Whisper of a Crow’s Wing, is the work of a poet with a distinct and powerful voice. These poems weigh and examine oppositions – the distance of time and

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