New Book by Eamonn Jordan Justice in the Plays and Films of Martin McDonagh (Palgrave Pivot, Jan 2020)

New Book by Eamonn Jordan: Justice in the Plays and Films of Martin McDonagh (Palgrave Pivot, Jan 2020) This book interrogates the various manifestations of rival systems of justice in the plays and films of Martin McDonagh, in analysis informed by the critical writings of Michael J. Sandel, Steven Pinker, Julia Kristeva, and in particular Amartya Sen on violence, justice,

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New Essay Collection: Protestant and Irish: The minority’s search for place in independent Ireland. Eds 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 those passages.  Some were dead ends.  Some led nowhere in particular.  But others allowed southern Irish Protestants – those living in the Irish

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New Book: Irish Liberty, British Democracy: the third Irish Home Rule crisis, 1909-14 by James Doherty.

The crisis over the third Irish Home Rule Bill of 1913-14 is remembered as a dramatic political controversy that brought Ireland to the brink of civil war.  It remains an intriguing episode for students of history, not least because the unexpected outbreak of the First World War left its denouement permanently in suspense. James Doherty demonstrates that the leadership of

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Publication Announcement: Two new series on Irish women’s writing from EER Press and the Irish Women’s Writing Network.

EER Press and the Irish Women’s Writing Network are delighted to announce two new series on Irish women’s writing. Titles will reflect the current wealth of innovative critical, biographical, archival, and historical research on writing by Irish women from 1800 onward, considering both under-examined writers and fresh approaches to more familiar bodies of work. Key Irish Women Writers offers critical

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New Publication: Justice Daniel Cohalan 1865-1946: American Patriot and Irish-American Nationalist by Michael Doorley

Justice Daniel Cohalan 1865-1946: American patriot and Irish-American nationalist  By Michael Doorley Justice Daniel Cohalan, or the ‘Judge’ as he became known, is best remembered today for his tempestuous relationship with Irish nationalist leader Éamon de Valera during the latter’s visit to the United States in 1919–20. Cohalan deserves more attention than this and the story of his life as

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New book: Sacred Weather: Atmospheric essentialism in the work of John McGahern by Niamh Campbell.

The book asks the question is there such a thing as essential Irishness? A considerable number of artists, writers, philosophers, theorists, tourists and citizens think so, even if they do not always phrase it in this way, and Sacred Weather begins by taking the possibility seriously. The book aims to make an intervention in Irish literary and cultural studies by

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New publication: Woven Shades of Green: An Anthology of Irish Nature Literature. Edited by Tim Wenzell, Rutgers University Press.

Woven Shades of Green is an annotated selection of literature from authors who focus on the natural world and the beauty of Ireland. The anthology begins with the Irish monks and their largely anonymous nature poetry, written at a time when Ireland was heavily forested. A section follows devoted to the changing Irish landscape, through both deforestation and famine, including

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Book Launch Invite: Recalling the Celtic Tiger; eds Brian Lucey, Eamon Maher and Eugene O’Brien. Guest of Honour: Fintan O’Toole 3pm, Saturday 19 October, Luce Foyer, Trinity Business School, Trinity College Dublin.

Peter Lang International Academic Publishers cordially invite you to the official launch of Recalling the Celtic Tiger, edited by Brian Lucey, Eamon Maher and Eugene O’Brien Guest of Honour: Fintan O’Toole 3.00pm, Saturday 19 October, Luce Foyer, Trinity Business School, Trinity College Dublin Light refreshments will be served Please RSVP to Anthony Mason at a.mason@peterlang.com Praise for Recalling the Celtic

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Exciting new publication, Nora Hoult’s ‘Poor Women’: A Critical Edition edited by Kate Costello Sullivan. Anthem Press.

Anthem Press are pleased to announce our new title Norah Hoult’s ‘Poor Women!’: A Critical Edition edited by Kathleen P. Costello-Sullivan and would like to send information to the members of the International Association for the Study of Irish Literature about this exciting work.  “Norah Hoult’s ‘Poor Women!’’: A Critical Edition” reintroduces a significant yet critically-neglected 20th-century Irish author. Hoult’s

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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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