New Publication: Imagining Irish Suburbia

Eoghan Smith and Simon Workman, eds, Imagining Irish Suburbia in Literature and Culture (Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan, 2018).    This collection of critical essays explores the literary and visual cultures of modern Irish suburbia, and the historical, social and aesthetic contexts in which these cultures have emerged. The lived experience and the artistic representation of Irish suburbia have received relatively little scholarly consideration

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Call for Contributions for a book on Dublin’s Gate Theatre

Call for Contributions The Dublin Gate Theatre: Cultural Convergences Edited by Ondřej Pilný, Ruud van den Beuken and Ian R. Walsh Contributions are sought for a collective monograph that is to be the final outcome of the Gate Theatre Research Network project, funded jointly by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), Radboud University Nijmegen, the National University of Ireland,

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New Publication: Northern Ireland and the Politics of Boredom

George Legg, Northern Ireland and the Politics of Boredom: Conflict, Capital and Culture (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2018). Further details here: http://www.manchesteruniversitypress.co.uk/9781526128867/  This book provides a new interpretation of the Northern Irish Troubles. From internment to urban planning, the hunger strikes to post-conflict tourism, it asserts that concepts of capitalism have been consistently deployed to alleviate and exacerbate violence in the North. Through

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New Publication – Rebellious Ferment: A Dublin Musical Memoir and Diary

By Brian Boydell and Edited by Barra Boydell   Brian Boydell (1917 – 2000) was a leading figure in Irish musical life. Composer, performer, broadcaster, agitator for music, musicologist, and Professor of Music at Trinity College Dublin, he profoundly influenced the development of music and music education in Ireland. In his later years he wrote his memoirs focusing in particular

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New Publication: Theatre of Thomas Kilroy: No Absolutes

José Lanters Cork University Press Thomas Kilroy, Ireland’s leading intellectual playwright, has, over the span of a fifty-year career, consistently resisted fixed categories and boundaries in both his stagecraft and the themes of his plays. In a close consideration of ten of his major works for the stage, and drawing extensively on archival materials, Lanters explores how Kilroy has challenged

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New Publication: Ernest Blythe in Ulster: The Making of a Double Agent?

Ernest Blythe in Ulster: The making of a double agent? David Fitzpatrick   Ernest Blythe (1889–1975) was a central figure in the Irish revolution and the first decade of the Irish Free State. He was a leading republican organiser before 1916, a Dáil minister from 1919 and a controversial member of Cosgrave’s executive council, becoming vice-president after the murder of

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New Publication: International Yeats Studies, Vol. 3

Yeats and Mass Communications, ed. David Dwan and Emilie Morin, spec. issue of International Yeats Studies 3, no. 1: https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/iys/vol3/iss1/   W. B. Yeats’s pursuit of an audience led him into the world of mass media—a landscape populated first by newspapers and later by radios, which he learned to navigate with shrewdness and skill. The purpose of this special issue is

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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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