NEW BOOK: Getting to Good Friday: Literature and the Peace Process in Northern Ireland

By Marilynn Richtarik Oxford University Press Getting to Good Friday intertwines literary analysis and narrative history in an accessible account of the shifts in thinking and talking about Northern Ireland’s divided society that brought thirty years of political violence to a close with the 1998 Belfast/Good Friday Agreement. Drawing on decades of reading, researching, and teaching Northern Irish literature and talking

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PODCAST: Zoë Seaton in conversation with Eleanor Lybeck

Irish Itinerary Podcast episode 39 is now available online. In this episode artistic director of Big Telly Theatre Company Zoë Seaton talks to Eleanor Lybeck.  Zoë Seaton discusses the history of Big Telly Theatre Company; their response to the pandemic; and their use of technology. She also talks about making work, with and relevant to the community, that is time

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NEW BOOK: Telling Truths: Evelyn Conlon and the Task of Writing

Telling Truths: Evelyn Conlon and the Task of Writingby Teresa Caneda (Volume editor)Peter Lang Series: Reimagining Ireland, Volume 117 2023Available to order now at https://www.peterlang.com/document/1288822 Telling Truths: Evelyn Conlon and the Task of Writing is the first book to provide a critical assessment of Evelyn Conlon’s work. Drawing on a variety of perspectives such as feminism, ethics, famine studies, mobility studies, translation studies, short

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NEW BOOK: Finders: Justice, Faith, and Identity in Irish Crime Fiction

Anjili Babbar Paper $29.95 9780815611578 Cloth $75.00 9780815637912 Ebook 9780815655886 “Babbar’s rigorous, serious, and insightful Finders is the most comprehensive study into the exciting phenomenon of Northern Irish crime fiction. A must-read for literary scholars and the casual fan of the most explosive sub genre of Celtic Noir.”—Adrian McKinty, author of The Chain “This is an astonishing achievement. . . . Historically

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NEW BOOK: Constitutions of Self in Contemporary Irish Poetry

Constitutions of Self in Contemporary Irish Poetry explores the figure of the lyrical self in the work of six contemporary Irish poets: Paul Muldoon, Vona Groarke, Sinéad Morrissey, Caitríona O’Reilly, Alan Gillis and Nick Laird. By focusing on the self, this study offers the first sustained exploration of what is arguably one of the most distinctive features of Irish poetry. Readings

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CFP: Tradition and Experimentation in Irish Literature since Modernism

The tension between adherence to traditional modes of expression, and experimentation has underlain modern Irish literature. Regarded as the epitome of Modernist experimental writing, James Joyce went so far in pushing the boundaries of what constituted prose as to become the object of criticism from such different commentators as Lukács and Pound, both of whom found fault with Joyce for

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NEW BOOK: Ireland: Interfaces and Dialogues

Ireland: Interfaces and Dialogues. EFACIS Irish Studies in Europe series, vol. 11 (2022). Edited by Ondřej Pilný, Radvan Markus, Daniela Theinová and James Little, the volume ranges across the fields of history, literary studies, music studies, theatre and performance studies, film studies, media studies, and the study of material culture, providing a snapshot of some of the most exciting emerging

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NEW BOOK: Dimensions of Elegy in the Poetry of Paul Muldoon

“All Will Be Swept Away” Dimensions of Elegy in the Poetry of Paul Muldoon By Wit Pietrzak The book offers the first comprehensive study of Paul Muldoon’s mourning verse. Considering not only the celebrated elegies like “Yarrow,” “Incantata” or “Sillyhow Stride” but also the elegiac impulse as it develops throughout Muldoon’s entire work, All Will Be Swept Away charts a

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CFP: RISE – Review of Irish Studies in Europe

Themed issue of RISE: Review of Irish Studies in Europe “Remapping Irish Literary and Cultural Landscapes in the Mid-Twentieth Century” Co-editors: Yen-Chi Wu and Phyllis Boumans (University of Leuven) Critical narratives surrounding mid-twentieth-century Ireland have shifted from isolation and cultural philistinism to a more subtle understanding of the period as a time in which contraction meets expansion. Eve Patten, in

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New Book: Art, Misuse and Technology: Micheál O’Connell’s ‘System Interference’

In Art, Misuse and Technology: Micheál O’Connell’s ‘System Interference’ John Roberts provides a wide-ranging and compelling analysis of Micheál O’Connell’s artistic deflation and subversion of technical systems. Addressing current debates on digital culture, the posthuman and computational reason, Roberts examines the relationship between the power of the technosystem we use and inhabit on a daily basis and the critical demands

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