New Publication: Protestant and Irish

Protestant and Irish: The minority’s search for place in independent Ireland    A collection of exploratory essays edited by 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

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New Publication on The Circus in Irish Literature and Culture

All on Show: The circus in Irish literature and culture  by Eleanor Lybeck All on Show takes the circus in literature as its theme. The book introduces readers to the obscure history of the circus and travelling entertainment in Ireland while contextualising celebrated works by major writers of the twentieth century including Ó Conaire, Joyce, Yeats, Friel and Heaney. It uses theories

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New Publication: The Palgrave Handbook of Contemporary Irish Theatre and Performance

The Palgrave Handbook of Contemporary Irish Theatre and Performance Editors: Jordan, Eamonn, Weitz, Eric This Handbook offers a multiform sweep of theoretical, historical, practical and personal glimpses into a landscape roughly characterised as contemporary Irish theatre and performance. Bringing together a spectrum of voices and sensibilities in each of its four sections — Histories, Close-ups, Interfaces, and Reflections — it casts its gaze

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New Publication on Conor McPherson

The Theatre and Films of Conor McPherson: Conspicuous Communities Eamonn Jordan Methuen Drama/Bloomsbury, 2019 The spellbinding premiere of The Weir at the Royal Court in 1997 was the first of many works to bring Conor McPherson to the attention of the theatre-going public. Acclaimed plays followed, including Shining City, The Seafarer, The Night Alive and Girl from the North Country,

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New Publications: Ireland and Masculinities in History

Ireland and Masculinities in History Rebecca Anne Barr, Sean Brady and Jane McGaughey, editors Palgrave Macmillan This edited collection presents a selection of essays on the history of Irish masculinities. Beginning with representations of masculinity in eighteenth-century drama, economics, and satire, and concluding with work on the politics of masculinity post Good-Friday Agreement in Northern Ireland, the collection advances the

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Edward Everett Root Irish Studies Catalogue

A message from Pilar Villar Argaiz, Series Editor, Studies in Irish Literature, Cinema and Culture, EER Publishers. IrishStudies-Catalogue(12pp_PRINT)20%-Offer Publishing proposal form – Irish Studies Series Dear IASIL members,It is with great pleasure that we distribute the Irish Studies catalogue of the new titles published by Edward Everett Root, Publishers (with a 20% discount). As you can see, the new series of monographs in Irish

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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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