New Special Issue of Journal Acta Universitatis Sapientiae, Philologica. Free full download available

This is a special issue of the journal Acta Universitatis Sapientiae, Philologica, based at the Hungarian University of Transylvania in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. The theme of this special issue that I have guest edited is Irish Writing and Central/Eastern Europe. All of the 7 articles plus the introduction are free to download in PDF format from the following web-site page of

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New Book: Limits and Languages in Contemporary Irish Women’s Poetry by Daniela Theinová. Palgrave Macmillan

New Book: Limits and Languages in Contemporary Irish Women’s Poetry by Daniela Theinová Limits and Languages in Contemporary Irish Women’s Poetry examines the transactions between the two main languages of Irish literature, English and Irish, and their formative role in contemporary poetry by Irish women. Daniela Theinová explores the works of well-known poets such as Eavan Boland, Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, Nuala Ní

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New Collection: Cultural Convergence: The Dublin Gate Theatre, 1928-1960 Eds: Ondřej Pilný, Ruud van den Beuken and Ian R. Walsh Palgrave Macmillan

Cultural Convergence: The Dublin Gate Theatre, 1928-1960 Edited by Ondřej Pilný, Ruud van den Beuken and Ian R. Walsh Palgrave Macmillan, 2021 Based on extensive archival research, this open access book examines the poetics and politics of the Dublin Gate Theatre (est. 1928) over the first three decades of its existence, discussing some of its remarkable productions in the comparative contexts of avant-garde theatre,

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New Book: Flann O’Brien: Gallows Humour by Ruben Borg and Paul Fagan. Cork University Press.

The essays collected in this volume draw unprecedented critical attention to the centrality of politics in Flann O’Brien’s art. The organising theme of Gallows humour focuses these inquiries onto key encounters between the body and the law, between death and the comic spirit in the author’s canon. These innovative analyses explore the place of biopolitics in O’Brien’s modernist experimentation and

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New Book: Politics, Culture, and the Irish American Press 1784–1963. Edited by Debra Reddin van Tuyll, Mark O’Brien, Marcel Broersma. Syracuse University Press

From the Revolutionary War forward, Irish immigrants have contributed significantly to the construction of the American Republic. Scholars have documented their experiences and explored their social, political, and cultural lives in countless books. Offering a fresh perspective, this volume traces the rich history of the Irish American diaspora press, uncovering the ways in which a lively print culture forged significant

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New Book: Avant-Garde Nationalism at the Dublin Gate Theatre, 1928-1940 by Ruud van den Beuken. Syracuse University Press

In 1928, Hilton Edwards and Micheál mac Liammóir founded the Dublin Gate Theatre, which quickly became renowned for producing stylistically and dramaturgically innovative plays in a uniquely avant-garde setting. While the Gate’s lasting importance to the history of Irish theater is generally its introduction of experimental foreign drama to Ireland, Van den Beuken shines a light on the Gate’s productions

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New Book: Write My Name: Authorship in the Poetry of Thomas Moore By Justin Tonra. Routledge.

Write My Name: Authorship in the Poetry of Thomas Moore By Justin Tonra Write My Name: Authorship in the Poetry of Thomas Moore is the first monograph devoted to Moore’s poetry. The focus of the book is on Moore’s poetry and differing formulations of authorship therein. Its scope comprises poetic publications from Moore’s early career, from his Romantic Orientalist writings, and

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New Collection: Famine Pots: The Choctaw-Irish Gift Exchange, 1847-Present Edited by LeAnne Howe & Padraig Kirwan. Cork University Press

Famine Pots: The Choctaw-Irish Gift Exchange, 1847-Present Edited by LeAnne Howe and Padraig Kirwan The remarkable story of the money sent by the Choctaw to the Irish in 1847 is one that is often told and remembered by people in both nations. This gift was sent to the Irish from the Choctaw at the height of the Great Irish Famine,

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New essay collection: New Zealand’s Responses to the 1916 Rising Edited by Peter Kuch and Lisa Marr. Cork University Press

New Zealand’s Responses to the 1916 Rising Edited by Peter Kuch and Lisa Marr This book examines what distinguished New Zealand’s response to the Rising and its aftermath — particularly from Australian and Canadian responses, the two Dominions whose constitutional relations to the United Kingdom were frequently cited in determining Irish independence. Organized chronologically, it opens with a chapter detailing

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New essay collection: Irish Famines before and after the Great Hunger Edited by Christine Kinealy and Gerard Moran. Cork University Press

Irish Famines before and after the Great Hunger Edited by Christine Kinealy and Gerard Moran The Great Hunger of 1845 to 1852 cast a long shadow over the subsequent history of Ireland and its diaspora. Since 1995, there has been a renewed interest in studying this event, not only by history scholars and students, but by archaeologists, artists, musicians, scientists,

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