The world has been shaken by the devastation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Businesses were closed, airlines grounded, cities deserted, hospitals overwhelmed, all of which
Dear friends, fellow IASIL members, I am afraid that the time has come to announce a sad but inevitable decision. It is clear now that our conference at the University of Łódź will not be able to happen in July: even if restrictions in Europe were lifted by then, and the university reopened its buildings, travel would still be difficult» Read more
The IASIL Bibliography, listing work on Irish literature and culture by IASIL members, appears annually in the online edition of the Irish University Review. The editor of the Bibliography is Dr Chris Cusack (Radboud University). The 2019 Bibliography is now being compiled, and members are invited to submit bibliographic information of work published in 2019 to their local IASIL Bibliography Committee» Read more
Dear Conference Participants, First of all let us thank you again for submitting your paper proposals for 2020 IASIL conference in Lodz. We are very happy to be behind its organization and are really looking forward to July. We would like to make an announcement regarding the current situation with the global pandemic of Coronavirus – Covid-19. Under the circumstances» Read more
CfP2 revised deadline 29th Feb 2020: IASIL 2020: “Creative Borders”; University of Lodz, Poland. 20-24 July, 2020.
The IASIL 2020 conference wishes to reflect on the concept of borders and their creative potential that helps define identities, generates critical discourses, and provokes literary works to tackle issues of global political, social, and cultural nature. On the one hand, the border is seen here as a necessary confinement and a formal limitation. On the other, it is viewed» Read more
CfP: The 14th AFIS conference. “New Beginnings from a Franco-Irish Perspective”. Technological University Dublin (2-3 September, 2021).
The world has been shaken by the devastation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Businesses were closed, airlines grounded, cities deserted, hospitals overwhelmed, all of which has left people anxious about what the future might hold. Such turmoil should encourage governments to focus on policies that would revolve around concern for the well-being of individuals, heightened awareness of the importance of» Read more
Revised Info re: 11th International George Moore One-Day Online Conference. 24 April 2021. “George Moore at Home” Now an online event.
Reminder! Deadline for proposals January 31st 2021 11th International George Moore One-Day Online Conference Saturday 24 April 2021 George Moore at Home: with Women, Writers, Dramatists, Artists, in France and Ireland, in Salon and at Newgrange The George Moore conference will now be a fully online conference. This one-day event includes the film premiere of a comedic piece, ‘A Question» Read more
New Book: Modern Writers, Transnational Literatures: Rabindranath Tagore and W. B. Yeats by Ragini Mohite.
Description This book addresses W.B. Yeats’s and Rabindranath Tagore’s engagements with identity, nationalism, and the literary and cultural traditions of Ireland and India. It offers a fresh critical perspective on their work from the beginning of the twentieth century, the point at which their international collaborations most significantly influence the cross-border lives of their literature. This book foregrounds the Yeats-Tagore» Read more
Call for Papers: Edited Collection of Essays The Graveyard in Literature: Liminality and Social Critique will be published by Cambridge Scholars in late 2021. We are currently seeking a few final essays to complete the collection. The theme for the Collection: This volume focuses on literary and other cultural texts that use the graveyard as a liminal space within which» Read more
New Book: The Economics of Empire: Genealogies of Capital and the Colonial Encounter Edited By Maureen E. Ruprecht Fadem, Michael O’Sullivan, Routledge
The Economics of Empire: Genealogies of Capital and the Colonial Encounter is a multidisciplinary intervention into postcolonial theory that constructs and theorizes a political economy of empire.T his comprehensive collection traces the financial genealogies associated with the colonial enterprise, the strategies of economic precarity, the pedigrees of capital, and the narratives of exploitation that underlay and determined the course of» Read more
The IASIL 2021 conference wishes to reflect on the concept of borders and their creative potential that helps define identities, generates critical discourses, and provokes literary works to tackle issues of global political, social, and cultural nature. On the one hand, the border is seen here as a necessary confinement and a formal limitation. On the other, it is viewed» Read more
The Letters of Denis Devlin by Sarah Bennett The first edition of the letters of Denis Devlin, Irish poet, translator and diplomat, this volume brings together a personal and professional correspondence that has until now been scattered across archives in Europe and North America. While representing a transformative contribution to Devlin scholarship and the wider field of 1930s and 40s» Read more
New Book: Working in Cork: Everyday life in Irish Steel, Sunbeam Wolsey and the Ford Marina Plant, 1917-2001 by Liam Cullinane. Cork University Press
This book deals with the history of the working class in twentieth-century Ireland through a close examination of three Cork factories (Irish Steel, Sunbeam-Wolsey and the Ford Marina Plant) and the men and men who worked therein. Departing from previous labour history in Ireland, this book uses a comparative factory study approach – combined with extensive oral testimony – to» Read more
New Book: Irish Country Furniture and Furnishings, 1700-2000 by Claudia Kinmonth. Cork University Press.
This major illustrated study, encompassing three centuries, illuminates a way of life in Ireland that has almost vanished. ‘Claudia Kinmonth’s astonishing work of scholarship and preservation records the richness of Irish furniture and furnishings across three centuries – an intimate and powerful expression of domestic life and material culture in a vanishing world. — Professor Daniel Carey, Vice President of» Read more
The Troubles claimed the lives of almost four thousand people in Northern Ireland, most of them civilians; forty-five thousand were injured in bombings and shootings. Relative to population size this was the most intense conflict experienced in Western Europe since the end of the Second World War. The central question posed in this book is fundamental, yet it is one» Read more