New Book Irish Women Writers at the Turn of the Twentieth Century: Alternative Histories, New Narratives Kathryn Laing and Sinéad Mooney (eds)

This major new work on significant but neglected or marginalised late nineteenth-century and early twentieth-century Irish women writers could not be more timely. This collection presents international research on the work of Irish women writers at the turn of the twentieth century. Discovering new voices and introducing original perspectives on the lives, works and networks of more familiar literary figures, these essays

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Irish University Review, Celebrating 50 years in 2020! 50th Golden Jubilee Anniversary Edition of The Irish University Review.

The Irish University Review is the premier and leading journal in Irish literary criticism. It covers, on a global scale, all aspects of Irish literature in the English language. This special 50th Anniverary Edition – indeed, our Golden Jubilee Edition! – is themed “Irish Studies Now” and contains a singular, dare we say ‘unique’ collection of articles and essays on a

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CFP: Humanities; Special Issue on Modern and Contemporary Irish Writing (Feb.28, 2021) eds. Robert Brazeau and Laura Sydora

We seek original, previously unpublished essays for a special issue of Humanities on the topic of Modern and Contemporary Irish Writing. Irish writing has emerged, especially since the turn of the last century, as a space of compelling and varied production.  While we remain mindful of Emer Nolan’s important proviso that the Republic of Ireland “now appropriates all ‘success’ (including

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C.20 – international journal – Issue 3 now online; from the Durrell Library of Corfu

C.20 –is a peer-reviewed online international journal of the Durrell Library of Corfu, publishing on every aspect of literature and the arts in the twentieth century. C.20 has a special focus on the nucleus of writers and artists living in Paris in the 1930s, including Lawrence Durrell, Henry Miller, Anaïs Nin, Brassaï, Hans Reichel, Otto Rank and many others. Full details of

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Funded PhD Studentship in association with the Irish Research Council’s MACMORRIS Project; Dept of English, Maynooth University

Funded PhD Studentship in association with the Irish Research Council’s MACMORRIS Project The PhD Researcher The MACMORRIS Project (Mapping Actors and Communities: A Model of Research in Renaissance Ireland in the 16th and 17th Centuries) is a four-year digital-humanities project funded by the Irish Research Council. It seeks to map the full range of cultural activity in Ireland, across languages

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Online Symposium and Book Launch: Irish Literature in Transition; Vols. 1-6: 16:00 IST 21 May via Zoom

This online symposium celebrates the launch of the Cambridge University Press six-volume essay series Irish Literature in Transition (2020), a new and dynamic account of Ireland’s literary history over 300 years. The General Editors of the series are Claire Connolly and Marjorie Howes and other volumes have been edited  by Moyra Haslett, Matt Campbell, Eve Patten, Paige Reynolds and Eric

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New Book: Samuel Beckett in Confinement: The Politics of Closed Space by James Little, Bloomsbury Press

Confinement appears repeatedly in Samuel Beckett’s oeuvre – from the asylums central to Murphy and Watt to the carceral dynamics that shape plays such as Waiting for Godot and Endgame. Drawing on spatial theory and new archival research, Beckett in Confinement explores these recurring concepts of closed space to cast new light on the ethical and political dimensions of Beckett’s

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New Book: Sport, the Media and Ireland – Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Sport, the Media and Ireland: Interdisciplinary PerspectivesEdited by Neil O’Boyle and Marcus Free Sport occupies a central position in Irish social and cultural life, yet has been relatively marginal within the academy. Significant research has been undertaken by individual scholars, and various important books have been published recently – for example Paul Rouse’s Sport and Ireland; Mike Cronin et al.’s

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New Book: Childhood, Religion and School Injustice

Childhood, Religion and School InjusticeKarl Kitching Debates about religion and education internationally often presume the neutrality of secular education governance as an irrefutable public good. However, understandings of secular freedom, rights and neutrality in schooling are continuously contested, and social movements have disrupted the notion that there is a uniform public to be educated. Simultaneously, unjust, neoliberal and majoritarian education

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