Fictions of Migration in Contemporary Britain and Ireland by Carmen Zamorano Llena examines how the transcultural and transnational migration of people, texts, and ideas has transformed the paradigm of national literature, with Britain and Ireland as case studies. The study questions definitions of migration and migrant literature that focus solely on the work of authors with migrant backgrounds, and suggests» Read more
Full Colour is an independent documentary by Dublin native Harry Moylan. It explores the street art communities of Belfast and Dublin, posing questions about art, politics, culture, gender and identity in Ireland. Learn more about the passions which drive street artists in both cities and the barriers they are confronted with in their attempts to fulfil their creative expression. You» Read more
Culture Unconfined: 5 day digital festival of online Film, Music, Drama, and Poetry; hosted by the University of Liverpool
Culture Unconfined is a five-day digital festival, a celebration of emotional response through which our cultural behaviour is reactive to the environment that now surrounds us. Replacing the cancelled with on-going and off with on, Culture Unconfined provides a programme that combines light-hearted entertainment and the examination of complex emotions through the fusion of musical styles, documentary, drama and poetry.» Read more
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
New Book: Literary Drowning: Postcolonial Memory in Irish and Caribbean Writing by Stephanie Pocock Boeninger. Syracuse University Press.
Literary Drowning: Postcolonial Memory in Irish and Caribbean Writing Stephanie Pocock Boeninger Hardcover $75.00x | 978081563672 Paper $29.95s | 9780815636823 Ebook Literary depictions of drowning or burial at sea provide fascinating glimpses into the often-conflicted human relationship with memory. For many cultures and religious traditions, properly remembering the dead involves burial, a funeral, and some kind of grave marker. Traditional» Read more
New book: The Alliance of Pirates: Ireland and Atlantic piracy in the early seventeenth century by Connie Kelleher
In the early part of the seventeenth-century, along the southwest coast of Ireland, piracy was a way of life. Following the outlawing of privately-commissioned ships in 1603 by the new king of England, disenfranchised like-minded men of the sea, many who had been former ‘privateers’, merchant sailors and seamen and who had no recourse but to turn to plunder, joined» Read more
New Book The Child Sex Scandal and Modern Irish Literature by Joseph Valente and Margot Gayle Backus.
Even though the Irish child sex abuse scandals in the Catholic Church have appeared steadily in the media, many children remain in peril. In The Child Sex Scandal and Modern Irish Literature, Joseph Valente and Margot Gayle Backus examine modern cultural responses to child sex abuse in Ireland. Using descriptions of these scandals found in newspapers, historiographical analysis, and 20th» Read more
Don Juan O’Brien: An Irish adventurer in nineteenth-century South America By Tim Fanning This is the first comprehensive study of John Thomond O’Brien, one of the most significant Irish-born figures in the history of modern South America. Born in Baltinglass, County Wicklow, in the late eighteenth-century, O’Brien emigrated to Buenos Aires in the second decade of the nineteenth century, hoping» Read more
FISHAMBLE to stream acclaimed production INSIDE THE GPO in a special Easter streaming event; 7pm Sunday 12 April til 10pm Monday 13 April. Pre show talk will be streamed at 6pm Sunday 12 April.
FISHAMBLE will stream their critically acclaimed productionINSIDE THE GPO in a special Easter streaming event Filmed archive performance of this exceptional piece of theatre will be available to view from 7pm this Sunday 12 April til 10pm Monday 13 April. Pre show talk will be streamed at 6pm Sunday 12 April Olivier award winning Fishamble: The New Play Company renowned» 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