New Book: Excess in Modern Irish Writing: Spirit and Surplus by Michael McAteer, from Palgrave-Macmillan.

Michael McAteer, Excess in Modern Irish Writing: Spirit and Surplus (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2020). This book examines the topic of excess in modern Irish writing in terms of mysticism, materialism, myth and language. The study engages ideas of excess as they appear in works by major thinkers from Hegel, Kierkegaard and Marx through to Nietzsche, Bataille, Derrida and, more recently, Badiou. Poems,

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New Essay Collection: Politics, Culture, and the Irish American Press 1784–1963 Edited by Debra Reddin van Tuyll, Mark O’Brien, Marcel Broersma from Syracuse Uni 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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Reboot Live 2020: 18 writers; 18 new Irish plays. AC productions join with The Lock Inn to stage Reboot Live, a three week theatre festival from August 26th

AC productions join with The Lock Inn to stage Reboot Live, a three week theatre festival from August 26th Featuring 50 artists – 18 writers produce 18 especially commissioned new plays Participants include….Deirdre Kinehan, Ciara Elizabeth Smyth, Michael Patrick, Gary Duggan, Rodrigo Ternevoy, Noni Stapleton, Rose Henderson, Maeve Fitzgerald and many more. Performed in front of a socially distanced audience

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Online Launch Event: “Narrative 4” – author Colum McCann, Bassam Aramin and Rami Elhanan in conversation about Apeirogon; McCann’s latest Novel

Dear Irish Studies Colleagues and Friends, I want to make you aware of a wonderful free event you can participate in virtually next week.  You may have heard of Colum McCann’s most recent novel Apeirogon because it has been getting lots of press. Set in Israel & Palestine, based on real characters from across the divide who suffer loss but

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Webinar hosted by the Dept of Foreign Affairs: ‘How the Irish in America lived: Experiences of diverse groups of Irish Americans throughout history’. Guest Speakers: Ms. Síobhra Aiken, Dr. Tim Meagher & Dr. Cormac O’Brien. Wednesday 24th June at 13:00-14:00 on Zoom.

THE IRISH AMERICA SERIES How the Irish in America lived: Experiences of diverse groups of Irish Americans throughout history Guest Speakers: Ms. Síobhra Aiken, Dr. Tim Meagher & Dr. Cormac O’Brien This event, which will be moderated by Fergal Mythen, Director General of DFAT’s Ireland, UK & Americas Division, will feature a panel of Fulbright scholars and awardees who will

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Journal of Genetic Joyce Studies publishes breakthrough article: ‘Was this Atlas Used by James Joyce’ by Tim Johnson

Did James Joyce use this Atlas? Details of what could prove the greatest James Joyce discovery in years are published today in ‘Genetic Joyce Studies’, the annual online academic journal of Joycean scholarship.  The discovery is a second-hand world atlas, published in 1903, which has places on many of its maps marked with underlinings, usually in coloured crayon. Literary analysis

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live event: “Teaching Joyce in Secondary Classrooms: A Bloomsday Q&A Session with Dylan Emerick-Brown” hosted by Museum of Childhood Ireland Project’s Education Department.

#BLOOMSDAY 2020 Join us at 7pm GMT (2pm EST) on Bloomsday for our live event, “Teaching Joyce in Secondary Classrooms: A Bloomsday Q&A Session with Dylan Emerick-Brown,” moderated by Dr Matthew Fogarty of the Museum of Childhood Ireland Project’s Education Department. Dylan Emerick-Brown is the English Department Chair at Deltona High School in Florida, where he has taught Joyce’s literature

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New Book Building the Irish Courthouse and Prison: a political history, 1750-1850 by Richard Butler. Cork University Press

This book is the first national history of the building of some of Ireland’s most important historic public buildings. Focusing on the former assize courthouses and county gaols, it tells a political history of how they were built, who paid for them, and the effects they had on urban development in Ireland. Using extensive archival sources, it delves in unprecedented

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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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