Dr. Rhona Richman Kenneally, Editor of the Canadian Journal of Irish Studies/ Revue canadienne d’études irlandaises, is pleased to announce the publication of the latest issue, volume 36, number 2.   

The table of contents appears below.  The new issue includes an interdisciplinary collection of compelling scholarship, with contributions to Irish and Irish-Canadian literary criticism, history, translation studies, and art history, in addition to an interview with Northern Ireland playwright Damian Gorman and a diverse book reviews section. 

The journal is handsomely designed following the striking aesthetic inaugurated in the previous issue to produce a volume that is both thought-provoking and attractive.
This issue also introduces a new element of the CJIS/RCÉI known as "A Treasury of Resources," which will henceforth appear in each issue. The goal is to feature primary sources hitherto unpublished, available only in obscure archives, or otherwise not readily accessible. We will strive to introduce readers to a range of materials relevant to many disciplines, as diverse as the medium of paper publication allows. This section will be accompanied by a brief introduction. Cumulatively, the issues will therefore comprise a growing collection of treasures, of interest to scholars as well as the informed public.

Issues of the journal are currently in the mail to CAIS members. Others may purchase copies of the journal by credit card for $25CDN (post paid) by contacting the Managing Editor at

Table of Contents CJIS/RCÉI volume 36, number 2

A Treasury of Resources
Simon Reader, Oscar Wilde’s Notebook on Philosophy

Janice Helland, ‘A Delightful Change of Fashion’: Fair Trade, Cottage Craft and Tweed in Late Nineteenth-Century Ireland
Katrin Urschel, ‘A true Irishman will always know what a dancer is saying’: Dance as Expression in Irish Canadian Fiction
Sinéad Sturgeon, ‘False, fleeting, perjured Clarence’: Pseudonymity and Criminality in the Writings of James Clarence Mangan
Sean Farrell, Providence, Progress and Silence: Writing the Irish Famine in Mid-Victorian Belfast
D. M. Leeson, The Curious Case of Constable Krumm
Stephanie Schwerter, La traduction comme reecriture dans l’oeuvre de Tom Paulin
Gerald Lynch, A ‘Fragile Interdependence’: John McGahern’s That They May Face the Rising Sun
Francis M. Carroll, Official Visits: President Cosgrave Comes to Ottawa
Christina Wilson, ‘What My Own Wee Divil Bids Me’: An Interview with Damian Gorman

Book Reviews
Katherine Side, review of Cahal McLaughlin, Recording Memories from Political Violence: A Film-maker’s Journey (2010)
Nicholas Wolf, review of Ciara Breathnach and Catherine Lawless, eds., Visual, Material, and Print Culture in Nineteenth-Century Ireland (2010)
Richard Cave, review of Ann Saddlemyer, ed., W.B. Yeats & George Yeats: The Letters (2011)
Brad Kent, review of John Brannigan, Race in Modern Irish Literature and Culture (2009)
Denis Sampson, review of Colm Tóibín, All a Novelist Needs: Colm Tóibín on Henry James, edited with an introduction by Susan M. Griffin (2010)
Michael Quigley, review essay of Darach MacDonald, The Sons of Levi (1998), The Chosen Fews: Exploding Myths in South Armagh (2000), and Blood & Thunder: Inside an Ulster Protestant Band (2010)
Noémie Beck, critique de Roland Viau, La sueur des autres: Les fils d’Erin et le canal Beauharnois (2010)
Myrtle Hill, review of Tara Keenan-Thomson, Irish Women and Street Politics, 1956-1973 (2010); Christina Quinlan, Inside: Ireland’s Women’s Prisons Past and Present (2010); Gillian McIntosh and Diane Urquhart, eds., Irish Women at War: The Twentieth Century (2010)
Cormac Ó Grada, review of John Gamble, Society and Manners in Early Nineteenth-Century Ireland, edited with an introduction by Breandán Mac Suibhne (2011)