CFP Issue 4 on Roger Casement and CFP Issue 3 on DH extended to Feb. 1

Happy New Year! We’ve got a couple of exciting announcements we wanted to pass along your way.

First, in case you haven’t seen it yet, we’ve recently posted the CFP for Issue 4 of Breac, which will focus on Roger Casement. We’ve got an excellent trio of guest editors for the issue: John Gibney (History Ireland), Michael J. Griffin (University of Limerick) and Brian O’Conchubhair (University of Notre Dame). We’ve included the CFP at the bottom of this email, but you can also find details at

We would also like to announce that the deadline for submissions for the CFP for Issue 3 on the Digital Humanities and Irish Studies has been extended to Feb 1. We have had a great deal of last minute interest in the issue, and for that reason, we are extending the CFP deadline for that Saturday. If you are interested in being part of this groundbreaking issue, send us your submissions!

Our second issue on Contemporary Drama is forthcoming very soon, so keep your eyes peeled. We’ve got a terrific line-up for the issue, plus additional items we’re excited to feature. We’re thrilled with the work Lindsay and Shaun have done on the issue. And we’ll be in touch soon with another exciting announcement regarding a new feature forthcoming on the site!

With best wishes,

John and Nathaniel


Roger Casement (1864-1916) was, and remains, one of the most striking and cosmopolitan of Irish nationalists. Issue 4 of Breac will be a Special Issue dedicated to Casement, and the guest editors, John GibneyMichael J. Griffin, and Brian Ó Conchubair, invite submissions that interrogate Casement’s multifaceted life and legacy in local and global terms. Inspired by the recent and very successful Roger Casement conference in Tralee, organized by the University of Notre Dame and the University of Limerick, this Special Issue will include essays by Nollaig Mac Congáil (NUIGalway), John Gibney (History Ireland), Robert Schmuhl (Notre Dame) and other noted Casement scholars.   We invite submissions in English, Irish or any other language on any aspect of the life and times of Roger Casement, including, but not restricted to:

— Casement and the Irish revival
— Casement and memorialization
— Casement and the planning of the 1916 Rising
— Casement, colonialism, humanitarianism, and imperialism
— Gender, homophobia, and identity politics
— Forgeries, diaries, forensics
— Foundation of the Irish Volunteers, 1913
— Representations of Casement in the arts
— The 1916 Rising in Kerry & Munster
— Ireland, Casement and the First World War

Typical articles for submission vary in length from 3,000-8,000 words, but the editors are happy to consider pieces that are shorter or longer. We particularly welcome submissions that are suitable to an online format. The deadline for submissions is May 15, 2014. All submissions will be subject to peer-review. Full submission instructions are available at

Please send all submissions to

Questions are welcome and should be sent to