BREAC Launch of Digital Humanities issue, and other forthcoming projects

First, we are pleased to announce the launch of the Digital Humanities issue of Breac, guest edited by Sonia Howell (University of Notre Dame) and Matthew Wilkens (University of Notre Dame). The issue promises to be an important intervention into a range of fields by bringing the Digital Humanities and Irish Studies into extended dialogue with each other. Special thanks to the guest editors and to the contributors for their exciting, pathbreaking work!

For those still interested in submitting to the Children’s Literature – Changing Paradigms and Critical Perspectives in Ireland and Beyond issue of Breac, the extended deadline doesn’t end until October 15th. We’ve already received some great submissions, and we’re hoping this extension brings a few more gems out of the woodwork! If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to write us at

We extend another special thanks to Julie McCormick Weng and Jessica Kim for the great work they have been producing over at our Reviews page. They are publishing more of your great reviews at a faster rate, and we’re extremely pleased to see such terrific material. If you haven’t seen the latest reviews, check them out at

Recent reviews include:

Fiona Coffey, on Eileen Kearney and Charlotte Headrick, ed., Irish Women Dramatists

Bill Adams, on Paddy Woodworth’s Our Once and Future Planet

Nicholas Grene, on Christopher Murray’s The Theatre of Brian Friel (a timely review, for the most unfortunate reasons, as we mourn the loss of the great playwright)

And finally, keep your eyes peeled in the next couple months for our issue devoted to Roger Casement, as well as for the CFP for our next issue.