New Famine Folios available from Cork University Press

Cork University Press and Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University have published the second series of Famine Folios, a collection of essays that covers various aspects of the Irish Famine.

The following four folios will be released:

  • L. Perry Curtis Jr.; Notice to Quit: The Great Irish Famine Evictions.”
  • Michael Foley; Death in Every Paragraph: Journalism & the Great Irish Famine.”
  • Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh; I mBéal an Bháis”: The Great Famine and the Language Shift in 19th-Century Ireland.”
  • Robert Smart;Black Roads: The Famine in Irish Literature.”

Luke Gibbons, who is Professor of Irish Literateray and Cultural Studies on Maynooth University, will launch the books.

Series editors Grace Brady, executive director of the museum will speak about the Famine Folios series.

“The Famine Folios are a unique resource for students, scholars and researchers, as well as general readers, covering many aspects of the Famine in Ireland from 1845–1852, the worst demographic catastrophe of 19th-century Europe,” said Brady.


“The essays are interdisciplinary in nature and make available new research in famine studies by internationally established scholars in history, art history, cultural theory, philosophy, media history, political economy, literature and music,” Brady said. “This publications initiative augments the museum experience, and is part of the museum’s commitment to making its collection accessible to audiences of all ages and levels of educational interest.

Further information on the series at