Call for Book Proposals: New Perspectives on Irish Literary Studies: Bloomsbury Academic

Global Perspectives in Irish Literary Studies: New Series – Call for Proposals

Global Perspectives in Irish Literary Studies will publish monographs and edited collections exploring exciting new critical paths and interventions within Irish studies by showcasing global, comparative and transnational viewpoints on Irish literature and culture.

It will feature established and emerging scholars working on cutting-edge investigations that shed new light on well known authors and discussions, map the global and transnational routes which have produced and disseminated Irish literary culture, and interrogate the concept of the global and ‘Irishness’ – all whilst remaining alert to nuances surrounding global critical debates.

Research will be theoretically informed, offering fresh perspectives on a range of issues, methods and theories including migration, gender, climate justice, world-systems, critical race and postcolonial theories, and intersections between Irish literature and the medical humanities as well as dis/ability, queer and ecocritical studies.

Opening up a critical space for comparative studies of Irish literature beyond the standard transatlantic coordinates, the series will establish a new agenda and new methods for the study of Irish literature, inspiring a fundamental rethink of the grounds of the field and probing the continued relevance of a nationally defined literature in our current age.

Challenging the impulse to return to previous debates about the formation, definition and history of ‘Irish’ literature by complicating the reductive binaries that have at times dominated discourse in Irish literary studies, this series provides the space to expose oversights in critical commonplaces and dynamically complicate the terms of critical debate.

Forthcoming books
Sex, Nation and Transatlantic Literatures by Agata Szczeszak-Brewer

Series editors:

James Little is a postdoctoral researcher at Charles University, Prague and Masaryk University, Brno, Czechia. He is author of Samuel Beckett in Confinement: The Politics of Closed Space (Bloomsbury, 2020) and The Making of Samuel Beckett’s Not I / Pas moi, That Time / Cette fois and Footfalls / Pas, published with Bloomsbury and University Press Antwerp (2021) as part of the Beckett Digital Manuscript Project.  

Christina Morin is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Limerick, Ireland. She is the author of The Gothic Novel in Ireland, c. 1760-1829 (2018) and Charles Robert Maturin and the Haunting of Irish Romantic Fiction (2011). She has also edited, with Marguérite Corporaal, Traveling Irishness in the Long Nineteenth Century (2017) and, with Niall Gillespie, Irish Gothics: Genres, Forms, Modes and Traditions (2014).  

Cóilín Parsons is Associate Professor of English and is Director of the Global Irish Studies Initiative at Georgetown University, USA. His publications include The Ordnance Survey and Modern Irish Literature, Relocations: Reading Culture in South Africa (co-edited with Imraan Coovadia and Alexandra Dodd, 2015) and Science, Technology, and Irish Modernism (co-edited with Kathryn Conrad and Julie McCormick Weng, 2019). He also co-edited with Agata Szczeszak-Brewer a special issue of Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies called “South Africa and Ireland: New Geographies of Comparison.”

Editorial Board:
Lauren Arrington, Maynooth University, Ireland
Ian Campbell Ross, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Claire Connolly, University College Cork, Ireland
Marguérite Corporaal, Radboud University, the    Netherlands
David Dwan, University of Oxford, UK
Beatriz Kopschitz Bastos, Federal Univerity of Santa Catarina, Brazil
Radvan Markus, Charles University, Czechia
Barry McCrea, University of Notre Dame, USA

Have a monograph proposal that would fit this exciting series?

Submissions can be sent to:
Lucy Brown
Commissioning Editor: Literary Studies and Creative Writing
Bloomsbury Publishing