NEW BOOK: Ireland: Interfaces and Dialogues
Ireland: Interfaces and Dialogues. EFACIS Irish Studies in Europe series, vol. 11 (2022).
Edited by Ondřej Pilný, Radvan Markus, Daniela Theinová and James Little, the volume ranges across the fields of history, literary studies, music studies, theatre and performance studies, film studies, media studies, and the study of material culture, providing a snapshot of some of the most exciting emerging European research on Ireland.
The essays gathered in the book approach Ireland as an interface, a locus that allows intercultural exchange, examining contact zones with other cultures as sites of productive and mutually enriching dialogue. Featuring three sections – Transnational and Intercultural Interactions, Dialogues with the Past, and Hauntings and Traumas – the collection aims at a discussion and further development of interdisciplinary dialogues in Irish studies, treating the frontiers of disciplines, research areas, and methodologies as interfaces that are changing how we understand Ireland past, present, and future. This dimension of the book is enhanced by two extensive interviews with renowned Irish documentary film-makers (Alan Gilsenan, Gillian Marsh, and Pat Collins) and leading performance practitioners and activists (Lian Bell and Maeve Stone)