CFP: Reading Contemporary Irish Culture in the Works of Sally Rooney

The proposed publication (to be published by a major academic publisher upon approval of book proposal) will provide wide-ranging critical insight into the works of Sally Rooney (novels, short fiction, poetry, essays) and the TV adaptations of her works with attention to contemporary Irish culture. The aim of this edited collection is to offer readings of the works of Sally Rooney which illustrate contemporary issues relevant to Irish history and culture. Even though the structure of the collection will be finalised once proposals are received, the current organisation of the book will be a thematic one, covering issues such as:

  • Age
  • Art
  • Body
  • Class
  • Gender
  • Health
  • Inequality
  • Intimacy
  • Mental Health
  • Politics
  • Race
  • Religion
  • Sex
  • Sexuality
  • Space (Urban/Rural)
  • Writing/Communication

Students and emerging and established scholars are equally encouraged to submit their proposals. Please, email a 300-word abstract/chapter proposal to Angelos Bollas ( by May 29, 2023. First drafts of accepted essays will be due by November 30, 2023.