PUBLICATION: Litteraria Pragensia – Cultural Intersections Across the Irish Sea
The latest issue of the academic journal Litteraria Pragensia, subtitled “Cultural Intersections Across the Irish Sea”, brings together essays discussing the special and complex relationship between Ireland and Scotland. Edited by Radvan Markus and Petra Johana Poncarová, the issue is based on a symposium on the same topic which was held at Charles University in Prague on 11 November 2022. All essays are available in open access.
- Petra Johana Poncarová and Radvan Markus: Introduction: Cultural Intersections across the Irish Sea
- Gerard Cairns: Principles and Curses: The Honourable Ruaraidh Erskine of Mar and Some Irish Connections
- Petra Johana Poncarová: Derick Thomson and Ireland
- Radvan Markus: A Mirror to Ireland: Máirtín Ó Cadhain’s Articles about Scotland
- Caoimhe Nic Lochlainn: Dáimh le hAlbain?: Depictions of Scotland in Twentieth-Century Irish-Language Prose
- Alan Titley: Modernising the Islands: Irish and Scottish Gaelic Fictions
- Peter Mackay: On Irish Poets Writing in Scotland
- Christopher Whyte: “What Horrors Worse Than These?”: Childhood and Adolescence in Catholic Glasgow
This is the third thematic issue in the history of the journal which focuses on Ireland and Scotland and on Celtic languages, after “Celtic Languages in a Globalized World” (July 2020, available in open access) and “Irish-Language and Scottish Gaelic Literatures: A Global Context” (July 2018). Irish studies as a discipline have a long tradition at Charles University, with Scottish studies developing dynamically in recent years.
Litteraria Pragensia: Studies in Literature and Culture, published by the Faculty of Arts, Charles University, Prague, is a peer-reviewed international academic journal listed in SCOPUS, EBSCO, ERIH PLUS, and other databases. It is published twice a year; from 2019, it appears both in print and online.