New Book: Contemporary Irish Theatre: Histories and Theories by Charlotte McIvor and Ian R. Walsh

This open access book is a new survey of theatre practices in Ireland from 1957 to the present. Part I: Histories, situates the theatrical activity of twentieth and twenty-first century Ireland within its social and political contexts, identifies key practitioners, landmark productions, institutions, festivals, and seminal revivals. Part II: Theories, offers five key theoretical frameworks – nation, language, body, space

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NEW BOOK: The Frontier of Writing: A Study of Seamus Heaney’s Prose

Edited By Ian Hickey, Eugene O’Brien | Routledge Studies in Irish Literature The Frontier of Writing: A Study of Seamus Heaney’s Prose is the first collection of essays solely focused on examining the Nobel prize winning poet’s prose. The collection offers ten different perspectives on this body of work which vary from sustained thematic analyses on poetic form, the construction of identity,

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NEW BOOK: From the ‘Troubles’ to Trumpism – Ireland and America, 1960–2023

By Stephen Watt | Anthem Press | September 2024 Delves into the past to illuminate the present, using literature and historical insights to understand the complex relationship between Ireland and the United States and its implications for modern politics. In Shakespeare Our Contemporary (1964), Polish critic Jan Kott defines one purpose of scholarship in the humanities that summarises the chief

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PUBLICATION: ‘The Principles of Poetry DI + ID = Ѱ Psi’ Dr Kevin Kiely

Poetry from first principles (principia poetica) focuses on poets, poetry, the science of language and the language of science sourcing correspondences between DI and ID. ‘Intelligent Design’ (ID) is the scientific theory about an intelligent cause to life, the universe and ultimate reality. Divine Intelligence (DI) which is present in mysticism, theology, sacred texts, extrasensory experience, and supernatural discourse dominates writings of spiritual

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SPECIAL ISSUE: Litteraria Pragensia on Brendan Behan

The Centre for Irish Studies at Charles University Prague is delighted to announce the publication of Litteraria Pragensia 34.67, “Revisiting Brendan Behan,” edited by Nathalie Lamprecht and Ondřej Pilný. Challenging the notion that little may be added to existing research into the work of Irish playwright, poet, prose writer, and rebel Brendan Behan, the new issue of Litteraria Pragensia brings together eight articles

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NEW BOOK: New Spanish translation of Joyce’s “Pomes Penyeach and Other Verses”

Editor: José Ruiz Mas | Tirant Editorial A new edition of one of James Joyce’s least known works, “Pomes Penyeach” has just been published. It is based on the poetic translation into Spanish of the thirteen “pomes” originally published in 1927, a collection to which are added three other poems (“The Holy Office”, “Gas from a Burner” and “Ecce Puer”) that

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NEW BOOK: The Edinburgh Companion to W. B. Yeats and the Arts

edited by Charles I. Armstrong, Adrian Paterson and Tom Walker Edinburgh University Press Launch discount code is NEW30 for 30% off. W. B. Yeats was not only a poet but also a restless collaborator, fostering countless artistic enterprises, from the Abbey Theatre to the Cuala Press, and pursued various inter-artistic media and forums for his work. From childhood co-creations with

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LAUNCH: IUR 54.1 – Éilís Ní Dhuibhne Special Issue

The editors of the Irish University Review invite you to the launch of the latest special issue, on the work of Éilís Ní Dhuibhne, which will take place at the Museum of Literature Ireland on Wednesday 12 June at 6pm.  We are delighted to celebrate this publication and Éilís’s remarkable publication career, spanning 50 years to date. Please register your attendance at this link (we would appreciate an early reply for

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BOOK: Well, You Don’t Look It! Women Writers in Ireland Reflect on Ageing

Éilίs Nί Dhuibhne and Michaela Schrage-Früh, eds.  Well, You Don’t Look It! Women Writers in Ireland Reflect on Ageing. Cliffs of Moher: Salmon Poetry, 2024. No matter what age, we are getting older. Old age is a key stage of life, but this is the first anthology of creative writing on the topic compiling the work of contemporary women writers in Ireland.

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CFP: Women’s Writing special issue on Irish women’s writing CFP:

The field of Irish women’s writing is a vibrant and varied area of scholarship that extends outwards in many directions and intersects with a range of diverse disciplinary approaches.  This call for papers for the first special issue of Women’s Writing dedicated to Irish writers invites submissions on innovative topics from the medieval period to the late-nineteenth century. We particularly welcome intersectional

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