SCHOLARSHIP: Funded PhD in Irish Studies

The life that God desires men live: visions of masculinity in post-revolutionary global Ireland, 1923-1968 Full Details: CLICK HERE Following the Irish Revolution, the heteronormative masculine ideal was valorised; an ideal which compromised both the pious Catholic and the virile warrior-hero, while women’s and LGBTQ rights stagnated. Despite this, masculinities remain a relatively nascent subject in Irish studies. In this

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NEW BOOK: Contemporary Irish Masculinities – Male Homosociality in Sally Rooney’s Novels

By examining portrayals of male homosociality in Sally Rooney’s novels, the book documents how male relationships are formed, challenged, and often disavowed and the profound negative effects this can have for the wellbeing of men. The book also highlights the importance of the sociocultural context within which male relationships are formed and supports that the potential for healthy and meaningful

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BOOK: White Cottage, White House: Irish American Masculinities in Classical Hollywood Cinema

By Tony Tracy | Suny Press White Cottage, White House examines how Classical Hollywood cinema developed and deployed Irish American masculinities to negotiate, consolidate, and reinforce hegemonic whiteness in midcentury America. Largely confined to discriminatory stereotypes during the silent era, Irish American male characters emerge as a favored identity with the introduction of sound, positioned in a variety of roles as mediators

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PUBLICATION: Ageing Masculinities in Irish Literature and Visual Culture

Edited by: Michaela Schrage-Früh, Tony Tracy Exploring the shifting representations of older men from the early twentieth century to the present, the contributors analyse how a broad range of literary and visual texts construct, reinscribe, or challenge perceptions of older age. In doing so, they trace a shift from depictions of authority figures – often symbolising patriarchal dominance and oppression

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