Werner Huber, Michael Böss, Catherine Maignant, Hedwig Schwall (eds.):
Irish Studies in Europe is the title of a new series of publications in Irish Studies. As the first two words of the title suggest, the projected thematic and methodological range of this series goes well beyond literary studies to include also aspects of social and cultural studies – in the most neutral sense, i.e. cultural studies as an advance over traditional academic disciplines such as, for example, civilisation or Landeskunde . The focus is, of course, on the island of Ireland (the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland) as well as the Irish diaspora in all aspects of society, history, culture, literature, the arts, and the media.