We are very pleased to announce that all Irish Studies in Europe titles will be made open-access two years after publication. The most recent publications are available to EFACIS members via a login and password available from our Coordinator at efaciscoord@efacis.eu.

 

 

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Irish Studies in Europe Vol. X: Stage Irish: Performance, Identity, Cultural Circulation

Irish Studies in Europe Vol. IX: On the Threshold of Memory: National History and Liminal Remembrance in Contemporary Irish Poetry

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Irish Studies in Europe Vol. VIII: Essays in Irish Literature, Culture and Politics in Honour of Werner Huber

Schwall, Hedwig (ed.)

Contents:Boundaries, Passages, Transitions: An Introduction (Hedwig Schwall) – Going Global? (Declan Kiberd) – “Ungenerous, though not mean”: Scheme for the Purchase of Evacuated Dwellings (Katherine Side) – Performing Belfast: Stewart Parker’s Northern Star (1984) and Pentecost (1987) (Stefanie Lehner) – “Beyond the Troubles”: Parody and the Northern Irish Thriller in Ceasefire Cinema (Stephanie Schwerter) – Gaelic games and the films of John Ford (Seán Crosson) – Intermedial Drama and the Commodification of Irish Identities (Jochen Achilles) – “Did you like how I made that turn, Officer?”: Martin McDonagh’s Hangmen (Ondrej Pilný) – Martin McDonagh’s Epistemological Instability: The Noose of Hangmen (Joan FitzPatrick Dean) – Post-Celtic Tiger Crisis Genderized and the Escape to Virtual Realities in Nancy Harris’s No Romance (Mária Kurdi) – Another Listen to the Music in James Joyce’s “A Mother” (Gerry Smyth) – Out of Joint: James Joyce and ‘Irish Time’ (Paul Fagan) – ‘Sigmund Freud … Analyze This’: The Joys of Freud and the ‘Cycloannalism’ of Finnegans Wake (Tamara Radak) – Beyond England: Bringing Ireland into the Victorian Novel, the Case of Anthony Trollope (John McCourt) – “The soul within me burned / Italia, my Italia, at thy name”: Wilde’s Early Poems and his Fascination with Italy (Donatella Abbate Badin) – Beyond Transition: Elizabeth Bowen’s Seven Winters (Elena Cotta Ramusino) – The House of Fiction: Dermot Healy’s Short Stories (Keith Hopper and Neil Murphy) – Race and Ethnicity across the Atlantic: Revising the Discourse of Nation-Building in Colum McCann's Transatlantic, Sebastian Barry's On Canaan's Side and Colm Tóibín's Brooklyn (Sylvie Mikowski) – Werner Huber Testimonies (The English department of the University of Vienna, Klaus Lubbers, Catherine Maignant, Filomena Louro, Giovanna Tallone, Paul Fagan, Seán Crosson)

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Irish Studies in Europe Vol. VII: Narrating Ireland in Different Genres and Media

Rennhak, Katharina (ed.)

Contents:Narrating the Community: The Short Story Cycles of Val Mulkerns and Mary Beckett (Elke D’hoker) – ‘The End of the World as We Know It’: New Narrative Forms for a New Era in Contemporary Fiction from the North of Ireland? (Fiona McCann) – Trauma and Narrative Techniques in Contemporary Irish Fiction: Seamus Deane’s Reading in the Dark and Anne Enright’s The Gathering (Hedwig Schwall) – Beyond the Comfort Zone: Narrating Child Abuse in Joyce, McCabe and Enright (Anton Kirch¬hofer) – Puzzling Narrative Identities and the Ethics of the Literary Imagination in Sebastian Barry’s ‘Dunne Series’ (Katharina Rennhak) – Narrating the Ballymun Experience in Dermot Bolger’s Ballymun Trilogy (Anna Hanrahan) – Ireland, Lost Between Country and City: Eavan Boland in the Suburb (Christian Huck) – Celtic Tiger Ireland and the Politics of Disgust: White Trash in Sebastian Barry’s Play The Pride of Parnell Street and Leonard Abrahamson’s Film Adam and Paul (Sarah Heinz) – Craggy Island – Cranky Ireland? Serial Visions of Irishness in Father Ted (Rainer Emig) – Shamrocks, Stereotypes and Social Networking (Claire Lynch)

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Irish Studies in Europe Vol. VI: Towards 2016: 1916 and Irish Literature, Culture & Society

Crosson, Seán; Huber, Werner (eds.)

Towards 2016: 1916 in Irish Literature, Culture & Society is cognisant of the multiple perspectives and events that are associated with 1916 in Ireland and their continuing relevance to Irish literature, culture and society. The collection considers a broad range of cultural forms and societal issues, including politics, theatre, traditional music, poetry, James Joyce, greyhound sports, graphic novels, contemporary fiction, documentary, language, political representation, and the Irish economy with contributions from both emerging academics and established scholars. Also featured is an interview with acclaimed film director and novelist Neil Jordan (conducted by novelist Patrick McCabe) on his life and work, including his biopic Michael Collins (1996), a work which includes one of the most memorable renderings of the Rising and its aftermath. Among the questions considered in the collection are: What were the formative influences on one of leaders of the Rising, James Connolly? What effect had the Rising on Ireland’s fledgling labour movement? What impact did the Rising have on the Abbey and Irish theatre? What connects 1916, James Joyce, and the Cuban Revolution? What is the relevance of 1916 to Irish traditional music? What place has 1916 in contemporary Irish fiction and poetry? What are the relations between the Rising, sequential art, popular culture, and memory? A century after the 1916 Proclamation spoke of equality between women and men, could Ireland be finally about to realise equal gender distribution in politics? Does ‘Irish sovereignty’, a central concern of the Rising leaders, have any relevance for Ireland in the contemporary globalised and European Union context?

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Irish Studies in Europe Vol. V: Ireland: Arrivals and Departures

Scott Brewster; Werner Huber (eds.)

 

 

Eoin Flannery (Oxford)

TERROR AND REDEMPTION IN COLUM MCCANN’S LET THE GREAT WORLD SPIN 99



Claudia Luppino (Florence)

ARRIVALS AND DEPARTURES IN THE NOVELS AND SHORT STORIES

OF JOHN MCGAHERN, COLM TÓIBÍN, AND CLAIRE KEEGAN 109



Anne Groutel (Paris)

ENGAGING THE IRISH DIASPORA ELITES IN IRELAND’S

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: A DOUBLE-EDGED SWORD? 119





NOTES ON CONTRIBUTORS 131

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Irish Studies in Europe Vol. IV: Ireland in/and Europe: Cross-Currents and Exchanges

Huber, Werner; Mayer, Sandra; Novak, Julia (eds.)

Contents:Mossbawn via Mantua: Ireland in/and Europe: Cross-Currents and Exchanges (Seamus Heaney) – Hy Brasil: Cartographic Error, Celtic Elysium, or the New Jerusalem? Early Literary Representations of the Imaginary Brasil Island (Barbara Freitag) – “My Change of Character”: Rousseauisme and Maria Edgeworth’s Ennui (Eglantina Remport) – The Rise of the Hungarian Dandy: Oscar Wilde’s Contribution to the Experience of Modernity in Early-Twentieth-Century Hungary (Gabriella V.) – Published in Paris: Samuel Beckett, George Reavey, and the Europa Press (Sandra Andrea O’Connell) – Franco’s Spain: A Dubious Refuge for the Poets of the ‘Irish Beat Generation’ in the 1960s (Ute Anna Mittermaier) – From Utopia to Heterotopia: Irish Writers Narrating the Spanish Civil War (Sarah Heinz) – Fantastic Longings: The Moral Cartography of Kate O’Brien’s Mary Lavelle (Michael G. Cronin) – John Broderick and the French Catholic Novel (Eamon Maher) – A Fruitful Exchange: A Comparative Study of the Different Versions of John McGahern’s The Leavetaking and its French Translation Journée d’adieu by Alain Delahaye (Claudia Luppino) – “Aren’t We Citizens of the World?”: Irish Diaspora and Its Discontents in Deirdre Madden’s One by One in the Darkness, Anne Devlin’s After Easter, and Nuala O’Faolain’s My Dream of You (Michaela Schrage-Früh) – A Clearing in Inferno: Banvillean Constructions of Prague in Prague Pictures and Kepler (Hedda Friberg-Harnesk) – Exile, Migration, and ‘the Other’ in Contemporary Irish Writing (Angela Vaupel) – Two Recessions and a Boom: Where Next for Ireland? (John FitzGerald) – Whither the State?: The Recent Evolution of the Role of the State in Ireland (Anne Groutel) – Ireland and European Post-Secularism (Catherine Maignant) – The Representation of Ireland in Two Nineteenth-Century French Journals (Claire Dubois) – The Business of Pleasure: Modernity, Marketing, and Music Hall in fin-de-siècle Ireland (Alison O’Malley-Younger) – The Irish in Continental Europe and Ireland: Sustained Connectedness Across a Virtual Diaspora Space? (Gráinne O’Keeffe-Vigneron) – Mutational Patterns in the Teaching of Irish as a Foreign Language at the University of Vienna (Theresa-Susanna Illés) – Promoting Mutual Understanding and/or Enriching the Curriculum? The Contribution of the ‘Ireland in Schools’ Forum to Bringing Ireland into the English Classroom (Lesley Lelourec)

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Irish Studies in Europe Vol. II: Place and Memory in the New Ireland

Britta Olinder, Werner Huber (eds.) 2009

Contents:
Re-Imagining the Imaginary: A Challenge to Revisionist Mythology (Kerby A. Miller) - Reconstructed Memory: Irish Emigrant Letters from the Americas (Graham Davis) - Urban Regeneration in Belfast: Landscape and Memory (Valérie Peyronel) - Anticipating the Peace Process: In the Name of the Father as a Myth-Breaking Message (Yann Bévant) - Irish Animation and Radical Memory (Thomas Walsh) - Two Poems (Harry Clifton) - 'Chipped and tilted Marys': Two Irish Poets and Their Contemporary Contexts (Patricia Coughlan) - 'Watch me wherever I go': Ambivalence and Misdirection in Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin's Poetry (Borbála Faragó) - 'Out-and-out weary of excavating in the past': The New Irelands of Cathal Ó Searcaigh and Dennis O'Driscoll (Mary Pierse) - from Authenticity, Chapter Thirty-Five (Deirdre Madden) - Place, Time, and Perspective in John McGahern's Fiction (Martin Ryle) - Mammies, Trollops, and Re-Claimers of the Night: Women in Patrick McCabe's Fiction (David Clark) - Here and Then, There and Now: Place and Memory in Éilís Ní Dhuibhne's Fiction (Giovanna Tallone) - Frank McGuinness and Armand Gatti: Plays of Memory and Survival (Joseph Long)

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Irish Studies in Europe Vol. I: Ireland, Representation and Responsibility

Werner Huber, Michael Böss, Catherine Maignant, Hedwig Schwall (eds.):

Contents: John Synge in Context; or, Re-Positioning Synge: The Point of Balance (A. Saddlemyer) - 'The Death of an Author': Collaborative Voices in J.M. Synge's Deirdre of the Sorrows (1910) (L. Pereira) - The Contemporary First-Person Novel in Ireland: Renewal of an Old Tradition? (E. D'hoker) - 'Frightened with my own hatred': Telling Violence in Jennifer Johnston's Fool's Sanctuary and The Invisible Worm (T. Casal) - 'Northern and troubled, southern and peaceful': Absence, Punishment, and the Disappeared in Films on the North of Ireland (Y. Igoe) - Ulster-Scots History and Culture: A North Channel Perspective (J. Erskine) - Representation and Responsibility: Women in Northern Ireland/the North of Ireland: A Conversation in Descant (M. Hill, E. Rooney) - To Act or Not to Act: Parliamentary Representations of Irish Poverty in the 1830s (A.-C. Lobo) - De Valera Remembering: A Study in Memory and Self-Representation (M. Böss) - The Irish in Post-War Britain: Towards Greater Visibility? (G. O'Keeffe-Vigneron) - Deconstructing Media Reports of Sexual Abuse: An Analysis of Framing in Irish Print Media Coverage of Sexual Abuse, 1993-2002 (M.J. Breen) - Public Representations of a Private Choice: Irish Daily Newspapers and the Referenda on Abortion of 1992 and 2002 (J. Mercereau) - Faith and Responsibility in Contemporary Ireland (C. Maignant)