Irish President Michael D. Higgins at launch of Reimagining Ireland Reader

On Tuesday 27 February, we were delighted to welcome a very special guest to the launch of The Reimagining Ireland Reader: Examining Our Past, Shaping Our Future. The President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, was in attendance at the launch, which took place at IT Tallaght in Dublin. The event was preceded by the 25th … Continue reading


Winner of the 2017 Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition in Irish Studies

The Peter Lang Dublin office is delighted to announce the winner of the 2017 Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition in Irish Studies:   WINNER Mercedes del Campo Alternative Ulsters: Troubles Short Fiction by Women Writers, 1968–1998   Congratulations to Mercedes! Her book will be published in the Reimagining Ireland book series (, edited by Eamon Maher. Many thanks to all … Continue reading


Consuming Irish Children published

As far as Irish history is concerned, consuming Irish children was not only a matter for Jonathan Swift’s A Modest Proposal. Late nineteenth-century Ireland saw the emergence of a thriving home-grown advertising industry, and the Irish child played a pivotal role in developing a nascent consumer state from the 1860s until 1921. Through extensive analysis … Continue reading


Images of Spain in Irish Literature, 1922–1975 published

This new study investigates how Spain was represented in Irish fiction, plays, poems, and travelogues written in a period covering the first five decades of Irish independence, as well as the Spanish Civil War (1936–1939) and the Franco dictatorship (1939–1975). These two countries situated at Europe’s western periphery followed a similar socio-political trajectory in the … Continue reading


Peter Lang at the Global Irish Diaspora Congress

We are delighted to be attending the Global Irish Diaspora Congress at University College Dublin on 15-17 August. Please come by the Peter Lang bookstand to see our latest publications in Irish Studies and meet with Christabel Scaife, Senior Commissioning Editor ( A 30% conference discount will be available! Advertisements


Reminder: 2017 Peter Lang Young Scholars Competitions in Irish Studies and Nineteenth-Century Studies, due 31 July!

Reminder: Submissions due by 31 July 2017 The Oxford and Dublin offices of Peter Lang are delighted to announce the 2017 Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition in the fields of Irish Studies and Nineteenth-Century Studies. Proposals are invited from early career scholars ­in each field for academic monographs to be evaluated by a distinguished editorial … Continue reading


Autumnal Faces published

Autumnal Faces is a timely study within the ever-growing research on the ways older people and ageing itself have been conceptualized and represented in the popular imagination and, more specifically, in drama and on stage. Tracing this theme from the Renaissance to the twenty-first century, this volume offers original, innovative and diachronic analyses of plays … Continue reading

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The Oxford International Art Fair

Oxford International Art Fair 2017 - Oxford Town Hall