‘Hear My Song’: Irish Theatre and Popular Song in the 1950s and 1960s published

A major obstacle for the scholar of theatre is the ephemerality of a dramatic performance. How can we know the specifics of an event that has been and gone, an occurrence that can never be repeated? This book proposes that by considering the use of songs within a dramatic production we can gain a deeper … 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

Voyages between France and Ireland published

The voyage – the quest, the odyssey, the expedition – is one of the driving forces of civilisation. From ancient times to the present day, human beings have travelled through necessity (wars, persecutions, economic and political pressures), by vocation (religious and humanitarian) and for pleasure (tourism, culture and sport). A voyage intensifies our perception of … Continue reading

This Favoured Land published

In the wake of the Irish potato famine, Edward King-Tenison, a sometime Irish politician of the liberal order and one of the first masterful photographers of Spain, and his wife, Lady Louisa Mary Anne Anson, the eldest daughter of the 1st Earl of Lichfield, left their estate of Kilronan in County Roscommon, Ireland, to reside … Continue reading

Book launch: Re-Place: Irish Theatre Environments

Lisa FitzGerald’s new book Re-Place: Irish Theatre Environments will be launched at NUI Galway at 4pm on Thursday 7 September. The event will take place in Studio 1 of the O’Donoghue Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance and the book will be launched by Professor Patrick Lonergan.   What role does nature play 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 (c.scaife@peterlang.com). A 30% conference discount will be available!

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

Irish Education and Catholic Emancipation, 1791–1831 published

«This fascinating book, which documents the parallel approaches taken by Daniel O’Connell and Bishop Doyle in their political lobbying on the Irish education issue in the 1820s, fills an important gap in nineteenth-century Irish historiography. While rigorous and scholarly in its approach, it is engaging in its style.» – Áine Hyland, Emeritus Professor of Education, … Continue reading

2017 Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition

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 board. The winner of each competition will … Continue reading

Book launch: ‘Slight Return’: Paul Muldoon’s Poetics of Place

‘Slight Return’: Paul Muldoon’s Poetics of Place by Anne Karhio will be launched at 5pm on Monday 27 March in the Moore Institute for Research in the Humanities and Social Studies at NUI Galway. Professor Sean Ryder of the NUI Galway English department will speak at the launch. Please click here for more information.   This … Continue reading

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