Education for All? published

«Our youth are our most valuable resource and the state’s commitment to providing them with the best possible education is the barometer by which its success should be judged. This considered and comprehensive analysis provides a rare and incisive insight into the success and failures of the past fifty years.» (Louise Richardson, Vice-Chancellor, University of … Continue reading


Hear My Song: Irish Theatre and Popular Song reviewed in the Irish Times

    Joseph Greenwood’s new book Hear My Song: Irish Theatre and Popular Song in the 1950s and 1960s was reviewed in the Irish Times on Saturday 3 March, by Professor Victor Merriman of Edge Hill University. Please click here to read the review.   A major obstacle for the scholar of theatre is the … Continue reading


Histoire sociale de la musique irlandaise published

Peu de pays égalent l’Irlande dans sa réputation musicale. Car la musique irlandaise fascine : passée d’une petite île en marge d’un vieux continent à l’immense diaspora irlandaise, d’une profession aristocratique à une activité populaire, d’une existence essentiellement rurale à un engouement urbain, des petites cuisines aux scènes du monde, de la musique de danse … Continue reading


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


Book launch: The Reimagining Ireland Reader

The launch of The Reimagining Ireland Reader: Examining Our Past, Shaping Our Future, edited by Eamon Maher, will take place at IT Tallaght in Dublin at 6.30pm on Tuesday 27 February. The book will be launched by Derek Hand, Head of the School of English at Dublin City University.  The event will be preceded by … Continue reading


The Reimagining Ireland Reader published

To mark the fact that the Reimagining Ireland series will soon have one hundred volumes in print, this book brings together a selection of essays from the first fifty volumes, carefully chosen to give a flavour of the diversity and multidisciplinary nature of the series. Following a chronological order, it begins with an essay by … Continue reading


Landscapes of Irish and Greek Poets published

Landscapes of Irish and Greek Poets juxtaposes two countries on the margins of Europe that display many affinities: Ireland and Greece. It investigates the ways in which contemporary poetry from both countries engages with external and internal landscapes, bringing together essays by poets and scholars, poems in English and Greek and interviews with the Irish … Continue reading


2017 Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition Winners

Congratulations to all our Young Scholars Competition winners this year! The 2017 competition was held in three fields: Nineteenth-Century Studies, Modern Italian Studies and Irish Studies.   Nineteenth-Century Studies WINNER Clare Stainthorp Constance Naden: Scientist, Philosopher, Poet RUNNER-UP Tai-Chun Ho Civilian Poets and Poetry of the Crimean Conflict: The War at Home   Modern Italian … 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


‘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

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