Ireland, Irish Studies, Review, Theatre Studies

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

Review, Russia, Russian Studies

Review of Persisting in Folly: Russian Writers in Search of Wisdom, 1963-2013

    Oliver Ready's Persisting in Folly: Russian Writers in Search of Wisdom, 1963-2013 has been reviewed by Josh Billings in the Los Angeles Review of Books. Please click here to read the review.     The theme of foolishness has long occupied an unusually prominent place in Russian culture, touching on key questions of… Continue reading Review of Persisting in Folly: Russian Writers in Search of Wisdom, 1963-2013

Education, Religious Studies, Review

Review of Christian Faith in English Church Schools

    Trevor Cooling’s Christian Faith in English Church Schools has been reviewed on the website of Theos, the UK’s leading think tank on religion and society. Please click here to read the review.   Church schools are booming, becoming increasingly popular with parents across the world. However, research shows that teachers face considerable challenges… Continue reading Review of Christian Faith in English Church Schools

Ireland, Jewish studies, Review

New Robert Briscoe biography reviewed in the Jewish Chronicle

Kevin McCarthy's new book Robert Briscoe: Sinn Féin Revolutionary, Fianna Fáil Nationalist and Revisionist Zionist has been reviewed by Professor Colin Shindler in the Jewish Chronicle. To read the review, please click here.   This biography reveals the full significance of Robert Briscoe’s influence within the contentious political culture of the early Irish state, as… Continue reading New Robert Briscoe biography reviewed in the Jewish Chronicle

French, Ireland, Irish Studies, Literature, Music, Review

France and Ireland: Notes and Narratives reviewed in the Irish Times

France and Ireland: Notes and Narratives, edited by Una Hunt and Mary Pierse, was reviewed by Professor Harry White in the Irish Times on Friday 22 January. Click here to read the review.   The rich association between Ireland and France is embodied in music, art and creative writing from both countries and this collection… Continue reading France and Ireland: Notes and Narratives reviewed in the Irish Times

English literature, Poetry, Review

Mick Imlah: Selected Prose reviewed in Ambit

Mick Imlah: Selected Prose, edited by André Naffis-Sahely and Robert Selby, has been reviewed by Chris Larkin in Ambit. To read the review, please click here. As well as a highly respected poet and editor, Mick Imlah (1956–2009) was one of the finest literary critics of his generation. He spent most of his twenty-five-year career… Continue reading Mick Imlah: Selected Prose reviewed in Ambit

English literature, Poetry, Review, Scotland

Review of Mick Imlah: Selected Prose

Mick Imlah: Selected Prose, edited by André Naffis-Sahely and Robert Selby, has been reviewed by Theresa Muňoz in the Scottish Review of Books. To read the review, please click here. As well as a highly respected poet and editor, Mick Imlah (1956–2009) was one of the finest literary critics of his generation. He spent most… Continue reading Review of Mick Imlah: Selected Prose

history, Literature, Review, Sport

Review of Writing the Prizefight: Pierce Egan’s Boxiana World

David Snowdon's Writing the Prizefight: Pierce Egan's Boxiana World was recently reviewed by the author and sports journalist Luke G. Williams on his blog. Click here to read the review. This book focuses on the literary contribution made by the pugilistic writing of Pierce Egan (c. 1772-1849), identifying the elements that rendered Egan’s style distinctive… Continue reading Review of Writing the Prizefight: Pierce Egan’s Boxiana World

Cultural Studies, history, Ireland, Irish Studies, Literature, Review

‘Tickling the Palate’ reviewed in the Irish Times

'Tickling the Palate': Gastronomy in Irish Literature and Culture, edited by Maírtín Mac Con Iomaire and Eamon Maher, was reviewed by Éilís Ní Dhuibhne in the Irish Times on Saturday 28 June. Click here to read the review.   This volume of essays, which originated in the inaugural Dublin Gastronomy Symposium held in the Dublin… Continue reading ‘Tickling the Palate’ reviewed in the Irish Times

history, Irish Studies, Literature, Middle Ages, Review, Women's Studies

Review of Helen Waddell Reassessed

Jennifer FitzGerald's edited volume Helen Waddell Reassessed has been reviewed by Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin in Óenach: Journal of the Forum for Medieval and Renaissance Studies in Ireland. Click here to read the review.   The Irish writer and critic Helen Waddell burst onto the publishing scene of the 1920s and 1930s as a phenomenon, a… Continue reading Review of Helen Waddell Reassessed