Irish Studies

New and forthcoming in Irish Studies

We were really looking forward to the British Association for Irish Studies (BAIS) conference, so we’re delighted to see that the conference is still taking place online throughout the month of May. We thought this was a good opportunity to share our conference discount online and remind you about the 50% discount across all ebooks. Find out more about our new and forthcoming books below.

If you were hoping to speak to us about publishing with LUP, our Irish Studies Commissioning Editor Christabel Scaife would love to hear from you! We’re always interested in discussing ideas for the Reappraisals in Irish History series and the Liverpool Studies in Irish Literature series.

If you wish to request any of these books for review, see further info on our review request page.

Rough Beasts: The Monstrous in Irish Fiction, 1800-2000

Irish history has been punctured by dramatic ruptures such as the Great Famine. Monstrous imagery flourishes in these ruptures, so it is hardly surprising that Irish literature boasts a great many rough beasts and ravenous corpses. This book looks at Irish Gothic and horror texts, in both English and Irish, from the Act of Union to the death of the Celtic Tiger.

The Literary Afterlives of Roger Casement, 1899-2016

This book explores the literary and cultural afterlives of Ireland’s most enigmatic, shape-shifting and controversial son: Roger Casement. Drawing upon a variety of modern and contemporary texts, alongside significant archival research, this book positions Casement as a vital and fascinating figure in the contradictory terrain of Anglo-Irish history.

Nature and the Environment in Nineteenth-Century Ireland

The environmental humanities are one of the most exciting and rapidly expanding areas of interdisciplinary study, and this collection of essays is a pioneering attempt to apply these approaches to the study of nineteenth-century Ireland. By bringing together historians, geographers and literary scholars, the volume offers new and original insights into familiar topics.

Violent Loyalties: Manliness, Migration and the Irish in the Canadas, 1798-1841

This book explores gendered experiences of violence, migration and settlement for Irishmen in Upper and Lower Canada between 1798 and 1841, when the ‘wild Irish’ stereotype applied to both Protestants and Catholics. Assumptions about Irish manliness created an enduring legacy in the Canadas and also affected how the Irish were treated across the British Empire.

Middle-Class Life in Victorian Belfast

This book vividly reconstructs the social world of upper middle-class Belfast from c.1830 to 1890. Using extensive primary material, it paints a rich portrait of Belfast’s middle-class society, exploring areas such as civic activism, working lives, philanthropy, associational culture, evangelicalism, recreation, marriage and family life.

The Disparity of Sacrifice: Irish Recruitment to the British Armed Forces, 1914-1918

During the First World War approximately 200,000 Irish men and 5,000 Irish women, many from Catholic and Nationalist communities, served in the British armed forces. This book provides a comprehensive analysis of Irish recruitment patterns, which varied notably between North-East Ulster and the rest of Ireland and between urban and rural areas.

Capital Punishment in Independent Ireland: A Social, Legal and Political History

This is a comprehensive and nuanced historical survey of the death penalty in Ireland from the immediate post-Civil War period through to its complete abolition. Using original archival material, the book sheds light on the various social, legal and political contexts in which the death penalty operated and elucidates the extent to which ideas of class, gender, community and sanity impacted on the administration of justice.

The Legacy of the Irish Parliamentary Party in Independent Ireland

This book provides the first detailed analysis of the influence of former Irish Parliamentary Party members and methods in independent Ireland. This investigation of party politics is complemented by scrutiny of the practice of public commemoration to ask how the Irish Party was remembered in a state founded on the sacrifice of the Easter Rising.

 ‘An Alien Ideology’: Cold War Perceptions of the Irish Republican Left

An Alien Ideology’ studies perceptions of Soviet influence over Irish revolutionaries in the Cold War period. It examines British fears of Dublin being used as a Russian espionage hub during the Northern Ireland Troubles and looks at the parliamentary role of the Workers’ Party in advancing Soviet foreign policy objectives in the Thatcher/Reagan era.

The Long Peace Process: The United States of America and Northern Ireland, 1960-2008

This book examines the role of the United States of America in the Northern Ireland conflict and peace process. Featuring interviews with former government figures from the US, UK and Ireland, it analyses the complicated diplomatic relationship between the three countries during the years of violence.

Use conference discount code BAIS30 for 30% off Irish Studies books on the         Liverpool University Press website.

For US orders, use code ADISTA5 on the OUP website.

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