Irish Studies

Linenopolis, loyalism and literary afterlives… upcoming books in our Irish list

October is Irish Studies month at #LUP120, and here’s a sneak preview of three titles appearing in Spring 2020. The Literary Afterlives of Roger Casement, 1899-2016 by Alison Garden explores the literary and cultural legacy of one of Ireland’s most enigmatic and controversial figures. Casement can be found in the most curious of places: from … Continue reading

Irish Studies, Literature, News

LUP announces new Irish Literature series

Liverpool University Press is pleased to announce a new series in Irish Literature, led by series editors Eve Patten (Trinity College Dublin), Frank Shovlin (University of Liverpool) and Tom Walker (Trinity College Dublin). Liverpool Studies in Irish Literature will offer insights into a diverse range of texts, themes, moments, figures and networks in Irish literature from c.1800 through … Continue reading

Irish Studies

The Voice of the Provinces

Christopher Doughan is the author of The Voice of the Provinces, one of the first books examining the history of Ireland’s regional newspapers. Ireland’s regional and provincial newspapers have played a largely unrecognised role in Irish history: this book charts their experiences in the dramatic and sometimes violent years leading up to independence. In this … Continue reading

Irish Studies

A Parnellite in the Free State? Henry Harrison and the legacy of the Irish Parliamentary Party

The Legacy of the Irish Parliamentary Party in Independent Ireland, 1922-1949 by Martin O'Donoghue offers a new perspective on the early years of independent Ireland. Providing statistical analysis of the extent of Irish Party heritage in each Dáil and Seanad in the period, it analyses how party followers reacted to independence and examines the place … Continue reading

Irish Studies, Literature

Ireland, Migration and Return Migration – In Conversation with Sinéad Moynihan

Drawing on literary, historical and cultural studies perspectives, Sinéad Moynihan's Ireland, Migration and Return Migration examines the phenomenon of the “Returned Yank” in the cultural imagination. Taking as its point of departure The Quiet Man (1952), it provides a cultural history that charts the ways in which the Returned Yank indexes a set of recurring anxieties in … Continue reading