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  • 17
    Mar

    2020

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    Irish Literature in Transition, 1980–2020

    The sixth and final volume of Irish Literature in Transition examines four decades of contemporary Irish writing and culture; it begins in 1980 and ends now, in 2020. These dates suggest one challenge...

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  • 6
    Mar

    2020

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    Irish Literature in Transition, 1940–1980

    Irish Literature in Transition is a new series that tracks the the evolution of Irish writing from 1700 to the present, and I’m the editor of volume 5, which covers the four decades between 1940 and...

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  • 14
    Feb

    2020

    Fairy Blast National Folklore Collection

    Romantic Ireland

    Daniel MacDonald, 'Sídhe Gaoithe/ The Fairy Blast' 1842. Oil on canvas. 89 x 115cm. Image used by permission of the National Folklore Collection, University College Dublin, Ireland....

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  • 3
    Feb

    2020

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    Poetry and Language

    People who love poetry are not likely to love these sorts of thing:  ˌɪntərˈnæʃənəl fəˈnɛtɪk ˈælfəbɪt VP   ->   t (M) (have + prf) (be + prg) V *h2ner-seerg  gwhen-ontabs ...

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  • 24
    Jan

    2020

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    Associating with Dickinson: What the Manuscripts...

    I hate movies about Emily Dickinson, and novels. I hate even the idea of the play. I hate impudent rapey poems addressed to Dickinson by entitled male poets. I hate the mugs, pot holders, T-shirts, and...

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  • 24
    Jan

    2020

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    Sexual Freedom in Restoration Literature

    When I was writing Sexual Freedom in Restoration Literature, a book primarily about two writers, the Earl of Rochester and Aphra Behn, back in the 1990s, the opening sentence of the jacket blurb read:...

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  • 21
    Jan

    2020

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    New York: A Literary History

    New York: A Literary History is the result of a lifetime of reading books about the city and reading authors who made the city their home. From Stephen Crane, James Baldwin, Susan Sontag, and Zora Neale...

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  • 17
    Jan

    2020

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    Irish Literature for Victorians?

    Any history of twentieth century literature in English is unimaginable without Yeats and Joyce, both born in Dublin in the last years of the nineteenth century. They are international figures who came...

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