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Tag Archives: Irish Literature

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  • 9
    Nov

    2020

    “in these uncertain times”: Twenty-First...

    The New Irish Studies powerfully demonstrates how thoughtful close readings and diverse critical approaches enhance our understanding of twenty-first-century Irish writing. Across recent decades, the...

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  • 22
    May

    2020

    Poetry, Calamity, and Vicarious Life

    As the scope and intensity of the coronavirus pandemic became more terribly apparent, and as I like so many others hunkered down at home and tried to get my head around these new and frightening conditions,...

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  • 20
    May

    2020

    Judging a book by its cover

    I like to think that much of what this book offers – Irish Literature in Transition, 1700-1780 – is suggested in the image which illustrates its dust-jacket: an engraved copy of Philip Mercier’s...

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  • 15
    May

    2020

    Joyce and Pandemics

    In the last chapter of James Joyce’s Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Stephen Dedalus misquotes a line from Thomas Nash’s “Litany in Time of Plague.” Nash wrote the poem during one of a...

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  • 7
    May

    2020

    Dublin

    One of the most best-known conversations about Dublin took place in Zürich, when James Joyce was walking down Universitätstrasse with his friend Frank Budgen. “I want to give a picture of Dublin so...

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  • 22
    Aug

    2017

    Beckett’s Political Imagination

    This book was a long time in the making – the research and writing took about ten years – and the ideas that gave rise to it go back even further, to the first time I read Beckett (nothing glamorous:...

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  • 7
    Oct

    2016

    The Letters of Samuel Beckett launch in Paris

    Last week we celebrated the launch of the fourth and final volume in the acclaimed series ‘The Letters of Samuel Beckett’. The project has taken around 20 years to complete, and a few staff members...

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  • 5
    Oct

    2016

    Video interview with editor Dan Gunn

    In this interview editor Dan Gunn talks about The Letters of Samuel Beckett series and the future of Beckett scholarship ...

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