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  • 9 Nov 2020
    Paige Reynolds

    “in these uncertain times”: Twenty-First-Century Irish Writing, Performance, and Criticism

    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 Republic and Northern Ireland have experienced monumental cultural, economic, and political transformations. Amid these, Irish literature has flourished, drawing international audiences and accolades for a wide array of writers publishing […]

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  • 12 May 2020
    Peter Boxall


    Last week my fifteen year old son wrote a short piece of fiction, entitled ‘Thursday’, that reflected on how strangely anonymous the days become when we are cast away, or imprisoned, or quarantined. What kind of identity does Thursday have, it asked, as opposed, say, to Saturday, when the structure of living has been suspended, when we cast off the clothing of the days to […]

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