Article'The Humble Petition of Cornelius O Clummogan, the Famous Poor Scholar, to the Priest of the Parish' by the Co. Roscommon poest, Dr. Dominick Kelly, throws unexpected light on several aspects of mid-eighteenth century Irish culture and literatur[...]
ArticleThis article seeks to demonstrate that the anonymous pamphlet, 'Some Consideration upon the Late Attempt to Repeal th Test Act' (1719), was written by Jonathan Swift. The argument is based on a comparison with other tracts ackowledged to have be[...]
ArticleA short story by Uschi Gartward about drinks at the pub; dinner; a board game …
ArticleAlthough Northern Irish poet Leontia Flynn’s work has always been politically invested, her 2018 collection The Radioshifts its gaze fromglobal pressures on the local to local lessons for global geopolitics.The poet of‘the new North’, born and r[...]
ArticleA short story by Sarah Gilmartin about a long day in the betting shop, and what happens next.
ArticleDeirdre Madden’s novel One by One in the Darkness, first published in 1996, marks its twenty-fifth anniversary in 2021. Madden began writing the book in 1993 in anticipation of another anniversary(a quarter century of political and sectaria[...]
ArticleThe Brian Friel Papers at the NLI reveal a long and relatively unexplored history of major and minor influences on Friel’s plays. As the archive attests, these influences manifest themselves in ways that range from the superficial to the deeply [...]
ArticleAn essay by Laruen-Shannon Jones about a new routine in a new city.
ArticleAn essay by Greg Baxter about cycling the hills of Mexico City.
ArticleTom O’Flaherty’s unpublished novel Red Crom’s Island is a distinctly political potboiler that envisions the Gaeltacht as a potential centre for leftist revolutionary activity. By comparison, O’Flaherty’s two Anglophone short stories collection[...]
ArticleThis article argues that Teresa Deevy’s early plays for the Abbey Theatre deliberately intervened in the cultural politics of the Irish Free State. While the focus here is on Temporal Powers(1932), Deevy’s first twoAbbey productions, The Reape[...]
ArticleA short story by Darragh McCausland about a peculiar pub quiz in a sinister place.
ArticleAn essay by Oliver Farry about daily life in Hong Kong under the National Security Law.
ArticleThis essay adapts David Cregan’s concept of‘queer memory’–a form of memory defined‘by exclusion rather than inclusion’–to the author of The Quare Fellow, analysing narrative gaps in Brendan Behan’s Borstal Boy in order to better understand its c[...]