Back to the Future of Irish Studies: Festschrift for Tadhg Foley by Maureen O'ConnorBack to the Future of Irish Studies: Festschrift for Tadhg Foley by Maureen O'Connor

Back to the Future of Irish Studies: Festschrift for Tadhg Foley

EditorMaureen O'Connor

Paperback | March 29, 2010

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This Festschrift for Professor Tadhg Foley of the National University of Ireland, Galway, who retired in 2009, gathers together international contributors in the fields of poetry, politics and academia to honour this great man’s life and work. Professor Foley has not only been central in the development of Irish Studies and Colonial/Postcolonial Studies in Ireland and in the United States, but he has also enjoyed a long career as convivial host in his thatched cottage in Salthill, Galway. He remains one of the most popular and beloved figures in Irish academia. Among the eminent scholars included in the volume are Terry Eagleton, Robert Young, Penny Boumelha, David Lloyd, Luke Gibbons, Joep Leerssen and Maud Ellmann. The book is further enriched by poets Bernard O’Donoghue, Louis de Paor, Rita Ann Higgins, Michael D. Higgins and Tom Duddy. This collection is a rare and distinctive gathering of true and resonant voices, offering a unique portrait of late twentieth-century Irish literary and academic culture and its interplay with the United States.
The Editor: Maureen O’Connor lectures in the Department of English Language and Literature at Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick. She is co-editor, with Lisa Colletta, of Wild Colonial Girl: Essays on Edna O’Brien (2006); with Kathryn Laing and Sinéad Mooney, of Edna O’Brien: New Critical Perspectives (2006); and, with Tad...
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Title:Back to the Future of Irish Studies: Festschrift for Tadhg FoleyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:8.66 × 5.91 × 0.68 inPublished:March 29, 2010Publisher:Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3034301413

ISBN - 13:9783034301411

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Contents: Maureen O’Connor: Introduction – Robert J.C. Young: Walking Westward – Penny Boumelha: The Leaving of Wessex: Thomas Hardy’s Emigrants – David Lloyd: Nomadic Figures: The ‘Rhetorical Excess’ of Irishness in Political Economy – Luke Gibbons: Roots of Modernity: Primitivism and Primitive Accumulation in Nineteenth-Century Ireland – Gordon Bigelow: Economy and Ascendancy in Nineteenth-Century Ireland – Ciara Boylan/Tom Boylan: The Art and Science of Political Economy: Nassau Senior and Ireland in the 1830s – Joep Leerssen: Some Notes on Hutcheson Macauley Posnett (1855-1927) – Michael Foley: From Bruff to the Balkans: James David Bourchier – Niamh O’Sullivan: Reading between the Lines – Helen O’Shea: The World, the Music, and the Critic: Some Thoughts on Said’s Musical Transgressions – Maud Ellmann: Noses and Monotheism – James H. Murphy: ‘Disgusted by the Details’: Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and the Dublin Castle Scandals of 1884 – Asier Altuna-García de Salazar: The Stage-Irishman Represented through Spain: The Castle of Andalusia (1782) by John O’Keeffe (1744-1833) – Robert Tracy: Waking the Dead: Brian Friel’s Post Mortems – James P. Walsh: Tadhg, Let’s Change the Subject – Rebecca Pelan: Hardy Women and Titanic Struggles – Tom Moylan: Irish Voyages and Visions: Pre-figuring, Re-configuring Utopia – Terry Eagleton: Revolution and Remembrance – Tom Duddy: One Summer – Michael D. Higgins: Of Possibility – Rita Ann Higgins: I’ll Have to Stop Thinking about Sex – Bernard O’Donoghue: Mere Planter and Fíor-Ghael – Louis de Paor: An Nuacht (Athchraoladh) – Louis de Paor: News Headlines (Repeat Broadcast) – Maureen O’Connor: Biographical Note – Anuradha Dingwaney Needham/Lawrence Needham: For Tadhg – Gabriela M. Steinke: Des Temps Perdus.