Uncertain Futures: Essays about the Irish Past for Roy Foster

Hardcover | July 23, 2016

EditorSenia Paseta

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This volume has been produced to mark the retirement of Roy Foster from the Carroll Professorship of Irish history at the University of Oxford, and to mark his extraordinary career as a historian, literary critic, and public intellectual. It consists of twenty three essays contributed by manyof the leading historians of modern Ireland, including scholars whose work has influenced Roy Foster's own research, leading Irish historians who have influenced and have been influenced by Foster, and younger scholars who were supervised and/or mentored by Roy and whose work he greatly admires.Essays chart Foster's career while reflecting on developments in the field of Irish history writing, teaching, and research since the 1970s. Focussing on the history of Ireland since 1800, these essays cover a wide spectrum of topics and ideas including aspects of the Irish land question,generational and intellectual tensions, political biography, and social and cultural change.

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This volume has been produced to mark the retirement of Roy Foster from the Carroll Professorship of Irish history at the University of Oxford, and to mark his extraordinary career as a historian, literary critic, and public intellectual. It consists of twenty three essays contributed by manyof the leading historians of modern Ireland,...

Senia Paseta is a historian of modern Ireland with a particular interest in the history of education, religious identity formation, political movements, and ideas in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. She has published widely on the development of a Catholic university elite in pre-independence Ireland and on a number o...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.1 inPublished:July 23, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Senia Paseta: Introduction: Uncertain Futures: Essays about the Irish Past for Roy FosterPart I1. Tom Dunne: RFF: A Writing Life2. Marianne Elliot: Roy Foster, an Irish Historian in Britain3. Toby Barnard: Roy Foster and OxfordPart II4. R. V. Comerford: The Impediments to Freehold Ownership of Land and the Character of the Irish Land War5. K. Theodore Hoppen: 'When the gods wish to punish us they answer our prayers': British Politicians and the Transformation of Rural Society in Nineteenth-Century Ireland6. Marie-Louise Jennings: Gladstone and Ireland: the Peril of the Intellectual7. Marc Mulholland: Land War Homicides8. Paul Bew: The Parnell Churchill Nexus: Arthur Baumann, Winston Churchill and Roy Foster9. Ben Levitas: A Temper of Misgiving: W. B. Yeats and the Ireland of Synge's Time10. Hermione Lee: Breaking Faith: Elizabeth Bowen and disloyalties11. Colin W. Reid: Between the Redmondite and Revolutionary Generations: Denis Gwynn in Old and New Ireland12. Caoimhe Nic Dhaibheid: Fighting their Fathers' Fight: The Post-Revolutionary Generation in Independent Ireland13. Charles Townshend: Force, Law, and the Irish Revolution14. Tim Wilson: The Strange Death of Loyalist Monaghan, 1912-192115. Lauren Arrington: Feeding the Cats: Yeats and Pound at Rapallo, 192816. Matthew Kelly: 'Sense and shite': Roddy Doyle, Roy Foster and the Past History of the Future17. Ultan Gillen: Theobald Wolfe Tone and the Common Name of Irishman in 1960s Ireland18. Erika Hanna: 'There's no banshee now': Absence and Loss in Twentieth-Century Dublin19. Ian McBride: Provisional Truths: IRA Memoirs and the Peace Process20. Richard English: Seminars and Shootings: Politics, History, and University Teaching in Belfast21. Alvin Jackson: Shamrock and Saltire: Irish Home Rule, Independence and the Scottish Referendum, 1914-201422. David Fitzpatrick: Words and Irish History: an Experiment