Irish Culture, Memory, Place
This series explores Irish culture and the Irish experience at home and abroad, considering both continuity and change through time and across space. Successive versions of the Irish experience have been shaped by waves of migration-emigration and immigration-starting in pre-history, changing utterly with British colonization, peaking with mass flight from the 19th century Famine, and changing yet again with new arrivals in Ireland from Eastern Europe, Africa, and Asia in recent decades. More than a century after the Easter Rising and later independence for part of the island, Brexit requires yet another rethinking of borders, the very shape of Ireland, and the continuing presence of the past. This series will be transnational and global in its outlook, and we particularly invite multidisciplinary perspectives including memory studies, folklore studies, cultural anthropology, human geography, and the environmental humanities. We also welcome both literary and historical studies that are open to democratizing the written record through investigation of popular, vernacular, and sometimes marginalized forms of verbal and non-verbal expressive and material culture. Submit a book proposal through our online form here.
Oona Frawley, Guy Beiner, and Ray Cashman, editors