Back to the Future of Irish Studies

Back to the Future of Irish Studies

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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.There are now thousands of recordings of a#39;Danny Boya#39; by jazz, rock, and country musicians, all melancholy, to the point where not only the song, but ... funeral in 1963, for example, and when the King, Elvis Presley, sang a#39;Danny Boya#39; at his own funeral in 1977 (although ... In the late-eighteenth century this tune conveyedanbsp;...

Title:Back to the Future of Irish Studies
Author:Maureen O'Connor, Tadhg Foley
Publisher:Peter Lang - 2010


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