New publication: The Great Irish Famine

It´s a pleasure to announce publication of the book ‘The Great Irish Famine: Visual and Material Culture’, co-edited by Emily Mark-FitzGerald, Marguérite Corporaal and Oona Frawley, published by Liverpool University Press.

The book features new research by Niamh O’Sullivan, Peter Gray, Ciaran Reilly, Jason KingLisa GodsonMelissa Fegan, Fintan Cullen, Bryce Evans, Shelley Troupe, Andy Newby, Marguérite Corporaal, and Dawn Miranda Sherratt-Bado (with an intro essay by Emily Mark-FitzGerald).

This excellent volume, which we will be launching at ACIS in Boston in March.

Out now in both paperback and hardback:

“The Great Irish Famine of the 1840s left a profound impact on Irish culture, as recent ground-breaking historical and literary research has revealed. Less well documented and explored, however, is the relationship of the Famine and related experiences (hunger, migration, eviction, poverty, institutions and social memory) to visual and material cultures. This book aims to explore how the material and visual cultures of Ireland and its diaspora (including painting, engraving, photography, devotional objects, ritual, drama, film, television, and graphic novels) intersect with the multiple impacts and experiences of the Famine.”

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