Crosson, Seán and Huber, Werner (eds.): Towards 2016 – 1916 and Irish Literature, Culture & Society

Crosson, Seán and Huber, Werner (eds.) 2015: Towards 2016 – 1916 and Irish Literature, Culture & Society, Irish Studies in Europe. Further  copies can be ordered at:

This book is cognisant of the multiple perspectives and events that are associated with 1916 in Ireland and their continuing relevance to Irish literature, culture and society. The collection considers a broad range of cultural forms and societal issues, including politics, theatre, traditional music, poetry, James Joyce, greyhound sports, graphic novels, contemporary fiction, documentary, language, political representation, and the Irish economy with contributions from both emerging academics and established scholars. Also featured is an interview with acclaimed film director and novelist Neil Jordan (conducted by novelist Patrick McCabe) on his life and work, including his biopic Michael Collins (1996), a work which includes one of the most memorable renderings of the Rising and its aftermath.

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