Virtual Book Table
The conference book table is a traditional place to celebrate recent new work by CAIS members. After many conferences went virtual, we thought an online book table could continue to be a good place to showcase recent books/articles/other works by our members.
Thomas O’Grady (Professor Emeritus Director of Irish Studies (1984-2019) University of Massachusetts Boston) recently published “At Bear River Station: a Snapshot of Place and Time,” an essay "engaging with a century-old photograph involving my maternal ancestors, of Wexford stock, on my native Prince Edward Island." The essay was published in a special issue of Mosaic: an Interdisciplinary Critical Journal (Vol. 53, No. 4, 2020), centered on a reevaluation of Roland Barthes’s Camera Lucida: PROJECT MUSE muse.jhu.edu/article/831916
CAIS/ACEI 2022 (held online) celebrated the work of our members and sharing recent Irish publications with conference attendees. Information on publishers, authors, and--in some cases--discounts can be found at the links below.
Jane V. McGaughey's Violent Loyalties: Manliness, Migration, and the Irish Canadas, 1798-1841
Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2020. 272 pages. ISBN 9781789621860 (cloth) USD $120 is available through Liverpool University Press.
Laura McKenna's novel Words to Shape My Name (Dr. McKenna is a keynote at CAIS/ACEI 2022) is a historical novel that views the events of 1798 through the eyes of Tony Small, an African American who rescued Lord Edward Fitzgerald from a battlefield and became his closest companion. Hilary Mantel described the novel as
"an act of salvage, performed with great skill: cleanly written, sharp-eyed, undeceived."
Dr. McKenna's book is currently available in Ireland, and will be available soon in North America: it is also available as an ebook: see links for more information on print copies as well:
Keynote Carolina P. Amador-Moreno has written and/or edited several books on Irish-English and its history: several are offered at a discount during the conference; you can click on a link to access a flyer on the work:
Keynote Gavin Foster (Marianna O'Gallagher Lecture) is the author of The Irish Civil War and Society: Politics, Class, and Conflict (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015) contributed an essay to the Royal Irish Academy's recent collection, Ireland 1922: Independence, Partition, Civil War
Patrick Mannion and Fearghal McGarry have edited The Irish Revolution: A Global History. This is available at a discount for a limited time: information available here.
Brad Kent has edited two volumes of a recent series of George Bernard Shaw works by Oxford University Press: Access the flyer here.
McGill Queen's University Press has published several longtime CAIS Members' work, including Donald Akenson, Michele Holmgren (2021) , William Jenkins (2017), Liam Kennedy (2022), Brad Kent, (2016) Mark G. McGowan (2017) and David Wilson (2022). Their books, along with many other Irish-themed titles, are available at discount for a limited time. See flyer in this link for more information.
Aileen Rose Ruane has a chapter in I Love the Craft, I Love the Work: The Theatre of Deirdre Kinahan.
Robert Grace has a chapter entitled "Quand l’hiver nous sépare : migrations saisonnières et stratégies de survie des familles irlandaises de Québec au XIXe siècle" in the ebook Genre et travail migrant Mondes atlantiques, XIXe -XXe siècles (Publibook,com 2009)
CANADIAN JOURNAL OF IRISH STUDIES Vol. 41.1 has just come back from the press. Members can expect it by September. To subscribe, please join CAIS.