Andrew Carpenter


Life
1943- [Isdell-Carpenter]; Oxford, MA; PhD. on Archbishop William King and Jonathan Swift, NUI; lecturer, UCD, 1970; personal chair; Dean of the Faculty of Arts, 1987-92; University Director for Development, 1992-94; works incl. J. M. Synge (1973); ed., Place, Personality and the Irish Writer (1977), papers of the third annual IASAIL conference; edited and published series “Irish Writings from the Age of Swift” (4 vols. 1972-1976) designed by Liam Miller, and published by Dolmen under the Cadenus Press imprint - with an address at 6 Richmond Hill, Monkstown; later used his own handpress; fnd. president of the Eighteenth-Century Ireland Society and edited with others, Eighteenth-Century Ireland, 1986;
 
Associate Editor of The Field Day Anthology of Irish Writing (1991), responsible for sects. writing in and about Ireland before 1800; dir. Tenth International Congress on the Enlightenment at UCD, 1999; ed., Verse in English from Eighteenth-Century Ireland (1998); ed. John Dunton’s The Dublin Scuffle [1699] (2000); currently working on seventeenth-century Irish verse in English, and on Irish chapbook-verse in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries; appt. Dean of Research (Arts) and afterwards Head of School of English and Drama, UCD; he was married to the poet Dorothy Molloy [q.v.] and has remarried since her death.

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Works
  • [as Andrew P. Isdell-Carpenter,] Archbishop King and Dean Swift [NUI Dissertation], 2 vols. (A. P. Isdell-Carpenter 1970);
  • ed., My Uncle John: Edward [M.] Stephens’s Life of J. M. Synge (OUP 1974), xviii, 222pp., ill. [8pp. of pls.];
  • sel. & intro., Irish Writings from the Age of Swift [3-vol. series] (Dublin: Cadenus Press 1972-74) [as infra];
  • Natural Journey (Cadenus Press 1975, 20pp.;
  • ed., Place, Personality and the Irish Writer [Irish Literary Studies, 1] (Gerrards Cross: Colin Smythe 1977), 199pp. [incls. Carpenter, ‘Double Vision in Anglo-Irish Literature’];
  • The Irish Perspective of Jonathan Swift [Wuppertaler Hochschulreden, Bd. 13] (Wuppertal: P. Hammer [1978]), 19pp.;
  • with Peter Fallon, sel. &. ed., The Writers: A Sense of Ireland: New Works by 44 Irish Writers (NY: George Braziller 1980), 224pp. [0807609706]
  • ‘Changing View of Irish Musical and Literary Culture’, in Irish Literature and Culture, ed. Michal Kenneally (Gerrards Cross: Colin Smythe 1992), pp.5-24;
  • ed., Verse in English from Eighteenth-Century Ireland (Cork UP 1998), xx, 623pp. [available online; 10.11.2011]
See also his editorial work on the Field Day Anthology of Irish Writing (Derry 1991) - as infra.
Also, Sybil Le Brocquy, 1892-1973 (Dublin: Dolmen Press 1976) [a commemorative pamph.].

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Irish Writings from the Age of Swift [3-vol. series] (Dublin: Cadenus Press 1972-74), Vol. 1: Miscellanies in Prose (1972), 63pp.; Vol.2: Miscellanies in Verse (1973), 63pp.; Vol. 3: Letters to and from Persons of Quality (1974), 63pp.; Vol. IV: Archbishop [William] King’s Sermon on Predestination, intro. David Berman [pp.7-27] and ed. by Andrew Carpenter (1976), 97pp., ill. [front. engrav. port. by Kane O’Hara]

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Further vols. incl.
  • The Case of Ireland Stated by William Molyneux, reprinted from the first edition of 1698, with an introduction by J. G. Simms [TCD], and an afterword by Denis Donoghue [UCD], Being the Fifth Volume of Irish Writings from the Age of Swift (Dublin: Cadenus Press MCMLXXVII [1977]), 184pp. [colophon dated June 1977; intro. pp.7-14];
  • Alan Bliss, ed., Dialogue in Hybernian Stile Between A & B; Irish Eloquence by Jonathan Swift, Being the Sixth Volume of Irish Writings from the Age of Swift (Dublin: Cadenus Press MCMLXXVII [1977]), 102pp.
  • Andrew Carpenter, ed., Adventure at Siena, by Charles Ford, of Wood Park, Esq., Being the Seventh Volume of Irish Writings in the Age of Swift (Dublin: Cadenus Press MCMLXXVIII] [1978]), 85pp., ill. [folding pl. as front. showing “Facciata del Duomo di Siena e Palazzo Reale”;
  • Robert Mahony, ed., “On Poetry: A Rhapsody”, in Irish Writings from the Age of Swift, Vol. VII: Different Styles of Poetry, Verse by Lord Roscommon, Thomas Parnell, and Jonathan Swift, Being the Eighth Volume of Irish Writings in the Age of Swift (Dublin: Cadenus Press MCMLXXVIII [1978]), pp.82-123 [Intro., pp.82-99]; text pp.103-23 with facs. front. port. [The Reverend Dr. J: Swift D.St.P.D.; G. Vertue, sculpt.] and facs. t.p., [pp.100-02];
  • Alan Bliss [q.v.], Spoken English in Ireland 1600-1740: Twenty-seven Representative Texts Assembled & Analysed by Alan Bliss, Being the Ninth Volume of Irish Writings from the Age of Swift (Dublin: Cadenus Press MCMLXXIX [1979]), 381pp., ill., front. [woodcuts of Irishmen and women from Speed's map The Kingdom of Irland, 1610; folding map as end-paper showing counties and the regions of the dialects of Fingall, Forth and Bargy], .. et al.
  • Christopher Murray, ed., St. Stephen’s-Green, or The Generous Lovers, by William Philips [...] Being the Tenth Volume of Irish Writings in the Age of Swift (Dublin: Cadenus Press MCMLXXIX [1979], 155pp. [200 copies; signed by Carpenter as ‘onlie begetter’, 31 December 1979 [p[156].]

Note: Carpenter writes introductorily in his series Irish Writings in the Age of Swift, Vol. 3: ‘With the completion of this, the third volume in the series .... the original project of the Cadenus Press has been realized.’ (p.9; dated April 1974.) besides following early 18th c. style on the title-page, Miscellanies in Prose, uses a coloured [faint purple or indigo] ink for the excerpted passages. The first of the series is set in Caslon type, the ensuing two [&c.] in Baskerville. All vols. are bound in quarter calf and boards, or boards [e.g., No. 7 - 1-200 quarter calf and marbled boards; 201-25 boards only; all numbered and some signed by Carpenter in a fine hand].

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The Field Day Anthology of Irish Writing (Derry: Field Day Co. 1991): Ed. & intro., with Nicholas Canny, ‘The Early Planters: Spenser and His Contemporaries’ in Vol. 1, pp.171-234; Intro. pp.171-74; ed. & intro., with Alan Harrison, ‘Ireland and Her Past: Topographical and Historical Writing to 1690’, FDA, Vol. 1, pp.235-73; Intro., pp.235-38); ed. & intro., ‘Jonathan Swift’, FDA, Vol. 1, pp.327-394; Intro., pp.327-30.

For contents of Place, Personality and the Irish Writer [Irish Literary Studies, No. 1] (Gerrards Cross: Colin Smythe 1977), see under Peter Fallon, q.v.]

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