Sarah Briggs, Paul Hyland and Neil Sammells, eds., Reviewing Ireland: Essays & Interviews form Irish Studies Review (Bath: Sulis Press 1998), 346pp.


Editors’ Preface ix.
Part I - Early Modern
Andrew Murphy, ‘Gold Lace and a Frozen Snake: Donne, ‘Wotton and the Nine Years War’ [3]; Joseph McMinn, ‘A Likely Pair: Joyce and Swift’ [9]; Terry Eagleton, ‘Cork and the Carnivalesque: Francis Sylvester Mahony (Fr. Prout)’ [20]; Barbara White, ‘”The Refuse of their own Nation”: Criminal Confessions of Eighteenth-Century Irish Women’ [30]; Martyn J. Powell, ‘Managing the Dublin Populace: The Importance of Public Opinion in Anglo-Irish Politics 1750-1772’ [38]; Alan Booth, ‘”Liberty or Slavery”: Irish Radicalism in England in the 1790s’ [50]
Part II - Modern
Brian Griffin, ‘”Such Varmint”: The Dublin Police and the Public, 1838-1913’ [57]; Niall Ó Cíosáin, ‘Was there “Silence” about the Famine?’ [66]; Mervyn Busteed, ‘”The Most Horrible Spot”? The Legend of Manchester’s Little Ireland’ [74]; Graham Davis and Eugenia Landes, ‘”Talking of Paradise”: Irish Pioneer Settlers in South Texas’ [90]; Patrick O’Farrell, ‘How Irish was New Zealand?’ [100]; Owen Dudley Edwards, ‘Oscar Wilde: The Soul of Man under Hibernicism’ [105]; William Hughes, ‘”For Ireland’s Good”: The Reconstruction of Rural Ireland in Bram Stoker’s The Snake’s Pass’ [115]; Henry Merritt, ‘”Willie Liar”: Yeats, A Novel, Love Poems and Three Women’ [123]; Ronan McDonald, ‘”A Gallous Story or a Dirty Deed”?: J. M. Synge and the Art of Guilt’ [133]; Margaret Ward, ‘Irish Women and Nationalism’ [143]; Oliver Rafferty, ‘The Catholic Church and Partition, 1918-22’ [154]; Paul Edwards, ‘Wyndam Lewis versus James Joyce: Shaun versus Shemp’ [164].
Part III - Contemporary
Bridget O’Toole, ‘”Not a Crumb, Not a Wrinkle”: J. G. Farrell at Work’ [177]; Sarah Briggs, ‘Mary Lavin: Questions of Identity’ [184]; Liam Greenslade, ‘Caoineann an Ion dubh: Towards an Irish dimension in ‘ethnic’ health’ [194]; Mary Hickman, ‘The Irish in Britain: Racism, ‘Incorporation and Identity’ [201]; Maurice Goldring, ‘The Irish in Contemporary Europe’ [211].
Part IV - Nationalism and Post-Nationalism
George J. Watson, ‘Celticism and the Annulment of History’ [223]; Colin Graham, ‘Post-Nationalism/Post-Colonialism: Reading Irish Culture’ [234]; Gerry Smyth, ‘The Past, ‘the Post and the Utterly Changed: Intellectual Responsibility and Irish Cultural Criticism’ [240]; Kevin Barry, ‘Critical Notes on Post-Colonial Aesthetics’ [250]; Willy Maley, ‘Varieties of Nationalism: Post-Revisionist Irish Studies’ [265]; Eugene O’Brien, ‘The Epistemology of Nationalism’ [273]. Part V, ‘Interviews: Realist or Fetishist? Dermot Bolger talks to Neil Sammells’ [287]; Meat is Murder: Patrick McCabe talks to Richard Kerridge’ [291]; An Underground Poet: Eavan Boland talks to Neil Sammells’ [295]; Bernard Tucker, ‘”What is the Colour of Pi?” Conversations with Brian Coffey’ [299]; Tracy Brain, ‘Nobody’s Muse: Pillow Talk with Paula Meehan’ [305]; Sarah Ferris, ‘”One who stayed”: an interview with Roy McFadden’ [314]; Sarah Fulford, ‘The Strangeness of the Script: Tom Paulin in Conversation’ [320]; Garret FitzGerald, Afterword: Ireland in the next Millennium: The Irish State on the Threshold of a New Century’ [327]. Index’ [339].

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