cfp: New Irish Studies Digital Journal: Breac.

Monday 22nd of October 2012 4:00pm

We are delighted to announce the launch of a new, global, peer-reviewed journal
called Breac: A Digital Journal of Irish Studies later this fall.

The journal’s aim is to think about Ireland’s culture, history, and literature in a
global context with methodologies that are inter- and multi- disciplinary. The
journal will be entirely digital, with a forum section that hopes to cultivate an open,
global conversation about the published articles among established scholars,
emerging scholars, and all other academic and non-academic students.

The first issue of Breac is on Migration and Diaspora and will feature an
introduction by Margaret Kelleher, an essay by David Loyd, an interview with
Roddy Doyle, as well as a review of Seán Ó Ríordáin: Na Dánta by Alan Titley,
translated into English by Ronan Doherty, and art work by Seán Ó Flaithearta. To

that end, we would like to officially announce the Call For Papers (Deadline October
22nd) for the first issue, for work to go alongside the material listed above. Here’s what
we’re looking for:

Because we want articles the length of which is appropriate to the digital medium in which
they will be presented, papers should be between 10-15 double-spaced pages (around 4 to
5,000 words). We’re thinking about material that amounts to work slightly longer than
conference papers. Of course, if it takes longer space to make your argument, please still
send it on — we’re merely offering a preferred length, as we suspect such length befits the

The second issue of Breac will be on Drama. And it will feature an
interview with Colm Tóibín and Paige Reynolds recorded at the Irish
Seminar. If you are interested in submitting work to either the first or
second issue, please email submissions to

Further information