Volume 21


Notes on Contributors

Philip Bull is adjunct professor of history at La Trobe University, Melbourne, and associate research fellow at the Centre for the Study of Historic Irish Houses and Estates, Maynooth University. He is the author of Monksgrange: Portrait of an Irish House and Family, 1769–1969, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2019.

Malcolm Campbell is head of the School of Humanities at the University of Auckland, where he teaches Irish and Australian history and the history of empire. He has published widely on the history of Ireland and the Irish diaspora. His most recent book, Ireland’s Farthest Shores: Mobility, Migration and Settlement in the Pacific World, will be published by the University of Wisconsin Press later this year.

Dianne Hall teaches and researches history at Victoria University, Melbourne. She has published widely on the Irish in Australia as well as on the histories of gender, violence and memory in Ireland. Her most recent book, co-written with Elizabeth Malcolm, is A New History of the Irish in Australia (2018).

Ronan McDonald holds the Gerry Higgins Chair of Irish Studies at the University of Melbourne. Between 2010 and 2015 he held the Australian Ireland Fund Chair in Modern Irish Studies at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. He is vice president of the Irish Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand (ISAANZ), having served as president between 2014 and 2020. He has published widely in Irish literary studies, with a particular interest in Irish modernism. He also has a research interest in approaches to literary value.

Eamonn McNamara completed a Master of Philosophy (Research) degree at the Australian National University, Canberra, in 2017 with a thesis that constructed a cultural history of the Belfast or Good Friday Agreement. He has been a member of ISAANZ since 2016 and served as its postgraduate representative from 2016 to 2018.

Elizabeth Malcolm is an honorary professorial fellow at the University of Melbourne. She was awarded a PhD degree in 1980 by Trinity College, Dublin, for a thesis later published as ‘Ireland Sober, Ireland Free’ (1986). She is also the author of Swift’s Hospital, 1746–1989 (1989) and The Irish Policeman, 1822–1922 (2006). Her most recent book is A New History of the Irish in Australia (2018), co-authored with Dianne Hall.

Patricia M. O’Connor is an adjunct fellow at Western Sydney University. Her 2005 doctoral thesis analysed the experiences of 203 migrants from Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland who arrived in Australia between 1980 and 2001.

Thomas F. Shea is associate professor of English at the University of Connecticut. He is the author of Flann O’Brien’s Exorbitant Novels, which received an ‘Outstanding Academic Book Award’ from the Association of College and University Libraries. His articles on Patrick McGinley, Flann O’Brien, Tomás O’Crohan, Peig Sayers and Maurice O’Sullivan have appeared in a variety of scholarly journals from six countries, above and below the equator. Some of these journals include, New Hibernia Review, Estudios Irlandeses, James Joyce Literary Supplement, Twentieth Century Literature, Brazilian Journal of Irish Studies, Irish Studies Review, Canadian Journal of Irish Studies and Eire-Ireland. His current research focuses on the novels, short stories and screenplays of Kevin Barry.


Lindsay John Proudfoot
Dianne Hall

Kevin Barry’s Night Boat to Tangier: Unearthing Fairy Forts of Memory 
Thomas F. Shea

‘Across The Bridge of Hope’: The Omagh Bombing and Public Discourse in Northern Ireland 
Eamonn McNamara

Research Reports
An Introduction to Cambridge Themes in Irish Literature and Culture
Ronán McDonald

Tacit Dimensions of Identity: The Intersection of Name, Accent and Denomination in Pre-Celtic Tiger Ireland
Patricia M. O’Connor

Bigotry: An Australian History
Malcolm Campbell

The Civil War in Wexford: Raids and Alarms at Monksgrange, 1922–3
Philip Bull

The Irish Women’s Liberation Movement in Dublin during the Mid 1970s
Elizabeth Malcolm 

Book Reviews

KATHARINE SIMMS, Gaelic Ulster in the Middle Ages: History, Culture and Society
Patrick Coleman

CLIVE PROBYN, Jonathan Swift on the Anglo-Irish Road
Shef Rogers

GUY BEINER, Forgetful Remembrance: Social Forgetting and Vernacular Historiography of a Rebellion in Ulster
Muiris MacGiollabhui

JAMES H. MURPHY, The Politics of Dublin Corporation 1840–1900: From Reform to Expansion
Joe Curran

MARGARET KELLEHER, The Maamtrasna Murders: Language, Life and Death in Nineteenth-Century Ireland
Frances Devlin-Glass

ELAINE FARRELL, Women, Crime and Punishment in Ireland: Life in the Nineteenth-Century Convict Prison
Elizabeth Malcolm

LIAM CULLINANE, Working in Cork: Everyday Life in Irish Steel, Sunbeam Wolsey and the Ford Marina Plant, 1917–2001
Patrick Doyle

MARY MACDIARMADA, Art O’Brien and Irish Nationalism in London 1900–25
Bobbie Nolan

ALISON GARDEN, The Literary Afterlives of Roger Casement, 1899–2016
Frances Devlin-Glass

RORY SWEETMAN, Defending Trinity College Dublin, Easter 1916: Anzacs and the Rising
Jeff Kildea

ERIKA HANNA, Snapshot Stories: Visuality, Photography, and the Social History of Ireland, 1922–2000
Rachel Kowalski

BARRY HAZLEY, Life History and the Irish Migrant Experience in Post-War England
Roseanna Doughty

BRENDAN KELLY AND MUIRIS HOUSTON, Psychiatrist in the Chair: The Official Biography of Anthony Clare
Elizabeth Malcolm

JOHN MULQUEEN, An Alien Ideology’: Cold War Perceptions of the Irish Republican Left
Evan Smith

Irish Buddhist: The Forgotten Monk Who Faced Down the British Empire
Seán William Gannon

BRIAN CLIFF, Irish Crime Fiction
Eva Burke

GERALD DAWE, The Sound of the Shuttle: Essays on Cultural Belonging & Protestantism in Northern Ireland
D.H. Govan

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