Gathers together interpretations of Joyce's work by scholars in a wide span of disciplines; the twenty essays in the collection underscore the need for readings of his work from a variety of perspectives.
'Years of Turbulence' showcases many new perspectives on the Irish revolutionary period of 1912-23, through vivid and provocative scholarship of leading and emerging historians. The contributors not only focus on new angles, they also revisit traditional assumptions, and elaborate on some of the central, current debates on the revolutionary period.
Call Number: James Joyce, General and Short Loan 361.6109415 FAN
Publication Date: 2007
This work focuses on the implications for Irish social policy of social change including the need to respond to changes resulting from immigration and shifts within the Irish welfare economy that have created new needs for social care.
Ireland is famous - or notorious - for its wet and mild climate. Because on average more water precipitates than evaporates, the island is rich in wetlands - marshes, swamps, fens, bogs, lagoons, floodplains and wet meadows, to name but a few. Many place names in Ireland refer to wet places. Words derived from the Irish language are used to refer to a particular type of wetland, such as callows for the floodplains of the River Shannon, or turlough for a type of ephemeral wetland found almost exclusively in Ireland.
Mary Louise O'Donnell uses the major social, political, and cultural changes from 1770 to 1880 as the focus of her study on the Irish harp. From the revolutionary symbolism of the harp to the cultural curiosities that were the blind Irish harpers, th
'The Encyclopaedia of Music in Ireland' comprehensively charts Irish musical life across recorded history. It also documents Ireland's musical relations with the world at large, notably in Britain, continental Europe and North America, and it seeks to identify the agencies through which music has become an enduring expression of Irish political, social, religious and cultural life.
The role of propaganda, mass media and culture in the development of the Cold War in Europe has begun to attract the attention of historians. These essays consider the cultural complexities of the early Cold War: the need to explain and justify to Europeans the division of the continent into two hostile blocs.