Michelle from Ard na Sidhe Country House, in Co. Kerry has put together an interactive StoryMap called ‘A Literary Landscape of Ireland’ to celebrate all of Ireland’s most prolific writers and poets.
This StoryMap highlights many of the places that inspired the writers and poets involved, as well as the locations where the writers grew up and attended school.
The entry on Jonathan Swift might be of particular interest to ECIS blog readers.
Follow this link to view the Literary Landscape of Ireland StoryMap in a new window.
Many congratulations to the Eighteenth-Century Ireland Society members who have been awarded prizes by the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies this year!
- The ASECS 2014-15 Editing and Translation Fellowship award of $1,000 went to Aileen Douglas, Associate Professor of Irish literature and Director of Research at Trinity College in Dublin. She will use the prize money for travel to the Newbery Library in Chicago to work on a scholarly edition of Elizabeth Sheridan’s novel The Fairy Ring, or Emeline, A Moral Tale, first published in Dublin in 1780 and then in London in 1783. Novelist and diarist Elizabeth Sheridan was the youngest of four siblings, all of whom would, as adults, achieve varying degrees of success as writers, particularly her older brother, the dramatist Richard Brinsley Sheridan.
- The A. C. Elias, Jr. Irish-American Research Travel Fellowship was awarded to Michael J. Griffin, University of Limerick and David O’Shaughnessy, Trinity College.
- Finally, the Hans Turley Prize in Queer Eighteenth-Century Studies was awarded to Declan Kavanagh for his project ‘”A Motel Figure, of the Fribble Tribe”: Charles Churchill’s Poetry and the Racialization of Effeminate Discourses’.
Pickering and Chatto have kindly informed us that they are having a sale! 40 of their major works are now available at a discount of 40%. The sale just opened and ends on Monday, 23 February 2015.
The following titles are available while stocks last:
‘Mapping State and Society in Eighteenth-Century Ireland’ is a new free online resource currently under development at UCD. The project aims to provide a free electronic platform for research projects that are using spatial and other data in order to create online maps and further data relating to state and society Continue reading Website Launch: Mapping State and Society in Eighteenth-Century Ireland
What was the Georgian Pop Up Museum? It was a locally produced, volunteer led and run project showcasing Limericks rich Georgian history and built heritage in one of Limericks oldest buildings (c. 1770). The project was designed, conceived and run by Dr Ursula Callaghan, Historian and Cáit Ní Cheallacháin, Conservation Architect, Continue reading The Georgian Pop Up Museum in Limerick
Amy Prendergast is a committee member of the Eighteenth-Century Ireland Society and an Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow at Trinity College Dublin. Amy’s research interests include literary history and associational life, and she is currently working on her first monograph which will look at literary salons in France, Britain and Ireland. Continue reading Member Profiles: Amy Prendergast
Andrew Carpenter is a committee member of the Eighteenth-Century Ireland Society. He was the founding president of the society and founding editor of the society’s journal, Eighteenth-Century Ireland / Iris an dá chultúr. He is Emeritus Professor of English at University College Dublin. His research interests include Irish poetry in English, 1660-1800, Continue reading Member Profiles: Andrew Carpenter
Robert Mahony has been a member of the Eighteenth-Century Ireland Society (intermittently) since 1986. He was Professor of English at the Catholic University of America and is now retired. His research focus is Jonathan Swift.
Mainly archives in Dublin or London, sometimes the Library of Congress and the Folger Library, Washington.
Favourite Continue reading Member Profiles: Robert Mahony
The image on the cover of my new book reproduces the Ten of Clubs from a famous set of playing cards produced in London in the aftermath of the South Sea Bubble, the famous stock market crash of 1720. Each card in the deck depicted a different group of investors in Continue reading New Books: Patrick Walsh, The South Sea Bubble and Ireland: Money, Banking and Investment, 1690-1721
Patrick Walsh is Reviews Editor of Eighteenth-Century Ireland/Iris an dá chultúr and an Irish Research Council CARA Postdoctoral Research Fellow based at the School of History and Archives, UCD. His research looks at Irish economic, social and political history in the long eighteenth century. He is currently writing a book on Continue reading Member Profiles: Patrick Walsh
Frances Nolan is an IRC Doctoral Scholar at University College Dublin. Her research looks at female property rights and the role of women in the Williamite War and confiscation in Ireland. She is also one of the organisers of the 2014 Tudor and Stuart Ireland Conference which will be taking place Continue reading Member Profiles: Frances Nolan
Joe Lines is a PhD student at Queen’s University Belfast. His research looks at Irish fiction from 1660-1790. Joe is a member of the Eighteenth-Century Ireland Society and will be speaking at the 2014 Annual Conference in Armagh.
Favourite museum, gallery or heritage site:
Shandy Hall, North Yorkshire
Most exciting place or time in Continue reading Member Profiles: Joe Lines
Heather McKendry is a PhD candidate at McMaster University. Her research interests include Restoration and eighteenth-century literature, prostitute narratives, representations of epidemics and venereal disease, economic history and crime writing. Heather is a new member of the Eighteenth-Century Ireland Society and will be speaking at the 2014 Annual Conference in Armagh. Continue reading Member Profiles: Heather McKendry
Details below on a recent volume, Intellectual Journeys: The Translation of ideas in Enlightenment England, France and Ireland edited by Lise Andries, Frédéric Ogée, John Dunkley and Darach Sanfey. The papers included in the volume are drawn from three conferences on that theme organised respectively by the French, British and Irish Continue reading New Books: Intellectual Journeys
Prof. Andrew Carpenter writes:
The Irish Poet and the Natural World: an anthology of verse in English from the Tudors to the Romantics. Edited by Andrew Carpenter and Lucy Collins. Cork University Press.
This annotated anthology of poems makes available a rich variety of Irish texts depicting the relationship between humans and the Continue reading New Books: The Irish Poet and the Natural World
Eoin Magennis is President of the Eighteenth-Century Ireland Society and Economist and Policy Research Manager in InterTradeIreland, the cross-border trade and business development body. His research focuses on Ireland of the ‘short’ mid-eighteenth century, 1725-1785 and its politics, economy, improvement and protests. For further information see his webpage, https://independent.academia.edu/eoinmagennis.
The Armagh Continue reading Member Profiles: Eoin Magennis