Postcolonial Ireland

Volume 3 Number 1

Postcolonial Ireland


This issue considers a range of approaches to the ways in which Ireland is represented, imagined, located and theorized within a postcolonial framework. The articles and poetry contained reflect the tensions inherent in the Irish attempts at decolonization in the early twentieth century.

  • Contents
      • Stuart Murray & Fiona Becket, Postcolonial Ireland
      • Aidan Arrowsmith, Fantasy Ireland: The Figure of the Returnee

        in Irish Culture

      • Maeve Connolly, A Cause for Celebration? Festivals of Irish Film at

        Home and Abroad

      • Siobhán Holland, ‘Hel-lo; Hel-lo; Hel-lo’; The Uncertain Voice of

        Patriarchy in John McGahern’s Fictions of the War of Independence

      • Wei H. Kao, Emerging Nation, Debatable Canon(s): Irish Short

        Story Anthologies in the Early Twentieth Century

      • Declan Kiberd, Museums and Learning
      • P.J. Mathews, Bridging the Gap between Enthusiasm and Competency:

        Dialect and the Irish Language Revival

      • Paul Murphy, The Myth of Benightedness after the Irish Renaissance:

        The Drama of George Shiels

      • Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, Wise and Well-Spoken: Field Day Women

        and Translation

    • POETRY
      • Gerald Dawe, At Home, The Jazz Club, Strange Meeting,

        The Middle of England, Room with a View, Fifty/Fifty

      • Richard Dyer, Solve et Coagula, The Poetics of Space
      • Brendan Kennelly, Children’s Hospital