New Hibernia Review’s autumn issue now available online

New Hibernia Review, the quarterly journal published by the University of St. Thomas Center for Irish Studies, is available online.

The journal’s most recent (summer) issue, Vol. 7, No. 3, can be found at the Project Muse Web site.

The past 11 issues of the New Hibernia Review are available on the Project Muse site, which offers searchable, full-text issues of the journal.

Here’s a brief look at the contents of the most recent issue:

  • Irish environmental writer Tim Robinson opens the issue with an updated commentary on the Irish “echosphere” – his term for “the familiar reciprocity of land and people in Ireland.” His work was presented at the annual meeting of the American Conference for Irish Studies held at St. Thomas last June.
  • Next, activist Ciaran McClean writes from Northern Ireland to revisit the short-lived Democratic Left Party.
  • Dr. Daniel Tobin, chair of the English Department at Emerson College, then examines Michael Coady’s All Souls.
  • A suite of new poems from Dublin’s Enda Wyley follows.
  • Dr. Donna Potts of Kansas State University examines many ways that dinnsheanchas – the deep lore of places – animates and continues to develop in the poetry of Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, a widely studied Irish-language poet.
  • Dr. John Turpin of the National College of Art and Design in Dublin, discusses the career of Domhall Ó Murchadha (1914-1991), who led the college’s Department of Sculpture from 1967 to 1978 and served as the college’s director until his retirement in 1980.
  • Dr. Matthew Plowman of Waldorf college brings to light a little-known episode from the time of World War I, that of Irish involvement in the Indo-German Conspiracy, when German officials attempted to orchestrate an alliance between nationalist revolutionaries in India, Ireland and Irish America against their common enemy of England.
  • Dr. Maria-Elena Doyle of Georgia State University considers how domestic setting of the home plays a central role in the works by two contemporary Irish playwrights, Bill Morrison and Steward Parker.
  • Dr. Thomas Jordan of the University of Missouri-St. Louis offers an instructive biographical study of Thomas Drummond (1797-1840), who came to Ireland as a military engineer.
  • Finally are three new perspectives on a well-known account of the Irish Troubles, Ernie O’Malley’s On Another Man’s Wound (1936).