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Festschrift for Tadhg Foley

by Maureen O'Connor (Volume editor)
©2010 Others XII, 347 Pages
Series: Reimagining Ireland, Volume 30


This Festschrift for Professor Tadhg Foley of the National University of Ireland, Galway, who retired in 2009, gathers together international contributors in the fields of poetry, politics and academia to honour this great man’s life and work. Professor Foley has not only been central in the development of Irish Studies and Colonial/Postcolonial Studies in Ireland and in the United States, but he has also enjoyed a long career as convivial host in his thatched cottage in Salthill, Galway. He remains one of the most popular and beloved figures in Irish academia. Among the eminent scholars included in the volume are Terry Eagleton, Robert Young, Penny Boumelha, David Lloyd, Luke Gibbons, Joep Leerssen and Maud Ellmann. The book is further enriched by poets Bernard O’Donoghue, Louis de Paor, Rita Ann Higgins, Michael D. Higgins and Tom Duddy. This collection is a rare and distinctive gathering of true and resonant voices, offering a unique portrait of late twentieth-century Irish literary and academic culture and its interplay with the United States.


XII, 347
ISBN (Softcover)
Publication date
2011 (March)
Poetry Politics Irish history Irish academia
Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Wien, 2010. XII, 347 pp., 14 ill.

Biographical notes

Maureen O'Connor (Volume editor)

The Editor: Maureen O’Connor lectures in the Department of English Language and Literature at Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick. She is co-editor, with Lisa Colletta, of Wild Colonial Girl: Essays on Edna O’Brien (2006); with Kathryn Laing and Sinéad Mooney, of Edna O’Brien: New Critical Perspectives (2006); and, with Tadhg Foley, of Ireland and India: Colonies, Culture, and Empire (2006). Her book The Female and the Species: The Animal in Irish Women’s Writing is forthcoming from Peter Lang.


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