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Polish-Irish Encounters in the Old and New Europe

by Sabine Egger (Volume editor) John McDonagh (Volume editor)
©2012 Conference proceedings XVIII, 304 Pages
Series: Reimagining Ireland, Volume 39

Summary

The cultural, political, social and economic interaction between Ireland and Poland has a long and complex history. This volume hopes to contribute to an emerging debate around the issues concerned by looking at alternative frameworks for understanding the relationship between the two countries. While the topic has attracted growing interest among researchers from various disciplines in recent years, this is the first book dedicated to exploring this cultural relationship in the context of Polish migration to Ireland. The essays in this collection tease out significant strands that connect the two countries, including literature, visual media, education, politics and history. Examining Polish-Irish relations in their wider historical and cultural context allows for new definitions of Irish, Polish and European identities in the New Europe. Especially important in view of the challenges and opportunities that a multicultural Ireland faces after the hard landing of the Celtic Tiger, this book provides new perspectives on a substantial and vibrant cross-cultural relationship.

Details

Pages
XVIII, 304
Year
2012
ISBN (PDF)
9783035301915
ISBN (Softcover)
9783034302531
DOI
10.3726/978-3-0353-0191-5
Language
English
Publication date
2012 (February)
Keywords
cultural, political, social and economic interaction between Ireland and Poland cultural relationship in the context of Polish migration to Ireland new definitions of Irish, Polish and European identities in the New Europe multicultural Ireland
Published
Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Wien, 2011. XVIII, 304 pp., num. ill. and tables

Biographical notes

Sabine Egger (Volume editor) John McDonagh (Volume editor)

Sabine Egger is a Lecturer in the Department of German Studies at Mary Immaculate College (University of Limerick). She holds a PhD from the Humboldt University of Berlin and has published on memory in East German writing, questions of identity in twentieth-century German and Irish literature and culture, and the teaching and learning of intercultural awareness. Her book From the Margins to the Centre: Irish Perspectives on Swiss Culture and Literature, edited with Patrick Studer, was published by Peter Lang in 2007. John McDonagh is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of English Language and Literature at Mary Immaculate College (University of Limerick). He is the author of Brendan Kennelly: A Host of Ghosts (2004) and editor, with Stephen Newman, of Michael Hartnett Remembered (2006). His latest book, A Fine Statement: An Irish Poets’ Anthology, was published in 2008.

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