France – Ireland: Anatomy of a Relationship

by Eamon Maher (Volume editor) Grace Neville (Volume editor)
©2004 Conference proceedings 372 Pages


France – Ireland: Anatomy of a Relationship, with a Preface by Professor Joe Lee, is a selection of essays that seeks to explore the many links (spiritual, literary, cultural and historical) that exist between these two Gallic cousins. Figures dealt with in the book include John McGahern, Kate O’Brien, Oscar Wilde, John Broderick, George Moore, Maria Edgeworth, Daniel O’Connell, Wolfe Tone on the Irish side and Barthes, Derrida, Balzac, Flaubert, Julien Green, François Mauriac, Jean Sulivan, Paul Féval, Lamennais, Jean-Pierre Droz, Montalembert, Germaine de Staël among the French. Irish involvement in philosophical debates in France and their military exploits on French soil are also discussed. There is something in these essays for anyone with even a passing interest in Irish or French history, politics and literature.


ISBN (Softcover)
Frankreich Irland Geschichte 1700-1930 Aufsatzsammlung Balzac, Honoré de Flaubert, Gustave Moore George Wilde, Oscar Comparative Literature Derrida, Jacques O'Brian, Kate
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2004. 372 pp., 1 fig.

Biographical notes

Eamon Maher (Volume editor) Grace Neville (Volume editor)

The Editors: Eamon Maher is a Lecturer in Humanities at the Institute of Technology, Dublin. He won the Prix de I’Ambassade for the translation of the memoir of the French writer, Jean Sulivan, Anticipate Every Goodbye (2000), and co-edited the book of essays, Engaging Modernity: Readings of Irish Politics, Culture and Literature at the Turn of the Century (2003). His most recent book is John McGahern: From the Local to the Universal (2003). Grace Neville is currently Senior Lecturer in French at University College Cork where she is an elected member of the Governing Body and Chair of the Board of Women’s Studies. Her research interests and publications include medieval French literature, the history of the French language, the literature of emigration, and women’s studies. She has presented research papers at numerous venues such as the French Senate, the Collège de France, the Sorbonne and Harvard.


Title: France – Ireland: Anatomy of a Relationship