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Global Legacies of the Great Irish Famine

Transnational and Interdisciplinary Perspectives


Edited By Marguerite Corporaal, Christopher Cusack, Lindsay Janssen and Ruud van den Beuken

The 150 th anniversary of Ireland’s Great Famine in the 1990s generated a significant increase in scholarship on the history of the crisis and its social and cultural aftermath. Two decades later, interest in the Irish Famine – both scholarly and popular – has soared once again. A key event in Irish cultural memory, the crisis still crops up regularly in public discourse within Ireland and among the Irish diaspora. This volume, containing essays by distinguished scholars such as Peter Gray, Margaret Kelleher and Chris Morash, offers new perspectives on the Famine and its contexts. Addressing the challenges and opportunities for Irish Famine studies today, the book presents a stimulating dialogue between a wide range of disciplinary approaches to the Famine and its legacies.
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Notes on Contributors


GORDON BIGELOW is T. K. Young Associate Professor of English at Rhodes College. His publications include Fiction, Famine, and the Rise of Economics in Victorian Britain and Ireland (Cambridge University Press, 2003). His current project is a monograph on Anthony Trollope’s Irish novels.

MARGUÉRITE CORPORAAL is Assistant Professor of British Literature at Radboud University Nijmegen. She is the principal investigator of the ERC-funded project Relocated Remembrance: The Great Famine in Irish (Diaspora) Fiction, 1847–1921. She is co-editor of Recollecting Hunger: An Anthology (IAP, 2012).

NIALL CUNNINGHAM is a research fellow at CRESC – The ESRC Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change at Manchester University. He has published on issues of social class and ethnic conflict. He is a co-author of Troubled Geographies: A Spatial History of Religion and Society in Ireland (Indiana University Press, 2013).

DECLAN CURRAN is an Economics Lecturer in the Dublin City University Business School. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Hamburg. He is co-editor, with Andrew Newby and Lubomyr Luciuk, of Famines in European Economic History: The Last Great European Famines Reconsidered (Routledge, forthcoming).

CHRISTOPHER CUSACK is a PhD candidate and instructor at Radboud University, where he is writing a thesis on representations of the Great Famine in Irish and Irish diaspora fiction published between 1892 and 1921. He is co-editor of Recollecting Hunger: An Anthology (IAP, 2012).

PAUL S. ELL is director of the Centre for Data Digitisation...

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