Monday, 21 November 2011

Polish-Irish Encounters in the Old and New Europe

Peter Lang: Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Wien, 2011. (Reimagining Ireland. Vol. 39)

This book will be launched tomorrow, 22 November, by His Excellency Marcin Nawrot, Ambassador of Poland, at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, as part of a transcultural evening from 5.30pm. Click for more information about the launch and how to obtain the book.

Blurb: 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.

Contributors:  John Belchem Róisín Healy Paul McNamara Jonathan MurphyJohn MerchantRobert LoobyJoanna RostekPatrick NugentBartlomiej WalczakLiliana Kalinowska • Joanna Baumgart/Fiona FarrEwelina Debaene/Romana KopečkováRozalia LigusTomasz KamusellaNanette SchuppersKinga OlszewskaSimon Warren

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