Contemporary Irish Writers

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General Editor:
John Rickard , Professor of English, Bucknell University

The energy and enthusiasm that currently characterize Irish Studies has persuaded Bucknell University Press to commence a new series of books of shorter, affordable, accessible, though intellectually serious studies of the most significant contemporary Irish authors. Such books, in the range of 150-200 pages in length and prepared by recognized experts in Irish Studies, bring a newer, more theoretically-informed perspective to the tried-and-true format established by the earlier Bucknell Irish Writers series, providing an introduction to a single author's life and work and a general discussion of interpretive issues and strategies for understanding this work. We envision such a series as one for a sophisticated but not solely professorial audience--that is, for advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and independent readers and scholars as well as the Irish Studies professoriate.

For more information, contact series editor John Rickard at or Press director Greg Clingham at clingham@bucknell.

Forthcoming titles in the series
Kathryn Kirkpatrick on Paula Meehan

Titles in the series:

Borbála Faragó. Medbh McGuckian (2014)

Jody Allen Randolph. Eavan Boland (2013)

Richard Rankin Russell. Bernard MacLaverty (2009)


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