James Rogers named editor of Irish studies journal, New Hibernia Review

James Rogers named editor of Irish studies journal, New Hibernia Review

James Rogers, who has been managing editor of New Hibernia Review, the quarterly journal of Irish studies published by the University of St. Thomas, has been named editor. St. Thomas English professor Dr. Thomas Dillon Redshaw, editor since the journal’s founding in 1997, will remain as editor emeritus.

Published by St. Thomas’ Center for Irish Studies, New Hibernia Review is considered a “journal of record” for Irish studies scholars and the only Irish studies quarterly in North America. It has nearly 400 subscribers to its print version and is available online to more than 1,000 libraries worldwide via the Project Muse service of Johns Hopkins University.

The journal offers articles on Irish history and politics, essays on Irish writing and perspectives on Ireland and the Irish from disciplines such as art history, economics, cultural studies and technology. It chiefly publishes scholarly articles, but also new work by Irish poets, personal essays and memoirs, and book reviews.

Rogers, 53, of St. Paul, began his professional career in Irish studies with the Irish American Cultural Institute in 1983. He has a bachelor of arts degree in Irish studies from Metropolitan State University and a master of arts in English from St. Thomas. He is president of the Midwest region of the American Conference for Irish Studies (ACIS) and has published articles on Irish literature and on regional Irish history in many books and journals, including New Letters, New Perspectives on the Irish Diaspora (Southern Illinois University Press, 2000) and The Encyclopedia of the Irish in America (University of Notre Dame Press, 1999).

In his last editor’s note in the journal’s summer issue, Redshaw wrote that “the journal heads into its second decade secure in its reputation. Helping make these pages a welcome home for all sorts of scholarly and critical enquiry into Irish studies has been our shared goal, and our shared education.”

New Hibernia Review’s next issue will be published this fall. Subscriptions, $40 per year for individuals, are available from the Center for Irish Studies, (651) 962-5662, or via its Web site, www.stthomas.edu/irishstudies. To request more information, e-mail Rogers at jrogers@stthomas.edu.