Just in time for St. Patrick's Day, New Hibernia Review available online

Just in time for St. Patrick's Day, New Hibernia Review available online

New Hibernia Review, a quarterly journal published by the University of St. Thomas Center for Irish Studies, is available online.

The journal’s most recent issue, Volume 9, Number 4, can be found at the Project Muse Web site.

New Hibernia Review was the first Irish studies journal in the world to offer an electronic version.

All New Hibernia Review issues since spring 2001 are available on the Project Muse site, which offers searchable, full-text issues of the St. Thomas-based journal.

Here’s a look at the contents of the most recent issue:

  • Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin of the University of Missouri-St. Louis looks at the social and cultural consequences of the Dance Halls Act of 1935, which required that dancing occur only on licensed premises.  
  • Pauline Prior, a Northern Ireland sociologist, studies gender differences in the application of the insanity defense in 19th-century Ireland.  
  • Michael Coady, the poet from Carrick-on-Suir, County Tipperary (who visited UST in 2004 to receive the O’Shaughnessy Poetry Award), presents a selection of new poems.  
  • Christopher Shannon of Christendom College looks at the Irish aspects of two familiar Jimmy Cagney movies, “Public Enemy” (1931) and “Angels with Dirty Faces” (1938).    
  • Danine Farquharson of Memorial University in Newfoundland examines the ethical dimensions of the 1996 Northern Irish novel Eureka Street.  
  • Patrick Maume of Queens University Belfast surveys the literary career of the priest Joseph Guinan (1863-1932), whose fiction portrayed life in the countryside.  
  • Susan Johnston Graf of Pennsylvania State (Mount Alto) traces the reactionary politics of W.B. Yeats, and how the great poet wed these to his interest in the occult.  
  • Tyler Farrell of the University of Dubuque, in “Austin Clarke and the Consolations of Irish Catholicism,” examines an Irish poet’s ambivalent religiosity.
  • Charlotte Jacklein, an independent scholar in Canada, scrutinizes the role of sons and music in a recent Roddy Doyle novel.  
  • Lawrence McCaffrey, Loyola University-Chicago, gives an appreciative account of the great writer Sean O’Faolain (1900-1991).

For more information, including subscription information (managing editor Jim Rogers points out that subscriptions to New Hibernia Review make wonderful St. Patrick’s Day gifts), please contact Rogers at the Center for Irish Studies, (651) 962-5662, or Mail #5008.