The Princess Grace Irish Library’s 2000 symposium brought together Irish critics and historians to assess the state of culture and society in the 'long nineteenth century' – 1800-1922 – during which the Act of Union defined the form of government and representation in Ireland as well as, to a great extent, the forms of opposition. Besides investigating the nature of the Union – its strengths and weaknesses, its character and progress – this bicentenary collection considers questions of private conscience and popular consciousness, language and iconography, science and evangelism, Diaspora and disempowerment, terror and consent, memory and amnesia, separation and adherence in the connected spheres of society, politics and culture.
The contributors are Anthony Cronin, Thomas Bartlett, Síghle Breathnach-Lynch, Claire Connolly, Tom Dunne, Marianne Elliott, J. W. Foster, Roy Foster, Luke Gibbons, Liam Kennedy, Joep Leerssen, W. J. McCormack, James Murphy, Patrick O'Sullivan, Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh and Norman Vance. It is the thirteenth publication in the Princess Grace Irish Library Literary series (ISSN 0269-2619).
BRUCE STEWART is the Literary Adviser of the Princess Grace Irish Library, Monaco, and teaches Anglo-Irish Literature at the University of Ulster at Coleraine. He served as Assistant Editor of The Oxford Companion to Irish Literature edited by Robert Welch (1995). More recently he was responsible for the setting up of PGIL EIRData, a large-scale website dedicated to Irish literary and biographical information and containing at its heart a bio-bibliographical account of some 4,500 Irish authors of all periods. It was launched by Her Excellency Mary McAleese, President of Ireland, and H. S. H. Prince Albert during the symposium, and is located at http://www.pgil-eirdata.org.
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‘Beckett and Beyond’ a conference held at the Princess Grace Irish Library, Monaco, in 1991, gathered together thirty-two distinguished scholars, and so provided an unique opportunity to assess the works and career of the great Irish and European writer two years after his death. The conference proceedings, published here in a single volume, contain papers and addresses by his biographers, the editors of his correspondence and internationally known students of his plays and prose, including representatives of the Beckett Society and the Beckett Centre (Reading), and others from universities in Ireland, Britain, France, Italy, Spain, Norway and America.
The papers in this volume give a first in-depth view of the Beckett correspondence edited by Martha Fehsenfeld and Lois More Overbeck, and a wealth of material for the biographies by James Knowlson and Anthony Cronin, including the theatrical notebooks -- all discussed with the excitement of new discovery.
As well as a wide range of papers on individual works and series from all phases of the writer’s career and in all the media that he explored, subjects covered by the speakers include Beckett in relation to modernism, postmodernism, Dr Johnson, Joyce, Baudelaire, Camus, Freud, actors, directors, to his texts and his letters, to radio, television, video, film, and adaptations of his work.
Bruce Stewart was the Literary Adviser of the Princess Grace Irish Library, Monaco, and teaches Anglo-Irish Literature at the University of Ulster at Coleraine. He served as Assistant Editor of The Oxford Companion to Irish Literature edited by Robert Welch (1995).
Volume 1 ISBN: 0-86140-417-2 / 978-0-86140-417-9 £40.00
Volume 2 ISBN: 0-86140-418-1 / 978-0-86140-418-6 £40.00
The Pair ISBN: 0-86140-419-X £80.00 / 978-0-86140-419-3
The Supernatural and the Fantastic in Irish Literature & its Contexts
As with every other region of Europe and the world, the traditional folklore of Ireland abounds with tales involving the supernatural and the fantastic, but nowhere else have these tales so influenced the literature and the shaping of that country, and no other country has produced so many world-famous authors whose work has shown those influences.
These intermingling themes were therefore the ideal subject for a symposium held at the Princess Grace Irish Library, Monaco, in May 1998 to which, reflecting the international interest in the subject, a host of international scholars contributed, and whose papers are published in these two volumes.
The subjects range from early Irish history and folklore to the present day, but mainly deal with nineteenth and twentieth century literature, from Gothic novels, Sheridan Le Fanu, Bram Stoker, and Oscar Wilde, through W.B.Yeats, Lord Dunsany, Elizabeth Bowen, Samuel Beckett, and Flann O'Brien, to Seamus Heaney and Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill.More info →