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Beckett in Black and Red: The Translations for Nancy Cunard's Negro

edited by Alan Warren Friedman

In 1934, Nancy Cunard published Negro: An Anthology, which brought together more than two hundred contributions, serving as a plea for racial justice, an exposé of black oppression, and a hymn to black achievement and endurance.

But the Irish Sea Betwixt Us: Ireland, Colonialism, and Renaissance Literature

by Andrew Murphy

At the rise of the Tudor age, England began to form a national identity.

Passage to the Center: Imagination and the Sacred in the Poetry of Seamus Heaney

by Daniel Tobin

Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney, author of nine collections of poetry and three volumes of influential essays, is regarded by many as the greatest Irish poet since Yeats.

The Hallowed Eve: Dimensions of Culture in a Calendar Festival in Northern Ireland

by Jack Santino

In Northern Ireland, Halloween is such a major celebration that it is often called the Irish Christmas.

Tongue of Water, Teeth of Stones: Northern Irish Poetry and Social Violence

by Jonathan Hufstader

In a 1984 lecture on poetry and political violence, Seamus Heaney remarked that "the idea of poetry was itself that higher ideal to which the poets had unconsciously turned in order to survive the demeaning conditions.