Journal History

The journal “Studi Irandesi. A Journal of Irish Studies”, was created in 2009. Even though recently Irish Studies gained greater importance in the Italian academia – academic courses in Anglo-Irish literature and culture were established in Sassari, Turin, Florence, and Vercelli – there is not a yet a periodic publication dedicated to the subject. “Studi Irlandesi” is a first attempt at filling this gap. One of the aims of this project is to set up a network linking together European “sister” periodicals, such as “Études Irlandaises” and “Estudios Irlandeses”.
The general theoretical approach of the journal is going to be cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural, and its main areas of interest are going to be literary, art, and film criticism, media sociology, cultural studies, linguistics, history, and creative writing. The contributors are some of the most influential Italian scholars of Irish Studies, experts of international prestige, and four of the major Irish writers: Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, associate professor and refined poet; Jennifer Johnston, novelist and playwright; Thomas Kinsella, one of the most appreciated Irish poets; Brian Friel, the most important Irish playwright.The co-editors are highly experienced young scholars of Irish Studies and freelance journalists. Primarily they are going to edit the section Reviews and Recommendations, and the general design of the journal.

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