John Hewitt: Colonies of the Past and Present /35
Thomas Kinsella: Universal Voracity and History/45
John Montague’s In-Between Journeying /59
Michael Longley: The Pilgrim Soul in the North /73
Derek Mahon: Painting History and Placelesness /87
Paul Muldoon: A Playful Approach to Irishness /101
Tom Paulin: Centos of Commitment (to Art) /115
Ciaran Carson: Troubles in the City /125
Eavan Boland: The Mythical Suburban Irish Woman /135
Medbh McGuckian: Ballerinas and Other Storyless Characters /157
Richard Murphy and Mary O’Malley: The West in Irish Ecopoetry /173
Eamonn Wall: Journeys of the New Irish across the US /185
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NICOLETA STANCA is Associate Professor at Ovidius University Constanta. She has published three books-lenght studies: Maping Ireland (Essays on Space and Place in Contemporary Irish Poetry), (2014), The Harp and the Pen (Tradition and Novelty in Modern Irish Writting), (2013), Duality of Vision in Seamus Heaney's Writings (2009), articles in academic journals and book chapters on Irish Studies, Irish-American identity, literary studies and popular culture.
She has been a co-editor of conference volumes, the most recent being: National and Transnational Challenges to the American Imaginary (2018).
She is Vice-President of the Romanian Association for American Studies and alumna of the Multinational Institute of American Studies, New York University (NYU).