NIS: Nordic Irish Studies


Volume 1, 2002

Volume 2, 2003













































































Nordic Irish Studies is published by:
The Centre for Irish Studies in Aarhus (CISA), Aarhus University, Denmark 
Dalarna University Centre for Irish Studies(DUCIS), Dalarna University College, Sweden 
The Nordic Irish Studies Network (NISN)

The aims of Nordic Irish Studies are to reflect the research activities of CISA, DUCIS and NISN and to publish articles on Irish history, politics, society, culture and literature.

General editors:

Michael Böss

Irene Gilsenan Nordin

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  • Free to paid-up members of The Irish Studies Network (membership fee 2003: 20 EUR). Membership of NISN includes two years’ membership of the European Federation of Associations and Centres of Irish Studies (EFACIS).

Vol. 1, 2002:


Anne Fogarty
Deliberately Personal?: The Politics of Identity in Contemporary Irish Women’s Writing


Irene Gilsenan Nordin
'A Way-Station Along a Way’: Heaney and Heidegger and Wanderings and Home


Hedwig Schwall
Fictions about Factions: An Analysis of Neil Jordan’s Sunrise with Sea Monster


Ib Johansen
Shadows in a Black Mirror: Reflections on the Irish Fantastic from Sheridan Le Fanu to John Banville


James Bulman-May
Irish Others in Australia in David Malouf’s Conversations at Curlow Creek


Politics and Culture

Rona Fitzgerald
Ireland and the EMU Reprimand: A Soft Option or a Suitable "Bad" Boy?


Richard Deutsch
The Good Friday Agreement: Assessing Its Implementation


Sara Dybris McQuaid
The British-Irish Council: Ingenious Solution Making or Misapplied Measure?


Michael Böss
Legal Reform in Ireland, 1937-1997: The American Context - A Study and Culture and Law

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Vol. 2, 2003:




Fran Brearton

‘Ploughing by the Tail’: Longley, Muldoon, and Anxiety of Influence


Scott Brewster

‘Something Else, then Something Else Again’: Transformation and Translation in Paul Muldoon   

Elin Holmsten

‘Those Deeply Carnal Moments’: The Hermeneutics of Flesh in Medbh McGuckian’s Poetry


Åke Persson

Polishing the Working-Class?: A Sociolinguistic Reading of Roddy Doyle’s The Barrytown Trilogy and Later Fiction

Maryna Romanets

Degenerating the Myth of Transhistorical Masculinity: Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill’s Cú Chulainn Cycle  


Politics, Society, Culture

Michael Breen and Eoin Devereux

Setting up Margins: Public Attitudes and Media Construction of Poverty and Exclusion in Ireland


Dorte Kulle

Where's the Middle? The ‘Less-Aligned’ in a Context of Absolutes: An Anthropological Perspective on Identities in Northern Ireland 


Nils Arne Sørensen

Commemorating the Great War in Ireland and the Trentino: An Essay in Comparative History 


Book Reviews


Billy Gray 

Chris Anderson’s The Billy Boy: The Life and Death

of L.V.F. Leader Billy Wright   


Irene Gilsenan Nordin

‘The Uncatchable Mystery of Being’: Chris Arthur’s Irish Willow      


Tommy P. Christensen

Michael Böss’ Irland efter hungersnøden: Visioner og virkelighed 

Heidi Hansson

Other Voices, Other Words: The Field Day Anthology of Irish Women’s Writing and Traditions      


Thomas Korthals

Joachim Fischer’s Das Deutschlandbild der Iren 1890-1939:

Geschichte, Form, Fiktion  


Thomas Korthals

Glenn Hooper (ed.), The Tourist’s Gaze. Travellers to Ireland 1800-2000    


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