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Reviewing Ireland


Roy McFadden & Sarah Ferris

with Roy McFadden July 1996

John Hewitt Summer School, Garron Tower 1996




Poet John Hewitt, 1907-1987, and Criticism of Northern Irish Protestant Writing (Wales: Edwin-Mellen),  (2001). ISBN: 0-7734-7274-6. Precis of this book.

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Book Cover Image: 'Substance and Shadow' by Northern Irish artist, Lucy Turner. Titled after Hewitt's poem 'Substance and Shadow' one of a group of prints inspired by Hewitt's poetry. As Editor

Roy McFadden: Last Poems,
with an introduction by Philip Hobsbaum (Newry: Abbey) Spring 2002. ISBN: 1 901617 21 1

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Back row: Abbey Press board members.
Front row: Grania McFadden, Sarah Ferris and Mrs Margaret McFadden.


Essays & Articles

 "Robert Greacen: Getting on with the 'Job of Living'." Irish Studies Review 15/1 (February 2007). pp. 73-82.

"John Hewitt and the 'kaleyard provincials'" in A. Marshall and N. Sammells, ed. Irish Encounters: Poetry, Politics and Prose since l880. Bath: Sulis, (l998). pp. 137-151.

 "'One who stayed': an interview with Roy McFadden." Irish Studies Review l7 (Winter l996-97). pp. 21-24. About Irish Studies Review

Reprint of above in S. Briggs, P. Hyland and N. Sammells, ed. Reviewing Ireland: Essays and Interviews from Irish Studies Review. Bath: Sulis, (l998), pp. 314-319. About Reviewing Ireland

Obituary.  OB, "Roy McFadden." Times. 26.10.1999, p. 27.



© Sarah Ferris. The Thomas Carnduff Archive. (1999). Private. (Available for consultation at the Queen's University of Belfast Library and the Linen Hall Library, Belfast.) The Thomas Carnduff Archive

© Sarah Ferris. The Collected Papers of Roy McFadden (2001). Private.


Fran Brearton, The Great War in Irish Poetry: W. B. Yeats to Michael Longley. Oxford UP, (2000), in Irish Studies Review, Vol. 9, No. 2 (July 2001). Read this review

Edith Newman Devlin, Speaking Volumes: A Dublin Childhood. Belfast: Blackstaff, (2000), in Irish Studies Review, Vol. 9, No. 1 (April 2001), pp. 88-89. Read this review

Jacinta Prunty, Margaret Aylward 1810-1889: Lady of Charity, Sister of Faith. Dublin: Four Courts Press, (1999), in Irish Studies Review, Vol. 7, No. 3, (December 1999), pp. 401-2.
Read this review

About Reviewing Ireland

This collection of essays and interviews marks the first five years in the history o/" Irish Studies Review. It brings together a body of work which has contributed significantly to the blossoming of Irish Studies as an academic field which cuts across the boundaries and borders which divide traditional disciplines. ISR has promoted the 'new' in Irish Studies and the work selected here is by emerging writers and scholars as well as some of the leading figures in the field, such as Terry Eagleton, Kevin Barry and George Watson. It includes interviews with writers such as Dermot Bolger. Eavan Boland and Paula Meehan. and other topics range from debates about the nature of Irish nationalism and post-nationalism, to the health of the Irish in Britain and, in an afterword by Garret FitzGerald, to Ireland in the twenty-first century. Like the journal from which it is selected, Reviewing Ireland will be of interest to general academic readers as well as the scholarly specialist, and will be a useful tool for researchers, students and teachers alike.
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