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Barry McCrea wins René Wellek Prize

Author: Mary Jo Young

 IRLL Congratulates Barry McCrea on René Wellek Prize

Barry McCrea, the Donald R. Keough Family Professor of Irish Studies and a professor of English, Irish language and literature, and Romance languages and literatures, has been awarded the René Wellek Prize by the American Comparative Literature Association for the best book in the past year in comparative literature. http://al.nd.edu/news/65556-barry-mccrea-wins-best-book-prize-for-his-languages-of-the-night/

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The Book: The 1916 Irish Rebellion

Author: Mary Jo Young

The 1916 Irish Rebellion

Documentary writer, producer, and scholar Bríona Nic Dhiarmada has seized the occasion of the centenary of the Irish Rising to reassess this event and its historical significance. Her book explores the crucial role of Irish Americans in both the lead-up to and the aftermath of the events in Dublin and places the Irish Rising in its European and global context, as an expression of the anti-colonialism that found its full voice in the wake of the First World War.…

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