Breac: A Digital Journal of Irish Studies [Papers Due October 22nd]

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We are delighted to announce the launch of a new, peer-reviewed global journal of Irish Studies later this fall.

The journal will be called Breac: A Digital Journal of Irish Studies. As some of you may know, breac is the Irish word for "trout" but also "speckled," and it is this latter sense of the word that we think particularly captures the spirit and themes of the journal. We are interested in thinking about Ireland's culture, history and literature in a global context with methodologies that are inter- and multidisciplinary. The journal will be entirely digital with a forum section that aims to cultivate an open, global conversation about the published articles.

The themes of the first issue will be Migration and Diaspora, and it will feature the following:

1) an introduction by Margaret Kelleher

2) an article from David Lloyd

3) an interview with Roddy Doyle

4) a review of Seán Ó Ríordáin: Na Dánta by Alan Titley, translated into English by Ronan Doherty

5) art work by Seán Ó Flaithearta drawn from Seán Ó Ríordáin: Na Dánta (CIC)

We're thrilled to have established scholars working on the journal, but we're also most excited to provide a forum for the work of emerging scholars to be read and discussed. One of the primary aims of the journal is to create a digital space that is open to established scholars, emerging scholars, and all other academic and non-academic students of Irish Studies. To that end, we would like to officially announce the Call For Papers for the first issue, for work to go alongside the material listed above. Here's what we're looking for:

Because we want articles the length of which is appropriate to the digital medium in which they will be presented, papers should be between 10-15 double-spaced pages (around 4 to 5,000 words). We're thinking about material that amounts to work slightly longer than conferences papers. Of course, if it takes longer space to make your argument, please still send it on -- we're merely offering a preferred length, as we suspect such length befits the medium. In a similar vein, should you be working on material in the form of audio or visual essays, don't hesitate to send them on -- again, we're looking to exploit the medium as much as possible.

The deadline for submissions for the first issue will be October 22nd. Please note: we are looking for full papers, not proposals. If you have interest in submitting for the second issue, which will be on Drama, please feel free to send those along as well, but we'll send out an official CFP when the time comes. For now, we're looking for any work on the themes of Migration and Diaspora. A quick note on submissions: once the website is officially launched, there will be a submissions page; for now, however, please send submissions to