UPDATE: [Ethnic] urban ireland special issue of eire-ireland

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Call for Papers: Urban Ireland (Spring/Summer 2010 Issue)

>From 1596, when Edmund Spenser advised that the Irish repair to towns to
“learn civil manners of the better sort,” to the recent unremitting rise of
urbanism throughout the island, city life has been a contentious issue in
Irish Studies. The guest editors of a special issue of Éire-Ireland invite
essays on the subject of urban Ireland from early modern times through the
contemporary period. We are especially interested in essays that offer
interdisciplinary perspectives from history, literature, geography,
sociology, cartography, archeology, fine arts, music, photography, and film
studies. We encourage submissions informed by newly available archival
sources in all disciplines, as well as essays that explore new methods and
theoretical paradigms for investigating urban issues. Below is a list of
suggested areas for exploration:

City iconography/the city as icon
Urban planning and renewal
The city as space/place
Urban leadership and governance
The city versus the country
The colonial city as a theatre for political resistance and reaction
Metropole/metropolis: the impact of the European Union on urban life and
Comparative development of Irish urban centers across partition
Labor movements and the city
New methods of researching the urban past as opened up the Irish Historic
Towns Atlas
The city as a setting for nontraditional life-styles
The city as the site of sexual experimentation
The changing face of urban nightlife: from music hall to rock and roll
Representations of the city in poetry, visual art and monuments, drama,
fiction, graphic novels, and graffiti
A new Gaeltacht: urbanization of the Irish language
Internal migrations: changed demographics of the Irish city
Immigration from abroad: non-native newcomers in Irish cities and towns

The deadline for the receipt of proposals (two pages) is February 15, 2009.
Completed articles (6,000â€"8,000 words) will be due by May 10, 2009. Send
proposals to Dr. Jacinta Prunty at jacinta.prunty_at_nuim.ie and Professor Joe
Valente at jvalente_at_uiuc.edu.

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