‘Home Rule in Ireland: New Perspectives in History, Culture, Art and Literature’

Editors: Sylvie Mikowski, Marie-Violaine Louvet


1 Introduction

6 ‘Comparing Isaac Butt and John Redmond’, Pauline Collombier-Lakeman

24 A « Triumph of Federalism »:The German Empire in Debates on Irish Home Rule before the First World War’, Tom Williams

42 ‘Against British Influences: Home Rule and the Autonomy of Irish Popular Culture in Ireland Juvenile Periodicals’, Elena Ogliari

58 ‘The Gaelic Athletic Association and Home Rule’, Freddy Pignon

75 Counter-visualizing Ireland: Redmondite Home Rule in Sinn Féin’s Editorial Cartoons’, Mathew Staunton

91 ‘ « We’ll Make Our Own Rules »: Postcolonial Cinematic Reclamations of Irish Revolutionary History’, Bridget Shaffrey

108 ‘Pooling, Gaining or Losing Sovereignty? Conflicting Definitions of Irish Sovereignty in the Political Discourse on European Integration’, Charlotte Rault

126 Visualizing the Spirit of Freedom: Performing Irish Women’s Citizenship and Autonomy in Amanda Coogan’s Floats in the Aether’, Kate Antosik-Parsons

146 Review Section


Kate Antosik-Parsons is an art historian and visual artist who has published essays on gender and sexuality in Irish art and culture. She is a research associate of the UCD Humanities Institute. Dr. Antosik-Parsons has also written for CIRCAart magazine and In:Action—IrishLive Art Review.

Pauline Collombier-Lakeman is a Senior Lecturer at the university of Strasbourg, where she teaches British and Irish history. After studying at the École Normale Supérieure de Fontenay St Cloud and passing the Agrégation, she was awarded her PhD from the university Paris 3 –Sorbonne Nouvelle in 2007. Her research work is focused on Irish parliamentary nationalism. Her publications include ‘Ireland and the Empire: The Ambivalence of Irish Constitutional Nationalism’, Radical History Review104 (2009), 57-76; ‘Myopia or Utopia? The Discourse of Irish Nationalist MPs and the Ulster Question during the Parliamentary Debates of 1912-14’, in Gabriel Doherty (ed), The Home Rule crisis 1912-14(Cork: Mercier Press, 2014), 118-137; and The Home Rule Question(Paris: Belin, 2019).

Elena Ogliari holds a PhD in British Cultural Studies and currently collaborates with the State University of Milan. Her dissertation explored some facets of the Irish sporting culture as it emerged during the ‘Long Gestation’of Ireland’s independence, through the filter of the periodical literature intended for juveniles. Among her recent publications: ‘“Ireland First”: The Great War in the Irish Juvenile Press’(December 2018).

Freddy Pignon is an English teacher. He obtained his PhD at the University of Caen(France) in 2002. His past and current research focuses on the early years of the Gaelic Athletic Association and on its cultural and political role in the spread of Irish nationalism.

Charlotte Rault is a Lecturer at Toulouse 1-Capitole University, France. She completed her PhD in 2005 at Caen-Basse Normandie University. Her research interests centre on Ireland, European integration and its impact on the cross-border region since 1972.

Bridget Shaffrey is currently a history teacher at Miss Porter’s School in Connecticut. She graduated with distinction from the University of Cambridge in 2018 where she pursued her Mphil in Film/Screen Studies. Additionally, she is now pursuing her MSt in Education at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research interests include portrayals of trauma in national cinema, Irish cinema, historical memory, and postcolonial theory.

Mathew Staunton Originally from Coolock in Dublin, Dr Mathew Staunton is a historian, printmaker, publisher and teacher currently working at the École nationale supérieure des arts décoratifs (ENSAD) in Paris and The Onslaught Press in Dundee. His research is primarily focused on visual culture and experimental history. His most recent publications explore the aesthetics of20th-century Irish nationalism, Gaelic typography and the historiography of child maltreatment.

Tom Williams is a Lecturer in British Studies at the University of Angers and a member of the Centre Interdisciplinaire de Recherche sur les Patrimoines en Lettres et Langues(CIRPaLL). He has a doctorate in modern history from the University of Oxford. His research focuses on national and regional identities, histories of travel, and political uses of the past in Germany and the United Kingdom.

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