Review of Irish Studies in Europe (RISE) is an international, open-access, peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary journal that publishes articles and reviews within the field of Irish Studies. We are dedicated to the publication of new and innovative research within and between the broad range of disciplines and areas engaged with Irish Studies, including Literature (in both English and Irish), History, Film & Visual Culture, Politics, Translation Studies, Music Studies, and the Social Sciences. RISE publishes both themed multidisciplinary issues (with contributions from researchers in specific disciplines) and non-themed issues for which interdisciplinary research work is particularly welcome. Submissions for non-themed issues and proposals for themed-issues should be forwarded to  Proposals for review articles should be forwarded to our Reviews Editor, Prof. Sylvie Mikowski, at

While English is the primary language of the journal, we do accept articles submitted in the Irish language for potential publication. However, if accepted, these articles can only be published with a summary provided in English to ensure research work is accessible to as broad a readership as possible.  

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RISE ISSN: 2398-7685

RISE is proudly supported by the European Federation of Associations and Centres of Irish Studies (EFACIS) and KU Leuven



 CFP for forthcoming issue

Irish Sexual Liberation and its Literature

This themed journal issue will bring together new articles that examine the ways in which Ireland’s admittedly belated turn towards greater degrees of sexual freedom have been registered in forms of print and popular culture broadly conceived.  We take it as given that while there has been a dominant historical narrative around sexuality that, following Tom Inglis, sees Irish “prudery” as part of the nation’s Victorian social legacy, it is also the case that more contemporary political and economic developments have influenced the manner in which Ireland experienced a relatively belated turn toward greater sexual freedom. Further information available here

Please send initial proposals (max 250 words accompanied by a short biography) to Dr. Laura Sydora ( or Dr. Robert Brazeau ( by May 31st.  Final essays of 6000-8000 words are due November 15th, 2021.




Vol 3 No 2 (2020): Home Rule in Ireland: New Perspectives in History, Culture, Art and Literature

All the articles in this issue explore the connections and contradictions between the notions of Home Rule, self government and independence, be it by focusing on the necessary compromises involved in the Home Rule political line at the turn of the 20th century or, from a diachronic point of view, by questioning the evolution of the notion of sovereignty in the political discourse in Ireland over time. They illustrate the paradoxical necessity underlined by Gladstone to share the central power in order to maintain a composite political entity together, be it the United Kingdom or the European Union. Is ruling from home possible under the institutionalized dominance of a distant government? Such questioning raises essential issues related to the Irish citizens’ territorial definition of ‘home’ and their multifaceted sense of national belonging.

Published: 2020-03-12

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